In 2007 in Burkina Faso, the infant mortality rate was 81 per 1,000 live births and the maternal mortality rate was 307.3 per 100,000. This situation is due in part to poor maternal, neonatal and child health services and to malnutrition, malaria and nutritional deficiencies (iron, iodine and vitamin A).
Access to and quality of health services remain poor because of a lack of and low quality of services, poorly developed community-based services, and inconsistent communication for promoting health, among other things.
- 489 villages participating in the program, significantly surpassing the initial target
- 825 health workers trained
- 34,626 people attended 382 cooking demonstrations that focused on nutrition
- Approximately 466,000 people reached through a participatory radio campaign
- 613,843 people (75% women) received training on nutrition
- 834 items of medical, technical or logistical equipment to 122 health centres
- 748 community workers trained to monitor the health of malnourished children