Noumbiel: The Batié District Health Council takes stock

The first 2023 session of the Batié District Health Council was held on Friday September 8, 2023 in Batié, under the patronage of the High Commissioner of the Noumbiel province, Jean Marie Kientega and the presence of the District Chief Medical Officer who supervised and directed the session presented by his agents.

On the occasion, it was a question of presenting the assessment of health indicators, communication on diabetes, the situation of ambulances assigned to municipalities and miscellaneous.

Satisfactory results achieved in the field, but it turned out that malaria is still among the highest indicators and much effort remains to be made, especially with the support of the communities who were also among the participants.

Also, diabetes, despite the efforts made, still remains a serious threat in the province.

The province has one of the highest records of snake and dog bites.

More than 392 snake bites for only 50 anti-venoms administered affected and more than 62 dog bites.

La situation des ambulances affectées dans les communes ne sont pas en reste. Sur les six(06) ambulances affectées dans la province, seulement trois (03) sont en bon état et les trois (03) autres au garage.

Ceci pour lancer un plaidoyer au gouvernement où tout autre personne de les venir en aide en complément aux effets déjà engrangés

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Burkina: Doctorates awarded by private universities are void, except in health sciences, Resp

The Ministry of Higher Education warns that due to lack of authorization, doctoral diplomas issued by private universities in Burkina are not recognized, except for practicing doctorates issued in health sciences sectors.

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“The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) communicates:

Il nous est revenu que des Institutions Privées d’Enseignement Supérieur (IPES) offrent des formations doctorales et délivrent des diplômes de doctorat en violation des textes en vigueur.

Cette pratique est contraire aux dispositions régissant l’enseignement supérieur au Burkina Faso, particulièrement l’arrêté n°2020-0221/ MESRSI/SG/DGESup du 07 janvier 2020 portant cahier des charges des Institutions Privées d’Enseignement Supérieur (IPES).

En effet, exception faite des universités qui abritent des formations en sciences de la santé pour lesquelles le doctorat d’exercice est autorisé, aucune université privée n’a reçu l’autorisation du MESRI pour ouvrir des formations doctorales.

De ce fait, j’informe les étudiants et les parents d’étudiants que les inscriptions en thèse dans les IPES sont proscrites et les diplômes de doctorat qui y sont délivrés ne sont pas reconnus par le Burkina Faso.

Mes services techniques notamment ceux de la Direction générale de l’enseignement supérieur (DGESup) se tiennent à la disposition des étudiants et des parents d’étudiants pour de plus amples informations.

Contacts: 62 17 48 58/74 31 32 44 »

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Fight against dengue and malaria: destruction of larval breeding grounds strongly recommended

The need for sanitation and especially the destruction of larval breeding sites, constitute big steps in the fight against malaria, and in particular dengue fever, the number of cases of which has seen a significant increase , in recent weeks in the Center and Hauts-Bassins regions, have strongly recommended doctors.

Between August 28 and September 3, 2023, 703 probable cases of dengue were recorded in Burkina Faso, including 330 in the Center region and 329 in the Hauts-Bassins region, according to the head doctor of the Boulmiougou health district. , Dr. Wendkouni Abdoul Aziz Ouedraogo.

According to him, 15 deaths were recorded over the same period, including six in the Hauts-Bassins and three in the Center.

Since the start of the year, a total of 3,335 probable cases including 2,037 in the Center region and 1,034 in the Hauts-Bassins region have been identified, said Dr Wendkouni Abdoul Aziz Ouédraogo.

He gave these figures, on the sidelines of a workshop on health emergencies which brought together journalists and specialists from September 6 to 8, 2023.

According to him, there are four serotypes which are DENV1, DENV2, DENV3 and DENV4.

“Immunity conferred by one serotype is permanent, but it does not protect against other serotypes. A person can be infected with each of the 4 serotypes. A new infection with another serotype is a factor favoring the occurrence of severe dengue,” he warned.

Dr Wendkouni Abdoul Aziz Ouédraogo indicated that we speak of a probable case when the patient tests positive for dengue using a test recognized by the Ministry of Health and presents several symptoms.

These include severe headaches, retro-orbital pain, joint pain, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, hemorrhagic manifestations and a state of shock, he continued.

Dr Ouédraogo invited people to immediately go to the nearest health center and above all to avoid self-medication and taking anti-inflammatory drugs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, etc.).

Following him, the permanent secretary for the elimination of malaria, Dr Sidzabda Christian Bernard Kompaoré, spoke with the audience about malaria which remains the main cause of consultation, hospitalization, morbidity and death.

According to him, 11 million 656 thousand 675 cases of malaria including 539,488 serious cases and 4,243 deaths were recorded in 2022.

“By fighting malaria in its larval form, we fight dengue fever and vice versa,” advised the doctor.

