What difference did we make for MSF?
The project was a huge success, with over 20 applications to the fund. This was as many as all the previous proposals combined. We smashed the main goals of the project. 16 applicants were from the field and 7 of those from National Staff. This was the first time National Staff have applied to the fund.
Unique page views for the Sapling Nursery page increased 21% from the last call for submissions. Non-Europe page views were up 35%. After the URL was simplified, direct entrances to the page increased 60%, meaning more people were coming directly to the page rather than rerouting from elsewhere on the MSF site. The poster had done its job.
After seeing the poster, a team leader in Congo requested materials so she could deliver a workshop to explain more about the fund. MSF received four applications from staff that attended the workshop. This showed an appetite on the ground for supporting the fund and has allowed the Sapling Nursery team to prepare more substantial collateral for the next call for submissions.
From the applications three have been chosen and are now being developed. The Lean Chemical Weapons Kit (LCWK), task-based modelling for safe nurse staffing levels and malnutrition screening toolbox for children under 6-months old are on their way to being tested in the field.