Expert Panel on the Organization of Surveillance and Response to Dengue in Burkina Faso

February 28, 2017

Following a preparatory meeting to discuss the current situation in the fight against dengue in Burkina Faso, an expert panel was organized by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with its partners, including AMP, on February 23-25, 2017 in Ouagadougou.

The main objective was to contribute to building best practices and lessons learnt in the fight against dengue with a view to allowing the country to address the lack of working surveillance and response device to this disease.

Several themes were debated during the three-day meeting such as the control of arthropod-borne viral diseases (transmitted through ‘bloodsucking’ animals) from which dengue originates. This infectious disease transmitted by the tiger mosquito is one of the main causes of death in Burkina Faso. Today, epidemics are constantly on the rise, harming the country’s socio-economic situation as well as its tourism industry.