Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa around 274,200 square kilometres in size. It has a population of 16.93 million. Its GDP per capita is USD 683 and GDP is USD 11.58 billion. Burkina Faso’s life expectancy is 55 years (2013)
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world with almost half of the country’s population living below the poverty line. Nevertheless, there have been positive trends with regards to infant mortality, maternal mortality, life expectancy and education. In recent years, Burkina Faso has also put in place a set of reforms aimed at moving towards universal access to health services with a social health protection scheme. The Global Fund is a key partner of the government in the health sector. In a country with one of the highest malaria burdens among the Africa region (fourth expressed as a proportion of the population), Global Fund’s investment is crucial and has demonstrated impact through increased access to diagnosis and treatment. The country is facing a generalized HIV epidemic with high prevalence in sub-populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers). Multidrug-resistant TB and TB/HIV co-infection remain priority areas for future investments.
AHO PRIORITIES FOR HEALTH DELIVERY PLAN IN BURKINA FASO
- Perinatal deaths.
- Injuries and accidents
- Teenage pregnancies and low birth-weight babies.
- Malignant neoplasms
- Diabetes and hypertension.
- Environmental health (prevention of outbreaks of dengue and diarrhoeal diseases and monitoring of food, water, and environmental determinants of chronic diseases).
- Hospital information/surveillance systems.
- Health promotion, focusing on healthy lifestyles (risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cancers).
PROGRAMMES & PROJECTS
1. HEALTH SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
To strengthen the institutional capacity of AHO to improve quality health services and systems
- Support provided for the development of methods, models, and technologies to improve the quality of health services/systems.
- Comprehensive policies, plans, and programs developed for vulnerable groups.
- Plans, projects, and policies introduced to strengthen the leadership role of the organisation.
- Management capacity improved.
- Program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation mechanisms in place.
2. HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION
To apply health promotion approaches appropriately.
- Plans, projects, and policies designed to strengthen the regulatory role.
- Support provided for the introduction of methods, models, and technologies to enhance the role of cooperation networks to control selected disorders.
- Support provided to models, methods, and technologies to promote awareness of selected conditions.
- Direct support provided to strengthen the capacity to manage and implement programs and services for selected conditions.
AHO BURKINA FASO BUDGET 2020 (USD million) * based on 2017 pop 19.19 million World Bank
|1||Combating communicable diseases||319|
|2||Tackling non communicable diseases||320|
|3||Addressing determinants of health & risk factors||318|
|4||Modernising health system and health service||315|
|5||Improving preparedness, surveillance and response||317|
|6||Developing good governance & corporate services||320|
AHO estimates that it needs to spend at least USD100 per capita on health to meet the basic health needs of the people in Africa. This is too far below developed countries e.g. in England it is US$1,300 per capita (2017)