I had the pleasure of being in Burkina Faso at the time that the CMN was supporting a SQUEAC in the Health District of Yako in the program conducted by HKI & Keeogo/ALIMA. I also was present at the presentation of the preliminary results by Beatriz Perez (RECO for West Africa) on February 27th in Ouagadougou at the HKI offices: HKI co-ordination team, and representatives of Keeogo/ALIMA were present. It was a pleasure to see how things work: this was a genuine collaboration between all the actors; the field staff of the project spent two weeks on a very hard work, guided extremely well by Beatriz and Issiaka Diopp (CMN technical advisor from HKI) and they managed to analyse their project in detail. With the result that a sophisticated understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the project has been achieved, and a plan of action which is well grounded have been decided on.
Well done and thanks to the CMN! Most importantly, because of the professionalism with which the study was conducted, this understanding is clearly 'owned' by the project team themselvesNikki BlackwellProfesseur associé de Soins Critiques (Université de Queensland, Australie) FRCP, FRACP, DTMH, FAChPM, PSM, FJFICM Directrice Médicale ALIMA During the 3rd stage of the SQUEAC a child has his MUAC taken in Yako. During the 1st stage of the SQUEAC qualitative data is being collected during in Yako.