Commitment title:

Addressing female and child morbidity and mortality by ensuring access to quality health care

Commitment description:

Burkina Faso is committed to continuing to provide free health care for children aged under 5 years and pregnant women, during childbirth (up to the 42nd day post-partum), including post-abortion care and screening for female cancers, as well as treatment for precancerous cervical lesions until 2025, by allocating at least USD 52,631,000 of the state budget per year. There are plans to integrate this measure into the universal health insurance scheme.

Modes of engagement:
  • Budgetary and financial
    gratuité des soins chez les enfants de moins de 5 ans et chez les femmes enceintes, au cours des accouchements y compris les soins après avortements et le dépistage des cancers féminins, la prise en charge des lésions précancéreuses du col jusqu'en

    Value: 52 631 000 USD par an

  • Policy and guidance
    C'est gratuité s'inscrit le cadre du Plan national de développement économique et social dont un des objectifs stratégique est d'améliorer la santé des population et accélérer la transition démographique.
Commitment to be actioned in: Burkina Faso
Submitted from: Burkina Faso
Submitted by
Burkina Faso
Thematic area
Achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health as a part of universal health coverage (UHC)
Commitment category

(3) Zero preventable maternal deaths and maternal morbidities, such as obstetric fistulas, by, inter alia, integrating a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health interventions, including access to safe abortion to the full extent of the law, measures for preventing and avoiding unsafe abortions, and for the provision of post-abortion care, into national UHC strategies, policies and programmes, and to protect and ensure all individuals’ right to bodily integrity, autonomy and reproductive rights, and to provide access to essential services in support of these rights.