Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Sante (IRSS)
IRSS conducts research that can provide solutions to priority health problems, coordinate research in the health sector in Burkina Faso, and disseminate the results of the research.
The research programs focus on the following themes:
- infectious and parasitic diseases;
- health policies and systems;
- maternal and child health;
- traditional pharmacopoeia and medicinal plants;
- traditional medicine and ethnomedicine;
- drugs / drugs;
- pesticides, chemicals and health.
Each program consists of one or more research projects. The projects are chosen taking into account the results obtained during the previous three-year plan and the new research needs identified. There is extensive reflection within the institute in order to achieve the objectives of the research themes and therefore those of the three-year plan in a cost-effective way.
In addition to the research activities, the department conducts activities in support of research on the one hand and expertise activities on the other. In addition, it assists in the training and supervision of students and trainees in universities and health training facilities.