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Changing Lives in Burkina Faso

Pathfinder supports Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health to expand sexual and reproductive health care amid threats of worsening security conditions, climate change, and humanitarian crises. Our programs support contraceptive access and choice; comprehensive abortion care; maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Together, we ensure women and girls from underprivileged backgrounds and young people can access the care they need from community-based services and in public and private health facilities.

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What We Do in Burkina Faso

  • Strengthen health centers and the capability of health workers to offer quality sexual and reproductive health services and counseling.
  • Advocate for the availability of short-term, long-acting, permanent, and emergency contraception, so people of all ages can choose the method that’s best for them.
  • Ensure young people access services without judgment or bias, so first-time parents and young people can get the services they need and the quality of care they deserve.
  • Ensure women can access safe, legal abortion services, including lifesaving postabortion care, to protect their health.
  • Engage community members with significant influence, including religious leaders, to create an environment that supports contraception.
  • Support the Ministry of Health to strengthen its ability to deliver and manage effective sexual and reproductive health services.

Discover Our Projects

Evidence to Action

In more than 10 countries around the world, our Evidence to Action Project strengthened family planning and reproductive health services in sub-Saharan Africa by building evidence and expanding...

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Yam Yankre “My Choice”

In the last two years, contraception prevalence in Burkina Faso has increased—but only to 22%. Our work is bringing modern contraception to the women who need it most—young women (ages 15-24)...

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(re)solve

To advance progress toward the achievement of FP2020 and the SDGs and to reduce unintended pregnancies, there is an urgent need to address unmet need for modern contraception. (res)olve brings...

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Meet Our Staff

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. 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...

Lydia Murithi

Project Director, Beyond Bias

Lydia is a social and behavioral scientist with over a decade of experience as a global health researcher and program implementer....

Bob de Wolfe

Project Director/Chief of Party PREPARE Project, Burkina Faso

Robert de Wolfe has accumulated over 30 years of technical and management development experience in Africa. He served as Project Director for SPRING in Senegal – improving lives through better...

Dr. Ginette Hounkanrin

Deputy Country Director

Dr. Ginette Hounkanrin brings 15 years’ post-graduation experience cutting across clinical medicine and various public health programs in low- and middle-income countries countries especially in...

Together, we can ensure a path forward for all.

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