Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a country in Western Africa with a population of 17 million people and a life expectancy of 54 years (males) and 57 years (females). The landlocked nation enjoys a high level of commitment to improve health outcomes from the highest authorities of State, and has continuously built capacities; health is explicitly seen as vital to the overall development of the country. Though there is still ground to cover in achieving MDGs and now SDGs, since 2008 the country has consistently devoted at least 15% of the annual public budget to healthcare, in keeping with its commitment to the 2001 Abuja Declaration. Burkina Faso is currently implementing its National Health Plan 2011-2020, part of the country’s Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development. WHO through the UHC Partnership has supported the validated national health financing strategy in 2017, following a participatory and inclusive decision-making policy dialogue, and now focuses on the implementation phase. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators Country Fact Sheet