Dieudonné Diasso1, Maimouna Halidou Doudou2 and Aly Savadogo1*
1Laboratory of Applied Biochemistry and Immunology, Center for Research in Biological Sciences of Food and Nutrition, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joseph KI-ZERBO University, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2Epidemiology, Bio-Statistics and Clinical Research Center, School of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
*Corresponding Author: Aly Savadogo, Laboratory of Applied Biochemistry and Immunology, Center for Research in Biological Sciences of Food and Nutrition, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Joseph KI-ZERBO University, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Received: August 31, 2020; Published: September 16, 2020
Among other aspects of nutrition capacities, the state of human, material, financial resources and technical structures’ organization in Burkina-Faso are not exhaustive nor assessed to date. The objective of this evaluation study was to analyze the various capacities of the contributing key sectors in nutrition of the Regional Directorates, and to identify gaps and challenges for their support to a successful implementation of the national nutrition plan. Tools and resources proposed by the Framework for Nutrition Capacity, recently developed by the United Nations Network for Scaling Up Nutrition was used with an adapted analytical framework. The methodology consisted on documentary reviews, data collection and analysis from evaluation surveys. Nearly 96% of Regional Directorates, in all key sectors, highlighted the unavailability of adequate skills to support the expansion of nutrition services. Only 17.6% of the Regional Directorates have nutrition training plan, against 79.7%. A certain number of external factors, which hindered the effective implementation of activities, was underlined by 60.8% of the technical structures, and the existence of an internal dialogue on nutrition within the Directorate is only effective in 23% of cases. The results show a strong involvement of the Regional Directorates in the Regional Food Security Councils, and moderate for the Regional Social Protection Units and low or even non-existent for the Regional Nutrition Consultation Councils. In a national context where dialogue and synergy between the different coordination bodies and stakeholders at the central level remain problematic, it is more necessary to reinforce nutrition regional dialogue around the governorate, in order to successfully scale up multisectoral interventions in the country.
Keywords: Capacity Assessment; Financial and Resource Mobilization; Human Resource; Nutrition; Organizational; Regional Directorate
Citation: Aly Savadogo., et al. “Multisectoral Nutrition Implementation in Burkina Faso: Organization, Collaboration and Support of Contributing Sectors at Regional Level".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.10 (2020): 26-36.
Copyright: © 2020 Aly Savadogo., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.