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Yam Yankre “My Choice”

Our Yam Yankre project, meaning “my choice” in Mòoré, collaborates with the Ministry of Health to support Burkinabè women in accessing high quality contraception—particularly long-acting reversible contraceptives and permanent methods—and comprehensive abortion care services in 110 facilities across four districts.

Project Date: 2015 - present
Funder: Anonymous
Country: Burkina Faso
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146,000+ women have adopted the contraception method of their choice through the project since May 2016

59,000+ young people have accessed modern contraceptives—and 42% chose long-acting, reversible methods

1,162 mentorship team visits conducted to facilities for provider trainee follow-up

Nearly 7,000 women have received postabortion care from Pathfinder-trained providers in facilities we support

What We Do

  • 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
  • Make sure women can access safe, legal abortion services, including lifesaving postabortion care, so they can protect their health
  • 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. 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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