JSI has been helping to strengthen public health in Burkina Faso since 1992.
Under the new Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) project (2020-2025), we are continuing to expand the One Health approach and support the national health information system (HIS) by improving systems’ interoperability and national level HIS governance. These efforts support disease surveillance and improve the availability of quality health data at all levels of the health system. We are working to increase multi-sectoral coordination and capacity to manage surveillance to enhance the resiliency of the Burkina Faso health system against major disease outbreaks. Finally, we are building the capacity of government ministry staff related to data-driven decision making and rapid response to disease outbreaks.
Through the MEASURE Evaluation project (2017-2020 in Burkina Faso), we enhanced capacity in health information systems and furthered support for global health security using the One Health approach, developing the national One Health information system. Building from this national platform, we were able to rapidly support the roll-out of COVID-19 surveillance and tracking tools using DHIS2.
Through USAID | DELIVER and the END Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa projects, we provided technical assistance and training in health logistics and commodity procurement for maternal and child health and family planning services, as well as the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, in particular, malaria. The SPRING Project (2011-2018) scaled up high-impact nutrition practices and policies to prevent stunting and maternal and child anemia, and created social change and behavior change through communication campaigns.
The Maternal and Child Survival Program (2014-2019), which we led in-country, helped strengthen routine immunization systems and surveillance in low-performing districts and while maintaining high coverage in well-performing districts. We also helped scale-up and strengthen case-based and community-based preparedness and surveillance for a potential outbreak and response, with a focus on meningitis and dengue detection, confirmation, and case management.