The situation in Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world, child exploitation is a major problem. In addition, the lack of a fully functioning education system means that many others turn to crime. The healthcare system also requires support, and many mothers and their newborn babies are vulnerable to disease and malnutrition.
What we do
Mother and child health
"Like most children from his village, Didi looked for gold for several years. Not only did this make him extremely tired, he was exposed to dust, toxic products and accidents, which are major risks for children of his age."
Didi, entrepreneur and former mine workerRead more...
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Terre des hommes in Burkina Faso
Beneficiaries in 2014
Expatriate staff / National staff
5 / 95
Where we work
Bobo Dioulasso, Dédougou, Dori, Ouagadougou, Ouahigouya, Solenzo, Séguénéga, Titao, Toma, Tougan, Yako
Ministries of Social Action, Health and Justice
Handicap International, ACF France, Help
Where we work
The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) funds relief operations for victims of natural disasters and conflicts outside of the European Union. Terre des hommes implements projects financed by the ECHO in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso and Mali. (Situation 04.06.2015)
The Novartis Foundation aims at improving access to adequate healthcare in low- and middle-income countries through innovative and outcome-based approaches that guarantee efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. Its focus is on reducing both infectious and non-communicable diseases through projects that can be scaled up and are developed through local capacity with the help of international research and technical expertise.
In Burkina Faso, the Foundation supports the IeDA project (Integrated e-Diagnostic Approach), through which data from 400 rural primary health centers are computerized and analyzed in order to increase the efficacy of treating children under the age of five years and thus reduce child mortality.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international development cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). By providing financial means, it supports more than forty projects of Terre des hommes in several geographical regions. Terre des hommes cooperates directly with the SDC, particularly with the departments Regional Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Cooperation with Eastern Europe.
The European Union (EU), composed of the Member States and the European Commission, is the world’s biggest aid donor. The Commission’s EuropeAid co-operation office manages EU external aid programmes and implements development assistance worldwide. EuropeAid works in close collaboration with its partners to ensure coherence, complementarity and coordination in its assistance programmes. EuropeAid currently supports the projects of Terre des hommes against violence towards children (in Afghanistan and in Burkina Faso), for reduction of children vulnerability during migration (in Western Africa), for food security (in Burkina Faso) and for child protection and rights (in Brazil, Burundi and in Haiti). (Situation 04.06.2015)