To limit the proliferation of mosquitoes, he recommended the sanitation of the living environment, the elimination of larval breeding grounds, namely stagnant and hot water reserves (cans, bottles, cans, tires, etc.).

Dr Kompaoré also called for covering water storage containers and carrying out space spraying and indoor spraying.

To avoid mosquito bites, Sidzabda Christian Bernard Kompaoré calls for sleeping under mosquito nets impregnated with insecticides, using repellent creams especially during the day and wearing long clothes.

The workshop also made it possible to address other themes such as cholera and hygiene measures led by Aka Videmou.

The Director of Health and Population Protection, Dr Sidwaya Hamed Ouédraogo, urged media people to participate alongside the Ministry of Health in the fight against these diseases, by producing content that raises awareness among populations

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Ganzourgou: 17 health workers from Boudry trained in the management of acute malnutrition

The head nurses (ICP) of the commune of Boudry benefited from training on the management of acute malnutrition from August 28 to September 1, 2023 in the Zorgho health district . Funded by the Sanbrado Mining Company (SOMISA), this training aimed to strengthen the capacities of health workers so that they can better manage cases of malnutrition in their health facilities.

From August 28 to September 1 , 2023, the 17 Head Nurses (ICP) in the commune of Boudry received training on the management of acute malnutrition. It was in the meeting room of the Zorgho health district.

In five days, the trainers Mr. Babou Yaro, Ms. Justine Dondassé/Balima and Dr Delphin Kaboré, went through with the participants several modules relating to the management of malnutrition through communications and practical activities within the Center of recovery and nutritional education (CREN) of the CMA of Zorgho.

The closing of the training which took place on Friday 1 st September was attended by representatives of SOMISA.

For the Chief Medical Officer of the Health District (MCD) of Zorgho, Dr Delphin Kaboré, Boudry is a particular commune in the sense that it is very large and is home to the Volta Valley Developments (AVV) which welcomes internally displaced persons ( IDP).

According to him, there are many hamlets of crops and many IDP areas and this leads to an increase in the number of malnourished people in the commune. This training was then requested by the district and financed by SOMISA (which is also based in this commune) to strengthen the skills of health workers so that they can optimally care for the malnourished.

Dr Kaboré invited health workers to focus on welcoming patients. For him, the treatment of malnourished people is not only medicinal, but it is also psychosocial.

He intends to advocate for training on the management of the malnourished internally and the provision of health centers with equipment for the management of malnutrition.

He said he was satisfied with the results of the training and asked the participants to share the training acquired with other agents so that they are at the same level of information for a change in behavior in the management of the malnutrition. “We are sure that practices will change at the level of health facilities. » he said.

The trainer Mrs. Justine Dondassé/ Balima thanked the ICPs for their diligence. She thanked SOMISA and hoped that training of this type would be financed in future times for the benefit of health workers from other municipalities in the province of Ganzourgou.

The ICP of Boudry center, Mr. Halidou Djessongo, on behalf of all the participants, thanked the initiators of this training. He made a commitment on behalf of everyone to put the learnings of the training into practice.

However, he expressed complaints against SOMISA for the provision of equipment to deal with malnutrition and the organization of screening sessions for cervical cancer and hepatitis “B” in benefit of the people.

For the SOMISA Community Relations representative, Ms. Léontine Traoré, malnutrition must be treated at the grassroots level because for her, a malnourished woman can give birth to malnourished children if the condition is not treated.

According to her, SOMISA wants to make its contribution to cutting the evil at the root so that the future generation is in good health.

She said the aim of this training is to provide local health professionals with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to understand, prevent, identify and treat malnutrition.

While thanking the training participants, she promised to carry out follow-ups in the 17 CSPS to see the application of the knowledge acquired during this training. She hoped that this training would help reduce the rate of malnutrition in the province.

Source: Burkina Information Agency

Loroum: Young people clean up the Titao Medical Center

At the call of youth organizations in Titao, several people stormed the courtyard of the Medical Center with Surgical Antenna (CMA) in Titao, on Saturday, September 02, 2023, for a sanitation operation . The activity saw the participation of the Defense and Security Forces and the Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland.

“We are a group of young people driven by a desire to contribute to the development of the city. We believe that we must first get involved in local development before seeking external support,” explained Daouda Zango, member of the organizing committee.

The Representative of the Chief of Titao, Karim Kagoné, translated his thanks to the participants and implored God for a return of peace and social cohesion.

Rasmané Komi, doctor at the CMA of Titao was delighted with this initiative.

“It is a joy for us to welcome this activity initiated by young people at the CMA of Titao,” he said.

Mr. Komi expressed his thanks to all social strata for this act of charity.

For the initiators, local development must be taken in hand.

