Public Policy and Protection from Exclusion - Phase III

In November 2001, IDRC supported the establishment of a research network on the theme of equal access to health services in West Africa under project 101160. The network was made up of researchers and decision-makers active in the promotion of equitable health policies, with a view to promoting the emergence of an observatory of health systems in the sub-region. The initiative covered three countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Sénégal. The University of Montreal provided technical and methodological support and coordinated lateral exchanges between the countries involved. An intermediate phase (102854) allowed the design of a new research program and the reorganization of the network functions and its leadership.

The third phase seeks to consolidate and extend the network to five countries by adding Bénin and Mali to the original three. The research program is more ambitions and, in the case of two of the five projects, linked to interventions financed by CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) and the DDC, Switzerland's agency for development cooperation and humanitarian aid. The five research projects will be coordinated and managed by teams comprising researchers and decision-makers. The University of Montreal will continue to offer scientific support for carrying out surveys, constructing databases and accessing scientific literature.

Project ID

103861

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Monday, September 4, 2006

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Dabire, Ernest

Total funding

CA$ 874,011

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Switzerland

Program

Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Idrissa DIOP

Institution

Cabinet d'Etudes HYGEA

Institution Country

Senegal

Project Leader

Pierre FOURNIER

Institution

Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal

Institution Country

Senegal

Institution Website

http://www.chummontreal.qc.ca

Project Leader

Laurent Ouedraogo

Project Leader

Abel Bicaba

Institution

Association Burkinabé de Santé Publique

Institution Country

Burkina Faso

Project Leader

Dr Auguste Blibolo

Institution

Ecole nationale supérieure de statistique et d'économie appliquée

Institution Country

Ivory Coast