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Burkina Faso

Health of mothers and babies

In 2023


pregnant women received the birth preparation and emergency card


children were monitored


health workers were trained to take better care of the patients

Improving health of disadvantaged pregnant women and mothers

Burkina Faso is one of the most disadvantaged countries in the world, with 44% of the population living below the poverty line. Every day, almost 2,500 women die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, most of which could easily have been avoided.

The neonatal mortality rate is also high, at 27 deaths per 100 live births, one of the worst in sub-Saharan Africa.

All too often, women and their families have not been informed of the risks, and so have not been able to make the right decision in time to protect their health and that of their baby.

This is why, with our local partner IPC, we carry out health education actions for the local population and offer training courses for health workers.

Cecilia Capello Doctor and health specialist at Enfants du Monde

These maternal deaths are a violation of women’s rights, of the right to health, of the right to life, of the right to non-discrimination, of the right to equality.

What makes us different

  • Training of healthcare personnel: health education, the participation of husbands and respect for women’s rights are an integral part of healthcare to ensure better patient care;
  • Community involvement: communities identify and implement solutions to improve the health of women and newborns, such as repairing roads, building a waiting home for pregnant women, etc. They are also involved in the management of health centers;
  • Health education: the mobile application Mon bébé et moi and a brochure on preparing for childbirth and emergencies are available to pregnant women and their spouses.

Ensuring better health and care

Since 2008, Enfants du Monde has been supporting the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health in improving maternal and neonatal health, alongside the United Nations Population Fund, the World Health Organization, and other national and international organizations and institutions. Working closely with partner organizations in the country, Enfants du Monde is carrying out a number of projects aimed at improving the quality of health services and access to care.

Adissa Bansé Midwife, Burkina Faso

The number of consultations have increased following our training. 7 couples out of 10 continue to come to postnatal consultations. This is very important for the mother’s health and of her new-born.

Enfants du Monde works with other organizations to implement projects such as PANDA, a telemedicine system developed to improve medical follow-up.

Pictures of the project

Contact our team

In Switzerland
Enfants du Monde
Rue de Varembé 1
1202 Geneva
Tel: +41 22 798 88 81

Sahelian Africa Coordination Office
01 BP 1793 Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso

Tougma Téné Sankara
Tel: +226 25 36 08 46
Email :

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Local partners

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My donation makes a difference

For example:

With 70 francs:

I offer a brochure about birth preparation and emergencies to 250 pregnant women and young mothers in Burkina Faso.

With 100 francs:

I offer 232 women in Burkina Faso the app “My baby and I”, to help them monitor their pregnancy and recognise danger signs for themselves and their babies.