Table 1

Description of national and international workshops in six West African countries

CountryBurkina FasoMaliNigerCôte d’IvoireBeninSenegal
TitleEstates General of healthNational conference on the user fees exemption for healthcareNational conference for the reinforcement of the free healthcare policyCross sector consultation of French-speaking countries on employment in the healthcare sector and economic growthForum on universal health coverageForum on innovation for universal health coverage
Topics addressedHealth system performance, human resources, health financing, health services, santé au travail, drugs, laboratory, and so on.Impact and process evaluation finding, cost evaluation, practical lessons learntHealth financing, reimbursement delays, management, drug, health service quality, governanceFinancing for education and health employment; economic impact of investment; International mobility of health workers, institutional reforms and governance; career development, employment and retention of health professionalsQuality insurance, non-communicable diseases, obstetrics, logistic, health system strengthening, human resources, health financingHealth financing and universal health coverage; quality of care and services; governance, health information and finance management
Number of participants300200150120200165
Duration3 days2 days3 days3 days3 days3 days
Plenary presentationYesYesYesYesYesYes
Plenary panel discussionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Small group workshopYesYesYesYesNoYes
Policy briefs send beforeNoYesYesNoNoNo
Policy briefs distributed duringNoYesYesYesYesYes
Policy briefs written afterNoYesNoNoYesNo
Workshop EvaluationNoneNoneTwo qualitative post hoc researchesYesQuantitative questionnaire at the endQuantitative questionnaire at the end
Workshop reportYesYes but as a policy briefYesYesYesYes
Direct cost in eurosNot available30.00060.000200.00065.00080.000