For CHISU Deputy Director Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant, who recently traveled to several countries where the program works, the opportunity to visit country teams is “absolutely invaluable.” This is partly because she’s able to spend so much time with each CHISU expert (which she said equates to a year’s worth of being online), but also because she can better understand their context and the work they’re doing.
“Being able to talk through things, to hear the explanation and really have a conversation about the work that’s happening—I just always appreciate that,” she said. Read more ›
After two people died from rabies last year in Sabou, Burkina Faso, regional authorities commissioned a joint investigation into these unusual health events. The investigation was carried out with technical and financial support from the Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) program in Burkina Faso. Read more ›
On March 15, Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) hosted their webinar titled, “Integrating Gender in Health Information System Strengthening: Experiences from Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Indonesia.”
Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant, Deputy Director, CHISU, moderated the webinar with panelists: Read more ›
The Country Health Information Systems and Data Use project (CHISU) is implementing breastfeeding breaks during training in Burkina Faso, starting with a recent workshop on event-based surveillance for community agents from the Ministries of Health, Environment and Animal Resources to identify potential public health threats at the community level. Read more ›
Since 2013, Burkina Faso has used DHIS2 for routine data management of the national health information system. The system is referred to as Entrepôt National des Données de la Santé (National Health Data Warehouse), or ENDOS-BF. DHIS2 is currently deployed throughout the country from the national to district level, with monthly data entry carried out by the manager of the Center for Health Information and Epidemiological Surveillance (CISSE) based at each district. Read more ›
In 2019, USAID supported the development of a One Health information system in Burkina Faso with MEASURE Evaluation (a USAID funded project), and continued support through the Country Health Information Systems and Data Use (CHISU) program to create a comprehensive and effective response to zoonotic and key human health threats at the community level. Read more ›
The first case of COVID-19 was officially found in Burkina Faso on March 9, 2020, and the government quickly restricted travel to prevent the spread of the virus. This critical public health measure also kept people from important aspects of their work.
“I did not try to travel during the COVID19 restriction period but I started traveling again after the airport opened,” said Ousseni Mone, the technical director of a company based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, who traveled at least twice a year before COVID.
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