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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.

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    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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    Qualitative evaluation of a knowledge transfer training programme in maternal and child health in Burkina Faso, West Africa

    The study evaluated a first session of the knowledge transfer training programme organised for Ministry of Health workers in the area of maternal and child health in Burkina Faso. The objective was to obtain the participant’s perceptive for improving the training programme. A qualitative study was conducted during and after the first training session, using the four levels of Kirkpatrick training evaluation framework. A group discussion was organised with 17 participants during the training and a few weeks after the first training session, 11 of them were interviewed again. A thematic analysis of the transcribed interviews was done in line with the objectives of the evaluation. We noted that the participants had a good impression of the training, in relation to their expectations, the adequacy and quality of the teaching. The 11 post-training interviewees stated that they had acquired knowledge and skills relevant to their work. Using the learner's behavioural change model, three groups emerged as a result of the training. The first group expressed intent to use the knowledge gained, the second group set conditions for the effective application of the knowledge acquired, including the enabling professional environment. While the third group felt that despite the knowledge...
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2017

    Type of Resource

    Qualitative Evaluation

    Prevalence and factors associated with overweight and obesity among rural and urban women in Burkina Faso

    Low- and middle-income countries, including Burkina Faso, are facing increasing urbanization with health challenges related to nutrition transition that impact body weight change. This study reported the prevalence and factors associated with overweight/obesity among women living in rural and urban Burkina Faso.
    Language

    English

    Year Published

    2019

    Type of Resource

    Secondary Analysis

    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

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