15th International Dengue Course. Challenges of Zika and Chikungunya transmission

After 30 years of the first edition of the course and in the framework of the 80 Anniversary of the institute of Tropical medicine, the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Vector of the Institute of Tropical Medicine/MINSAP, the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, the Cuban Ministry of Health and PAHO-WHO organized the 15th edition of the Dengue International Course, in this occasion facing Zika and Chikungunya from 7th-18th August 2017. (more…)

DECIDE: a cluster randomized controlled trial to reduce non-medically indicated caesareans in Burkina Faso

This article, first published online on October 24, 2016 in the BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal, was co-written by Charles Kaboré (correspondant author), Valéry Ridde, Séni Kouanda, Ludovic Queuille, Paul-André Somé, Isabelle Agier and Alexandre Dumont. The DECIDE trial is a cluster randomized controlled trial aiming to reduce non-medically indicated caesareans in Burkina Faso. The artice is available to download below.  (more…)

Technological solutions for building effective global health surveillance systems

This poster was presented at the Sparking Population Health Solutions international summit, held by the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health on April 25 to 28, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. The poster presents the development of two georeferenced surveillance systems as part of the Equity in Health research program in Burkina Faso. One was focused on road accidents and trauma events, and the other on dengue. We constructed a tool that provides geolocation of cases using mobile telephone technology. The poster is available to download at the bottom of this page. (more…)

Workshop CKF16: Deliberative dialogues as a tool for knowledge mobilization

This presentation on deliberative workshops as knowledge transfer tools was carried out by Christian Dagenais for a workshop being held as part of the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2016 in Toronto. The presentation summarizes the reflections of Christian Dagenais, Esther Mc Sween-Cadieux and Valéry Ridde from holding several deliberative workshops as part of a research project on health equity in Burkina Faso. (more…)