In Burkina Faso, one in eight children die before the age of five. This is due, in part, to low adherence to and inadequate training of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). IMCI is the World Health Organization’s evidence-based set of recommendations to address under-five morbidity and mortality.
Building on the IMCI eLearning tool ICATT that the Novartis Foundation developed for the WHO in previous years, we continued our partnership with the Ministry of Health, Terre des Hommes and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for the Integrated e-Diagnostic Approach (IeDA) in Burkina Faso.
This is an electronic tool to support clinical diagnosis, which has been rolled out throughout 350 health facilities in Burkina Faso. Available on a tablet, the tool aims to improve quality of care by guiding healthcare workers during consultations and also by sending out e-learning modules for self-training.
A new IeDA component aimed at implementing a data-driven training and performance strategy was developed and rolled out in 2016.
Our partners include Terre des Hommes and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.