Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS), Burkina Faso

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Dr. Seni Kouanda (MD, PhD) is in charge of the IRSS HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health Unit and in charge of the Public Health Department of the Medical School of the University of Ouagadougou and he is site leader of the KaDESS (Kaya Demographic and Epidemiological Surveillance System - a demographic and epidemiological surveillance project implemented in part of Kaya District) project. He has 10 years of experience in research in the field of infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB), nutrition, and child and maternal health.

Dr Halima Tougri is a pharmacist wich five years experience in health services at district and regional level. She was heading the pharmacy and laboratory service in Titao district and was consequently responsible for pharmacy, laboratories, and traditional medecine and pharmacopeia at the Northen regional heath direction. She has been supervised a study conducted by IRSS on the survival of persons living with HIV and on the prevention of mother to child transmission.

Charles Paulin Kaboré (MD, Msc in epidemiology) is a junior researcher who has four years experience in research in the field of maternal and infant health.

Danielle Belemsaga (DDS, Msc in Health Economy) has seven years experience in research study in economic evaluation in reproductive health areas and is a PhD student within the MOMI project.

Fadima Yaya Bocoum  is a sociologist and health economist and working as a research assistant at the Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS) in Burkina Faso. Her research interests include health system and policy and health economics. She has conducted research on human resource for health, Maternal and Child health, malaria and STI in Burkina Faso.  Currently she is a PhD candidate in public health at the University of Western Cape working on the introduction of point of care testing for syphilis in a rural area in Burkina Faso.  For MOMI she will conduct the implementation assessment in Burkina Faso.

Wambi Maurice E. Yaméogo is a Sociologist (Msc). He is a researcher with experience in the fields of Evaluation, Health System and policy analysis, reproductive health, and Non communicable diseases.  He also has competences in mixed methods research and computer-assisted QDA (QSR Nvivo.10, Atlas ti.) He is currently a lecturer at African Institute of Public Health (AIPH) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.