Burkinabe boys stand in front of a giant exhibition Insecticide Treated Net (ITN) at a malaria awareness event
USAID Burkina Faso
Despite some progress, the high level of poverty in Burkina Faso contributes to a dire health situation. Malnutrition and malaria are widespread, and many citizens have little or no access to basic health care or clean drinking water.
Our primary focus in the health sector is to expand the prevention of, and treatment for, malaria. We work closely with the Government of Burkina Faso to reduce morbidity and mortality due to malaria, primarily targeting children under five and pregnant women as the populations most vulnerable to this disease.
Our efforts on malnutrition are improving the health of pregnant women, lactating mothers and young children by providing education and training to women regarding feeding practices and improving the quality of a family’s diet.