Burkina Faso is currently implementing a strategic plan to secure reproductive health supplies (2009–2015) with the support of the UNFPA’s Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS). The government has also increased its budget allocation for family planning, from US$0.9 million in 2008 to US$3 million in 2013.


Massive efforts have been put in place to scale up community-based distribution of contraceptives. The government provides free contraceptives to health centers, and UNFPA-supported community organizations distribute the contraceptives and raise awareness about family planning. Last year, women in over 3,200 villages obtained contraceptives through community-based distribution agents.


In 2013, UNFPA partnered with the local Planned Parenthood affiliate (Association Burkinabè pour le Bien-Être Familial, or ABBEF) and Marie Stopes International to bring mobile clinics to marginalized populations in two regions of the country. UNFPA has also partnered with Jhpiego to launch a postpartum family planning project in 20 health facilities. The Jhpiego project focuses on providing intrauterine devices (IUDs), thus bringing long-term methods of family planning within reach of more women.


Source: UNFPA