Humanitarian Health Action

Burkina Faso - Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Burkina Faso has faced frequent natural disasters over the past decade, which affect the country’s food security. While the number of people affected by the food and nutrition crisis has gradually fallen since 2012, there are still more than 1.6 million people suffering from malnutrition. This number includes nearly 510 000 children under five years old suffering from acute malnutrition; 150 000 with severe acute malnutrition; and 360 000 with moderate acute malnutrition. Around half of those affected, 830 000 people, are targeted to receive humanitarian assistance, mainly in the Sahel, Centre, North and East regions.

Other populations in need of assistance include the majority of the 34 000 refugees from Mali who have sought refuge in Burkina Faso and who require multisectoral support for their food, nutrition, water, hygiene, sanitation, health, education and protection needs; those who need help to strengthen their resilience to shocks to mitigate the deterioration of their living conditions; and those affected by floods. Mechanisms to prevent gender-based violence are in need of strengthening to protect refugee women.

Health Sector Situation

Lack of resources has led to a reduction in access for refugees and host populations to health services, with very serious consequences for morbidity and child mortality rates, and for pregnant and lactating women. Approximately 313 000 people are in need of medical assistance.

The plan, in partnership with local stakeholders, aims to improve access to preventive and curative care for children under five years old by strengthening the technical platform of health centres, the management of severe acute malnutrition with complications, and strengthening coordination and supervision.

Basic humanitarian assistance for refugee and host populations in the Sahel region will focus on strengthening the availability of drugs and consumables and capacity-building for health workers and the supply of quality services. Access to basic social services such as health and nutrition will focus on primary and secondary health, reproductive health, the fight against HIV/AIDS, epidemiological surveillance and the continued construction of shelters.

Health Sector Objectives

Objective 1: Support health structures with the supply of medication and other inputs for primary health care for refugees

  • Planned Outputs:

    Increased access for pregnant women to a clean and safe delivery.

    Improved access of refugees to primary health care.

    Health facilities provided with medicines and secondary healthcare inputs.

Objective 2: Support to health structures with the supply of medications and other inputs for primary health care for host communities

  • Planned outputs:

    Increased access of pregnant women to a clean and safe delivery.

    Improved access of refugees to primary health care.

    Health facilities provided with medicines and secondary health care inputs.

Objective 3: Providing health care for complications of severe acute malnutrition in the Sahel region for children under five years old

  • Planned outputs:

    Increased number of under five year old visits per year.

    Strengthened capacity of priority districts for the management of cases of severe acute malnutrition with complications.

Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2016

Health partners will be targeting 307 000 people, including:

  • 32 000 refugees
  • 20 000 host communities
  • 254 000 vulnerable people

Geographical areas targeted by health partners in 2016

The Humanitarian Response Plan aims to meet the needs of people mainly in the Sahel and Northern regions, which are high-priority areas terms of malnutrition.

Health partners funding requirements for 2016

US$ 3 253 866 (health partners including WHO)

WHO funding requirements for 2016

WHO is requesting a total of US$ 395 900

Burkina Faso - Humanitarian Response Plan 2016

Health partners requirements
US$ 3 253 866 (health partners including WHO)

WHO requirements
US$ 395 900

Acknowledgement

In 2015 WHO did not receive financial contributions to support its humanitarian work in Burkina Faso.