As a reminder, several community initiatives have been developed since August 2023 with the collaboration of the defense and security forces.

These initiatives by local organizations contribute to strengthening the collaboration and resilience of populations in the face of the terrorist hydra

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COVID-19: Over 200 infections logged in August (Tarek Ben Nasr)

"Some 230 COVID-19 infection cases were logged last August, against 26 in July," said Local Health Director in Tunis Tarek Ben Nasr. "22 people were hospitalised in August, including 2 in intensive care, against 13 hospitalisations in July," he told TAP. "However, no deaths were reported during the same period," he pointed out. The official further indicated that only 17 COVID-19 shots are being administered per day, calling citizens and particularly the elderly and people with chronic diseases, to get vaccinated to avoid contamination.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

TRANSTU says no injuries after fire broke out in one of its buses

No injuries were reported after a fire broke out on Friday in a bus belonging to the Tunisian Transport Company (TRANSTU) on the Tunis-La Marsa national Road No.9. The bus was empty, TRANSTU said in a statement on Saturday. One of the tyres of the bus (number 247) caught fire as it was returning to the depot. The flames then spread rapidly and reached all parts of the vehicle, despite the driver's attempts to extinguish them with the fire extinguisher, the company said. An investigation has been launched. The company also pointed out that that bus was purchased in 2016, contradicting social media reports that the vehicle was purchased last August. The 122 recently purchased buses have not yet been put into service, the company pointed out.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Coronavirus : epidemic situation in Tunisia stable (member of scientific committee)

"The epidemic situation in Tunisia is stable and there is no new wave of COVID," said Riadh Daghfous, member of the scientific committee for the fight against coronavirus. Speaking to TAP on Monday, Daghfous added that the epidemiological figures are reassuring and that 2 to 3 people are hospitalised daily due to COVID-19, adding that the number of cases admitted to intensive care has not exceeded 5 patients in recent months. He said that the genomic sequencing carried out recently confirmed the absence of the EG.5 subvariant of Omicron, and called on citizens with chronic diseases and the elderly to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. "The new variant is not dangerous and does not cause any major problems. It affects a specific category of people, namely the elderly, people with chronic diseases and those with immune problems," Pasteur Institute director Hechmi Louzir told journalists.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tenkodogo Regional Hospital Center: About twenty children hospitalized free of charge per day thanks to the hospital pharmacy

About twenty children are hospitalized free of charge per day in the neonatology unit of the Tenkodogo Regional Hospital Center, thanks to the individual nominative dispensation , one of the components of the hospital pharmacy, learned on Wednesday the AIB on site.

“We revolve around fifteen to twenty children a day who are hospitalized with us in neonatology. All these children benefit from the nominative individual dispensation (DIN)”, said on Wednesday August 23, 2023 in Tenkodogo, the head of the pediatrics department of the Regional Hospital Center (CHR) of Tenkodogo, the pediatrician Abila Dabaye to Burkinabe journalists. .

These women and men of the media carried out a field trip to observe the implementation of hospital pharmacy within the CHR of Tenkodogo.

Mr. Dabaye explained that to date, at the level of the pediatric service which includes four units, the individual nominative dispensation (DIN) is effective only in the neonatology unit (branch of medicine which deals with the new born).

The DIN, which is one of the components of hospital pharmacy, is a pharmaceutical act consisting of the analysis of an individual medical prescription and the delivery of individual doses of drugs and other health products in nominative devices ready to be administered to patients. patients hospitalized and/or monitored on an outpatient basis by healthcare teams.

The DIN allows the patient to receive his medication in his hospital bed in the hands of health professionals, which also limits the frantic race of patients or their companions in town or in the courtyards of hospitals to honor their prescriptions.

The pediatrician pointed out that with the DIN, when you have a drug where the dosage is such that you can give the same drug to three children, you will split the drug into three and give it to three children instead of giving the medicine to one child and discard the rest. In his opinion, the DIN makes it possible to avoid waste.

“Since we started its implementation in 2021, the DIN has worked well and has reduced treatment times. When the patient arrives, depending on the urgency, depending on the type of case, we remove the products, we administer quickly,” noted Abila Dabaye.

The journalists present this Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at the neonatology unit of the pediatric department of the Regional Hospital Center (CHR) of Tenkodogo have indeed noted the care of several children. On site, Mariam Traoré has been there since Monday with her child who suffers from a breathing problem.

“We were well received. We received the appropriate care with the essential medicines. However, there are some drugs that we picked up outside the hospital. Currently, the child is doing better. It is likely that we will be released today (Wednesday), ”said Mariam Traoré at the microphone of the AIB.

Another parent Pierre Thiombiano found on the spot welcomes the implementation of the hospital pharmacy and in particular of its DIN component. "We welcome the initiative because many products are available and if we had to pay for our products outside, it would not be within everyone's reach," he told the AIB.

