Burkina Faso National Plan for Accelerating Family Planning 2017–2020
This is a time of dynamic policy advancement in West Africa. Commitments made by policymakers coincide with West Africa having the highest unmet need for family planning across all regions and some of the lowest contraceptive prevalence rates for modern methods in the world. Political support for expanded access to family planning and reproductive services is strong. The Ouagadougou Conference (2011), the subsequent Ouagadougou Partnership, and the London Family Planning Summit (2012), now called FP2020, have galvanized national, regional, and international stakeholders to join efforts in developing prioritized plans and budgets to advance family planning goals.
The HIV epidemic across West Africa also requires a specialized response that focuses on those who are most at risk of HIV. HIV rates among members of key populations are 17 to 30 times higher than the general population. Political support for expanding access to HIV services for men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and transgender men and women in the region is strong. The Economic Community of West African States has adopted UNAIDS' "90-90-90" treatment goals and in 2015, 13 of the 15-country membership have, thus far, signed the "Dakar Declaration on Factoring Key Populations in the Response to HIV and AIDS in ECOWAS Member States."
Burkina Faso's National Plan for Accelerating Family Planning 2017–2020 is a strategic costed implementation plan developed with technical support from HP+ with a clear vision, strategic objectives, and plan to achieve national family planning goals. The Ministry of Health, with support of technical and financial partners, developed this roadmap to accelerate efforts around family planning and increase the modern contraceptive prevalence rate to 32 percent by 2020. This plan is intended to contribute to a decline in population growth, improvement of maternal and child health, and economic and social development of the country. It is also a tool for resource mobilization and monitoring and evaluation of the activities proposed.