21 July 2017
2017 – London Family Planning Summit
Burkina Faso is committed to reposition family planning as one of the major strategies of economic and social development. Indeed, it is demonstrated that population growth can a negative impact on the environment and the supply of basic social services to the population (i.e. health, education, housing), Thus the Ministry of Health is working with the support of technical and financial partners to boost the supply of quality services and the public demand for family planning. To do this, one of the expected effects of the new National Economic and Social Development Plan (2016-2020 PNDES), is the development of human capital to accelerate the demographic transition and trigger the demographic dividend. Also, the government is planning to provide free family planning to women in need. The increase in contraceptive prevalence in Burkina Faso (15% in 2010 to 22.5% in 2015) will help reduce high maternal and neonatal mortality.
This is a commitment to FP2020 in support of Every Woman Every Child. For more information on this commitment, please visit the Burkina Faso Country Page
2012—London Family Planning Summit
Burkina Faso, through the leadership and advocacy of the First Lady, pledges to take action in terms of policy, funding and programming. The aim will be to maintain family planning as a central priority of development policies, effectively enforcing existing legal instruments on reproductive health and reducing the cost of contraceptive commodities. Burkina Faso will work toward increasing the resources allocated to family planning in state budgets. It will also seek to boost partnerships with the private sector and civil society organizations for service provision, to define and develop strategies for engaging men, and to establish regular and active monitoring of the availability of contraceptive commodities at all levels.
Burkina Faso has met the 15% target for health spending, and commits to maintain spending at this level. Burkina Faso will also develop and implement a plan for human resources for health and construct a new public and private school for midwives by 2015. This is in addition to other initiatives being pursued which will also impact on women’s and children’s health, including free schooling for all primary school girls by 2015, and measures to enforce the laws against early and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation.