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Projet Sauver La Vie (PSLV)

PSLV supports Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Health with strengthening primary health services, including family planning and safe abortion care to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage. This project improves the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of young people, women, and couples in three regions of Burkina Faso (Boucle du Mouhoun, Center-Nord and Nord).

Project Date: 2020 - 2025
Funder: The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Country: Burkina Faso

In 2014, the fertility rate per woman in Burkina Faso was 5.52.


19% of women in Burkina Faso have an unmet need for family planning.

PMA 2020

The national abortion rate is 25 abortions per 1,000 women and 50% of these abortions are followed by complications.


In 2018, the modern contraceptive prevalence rate (mCPR) was 30.1%.

PMA 2020

What We Do

  • Enhance the skills and capacities of local NGOs and community-based health workers.
  • Promote youth empowerment, gender equity, and social inclusion.
  • Strengthen health systems to provide high quality safe abortion services.
  • Advocate legal and policies that support equitable access to safe abortion and family planning services.

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. 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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