24th May 2017, at 16:00 hrs CAT

BLN Webinar: Improving the Quality of Immunization and Surveillance Data in Burkina Faso

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to join a webinar entitled “Improving the Quality of Immunization and Surveillance Data in Burkina Faso.”

In this webinar, the presentation will share lessons learned from Burkina Faso’s experience in improving the quality of immunization and surveillance data for Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) target diseases.  In particular, the presentation will discuss the harmonization of surveillance data on EPI target diseases between the various actors involved in surveillance and data management service, notably the Directorate of Prevention by Vaccination (DPV), Directorate for Disease Control and the Reference Laboratories. The presentation will also walk the audience through what steps have been taken by Burkina Faso in improving their immunization data quality in line with the WHO/GAVI guidelines ranging from data validation, self-assessment of data quality, and evaluation of the immunization registry data quality to field reviews within the research framework.

This presentation should be of interest to Data Management Specialists, EPI Managers, Health Management Information System (HMIS) Specialists, and other health care specialists committed to improving data collection, quality, and use.

Join our speaker, Dr. William Kabore on Wednesday 24th May 2017 from 16:00hrs to 17:00hrs CAT [Central African Time] or 14:00 hours to 15:00 hours GMT.

If you have any questions, contact Catherine Muyawala on cmuyawala@path.org.

Le webinar sera présenté en anglais. Malheureusement nous ne serons pas en mesure de fournir des services de traduction. Veuillez accepter toutes nos excuses pour l’inconvénient que cela peut occasione pour la participation.


Dr. William Kaboré is a pediatrician with more than 22 years’ experience in general medicine, pediatrics, public health, epidemiology and clinical research and held public health portfolios at district, regional and central of the health pyramid in Burkina Faso.  He began his medical career in 1995 as Medical officer at Pama District Health Centre and then served as Chief Medical Officer of the Pediatric Emergency Unit at the Charles de Gaulle Pediatric University Hospital Center (CHUP-CDG) in Ouagadougou from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Kaboré then served as Pediatrician at the Regional Hospital Center of Tenkodogo from 2007 to 2009 after which worked at Nanoro Clinical Research Unit (URCN) between 2009 and 2015.  He has been working for the Directorate of Immunization Prevention (DPV) at the Ministry of Health in Burkina Faso since 2015 where he is responsible for planning and monitoring and evaluation.   Dr. Kaboré is the focal point for the implementation of Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) for immunization services strengthening activities carried out in collaboration with the Agency for Preventive Medicine and also focal point for the implementation of catch-up immunization activities in spontaneous settlements which include undeveloped areas, gold panning sites and refugee camps in Burkina Faso.

Dr. Kaboré participated in the certification of eradication of wild poliovirus traffic in Burkina Faso (2015) and the implementation of switching from tOPV to bOPV.  He led the development of the Immunization Comprehensive Multi-Year Plan (cMYP) 2016-2020 in line with GAVI requirements.  Additionally, Dr.  Kaboré has steered and conducted various national surveys on missed vaccination opportunities and registration of immunization data with development of problem-solving plans identified in the 10 low-performing districts of Burkina Faso.  He has been instrumental in organizing the national catch-up campaign against Meningitis popularly known as MenAfriVac which has now been introduced into the EPI.   Dr. Kaboré holds a medical degree in Pediatric Medicine from the University of Lomé (Togo) and a PhD in General Medicine from the University Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).


Chilunga Puta, Director of the BLN, is an infectious disease research and public health practitioner with in excess of 20 years of experience working in developing country health care settings. She has held diverse technical and administrative positions that have enabled her to acquire a wide range of skills and in-depth understanding of developing economy health care systems. Dr Puta holds a BSc joint honours in Biochemistry and Microbiology, a PhD in Biochemistry, an MPH with a major in Disease Surveillance, an MBA (Law) and is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate of the American Society for Quality.