This project has been implemented by the Bioforce Institute in association with the Ministry of Health in Burkina Faso since February 2013.
It aims to contribute towards capacity building, developing and maintaining the capacities of healthcare professionals at a local level in the management and provision of medical products and equipment. In order to reach this objective, the project aims to improve the management and provision of medical products and equipment used in programmes fighting malaria and Aids.
To ensure the skills transfer took place with the trainers at the National School of Public Health, the Bioforce Institute helped the establishment to develop a Master's degree in Healthcare logistics, and to organise and deliver jointly some of the modules. Healthcare logistics is currently emerging as a profession in Burkina Faso, and the first healthcare logistics experts to graduate from the National School of Public Health have been appointed by the Ministry of Health within the country's healthcare facilities.
65 BENEFICIARIES. In 2015, 65 beneficiaries from Burkina Faso civil service (agents in charge of health logistics, agents in charge of supply chain management, and students in Health Logistics at the National School of Public Health)
TOTAL BUDGET 844.125 €
BEGINNING OF THE PROJECT February 2013
DURATION 39 months
TOTAL NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES 115
FUNDING BODIES Expertise France/Initiative 5%, RHSC, UNFPA
OPERATIONAL PARTNERS Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso, National School of Public Health of Burkina Faso