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Sékou Samadoulougou

Sékou Samadoulougou
Laval University | ULAVAL · Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec

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September 2012 - present
Université Catholique de Louvain - UCLouvain
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Publications (74)
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Background The WHO recommends continuous surveillance of malaria in endemic countries to identify areas and populations most in need for targeted interventions. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of malaria and its associated factors among first antenatal care (ANC) attendees in rural Burkina Faso. Methods A cross-sectional survey...
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Geographical disparities in abdominal obesity (AO) exist in low-income countries due to major demographic and structural changes in urban and rural areas. We aimed to investigate differences in the urban–rural prevalence of AO in the Malawi population between 2009 and 2017. We conducted a secondary analysis of data from the Malawi 2009 and 2017 STE...
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Background: In 2016, Burkina Faso implemented a free healthcare policy as an initiative to remove user fees for women and under-5 children to improve access to healthcare. Socioeconomic inequalities create disparities in the use of health services which can be reduced by removing user fees. This study aimed to assess the effect of the free healthc...
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Contexte Le paludisme et les infections sexuellement transmissibles (IST) curables sont les infections curables les plus fréquentes, connues pour leur impact grave sur l'issue de grossesse en Afrique subsaharienne. Cette étude vise à fournir les fréquences et les facteurs de risque de ces infections chez la femme enceinte dans le milieu rural du Bu...
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The co-occurrence of cardiovascular risk factors is usually associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of the co-occurrence and its determinants and to identify the clustering profiles of lifestyle risk factors among the adult population in Burkina Faso. Among 4692 participa...
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Obesity is a long-term health issue that is becoming increasingly prevalent. Very few studies have considered the life course effects of neighborhood characteristics on obesity. In a sample of 35,856 adult participants (representative of the population of the Province of Quebec in Canada), we measured the association between neighborhood deprivatio...
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Background: Since the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) services in Burkina-Faso, achieving an AIDS-free generation depends on optimal ART adherence. However, no data exists on the population group differences on the level of ART adherence in Burkina-Faso. This study analyzes ART adherence among pregnant-and breastfeeding-women, non-pregnan...
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Background: Low birth weight (LBW) is a major factor of neonate mortality that particularly affects developing countries. However, the scarcity of data to support decision making to reduce LBW occurrence is a major obstacle in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this research was to determine the prevalence and associated factors of LBW at the Yako hea...
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Background: In 2010, the government of Sierra Leone implemented the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI) in the country with the objective of reducing the high maternal, infant, and child mortality rates and improving general health indicators. The objective of this study was to assess the trends in the prevalence of health care-seeking and to ident...
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Objectives Lifestyle modifiable risk factors are a leading preventable cause of non-communicable diseases, with alcohol consumption among the most important. Studies characterising the prevalence of alcohol consumption in low-income countries are lacking. This study describes the prevalence of different levels of alcohol consumption in Burkina Faso...
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Background Malaria and sexually transmitted/reproductive tract infections (STI/RTI) are leading and preventable causes of low birthweight in sub-Saharan Africa. Reducing their impact on pregnancy outcomes requires efficient interventions that can be easily integrated into the antenatal care package. The paucity of data on malaria and STI/RTI coinfe...
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Purpose People with obesity are a highly heterogeneous group. Characterizing this heterogeneity may help to improve public health by offering adapted interventions and treatments to more homogeneous sub-groups among obese patients. This research aims to (1) identify distinct clusters of people with obesity based on demographic, behavioural, and cli...
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Low birthweight (LBW) is a worldwide problem that particularly affects developing countries. However, limited information is available on its magnitude in rural area of Burkina Faso. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of low birthweight and to identify its associated factors in Nanoro health district. A secondary analysis of data collected...
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Background Malaria and curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are severe infections associated with poor pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan countries. These infections are responsible for low birth weight, preterm birth, and miscarriage. In Burkina Faso, many interventions recommended by the World Health Organization were implemented to cont...
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Background Various studies have investigated geographical variations in the incidence of hysterectomy in Western countries and analyzed socioeconomic factors to explain those variations. However, few studies have used spatial analysis to characterize them. Geographically weighted Poisson regression (GWPR) explores the spatially varying impacts of c...
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Youth suicidality is considerably prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, including Benin. Factors such as psychosocial distress, socio-environmental factors, and health risk behaviors are associated with suicidality. However, little is known about how these factors co-occur in these countries. An analysis of these factors taken together wou...
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Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment is a critical step in the current approach to the primary prevention of CVD, particularly in low-income countries such as Burkina Faso. In this study, we aimed to assess the geographic and sociodemographic disparities of the ten-year cardiovascular risk in Burkina Faso. Methods: We conduct...
