UNFPA Burkina Faso

One of the world’s least developed countries, Burkina Faso’s population is set to double in the next 20 years. Starting in 1975 with support for a general census, UNFPA has assisted national partners in developing capacities to generate and use population data to devise appropriate policies and programmes and extend reproductive health services, including for adolescents. Current programmes target the need for universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, reducing maternal mortality, and advocating to increase gender equality.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Burkina Faso View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Burkina Faso in 2018 View more

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Midwifery curricula: international standards

Midwifery schools followed the national pre-service curriculum based on international standards

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

280 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

221 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

3466 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Child, early and forced marriage

3466 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

33 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

200 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Sexual and reproductive health in risk pooling schemes

Sexual and reproductive health services were included as part of risk pooling and prepayment schemes

Sexual and reproductive health/HIV index

A sexual and reproductive health/HIV integration index was applied

Midwifery curricula: international standards

Midwifery schools followed the national pre-service curriculum based on international standards

Sexual and reproductive health coordination body during crisis

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency sexual and reproductive health coordination body was in place

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Fistula treatment

280 Fistula repair surgeries provided with the support of UNFPA

Minimum Initial Services Package

221 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

3466 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Child, early and forced marriage

3466 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

33 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

200 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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