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.
Partner team overview
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.
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Publications, policy briefs and other resources from UNED
Publications from peer-reviewed journals
» Analysis of the policymaking process in Burkina Faso’s health sector: case studies of the creation of two health system support units. Health research policy and systems.
Zida, A., Lavis, J. N., Sewankambo, N. K., Kouyate, B., Moat, K., & Shearer, J. (2017).
» The factors affecting the institutionalization of two policy units in Burkina Faso’s health system: a case study. Health research policy and systems.
Zida, A., Lavis, J. N., Sewankambo, N. K., Kouyate, B., & Moat, K. (2017).
» Evaluating the Process and Extent of Institutionalization: A Case Study of a Rapid Response Unit for Health Policy in Burkina Faso. International Journal of Health Policy & Management.
Zida, A., Lavis, J. N., Sewankambo, N. K., Kouyate, B., & Ouedraogo, S. (2018).
» Qualitative evaluation of a knowledge transfer training programme in maternal and child health in Burkina Faso, West Africa. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 24(4).
Amadou, M., Johnson, E., Tougri, G., Berthe, A., & Sombie, I. (2020).
» Prevalence and factors associated with overweight and obesity among rural and urban women in Burkina Faso. The Pan African Medical Journal, 34.
Diendéré, J., Kaboré, J., Somé, J. W., Tougri, G., Zeba, A. N., & Tinto, H. (2019).
» Stratégies d’amélioration des allocations budgétaires pour la santé au Burkina Faso (Note de politique SURE). Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Ministère de la santé, 2010
Zida André*, Ki/Ouédraogo S, Kouyaté B
» Association entre l’activité physique et la préhypertension/hypertension artérielle chez les adolescents.
Tougri, G. (2017).
» Analyse de la mise en oeuvre des tests de diagnostic rapide du paludisme dans les formations sanitaires peripheriques du district sanitaire de Nouna.
Tougri, G. (2014).
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