In an article reviewing a book by a parish priest opposing contraception and abortion, we learned that on 22 August 2018, the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Alassane Bala Sakandé, received the President of the Susan Buffett Foundation, Allen Greenberg, who is said to have offered support to the Ministry of Health for its new health plan, particularly for family planning. During the visit, Nicolas Meda, Minister of Health since February 2017, … Continued
The extent of illegal abortion in Burkina is terrible because of the disastrous consequences of these abortions, including haemorrhage, sepsis, uterine perforation and even death. Sometimes girls come to our health centres from disastrous situations, bleeding. But when they present themselves, they do not confess that it is due to an induced abortion. And it is only following examination that one realises it was an abortion induced clandestinely. So, we do not distinguish between the … Continued
Alice is a school student in Ouagadougou. Three years ago, she was raped at school by two of her classmates and became pregnant. She sought help from the school’s Health Officer and had a clandestine abortion. Since then, however, she is no longer in school and has suffered from sequelae – physical, psychological and legal. Yet she was eligible for a legal abortion. Lack of information, fear of stigma, slowness of judicial processes, all prevent … Continued
Dans le cadre de la celebration de la journée internationale du droit à l’avortement securisé. Les jeunes du Burkina et du Benin ont lancé une campagne. Faites vous vos badges à travers le lien suivant: http://www.sclz.space/SyclZhLib. Ensuite partager vos images sur cette page grâce au lien suivant https://www.facebook.com/abortion.stigma/. As part of the celebration of the International Day of the Right to Safe Abortion. Youth from Burkina Faso and Benin launched a campaign. Make your badges through the … Continued
Provision of safe abortion care services to women who suffered from complications of unsafe induced abortion and who received care in these public hospitals would only have cost US$2,694, with potential savings of US$19,778 in that year.
The treatment of the complications of abortion consumes a significant proportion of the two public hospitals’ resources in Burkina Faso. Safe abortion care services may represent a cost-beneficial alternative, as it may have saved USD 19,778.53 in 2010.
L’une des recommandations majeures issues de la 117e Session du Comité des droits de l’Homme de l’ONU tenue à Genève et publiées ce 15 juillet 2016, concerne les interruptions volontaires de grossesse et accès aux moyens de contraception au Burkina.
(One of the most important recommendations of the 117th Session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, published 15 July 2016, concerned abortion and access to the means of contraception in Burkina Faso.)
In 2015, Pathfinder undertook a cross-country stakeholder analysis to identify key characteristics of strategies adopted to advance abortion rights and access, focusing on four countries – Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo – in which they and their partners have collaborated toward this end. This technical brief explores key themes from these four countries, each representing differing profiles of legal and social abortion restrictiveness.