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Yam Yankre “My Choice”

Our Yam Yankre project, meaning “my choice” in Mòoré, supports Burkinabè women in accessing high quality contraception—particularly long-acting reversible contraceptives and permanent methods—and comprehensive abortion care services in 80 facilities across four districts.

Project Date: 2015 - present
Funder: Anonymous
Country: Burkina Faso

About 1 in every 2 girls in Burkina Faso will be married before she turns 18


Only 6.6% of married young women ages 15-19 are using a method of contraception


In 2008, approximately 23,000 women in Burkina Faso were treated for abortion-related complications


The average Burkinabé woman has 5.7 children in her lifetime—the 11th highest fertility rate in the world


What We Do

  • Make sure women can access safe, legal abortion services, including lifesaving postabortion care, so they can protect their health
  • Strengthen local NGOs and their network of community health workers so more people in more places have access to the reproductive health services they need
  • Make sure short-term, long-acting, permanent, and emergency contraception are always available, so people of all ages can choose the method that’s best for them
  • Train health workers to deliver services to young people without judgement or bias, so first-time parents can get the services they need and the quality of care they deserve

Project Staff Members

Lydia Saloucou

Senior Country Director

Lydia brings nearly 20 years of public health experience in reproductive and maternal health and organizational management in Africa....

Bruno Ki

Technical Director

Dr. Bruno Ki joined our team in 2016 as the technical director in Burkina Faso. In his role, he manages the implementation of projects that offer high quality family planning and safe abortion...

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