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The Pagaba Foundation is a nonprofit devoted to saving the lives of mothers and children in Burkina Faso, Africa.


Our mission is to reduce rates of maternal, neonatal, and child mortality in Burkina Faso by improving the quality and accessibility of basic health care information. We produce and distribute educational materials that can be shared by mothers and their children.

Located in sub-Saharan Africa, Burkina Faso is one of the deadliest countries on Earth for mothers and young children. One of 15 children in Burkina Faso will die before they reach the age of 5—most of these deaths are caused by malaria, pneumonia, and diarrheal disease.

Our educational posters and pamphlets provide mothers with information they need to prevent these deaths. These materials are designed to:

  • Promote basic hygiene behaviors like hand washing, nail trimming, etc.
  • Promote the use of mosquito nets
  • Promote safe behaviors like looking both ways before crossing the street
  • Engender trust of medical professionals and vaccines

Messages like these have long been a staple of childhood education in the western world, but they are not universal in Burkina Faso. Our materials present these messages in a format that is visually engaging, low cost, and in keeping with the values of the local population.

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