The Countdown to 2030 collaboration in Burkina Faso includes the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP), GFF Burkina Faso country office and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. It aims to strengthen country evidence and analytical capacity to inform national and subnational reviews of health progress and performance for women, children and adolescents and nutrition. The analysis plan is tailored to the needs of the government and developed in the context of the country National Program of Health Development (PNDS) 2021-2030 and World Bank Global Financing Facility (GFF) investment case in Burkina Faso.
The National Program of Health Development, Plan National De Developement Sanitaire (PNDS) 2021-2030, was developed to help accelerate progress to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. However, the country is still characterized by poor population health and social, political, and economic challenges which strain the health system.
The GFF Investment Case is an initiative to improve population health and address health challenges and gaps in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition (RMNCAH&N) along with improving the civil registration and vital system in Burkina Faso. The investment case is fully integrated in the country National Program of Health Development (PNDS) 2021-2030.
Planned research for 2023-2025
The research topics and activities for the period 2023-2025 include coverage analysis with a focus on family planning, maternal health, and child immunization. Mortality, fertility, and nutrition are priority impact topics in the country’s analytical framework. A particular focus will be placed on subnational analysis and socioeconomic inequalities. The planned research also includes the assessment of health system strength and quality of care.
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Achievements for 2020-2022
During 2020-2022, the Burkina Faso country collaboration:
- Published a report describing national and subnational coverage of service statistics, as well as policy briefs on child nutrition and reproductive health.
- Conducted a successful dissemination event.
- Participated in the multicountry studies on urban health and the Covid-19 pandemic; findings related to Covid were also presented at the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference in 2023.
- Completed analysis for the Countdown annual meetings in 2022 and 2023.