Professionalizing health logistics in Burkina Faso: challenges, implementation and sustainability, Bioforce with MoH Burkina Faso, 2013

Focus Area
Burkina Faso

Access to health products is one of the main priorities of the World Health Organization (WHO). Unfortunately, this guiding principle is undermined by stock-outs, lower quality drugs and weakness of the supply system: poor needs assessment, illegal circuits, non-compliant storage areas, lack of reliable information systems, lack of financial resources for procurement, etc. In this context, global initiatives fighting diseases and, more particularly, striving to reach Development Goals 4, 5, and 6, recognize the need for Health Systems Strengthening (HSS). One of the main objectives is to develop an effective and efficient supply system through institutional and organizational capacity-building which makes human resource (HR) development a strategic priority.