In line with the regulations of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), the government has initiated a far-reaching reform of public finance management, with the introduction of the program budget.
With the adoption by Parliament in 2017 of a budget presented according to a program-based approach, the Ministry of Health was one of the first pilot ministries to embark on this reform and successfully make the transition to institutionalization, consolidating a budget around three major budget programs, aligned with the orientations of the National Health Development Plan (PNDS).
One of these orientations, the investments needed to improve community health, offers the country the opportunity to focus the efforts of all players on a few high-impact priorities and strategies to boost progress.
On September 14, the French Minister of Health met with the presidents of the regional councils with the aim of securing greater collaboration between them to improve healthcare initiatives at regional level. Pr Charlemagne also calls on their commitment to mobilizing resources and implementing priority healthcare reforms and investments.
The head of the health department can also draw on the implementation of the national policy to transform the Centres de santé et de promotion sociale (CSPS) in the main towns of communes into Centres médicaux (CM). In the last few weeks, she has concretized the inauguration of rehabilitated hospital structures for the well-being of the local population.