As a physician in Burkina Faso, I have worked for more than 30 years to help ensure that the people of my country have access to the health care they need. I have often looked at the big picture—working to strengthen my country’s national policies on malaria, child survival, preventio
In a chilly postnatal ward at the Ambohidroa District Hospital, Mamy Rasoahariniaina wrapped her day-old son in a cotton cloth. She added a woolen hat, swaddled her newborn in a blanket and held him close in a warm embrace.
Women in Burkina Faso are seeking comprehensive health services to safely plan their families. To meet this need, Burkina Faso is updating and strengthening the skills of health care providers, so they can offer a range of contraceptives to women immediately after childbirth.
Tolase Olatinwo, Uduak Fred Okum, Rita Anaba and Gladys Olisaekee
Chinyere Francis loved working on her farm in the rural town of Ikwo in southeast Nigeria. But she worried that neither her earnings nor her husband’s $15 monthly income as a pastor in his local church were enough to take care of their growing family. With the latest addition—their te