Burkina Faso committed to the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health in 2015. It met the 15% target for health spending in 2010, and also committed to a 5 year plan to increase health and education resources for women and girls. In 2012, an additional pledge was made to take additional action for child and maternal health in terms of policy, funding and programming.


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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.

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