16:00–17:00 hours CAT

BLN Webinar: Challenges in Ascertaining Proof of Vaccination in Routine Childhood Immunization in Burkina Faso

The BID Learning Network invites you to a webinar presentation called “Challenges in Ascertaining Proof of Vaccination in Routine Childhood Immunization in Burkina Faso.” In countries taking a fast pace to introduce new vaccines, primary vaccination recording tools, such as vaccination cards or home-based records (HBR) and  health facility-based records (FBR), may not be systematically updated or updated in a timely manner to include data recording fields for the new antigens. This may lead to inconsistent documentation of individual vaccinations, posing challenges during post-introduction evaluations (PIE) or coverage surveys. During this webinar the presenter will share the key findings from a six week cross-sectional survey that was conducted in 30 health facilities across ten health districts in Burkina Faso between 2016 and 2017. The highlights of the survey results include lack of standardization of HBRs and frequent information discordance with FBRs which ultimately call for a pressing need to update and standardize vaccination recording tools and ensure their continuous availability in health facilities to improve data quality in Burkina Faso.

For more information on the study please read the full article in Vaccine.

This webinar will be of interest to data management specialists, EPI managers, health management information system specialists, and other health care specialists committed to improving data collection, quality and use across health systems.

Join our speakers on Thursday, 14th May 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central African Time [CAT].

To join the webinar, please register in advance at the following Zoom link. If you have any questions, contact the BLN community coordinator, Catherine Muyawala, at cmuyawala@path.org.

PRESENTERS

Dr. Lassané Kaboré

Dr. Lassané Kaboré is a senior program officer with PATH’s Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access (CVIA) in Lusaka, Zambia responsible for the Southern African region. Before joining PATH, Dr. Kaboré worked in Burkina Faso with the Agence de Médecine Préventive as a coordinator, epidemiologist and investigator on various research and technical assistance projects. Prior to that, he worked at the regional and national levels of the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso.  Dr. Kaboré holds a PhD in Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), a joint Master of Science in International Health from Berlin (Germany) and Bordeaux (France) universities, and a Master of Science in Public Health (Epidemiology) obtained as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA). He is currently finalizing a part-time PhD in Global Health at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.  Dr. Kaboré is fluent in English and French.

Catherine Muyawala

Catherine Muyawala, the BID Learning Network community coordinator, is a knowledge management specialist with more than 20 years of experience in information management including coordinating communities of practice. She has held various knowledge management related portfolios in diverse sectors, including public health. Catherine holds a BA in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).