Materials by Country :

Burkina Faso

From 2010 to 2013, RESPOND built public-sector capacity in Burkina Faso at the national level (e.g., updating curricula and trainers; producing and sharing information, education and communication materials) and in two districts to overcome barriers to contraceptive choice through the provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of Health for holistic programming.

Improving Clients’ Access to Long-Acting Methods: Enhancing the Capacity of IPPF Member Associations in West Africa (Project Brief No. 24)
Contraceptive use in West Africa is very low, and long-acting and permanent methods (LA/PMs) in particular are underutilized. To address this need, the RESPOND Project launched an initiative in 2011 in collaboration with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to build the capacity of six West African member associations (MAs). The first three MAs were supported through a six-step process of self-assessment, capacity building, contraceptive technology updating, and action planning, using the Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT). Use of LA/PMs and overall contraceptive use increased significantly during the initiative. These three MAs also led an additional three MAs through an abbreviated version of the same process, sharing their experiences and building their own capacity for facilitation and assessment. The latter group of MAs reported finding the OCAT process both helpful and necessary, said they would continue to use OCAT, and reported that the process had improved their ability to offer LA/PM services.
Available in English (PDF, 3.1 MB)

Reality Check Experiences: Use of a Program Planning and Advocacy Tool for Family Planning Initiatives (Project Brief No. 22)
Reality Check is an easy-to-use tool that family planning (FP) programs can use to set realistic FP goals and plan for service expansion to meet them, as well as to generate data for advocacy purposes. Between 2010 and 2014, RESPOND conducted Reality Check activities in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, Tajikistan, and Togo. This brief summarizes outcomes from and experiences in these countries and identifies keys to successful adoption.
Available in English (PDF, 3.2 MB)

Breaking Down Barriers to Contraceptive Choice in the Public Health Sector in Burkina Faso and Togo (Project Brief No. 19)
Married women in Burkina Faso and Togo have very low rates of contraceptive use (particularly long-acting methods) and comparatively high rates of unmet need for family planning. Between 2010 and 2013, the RESPOND Project worked to build public-sector capacity in Burkina Faso and Togo to overcome barriers to contraceptive choice. The Ministry of Health in each country received technical assistance to strengthen the supply of family planning services, foster an enabling environment, and cultivate demand for services. Access to a wide range of methods increased dramatically in the areas of the intervention. Clients came in large numbers for long-acting methods: By the end of the intervention, facilities in the two countries had provided more than twice as many implants per month as they had in the same month of the prior year.
Available in English (PDF, 3.5 MB)

Family Planning Methods Chart
Developed for use in Burkina Faso, two sides of the chart show details on mode of action, efficacy, side effects, complications, and health benefits for 10 method types, both short-acting and long-acting and/or permanent. (August 2012)
Available in French (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Client Brochure
Developed for use in Burkina Faso, the brochure provides summary information on the four long-acting and permanent family planning methods. (August 2012)
Available in French (PDF, 1 MB)

Poster: Wouldn’t it be nice if you worked with your wife?
Work with her to choose a family planning method. Please visit a health care center! (August 2012)
Available in French (JPG, 1.7 MB)

Poster: We are available to help the community
We respect the rights of our clients on family planning issues. Fellow colleagues. Let us be exemplary! (August 2012)
Available in French (JPG, 786 KB)

Poster: What affects you affects me dearly
That is why I am discussing the advantages of family planning with you. Let us encourage families to practice family planning! (August 2012)
Available in French for Christian audiences (JPG, 841 KB) and for Muslim audiences (JPG, 1 MB)

Factors Underlying Couple Communication in Burkina Faso
International Conference on Family Planning, November 12-15, 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Panel: Pillow Talk: Encouraging Family Planning Use Through Couple Communication) (led by JHU)
Available in English (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Sowing the SEEDS of Expanded Contraceptive Choice: Using a Holistic Framework to Strengthen Capacity of Three IPPF Member Associations in West Africa
International Conference on Family Planning, November 12-15, 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Available in English (PDF, 5 MB)

Approval and Scale-Up of RESPOND Achievements
Burkina Faso End-of-Project Presentations February 2013
Available in French (PDF, 394 KB)

Collaboration Between the Ministry of Health and USAID to Revive FP: RESPOND Project
Burkina Faso End-of-Project Presentations February 2013
Available in French (PDF, 3 MB)

Evaluation Results of the RESPOND Project
Burkina Faso End-of-Project Presentations February 2013
Available in French (PDF, 3.8 MB)

Lessons Learned in the RESPOND Project
Burkina Faso End-of-Project Presentations February 2013
Available in French (PDF, 2.7 MB)

Expanding Contraceptive Choice in Togo and Burkina Faso
End-of-project evaluation results to USAID, February 25, 2013
Available in English (PDF, 8.9 MB)

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