Burkina Faso

CHISU supports the Government of Burkina Faso to improve disease surveillance (including COVID-19 and malaria surveillance) and the use of health information by strengthening health information systems (HIS)—including One Health and routine health information systems.

CHISU is working to strengthen Burkina Faso’s HIS by supporting the following areas:

  • The One Health approach 
  • Malaria data quality and use
  • COVID-19 data quality, availability, and use
  • Routine HIS (including data quality and use and DHIS2 scale up at the health facility level)

Supporting One Health information system strengthening

The One Health approach calls for a comprehensive vision of disease surveillance, considering human, animal, and environmental factors. CHISU supports national and decentralized coordination bodies; supports data exchange through multiple databases and an interoperability layer; and builds staff’s skills across several levels of the health system for multiple ministries. CHISU is working to strengthen the One Health HIS in the four regions already covered by USAID in previous years (Center South, Plateau Central, Boucle du Mouhoun, and Center West) and extend it to an additional region (Center East). CHISU will further improve the analysis and use of routine and aggregate health surveillance data from the three One Health ministries and assist these ministries to respond to public health events in Burkina Faso.  

Supporting U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) activities

PMI, through CHISU, is providing technical and financial support to Burkina Faso’s National Malaria Control Program (PNLP) at the regional level to strengthen the quality and use of data. CHISU is facilitating identification of barriers and possible solutions to quality surveillance data with malaria stakeholders; supporting the development of a surveillance improvement plan for operating units; supportive supervision of intermediate- and health facility-level actors on the collection, analysis, and use of quality data; conducting district data validation and review sessions with district and health facility staff; and following up on completion of tasks listed in problem-solving plans at the district level.

Revising COVID-19 data system design analysis and immunization tool

CHISU is working to increase the quality, demand, and use of COVID-19 data, which is collected in the country’s “MS-Surveillance” data management tool. CHISU is providing a thorough analysis of the country’s data collection systems, as well as mapping the people, systems, and processes of the systems that need to be digitized. CHISU is also focusing on the revision of the country’s COVID-19 vaccination tools by simplifying the individual data collection form and creating an aggregated data collection form.

Strengthening availability and use of COVID-19 data

COVID-19 data has improved in Burkina Faso, but there are still ongoing issues with incomplete data and delays with entering data at the site level. CHISU is ensuring importation of available aggregated COVID-19 immunization data while continuing to support retrospective data entry of COVID-19 vaccination register data. This will enable advanced data analytics and data triangulation of COVID-19 vaccination data. In addition, CHISU supported work to make MS-Surveillance interoperable with the country’s COVID Info application—enabling rapid COVID-19 test result availability to the public and the generation of vaccination cards.

Strengthening use of ENDOS

CHISU is working with Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene to extend data entry in ENDOS (Burkina Faso’s routine HIS) in health facilities in the two CHISU-supported regions. Previously, CHISU cleaned the ENDOS database, and currently the program is working to extend the use of data quality review, assist with developing a Master Facility List, and implement ENDOS interoperability with other data management systems. CHISU is also extending the use of the data quality review (DQR) package tool for desk review, and has participated in the exchanges on implementing interoperability between the tuberculosis (TB) tracker and ENDOS with the technical support of health information systems programs (HISP). Additionally, CHISU (in collaboration with the World Health Organization and Cooper Smith) is technically supporting the Ministry of Health Information Technology Directorate (DSIS) in finalizing the interoperability architecture. 

Activity Updates

Strengthening data use for action against malaria in Burkina Faso

A patient is diagnosed using an RDT. Credit: William Brieger

CHISU supports Burkina Faso’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to strengthen the use of data for action at the regional and district levels. Read more ›

Blog Posts

Finding common threads in the interoperability journeys of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Indonesia, and Madagascar

Collecting and using health information is an important part of health workers’ jobs. While we have made great strides in moving from paper-based records to digital health information systems, data that both health workers and policy makers need is often scattered across multiple information systems that cannot “talk” to each other. This means that health workers have to spend more time entering and finding data in multiple places and results in an incomplete view of both patient and community health. Read more ›

Success Stories

CHISU Results in Action: Creating an Online “Legisanté” Library to Increase Accessibility of Burkina Faso’s Strategic Public Health Documents


With financial support from USAID, CHISU provided technical support to set up an online application called “Legisanté” to manage the regulatory texts and other strategic documents in Burkina Faso. The process was carried out under the leadership of key players. Read more ›


CHISU Annual Report Infographic

CHISU Highlights from October 2022–September 2023


The Country Health Information and Data Systems Use (CHISU) program experienced remarkable growth from October 2022–September 2023, expanding from nine countries and regions at the beginning of the year to 17 at the end of the year. CHISU was engaged in 10 global technical activities at the beginning of the year, and 26 at the end of the year.