UNFPA Burkina Faso

One of the world’s least developed countries, Burkina Faso’s population is set to double in the next 20 years. Starting in 1975 with support for a general census, UNFPA has assisted national partners in developing capacities to generate and use population data to devise appropriate policies and programmes and extend reproductive health services, including for adolescents. Current programmes target the need for universal access to sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, reducing maternal mortality, and advocating to increase gender equality.

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Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

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Key Indicators
Population size, female age 15-49 (in thousands), 2012
Prevalence of FGM among women 15-49 (%)
Prevalence of FGM among girls 15-19 (%)
Ethnic group with the highest prevalence in the country (%)
Existence of national policies and laws banning FGM; Year passed
*Later dates reflect amendments to the original law or new laws
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Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 15

Select Indicator
  • Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 15
  • Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 18

Percentage of women, aged 20-24, who were married before age 18 or 15

Percentage of 15-24 year old females who think that wife beating is justified under at least one condition

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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Burkina Faso

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Burkina Faso*

86,943
Healthy years of life saved (women)
1,074,309
Healthy years of life saved (children)
1,161,252
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
10,463,987
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Burkina Faso

1,424
Maternal deaths averted
12,706
Child deaths averted
188,734
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Burkina Faso

524,974
Unintended pregnancies averted
188,991
Abortions averted

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