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Objective The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of abdominal obesity, its predictors and its association with cardiovascular risk among adults in Burkina Faso. Design We performed a secondary analysis of data from a national cross-sectional study, using WHO STEPwise approach. Setting The study was conducted in Burkina Faso, i...
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Suicidality, which includes suicidal thoughts, planning, and suicide attempts, results mainly from a combination of psychological, sociological, and environmental factors. Despite a high prevalence of suicidality among adolescents in Africa, only a few studies have considered these factors simultaneously. The objective of the study was to identify...
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Background: To overcome the limitations of conventional malaria rapid diagnostic tests (cRDTs) in diagnosing malaria in patients with low parasitaemia, ultrasensitive malaria rapid diagnostic tests (uRDTs) have recently been developed, with promising results under laboratory conditions. The current study is the first meta-analysis comparing the ove...
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Background: Socioeconomic inequalities between and within countries lead to disparities in the use of health services. These disparities could lead to child mortality in children under 5 years by depriving them of healthcare. Therefore, initiatives to remove healthcare fees such as the Free Healthcare Initiative (FHCI) adopted in Sierra Leone can...
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Background: Various studies have investigated geographical variations in the incidence of hysterectomy in Western countries and analyzed socioeconomic factors to explain those variations. However, few studies have used spatial analysis to characterize them. Geographically weighted Poisson regression (GWPR) explores the spatially varying impacts of...
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Background Malaria in endemic countries is often asymptomatic during pregnancy, but it has substantial consequences for both the mother and her unborn baby. During pregnancy, anaemia is an important consequence of malaria infection. In Burkina Faso, the intensity of malaria varies according to the season, albeit the prevalence of malaria and anaemi...
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Background: In 2016, a free healthcare policy (FHP) was implemented in Burkina Faso for children under the age of five. In our study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of care-seeking for a fever in children under the age of five before and after the implementation of the FHP and to analyze the determinants of not seeking care under the FHP. M...
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Background: At first less impacted than the rest of the world, African countries, including Cameroon, are also facing the spread of COVID-19. Objective: This study aimed to analyze the spread of the COVID-19 in Cameroon, one of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods: We used the data from the Africa Centre for Disease Control...
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Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of abdominal obesity and its associated factors in Burkina Faso. We hypothesize that there is a high burden of abdominal obesity and it is significantly associated with sociodemographic and cardiovascular risk factors. Design: We performed secondary analysis of the survey conduct...
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1. Abstract On 09 March 2020, first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Burkina Faso. As of 10 April 2020, a total of 404 cases were reported in Kadiogo Province, the outbreak epicenter. Short-term forecasting at the very beginning of the outbreak is crucial for better response. This study assessed performance of four phenomeno-logical models to sel...
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The decline of cognitive function and psychomotor slowing are two important issues related to aging. Numerous apps and games have been recently developed to challenge the brain with fun and motivating cognitive exercises. Previous studies suggest that these types of games are correlated with cognitive scales in the elderly with and without cognitiv...
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Background Malaria and curable sexually transmitted infections (STI) are the most common curable infections known to have a severe impact on pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aims to assess the marginal and joint prevalence of symptomatic cases of malaria and STI in pregnant women living in rural settings of Burkina Faso and thei...
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Background: Malaria in endemic countries is often asymptomatic during pregnancy, but it has substantial consequences for both the mother and her unborn baby. In Burkina Faso, the prevalence and risk factors of asymptomatic malaria in pregnancy and its main consequence, anemia, during high and low malaria transmission seasons is underexplored at the...
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Background: There are real socioeconomic inequalities between and within countries, leading to disparities in the use of health services. In children under five years of age, this could be responsible for child mortality by depriving children of healthcare. By removing healthcare fees, the Free Healthcare Initiative (FHCI) adopted in Sierra Leone c...
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Background Single nucleotide polymorphisms occurring in the Plasmodium falciparum multidrug resistant gene 1 (pfmdr1) are known to be associated with aminoquinoline resistance and, therefore, represent key P. falciparum markers for monitoring resistance both in susceptible groups (children under 5 years old and pregnant women) and in the general po...
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Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries' health systems are often vulnerable to unplanned situations that can hinder their effectiveness in terms of data completeness and disease control. For instance, in Burkina Faso following a workers' strike, comprehensive data on several diseases were unavailable for a long period in 2019. Weather, seasonal-malari...
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Background. In sub-Saharan Africa, the intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) strategy is recommended to limit malaria consequences on birth outcomes. Ten year after IPTp-SP was adopted in Burkina Faso, we assessed the magnitude of low birthweight (LBW) and its maternal factors in Nanoro....
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Background Healthcare administrative databases are increasingly used for health studies and public health surveillance. Cases of individuals with obesity are selected using case‐identification methods. However, the validity of these methods is fragmentary and particularly challenging for obesity case‐identification. Objective The objectives of thi...
