Project profile — Improving Basic Health Care and SRH for Populations Affected by COVID-19


WHO - World Health Organization (41143)
2020-11-11 - 2022-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Burkina Faso (100.00%)


• Basic health care:
Basic health care (12220) (20.00%)
Infectious disease control (12250) (20.00%)
Health education (12261) (10.00%)
Health personnel development (12281) (10.00%)
• Reproductive health care:
Reproductive health care (13020) (20.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)

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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to provide emergency health services to populations affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the regions of Sahel, Centre Nord, Nord and Boucle du Mouhoun in Burkina Faso. The project supports a programming that offers primary health care incorporating sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including gender-based violence (GBV). The project aims to improve the health of populations, especially women and girls, by broadening primary health care service coverage, which includes SRH, in regions with the highest concentration of internally displaced persons in Burkina Faso. Two areas of focus are anticipated: (1) ensuring access to primary health care and sexual and reproductive health services in the context of COVID-19; and (2) ensuring that the intervention’s target population uses the available services. COVID-19 considerations are incorporated into the health services to help address the needs of the population, particularly women and girls, and thus promote and maintain access to quality health care and continued use of the services.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project include: (1) health institutions have medications and medico-technical equipment, including improved local capacity of laboratories, facilitating the delivery of quality health care and SRH care; (2) local community networks have the capacity to organize community orientation and engagement sessions on attitudes and behavioural changes in the face of epidemic diseases, particularly COVID-19; (3) women and adolescent girls receive psychosocial and material support to prevent gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19; and (4) the health system in the targeted regions is strengthened and is involved in implementing monitoring activities designed to detect and combat priority illnesses and conditions, including COVID-19.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (November 2022) include: (1) 874 health facilities (all the health facilities covered by the project) provide the complete range of sexual and reproductive health services; (2) trained 100% of staff in all the health facilities covered by the project in the symptomatic management of COVID-19 and front-line support for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV); (3) 70,975 people, including 43,730 women and girls, received psychosocial and material support for the prevention of GBV in COVID-19 situations; and (4) 44 associations and community-based organizations received the training and equipment they needed to organize community mobilization and orientation sessions. These focused on attitudes and behaviour change regarding epidemic diseases, particularly COVID-19.

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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