Performance of Routine Information System Management Assessment in Burkina Faso (2018)

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Author(s): Mohamed Rahim Kebe, Cyrille Kouassi, Issaka Sawadogo, Romain-Rolland Tohouri, Jeanne Chauffour

Year: 2019

Performance of Routine Information System Management Assessment in Burkina Faso (2018) Abstract:

A Performance of Routine Information System Management (PRISM) evaluation was carried out in 2018 with PRISM tools newly revised by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded MEASURE Evaluation project. The assessment covered 64 health facilities (HFs); five hospitals; four districts; one health region; and the central level, represented by the Directorate for Sectoral Statistics (DSS).

Burkina Faso has a national health management information system (HMIS), known as ENDOS. The system is based on District Health Information Software, version 2 (DHIS2); integrates data from the entire health pyramid; and supports data entry, analysis, and interpretation. It also integrates all data quality indicators.

Given the 2018 PRISM findings, RHIS strengthening efforts should focus on supervision visits that are both regular and systematic at all levels of the health system, alongside a consensual development of reports and plans for the tracking and implementation of recommendations. Instilling a data use culture is paramount. Each level of the health system should be encouraged to produce periodic reports or feedback bulletins, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) and data entry tasks should be extended to service delivery points (SDPs).

This poster was presented and exhibited at the Global Digital Health Forum, December 9–11, 2019 in Bethesda, MD, USA.  

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