Jhpiego has actively collaborated with the Ministry of Health in Burkina Faso since 1996, implementing programs in the areas of family planning, postabortion care, maternal health and malaria in pregnancy. Currently, Jhpiego is implementing the following programs: Improving malaria ca
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.