Health access rights, North Burkina Faso 21-26

Reporting Organization:Doctors of the World - Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 14,326,750
Timeframe: April 12, 2021 - March 31, 2026
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Martine Bernier
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Doctors of the World - Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Burkina Faso - $ 14,326,750.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus


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The “Accès droit à la santé Nord-Burkina” project proposed by Doctors of the World (DOW) aims, as an ultimate change, to promote increased enjoyment of health rights, particularly the sexual and reproductive health rights of the women, men, girls, and boys affected by the conflicts in northern Burkina Faso. The project will be implemented for five years in the northern part of Burkina Faso.


Since 2016, Burkina Faso has been confronted with the presence of armed groups with repeated security incidents resulting in a major crisis and which has led to strong population movements within the country; especially in the Kongoussi health district, in the North-Central region of the country, which will be particularly targeted by this project. This region is also a priority for intervention because the people affected by the security crisis have significant health needs. Health risks and vulnerabilities, especially of women and girls, have increased as a result of this security instability, the increased promiscuity in assembly areas, and a breakdown in social and family ties. 


Also, since March 2020, Burkina Faso has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has officially affected 901 people to date and caused 53 deaths (WHO Africa, June 20, 2020). The project’s action will provide support in promoting infection prevention and control measures in health facilities and the community and in effectively communicating the risks. It’s action will be integrated with the project’s other activities, given that the country’s risk of various health crises is high and that response measures need to be established for COVID-19 as well as other future diseases. 


Therefore, the project proposes, on one hand, to improve access to quality essential health services that meet people’s gender-based (and age-related) needs and, on the other hand, to otherwise seek non-deterioration, an improvement in power relationships between women and men, which are currently a significant barrier to women’s access to the right to health. Working on these aspects also contributes to reducing poverty in the population, particularly for women and girls, given the impact of health on family finances. 


In this project, DOW will support the Kongoussi Health District team in implementing primary health care (PHC) as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), and include sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care – including care and support (CSP) for GBV, and the SMSP. 

On the other hand, the project aims, in its second intermediate outcome, to strengthen women’s and men’s capacities regarding the right to health, and seeks a transformation in unequal relationships through the creation of a social and community environment conducive to respecting rights.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: 201,661
Total Indirect Population: 302,491
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Promote increased enjoyment of the health rights, including sexual and reproductive health rights, of the women, men, girls, and boys affected by the conflicts in northern Burkina Faso. Intermediate outcome 1100: Improvement of equitable access to quality primary health care, including sexual and reproductive health, for the populations affected by the conflict in northern Burkina Faso, particularly women and girls. Intermediate outcome 1200: Improvement of the social and community environment for the right to health, especially sexual and reproductive rights and gender equality, for women and girls in northern Burkina Faso.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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