Project profile — Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Nutrition for Adolescent Girls


HKI - Helen Keller International
2018-03-08 - 2022-01-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Burkina Faso (100.00%)


• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (45.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (15.00%)
Family planning (13030) (15.00%)
STD control including HIV/AIDS (13040) (10.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (15.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve access to adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and nutrition services for girls and boys in Burkina Faso. It also aims to create an enabling environment for adolescent SRH, including recognition of their rights. The project provides training and technical assistance to public health providers in nearly 700 health centres, in order to promote good practices in the provision of adolescent-friendly SRH services that are respectful of their rights. The project also contributes to the development and replication of communication strategies and tools within the ministry of health and other family-planning, nutrition, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS partners. In addition, the project leads outreach and advocacy for teenagers, teachers, parents, communities and political decision-makers. Helen Keller International is implementing this project in partnership with Marie Stopes Burkina Faso and Farm Radio International.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) improved sexual and reproductive health services provided to adolescents in the health and social promotion centres of the health regions supported by the project; (2) increased use of improved sexual and reproductive health services, particularly family planning, nutrition and voluntary HIV testing by adolescents; and (3) the creation of an enabling environment for adolescent sexual and reproductive health, including recognition of their rights.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (January 2022) include: (1) improved quality of sexual and reproductive health services provided to adolescents through the training of 840 health workers, including 561 women in the 29 districts covered by the adolescent sexual and reproductive health orientation program initiative. Of the 840 health workers trained, 594 providers (70.71%), including 417 women, obtained a score of at least 85% on the post-test allowing them to attend the training sessions. Since the beginning of the project in 2018, 448 supervised health worker trainings have been carried out; (2) by the end of the project, 230 teachers (including 56 women) will have been trained on the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescent girls and gender equality; (3) the creation of 1,508 school clubs comprising 7,800 members in the 66 partner institutions to improve adolescents’ knowledge and skills with respect to sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and their related rights; (4) There were 12 youth counselling centres and 6 school infirmaries that received equipment to maintain clinical and recreational activities in these adolescent centres, even after the project came to an end. Communication kits to promote the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth were received by 889 health centres; (5) the call centre received 81,986 calls—90% of the questions asked by adolescent girls and youth were concerning sexual and reproductive health in general and family planning in particular; and (6) routine activities that integrated sexual and reproductive health services were maintained by 36 voluntary HIV testing centres.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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