Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso faces a number of development challenges, including widespread illiteracy and difficulties meeting the needs of a rural population, 80% of whom rely on agriculture to survive. The rapid spread of HIV and AIDS has affected the country’s very high morbidity and mortality rates (notably among mothers and children). But over the last ten years, strong collaboration between government and civil society helped to prevent new HIV infections. Burkina Faso’s HIV prevalence rate has fallen from 7.17% to 1.2%.

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