In Burkina Faso, we're collaborating with ministry officials, health workers, youth advocates,  local mayors, and other local and regional stakeholders to improve the health and well-being of families and communities. 

Specifically, we're focused on helping the health sector:

  • achieve its national goals to increase modern contraceptive prevalance 
  • stop preventable maternal and child deaths
  • improve maternal nutrition and feeding practices for infants and young children
  • ensure the health, nutrition, and well-being of mothers, newborns, and infants

And we're accomplishing this by helping health officials integrate high-impact interventions, building the capacity of youth and civil society reproductive health advocates, and mobilizing resources for high-quality, integrated family planning, nutrition, and essential newborn care services. 

Selected Achievements

Helped the nine countries of the Ouagadougou Partnership to prevent 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by bringing modern contraceptives to over 383,000 new users in 2017.
Established coalitions of civil society organization in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Senegal to participate in the guidance and management of national family planning activities.
Created youth ambassador programs in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and Senegal to train and mentor youth advocates for family planning.