Aboubakary Sanou


Aboubakary Sanou holds a Bch. and a MA. from the Université de Ouagadougou/ Burkina Faso in health sociology and anthropology 2001 (topic: Organisation des soins à domicile dans le district sanitaire de Nouna), then a MSc. in community health and health management from the University of Heidelberg / Germany in 2003 (Providers’ perception on quality of health care in Butare province, Rwanda). He worked as a research assistant at the Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna (CRSN) in Burkina Faso where he headed the Demographic Surveillance System section but also the Information and Data Management Service. He was co-investigator on various research topics including malaria, Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT), home care, the use of research in policy making in Burkina Faso and Zambia.

As a social scientist specialized in community health he also developed many intervention protocols promoting health services and communities partnership in the management of malaria, diarrhoea and improvement of immunization coverage before joining the Université de Montréal in 2006 for his PhD. in public health. His current research interests include evaluation of interventions, immunization and the use of research in policy decision making with a focus on improving delivery of care at health services and access to care at communities’ level. He acted as field supervisor for master students for the Université de Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso, the University of Heidelberg/Germany and the University of Michigan/USA. He is a collaborating member of the Intercultural Paediatric Unit of the Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montréal/Canada. He has various experiences as author and reviewer for scientific journals. His current postdoctoral research is on : the Dynamic of bacterial meningitis prevention- reinforcing health services and communities’ reaction to new vaccines. Dr. Sanou is also a member of the Health Policy and Translation Group of the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology.