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
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.
By Gahan Furlane, Yacouba Ouedraogo and Alisha Horowitz
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso—With grit, tenacity, just $200,000 in startup funding and a dynamic team of family planning (FP) trainers, an effort to provide women in Burkina Faso with access to long-acting FP immediately following childbirth has succeeded beyond all expectations. The suc
Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death for women in developing countries. Each year, 270,000 women die needlessly from a disease that is 100% preventable. Approximately 80% of these deaths occur in low-resource countries, where less than 1% of HIV positive women
ouytenga, Burkina Faso – With every pregnancy, Adissa Silga traveled to the local health clinic for antenatal care. She wanted to protect herself and her unborn child against malaria, a disease endemic to this rural area about a two-hour drive from the capital, Ouagadougou.