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Burkina Faso

Since 1995, we have worked in the following technical areas:

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases

Malaria Prevention and Treatment

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Infection Prevention and Control

Our impact

  • With the Ministry of Health, Jhpiego introduced cervical cancer prevention services at two university hospitals and subsequently expanded them to seven additional sites.
  • Jhpiego also collaborated with the Ministry of Health to introduce and expand postpartum IUD services, resulting in more than 200 health facilities across all 13 of the country’s regions now providing postpartum IUDs to women who recently delivered and want to space their next pregnancy.
  • From 2007 to 2011, 386,722 pregnant women received counseling and testing for HIV; of 4,070 women who tested positive and gave birth in health facilities, 91% received case management to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. During the same period, the percentage of HIV-exposed infants testing positive for HIV decreased from 6% to 1.5%.
  • The percentage of postpartum women adopting a family planning method increased by almost 20 percentage points (from 33.9% to 53.1%) at Jhpiego-supported facilities, resulting in 55,380 women over a 15-month period delaying their next pregnancy (January 2016 to March 2017).

Current programs


  • Improving Malaria Care

    Jhpiego is leading the five-year Improving Malaria Care project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project provided technical assistance for the prevention, diagnosis and case management of malaria, with specific emphasis on malaria in pregnancy and in children under five, as well as on improving the National Malaria Control Program’s capacity. Through this project, Jhpiego aims to: 1) improve malaria prevention in support of the National Malaria Strategic Plan; 2) improve malaria diagnosis and treatment interventions in support of the National Malaria Strategic Plan; and 3) strengthen the National Malaria Control Program’s capacity to plan, design, manage and coordinate a comprehensive malaria control program. Under an additional award through this project, Jhpiego will provide technical assistance in infection prevention and control (IPC) to support the Ministry of Health to: 1) train frontline, public-sector health care workers on IPC; and 2) provide supportive supervision and coaching to improve IPC practices in health care services.

     

  • Providing Rapid Emergency Planning and Response to Epidemics

    With funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jhpiego is supporting the prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), an issue of increasing importance worldwide. The goal of the project is to improve local capacity to prevent, detect and effectively respond to infectious disease threats and prevent antimicrobial resistance. To reach this goal, Jhpiego is: 1) implementing a sustainable AMR surveillance system; 2) improving lab capacity to track AMR; 3) improving infection prevention and control at health facilities; 4) supporting development of a point prevalence of health care associated infections to strengthen referral and reporting systems across the health pyramid; and 5) supporting the tracking of antimicrobial use.

     

  • Strengthening Pre-Service Education to Increase Uptake of Postpartum Family Planning

    Under an initiative funded by a large anonymous donor, Jhpiego is strengthening pre-service education in Burkina Faso to increase the uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP). This program aims to integrate PPFP into the pre-service education of midwives and obstetricians/gynecologists. In addition to training instructors and revising the curricula at the midwifery and medical training schools at the National Public Health School, Jhpiego provides support to students post-graduation to link them into a network of trained PPFP providers and help them to implement PPFP services in their first post.

     

Current programs

Improving Malaria Care

Jhpiego is leading the five-year Improving Malaria Care project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project provided technical assistance for the prevention, diagnosis and case management of malaria, with specific emphasis on malaria in pregnancy and in children under five, as well as on improving the National Malaria Control Program’s capacity. Through this project, Jhpiego aims to: 1) improve malaria prevention in support of the National Malaria Strategic Plan; 2) improve malaria diagnosis and treatment interventions in support of the National Malaria Strategic Plan; and 3) strengthen the National Malaria Control Program’s capacity to plan, design, manage and coordinate a comprehensive malaria control program. Under an additional award through this project, Jhpiego will provide technical assistance in infection prevention and control (IPC) to support the Ministry of Health to: 1) train frontline, public-sector health care workers on IPC; and 2) provide supportive supervision and coaching to improve IPC practices in health care services.

 

Providing Rapid Emergency Planning and Response to Epidemics

With funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jhpiego is supporting the prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), an issue of increasing importance worldwide. The goal of the project is to improve local capacity to prevent, detect and effectively respond to infectious disease threats and prevent antimicrobial resistance. To reach this goal, Jhpiego is: 1) implementing a sustainable AMR surveillance system; 2) improving lab capacity to track AMR; 3) improving infection prevention and control at health facilities; 4) supporting development of a point prevalence of health care associated infections to strengthen referral and reporting systems across the health pyramid; and 5) supporting the tracking of antimicrobial use.

 

Strengthening Pre-Service Education to Increase Uptake of Postpartum Family Planning

Under an initiative funded by a large anonymous donor, Jhpiego is strengthening pre-service education in Burkina Faso to increase the uptake of postpartum family planning (PPFP). This program aims to integrate PPFP into the pre-service education of midwives and obstetricians/gynecologists. In addition to training instructors and revising the curricula at the midwifery and medical training schools at the National Public Health School, Jhpiego provides support to students post-graduation to link them into a network of trained PPFP providers and help them to implement PPFP services in their first post.

 

Current and recent donors


CDC
UNFPA
USAID

Burkina Faso-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Stanislas Nebie, Country Director
Tel. 226 25 34 12 44
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso