About Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo

I am a Medical Doctor and I hold a Master degree in Health Economics and a Certificate in Health Policy. I'm currently a Lecturer at University Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso). My domains of interest are health financing, health systems performance, health policy analysis and knowledge translation.


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Native Speaker
Full Professional Proficiency

PhD candidate in Public Health
University of Heidelberg (Germany) & Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp (Belgium)
August 2018 to July 2022
Heidelberg & Antwerp, Germany
PhD focused in Health policy and health economics. In this PhD, I would try to elicit the role of learning and knowledge in health financing policies in Africa.

Certificate in Health Policy
ITM, Antwerp
March 2014 to May 2014
Health Systems Strengthening for Universal Health Coverage (Health Policy Analysis; Right to Health; Reforming Health Systems)

Master 2 Health Economics and International Development
CERDI, University of Auvergne
September 2010 to March 2012
Burkina Faso
Health economics applied to developing countries, especially in sub-Saharian Africa.

Medical Doctor
University of Ouagadougou
October 1999 to October 2008
Burkina Faso
Trained as a General Practioner


Qualitative and Mixed Methods in International Health Research
Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)
February 2019 to March 2019
Antwerp, Belgium
1. Critically assess the quality and validity of qualitative and mixed methods in international health research in peer-reviewed articles, protocols or research reports. 2. Tackle specific research questions and design research strategies (choosing the appropriate method: quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) related to specific health problems and socio-cultural settings. 3. Relate and apply theoretical concepts and models to specific research questions and infer their implications for methodology. 4. Carry out basic qualitative research independently including research design, data collection, theory-based data analysis and presentation.

Emerging Voice for Global Health (EV4GH)
ITM, Antwerp; IPH-Bangalore, India; PHFI, India; UWC & UCT, Cape Town, South Africa; PUHSC, Beijing
August 2016 to November 2016
Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) is an innovative multi-partner blended training program for young, promising and emerging health policy & systems researchers, decision makers and other health system professionals with an interest in becoming influential global health voices and/or local change makers. EV4GH coaches “Emerging Voices” to participate actively in international conferences where global health issues are addressed, and to raise their voice in scientific and policy debates. EV4GH is now a thematic working group of Health Systems Global.

Training in Research Writing
October 2016 to November 2016
On line course

Bibliographic research, critical reading of scientific articles & introduction to systematic review
Bibliothèque de santé (Borges-Da-Silva EIRL)
October 2016 to October 2016
Toulon, France

Knowledge transfer: Promote practices and research-based policies
Centre MURAZ in collaboration with the University of Montreal
January 2015 to January 2015
Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso


Research fellow
Centre MURAZ
July 2014 to Present
Burkina Faso

Africa Early Years Fellow
World Bank
March 2017 to Present
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Provide support to early years work in Burkina Faso, including meeting with government officials and development partners responsible for early childhood development (ECD) programs and policies, preparing draft and final documents related to ECD in support of Bank projects, and participation in missions covering early childhood matters.

University Hospital Assistant in Health Economics
University Ouaga 1 Professor Joseph Ki-Zerbo
October 2017 to Present
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Deputy Manager of Performance based financing pilot scheme
November 2012 to June 2013

General Practioner
Centre Médical Paul VI
December 2008 to August 2010
Burkina Faso


Direct cost of care for hypertensive patients in Burkina Faso
Authors: Hien H, Sié M.A.W, Tougouma J. B, Méda Z. C, Ilboudo P, Sakana L, Somé A, Méda N., 2018
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Are our 'UHC systems' learning systems? Piloting an assessment tool and process in six African countries
Authors: Akhnif E, Kiendrebeogo JA, Idrissi Azouzzi A, Adam Z, Makoutode CP, Mayaka Manitu S, Njoumemi Z, Gamble Kelley A, Meessen B., 2018
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Why Performance-Based Financing in Chad failed to emerge on the national policy agenda?
Authors: Zubin Cyrus Shroff, Abdramane Berthé & Bruno Meessen, 2017
Type of Doc: Article | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

What lessons can we draw from international experience for covering the poor in Africa?
Authors: Kadidiatou KADIO, Fahdi DKHIMI, 2015
Type of Doc: Report | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther

A review of factors associated with the utilization of healthcare services and strategies for improving postpartum care in Africa
Authors: Danielle Yugbare Belemsaga, Seni Kouanda, Anne Goujon, Els Duysburgh, Olivier Degomme, Marleen Temmerman, 2015
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Piloting a Performance Based Financing scheme in Chad: early results and lessons learned
Authors: Olivier Barthès, Matthieu Antony, Louis Rusa, 2015
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther

Results-Based Financing: what research priorities should we address over the next five years?
Authors: , 2014
Type of Doc: Report | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther

Assistance par téléphone : évaluation des appels reçus à la ligne verte du Ministère des enseignements secondaire et supérieur, Burkina Faso
Authors: W. Some, S. Kouanda, A. Coulibaly, C. Kabore, A. Baguiya, 2014
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal

Financement basé sur la performance: l'enjeu du secret professionnel
Authors: , 2013
Type of Doc: Other | Type of Publication: Blog/Web SiteOther

Les troubles psychotiques aigus et transitoires au Burkina Faso : aspects épidémiologiques et cliniques à propos de 188 cas
Authors: K. Karfo, A. Yaogo, J.G. Ouango, A. Ouédraogo, 2011
Type of Doc: Research Paper | Type of Publication: Scientific Journal