Burkina Faso: Historic day for advancing sexual and reproductive health rights

The 1st June promises to be an historic day for advancing sexual and reproductive health rights in Burkina Faso. From that day onwards, the...

ICFP 2018 comes to a close, Burkina Faso is the star of the show

A part of the 9 country Ouagadougou Partnership, it has the highest number of modern contraceptive users in the region The fifth International Conference...

How $350 million funding will impact family planning

Stakeholders in global efforts to advance family planning and access to reproductive health services have welcomed the over $350-million pledged towards global family planning...

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Opinion: The power of sexual and reproductive health and rights in achieving health for all

Investing in the power and potential of women and girls and their sexual and reproductive health and rights is the only way to achieve...

Regional Forum on the Engagement of Religious and Traditional Leaders of West Africa for Health and Development to trigger Demographic Dividend

Burkina Faso will see its population doubled by 2030 if the current trend of its growth is maintained. Indeed, the country has a very...

Findings from a market assessment of the acceptability of the self-injection of DMPA-SC in three Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal)

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Marie Stopes International (MSI) is working in three Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal,...

From Burkina to Zimbabwe, U.S. aid cuts squeeze family planning services

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – The Marie Stopes Ladies who drive from village to village in the remote north of Burkina Faso offering free contraception, advice...

383,000 Women in Francophone West Africa Started Using Modern Contraception in 2017

In 2017, the nine countries of the Ouagadougou Partnership together prevented 100,000 unintended pregnancies, 32,000 unsafe abortions, and 400 maternal deaths in francophone West Africa by...

Melinda Gates battles to promote contraception in Burkina Faso.

By 2050, Africa’s population is projected to double to 2.5 billion. By 2100, the UN estimates it could easily top 4 billion. Which is...

Gates Foundation invests $45 million to boost nutrition in Burkina Faso

The Gates Foundation will invest $45 million in nutrition and family planning programs in Burkina Faso, Melinda Gates said on Tuesday during a visit...