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International Research Journal of Public and Environmental Health
Vol.6 (8),pp. 202-209, December 2019
ISSN 2360-8803
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IRJPEH/
DOI:https://doi.org/10.15739/irjpeh.19.023
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Original Research Article

Essential managerial functions for optimal performance of health district management teams: Experience from Burkina Faso

Ziemlé Clément MEDA1,2,3, Hervé HIEN2,3, Souleymane KABORE4, Robert KARAMA4, Abdoulaye NITIEMA4,5,Oumar OUATTARA4, Léonel HIEN4, Yéri Sylvie YOUL4, OuoMireille COULIBALY4, Léticia SAKANA6,GB Léon SAVADOGO1,2, and Issiaka SOMBIE1,6

1Institut supérieur des sciences de la santé (INSSA), Université Nazi Boni
2Centre hospitalier universitaire Souro Sanou (CHUSS), Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
3Institut de recherche en sciences de la santé, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
4Ministère de la santé, Burkina Faso
5UFR santé, Université Ouaga I Joseph Ky-Zerbo
6Centre Muraz, Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
7Organisation Ouest africaine de la Santé (OOAS)

*Corresponding Author Email medacle1(at)yahoo.fr

Tél: + 22670244827



date Received: September 20, 2019     date Accepted: November 18, 2019     date Published: December 9, 2019


 Abstract

To assess managerial functions for the optimal performance of district health management team (DHMT) in Burkina Faso. This is a cross-sectional study conducted from May 2014 to September 2015. The data collected were: socio-demographic and professional data, and domains (management, leadership, communication, decision-making, problem-solving) from the online Mind Tools resources, and planning. The factors of management were identified using linear regression by the SPSS software 20. The 64 participants had a mean-age of 37.1 (35.8-38.5) years-old. The scores by domain were as follows: management = 74.6(72.2-77.1); leadership = 64.1(62.7-65.5); communication = 55.5(53.9-57.0); decision-making = 64.1(62.2-66.1); problem-solving = 63.9(62.0-65.9); planning = 38.9(37.1-40.7). By univariate analysis, the management factors were: age of the participants (p=0.054), communication (p<0.0001), decision making (p<0.0001), leadership (p<0.0001), problem-solving (p<0.0001). By multivariate analysis, the factors of management were: communication (p=0.029) and decision-making (p=0.026). Whether all the management functions are important, the present study showed that it is absolutely necessary to make the use of communication and decision making a regular practice, in order to get the best performances from organization management as conducted by health district teams.


Key words: Communication, decision-making, human resources, management, performance


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