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Knowledge Management and Transfer Unit  | Burkina Faso

The unit produces knowledge that can be used to inform public health policies and decision-making, and disseminates research and evidence to various stakeholders, including policymakers, researchers, health care providers, and clinicians.

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The Knowledge Management and Transfer Unit of Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health was created as a result of the institutionalization of a piloted rapid response unit to support decision-making.

It produces knowledge that can be used to inform public health policies and decision-making, and disseminates research and evidence to various stakeholders, including policymakers, researchers, health care providers, and clinicians.

    With PEERSS funding and support, partners from the Knowledge Management and Transfer Unit have been strengthening their capacity to prepare evidence maps and support other ministerial departments in promoting the use of evidence-informed decision-making.

    Moving forward, partners have planned the following activities:

    Training decision-makers and researchers on how to use scientific evidence to inform public policy. 

    Using a multisector platform (OneHealth) to fight antimicrobial resistance.

    Identifying organizations that can support the implementation of a rapid response service model.

    Developing an Internet Portal with Public Health Resources.

    Supporting the government to track COVID-19 expenditures to inform policy discussion and policy making.

    Developing rapid responses to urgent decision-making needs in the health sector and beyond.

    Meet the experts from Burkina Faso.

    Role
    Partner Lead (Health policy analyst and medical Epidemiologist)
    Areas of Expertise
    Evidence to inform policy and decision-making; Epidemiology of diseases; Evaluation and strengthening of surveillance systems; Evaluation of innovative strategies in health systems. 
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Role
    Partner Lead (Health policy analyst, Health Economist and Pharmacoeconomist)
    Areas of Expertise
    Data to inform policy and decision-making;  Knowledge of the use of EPPI reviewer 4 tool for data screening, coding, and analysis. 
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Role
    Project coordinator (Pharmacist and public health analyst)
    Areas of Expertise
    Supply chain management; Policymaking in the pharmaceutical field. 
    Country
    Burkina Faso

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    Stratégies d’amélioration des allocations budgétaires pour la santé au Burkina Faso

    Depuis les indépendances, les stratégies d’allocation budgétaire au niveau du ministère de la santé étaient basées sur l’analyse des budgets passés (allocation historique), les contraintes budgétaires générales et sur des pourcentages d’augmentation des crédits par rapport aux exercices précédents. Elles ne se fondaient pas sur les priorités des programmes. En effet, dans la pratique, la circulaire budgétaire est généralement accompagnée des montants alloués à chaque structure, calculés sur la base des allocations de l’année précédente
    Language

    French

    Year Published

    2011

    Type of Resource

    ANALYSE DE LA MISE EN ŒUVRE DES TESTS DE DIAGNOSTIC RAPIDE DU PALUDISME DANS LES FORMATIONS SANITAIRES PERIPHERIQUES DU DISTRICT SANITAIRE DE NOUNA

    Le paludisme est une maladie parasitaire fébrile potentiellement mortelle. Il esttransmis à l’homme par la piqûre de l’anophèle femelle infectée. Il touche 40%de la population mondiale et est responsable d’un million de décès par an dont90% en Afrique subsaharienne.
    Language

    French

    Year Published

    2011

    Type of Resource

    Analysis

    Association between physical activity and prehypertension / high blood pressure in adolescents

    Hypertension is a major public health problem. If no action is taken, 1.56 billion adults will be diagnosed with this pathology by 2025. Even a brief period of hypertension at a young age increases the risk of hypertension in adulthood. Preventive intervention targeting modifiable risk factors is a viable route to better prevention, and the practice of physical activity has long been recognized as an effective means of preventing hypertension in adults.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2017

    Type of Resource

    Analysis

    Analysis of the policymaking process in Burkina Faso’s health sector: case studies of the creation of two health system support units

    Burkina Faso has made a number of health system policy decisions to improve performance on health indicators and strengthen responsiveness to health-related challenges. These included the creation of a General Directorate of Health Information and Statistics (DGISS) and a technical unit to coordinate performance-based financing (CT-FBR). We analysed the policymaking processes associated with the establishment of these units, and documented the factors that influenced this process.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2017

    Type of Resource

    Case Study

    The factors affecting the institutionalisation of two policy units in Burkina Faso’s health system: a case study

    This paper is one of three linked studies that attempts to understand the process of institutionalisation of policy units within Burkina Faso’s health system. It examines the relationships between the existence of an institutional framework, data production capacity and other resource availability in the institutionalisation of policy units in health systems. It therefore contributes to our understanding of the dynamics linking the key drivers and indicators of institutionalisation. Additionally, it examines how factors within the managerial setting, including workplace environment, and budgetary and human resource availability, may influence the institutionalisation process.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2017

    Type of Resource

    Case Study

    Evaluating the Process and Extent of Institutionalization: A Case Study of a Rapid Response Unit for Health Policy in Burkina Fasoo

    Good decision-making requires gathering and using sufficient information. Several knowledge translation platforms have been introduced in Burkina Faso to support evidence-informed decision-making. One of these is the rapid response service for health. This platform aims to provide quick access for policy-makers in Burkina Faso to highquality research evidence about health systems. The purpose of this study is to describe the process and extent of the institutionalization of the rapid response service.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2017

    Type of Resource

    Case Study

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