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Background. In sub-Saharan Africa, the intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy using sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) strategy is recommended to limit malaria adverse effects on birth outcomes. Ten year after IPTp-SP was adopted in Burkina Faso, we assessed the magnitude and maternal factors of low birthweight (LBW) in Nanoro....
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Background: Lifestyle modifiable risk factors are a leading preventable cause of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Amongst them, alcohol and tobacco consumption are the most important. Studies characterizing the prevalence of alcohol consumption in low-income countries are lacking. This study describes the prevalence of alcohol use in Burkina Faso...
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Background: Lifestyle modifiable risk factors are a leading preventable cause of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Amongst them, alcohol and tobacco consumption are the most important. Studies characterizing the prevalence of alcohol consumption in low-income countries are lacking. This study describes the prevalence of alcohol use in Burkina Faso...
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One of the major contributors of malaria-related deaths in Sub-Saharan African countries is the limited accessibility to quality care. In these countries, malaria control activities are implemented at the health-district level (operational entity of the national health system), while malaria readiness indicators are regionally representative. This...
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Background In 2010, the Government of Sierra Leone has implemented the Free Health Care Initiative (FHCI) in the country with the objective to reduce under five mortality. The biggest share of this mortality in the country is attributable to infectious diseases. Care-seeking for children under five is a key point to reduce mortality due to infectio...
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On 9 March 2020, two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Burkina Faso. As of 10 April 2020, a total number of 484 cases (404 cases in the Kadiogo province) were reported nationwide. Real-time forecasts of COVID-19 are important to inform decision-making in the country. Here, we propose an approach that tests the performance of four models (Exponenti...
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Reducing the 2015 level of malaria mortality by 90% by 2030 is a goal set by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Burkina Faso, several malaria control programs proven to be effective were implemented over the last decade. In parallel, the progressive strengthening of the health surveillance system is generating valuable data, which represents a...
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Control of malaria in pregnancy (MiP) remains a major challenge in Burkina Faso. Surveillance of the burden due to MiP based on routinely collected data at a fine-scale level, followed by an appropriate analysis and interpretation, may be crucial for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of existing control measures. We described the spatio-te...
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Fine-scale hotspots detection is crucial for optimum delivery of essential health-services for reducing severe malaria in pregnancy (MiP) and death cases in Burkina Faso. This study used hierarchical-Bayesian Spatio-temporal modeling to explore space-time patterns and pinpoint health-districts with an exceedance probability of severe MiP incidence...
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Burkina Faso has recently implemented an additional strategy, the free healthcare policy, to further improve maternal and child health. This policy targets children under five who bear the brunt of the malaria scourge. The effects of the free-of-charge healthcare were previously assessed in women but not in children. The present study aims at filli...
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Background: One of the major causes of malaria-related deaths in Sub-Saharan African countries is the limited accessibility to quality care. In these countries, malaria control activities are implemented at the health district level. However, malaria indicators are often regionally representative. This paper provides an approach for estimating heal...
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BACKGROUND The decline of cognitive function is an important issue related to aging. Over the last few years, numerous apps and games have been developed to challenge the brain with cognitive exercises. However, little is currently known about the potential of these types of interventions to impact cognition positively. OBJECTIVE The objective of...
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Background: The decline of cognitive function is an important issue related to aging. Over the last few years, numerous mobile apps have been developed to challenge the brain with cognitive exercises; however, little is currently known about how age influences capacity for performance improvement when playing cognitive mobile games. Objective: T...
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Background: Tobacco is a leading preventable cause of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Studies characterizing the prevalence of tobacco use in low-income countries are lacking. This study describes the prevalence of tobacco use in Burkina Faso and its associated factors. Methods: Data from the 2013 Burkina Faso World Health Organization (WHO) S...
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Background In malaria endemic countries, asymptomatic cases constitute an important reservoir of infections sustaining transmission. Estimating the burden of the asymptomatic population and identifying areas with elevated risk is important for malaria control in Burkina Faso. This study analysed the spatial distribution of asymptomatic malaria infe...
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Introduction Early initiation of antenatal care (ANC) can reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and improve maternal- and newborn health [1]. Understanding the geographic and the sociodemographic barriers to an appropriate utilization of ANC services is needful to identify where greatest scaling-up efforts should be concentrated [2]. Aim The aim...
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Background Use of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) is the cornerstone of malaria prevention. In 2010 and 2013, the Burkina Faso Government launched mass distribution campaigns of ITNs to increase coverage of ownership and use in the country. This study assessed the progress towards universal bed net coverage in Burkina Faso. Methods The authors...
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Background: Adolescence is associated with adverse fetal outcome, particularly in resources limited settings. We assessed the association between mother’s age and low birth weight or prematurity in Nanoro, a rural health district of Burkina Faso. Methods: We collected data on mothers and their newborns in the framework of the “Safe and Efficacious...