A patient also found on site, Anick Sawadogo born Guiguemdé, tells us that all the care she has received since her arrival is free. Mrs. Sawadogo arrived at the Tenkodogo Regional Hospital Center a week ago by ambulance to treat the disease. anemia.

“We were welcomed and treated well. Without lying to you, the initiative is good, even if we don't have accompanying people next to us, we are well taken care of, ”she said.

According to the head of the hospital pharmacy of the CHR of Tenkodogo, Dr. François Sawadogo, the health establishment is currently implementing three components of the hospital pharmacy. These are DIN, Pharmaceutical Logistics and Pharmacotechnics. He assured that thanks to the DIN, the products are delivered and administered to the patients before any billing.

However, the implementation of hospital pharmacy is facing difficulties at the CHR of Tenkodogo. "The design of the hospital at the start was not intended to house such a strategy (hospital pharmacy) so we lack premises", admits Dr. François Sawadogo.

In addition to the need for premises, there are also the difficulties linked to the shortage of certain products, the lack of equipment and the lack of personnel.

"We also lack a formal information service to educate patients and their caregivers on the importance of hospital pharmacy," he said.

For the generalization of the hospital pharmacy to all the services of the CHR of Tenkodogo, Dr. François Sawadogo relies on the hospital managers, the authorities of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene and of Burkina Faso.

After the CHR of Tenkodogo, the women and men of the media continued their journey of observation of the implementation of hospital pharmacy respectively at the Regional Hospital Center of Ziniaré (central Plateau region), at the Pediatric University Hospital Center Charles de Gaulles and at the Bogodogo University Hospital Center (both in Ouagadougou).

The hospital pharmacy is a pharmacy for internal use (PUI) which is exercised within a public or private hospital care establishment for the benefit of the patients who are hospitalized there and followed on an outpatient basis.

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Burkina: The hospital pharmacy aims to optimize patient care (SG Ministry of Health)

The implementation of hospital pharmacy, particularly in its individual nominative dispensation component at the patient's bedside, aims to optimize patient care through effective management ", said indicated Tuesday in Ouagadougou, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene Dr Estelle Dabiré née Dembélé.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene Dr Estelle Dabiré née Dembélé chaired on Tuesday August 22, 2023 in Ouagadougou, the field trip to observe the implementation of hospital pharmacy in Tenkodogo, Ziniaré and Ouagadougou with women and men of the media.

She declared that "the implementation of hospital pharmacy, particularly in its component Nominative individual dispensing (DIN) at the patient's bed, aims to optimize patient care through effective management and rationalization of medical prescription in a hospital environment”.

According to her, the Nominative Individual Dispensation (DIN) "aims to secure drug care by ensuring the availability of quality health products, quality care with rapid care and a reduction in the cost of providing inpatient care in that patients only pay for the products they consume”.

In this approach, Ms. Dabiré née Dembélé explained that “patients leave their hospitalization without a carton of unused medication” and that DIN is “a strategy that relieves the patient, his family circle or his companions”.

The DIN allows the patient to receive "his medication in his hospital bed in the hands of health professionals, which also limits the frantic race of patients or their companions in town or in hospital courtyards, in pharmacies to honor their ordinances", rejoiced the general secretary.

“Implementing nominative individual dispensing at the patient’s bedside not only makes it possible to rationalize prescriptions and to have better compliance with treatment by patients, but also to make care more diligent,” he added. she noted.

According to the director general of access to health products at the level of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene Dr Zakaria Yabré, a comparative study of the cost of a PEC patient by dispensing at the patient's bedside and dispensing ordinary, found that the former is less expensive.

In ordinary dispensation mode, 80% of each of the patients spent between 40,000 and 80,000 FCFA.

In bedside dispensing mode, the total cost of pharmaceutical inputs consumed during the stay ranged from 1,000 to 10,000 CFA francs in 66.15% of patients; in 29.23% of the patients, their expenditure was of the order of 10,000 to 20,000 FCFA.

Since 1998, the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene has multiplied its efforts to develop hospital pharmacy in all its essential components.

The essential components of hospital pharmacy are as follows, the management of supplies and stocks of health products, clinical pharmacy, magistral and hospital preparations, sterilization and hospital hygiene, pharmacovigilance and nominative individual dispensing in bed of the patient.

Following the launch, the women and men of the media went to the field, particularly to the regional hospitals of Tenkodogo (Centre-Est region) and Ziniaré (Central Plateau region) to observe the implementation of the hospital pharmacy.

They also went to the Charles de Gaulles Pediatric University Hospital Center and the Bogodogo University Hospital Center, both in Ouagadougou for the same exercise.

Source: Burkina Information Agency