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Improve research capacity in infectious disease to inform policy & control strategies (FA5 BURKINA FASO)

The Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro (CRUN) and ITM have a longstanding partnership that gradually moved from aninitial phase of capacity strengthening, towards the current institutional collaboration with an emphasis on jointresearch and education. A second collaboration with Centre Muraz started during the previous program, targetingvulnerable populations with a focus on sexual and reproductive health. The program brings together the next areas ofexpertise: malaria, antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use, and sexual and reproductive health. Each componentwill work closely together according to the same common results. The strengthening of the transversal social sciencescomponent at CRUN will allow us to include the socio-economic context. To reach policy and practice, we will work onthe following specific results: First, platforms for surveillance of diseases and health seeking behaviour will bestrengthened or developed to generate quality data. Second, research will be conducted and published using thefindings generated from the platforms. Next, policy notes and workshops will be written and organized on a regularbasis to involve the relevant stakeholders in the process. Fourthly, education and trainings will be developed to strengthen the core staff of the involved institutions. Lastly, synergies and networks will be exploited to mobilize staffand maximize the exchange of training, research and surveillance findings in a South-South context.
Date:1 Jan 2022 →  Today