Flavien Kabore

2024 IVLP Impact Award Project: "Healthcare Workers Awareness Program on the Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in Health Centers in Burkina Faso"Burkina Faso

Flavien Kabore is Chief of Staff of Emergency Services and a Specialist in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Tengandogo Hospital. Flavien also teaches medical students in the areas of anesthesia, critical care and emergency medicine and provides medical training to healthcare workers and nursing students at the National Public Health School. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Healthcare Workers Awareness Program on the Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in Health Centers in Burkina Faso 

Flavien’s project raises awareness and trains healthcare workers in Burkina Faso about multidrug-resistant bacteria emerging in health centers. The project will include training sessions, awareness activities, and educational resources to help healthcare workers understand and manage this growing concern.  

A two-day conference will include lectures, panel discussions, hands-on activities, and resources related to infection control and MDROs (Multi-Drug-Resistant Organisms) in a global as well as local context. Topics will include understanding infection; prevention and control of infectious agents; multi-resistance organisms and emergence in health facilities; antimicrobial selection and overuse; and diseases caused by resistant bacteria. The cost of disease to the Burkina Faso health care system and the role of policies, leadership support, team involvement, surveillance, and administrators in preventing and reducing healthcare associated infections also will be addressed.  

“Antibiotic resistance poses a growing threat to public health in Burkina Faso...Sensitization and training of healthcare workers is essential to promoting reduction of infection, and antibiotic stewardship.” - Flavien Kabore 

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Flavien participated in the IVLP Project: Global Public Health Challenges, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center in partnership with Global Santa Fe, Global Ties Alabama, Global Ties Iowa, Global Ties Kalamazoo, World Affairs Council - Seattle, and World Partnerships, Inc. 

Flavien’s exchange experience led to the creation of his project: “The IVLP experience that influenced me to apply for an Impact Award is my visit with our group... to The Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida. This session was led by Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Fernando Bula-Rudas, MD. He presented the Hospital's Infection Prevention and Control program, which included, among other elements, trained Infection preventionists; multi-disciplinary team collaboration participation; policies and procedures on the use of invasive hospital equipment; prescribing antibiotics; MDRO screening; infection preventive practices; administrative support by way of an Infection Control Committee and Public Health reporting; a robust schedule for staff and patient training and education; and metrics that showed a reduction in hospital infections and control of MDROs over a two- year period.”

“I would like to achieve in my country what The Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital achieved through the use of an infection control program.” - Flavien Kabore 

U.S. Communities Visited

Birmingham, AL; Montgomery, AL; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL, Iowa City, IA; Kalamazoo, MI, Santa Fe, NM; Seattle, WA

Country: Burkina Faso 

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