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Why Burkina Faso?

Burkina Faso is one of the least-developed countries in West Africa. That makes it one of the most dangerous places on Earth for mothers and children.

Child mortality

Burkina Faso has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world. One in every 15 children there will die before the age of 5. Help us teach mothers to keep their children safe and free from disease.

Maternal and neonatal mortality

Burkina Faso's maternal and neonatal mortality rates are among the world's highest. Every year, 2,000 Burkinabè women die every year from complications to pregnancy and childbirth.