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Burkina Faso

L2

Coordination Mechanism: Cluster
Coordination Arrangement: UNICEF Lead & MoH Lead
Subnational hubs: Regional nutrition clusters in Dori, Kaya and Fada

Country Key Contacts

Claude Chigangu

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator bchigangu@unicef.org

Paul Bigirinama Kagayo

Deputy Coordinator coordadj-clustnut@bf-actioncontrelafaim.org

Francois Kombasere

Information Management Specialist fkombassere@unicef.org

Estelle Bambara

Co-lead Cluster Nutrition estelleaissa@gmail.com

Annual report 2020

January to December 2020

Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)

In view of the current humanitarian context characterized by a gradual increase in internally displaced persons and the closure of health services with limited access to health / nutrition services, the nutritional situation could deteriorate leading to an increase in the number of acutely malnourished children expected . Indeed, the nutritional survey using the SMART methodology carried out in October 2019 in the six municipalities with the largest number of displaced people already shows an increase in the rates of GAM and SAM above critical thresholds according to WHO standards. Taking into account the aggravating factors mentioned above, the total number of severely acutely malnourished children expected for the year 2020 in the 5 emergency regions is examined at 79,490 compared to 67,973 in January 2019 and the total of acutely malnourished children moderate expected from 183,413 in 2020 against 165,653 in 2019 in the same regions.

Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

By December 31, 2020, 56,826 children aged 6 to 59 months suffering from severe acute malnutrition had been treated out of the 85,178 children initially targeted. This represents an indirect coverage of 66.71% of the target.
Regarding the management of moderate acute malnutrition in children aged 6 to 59 months74, 564 were admitted and treated (50.82%) and 40,252 pregnant and lactating women were admitted and treated, representing 76.82% of the revised MAM target. 
For activities to prevent malnutrition, 247,457 women benefited from activities to protect and promote good infant and young child feeding practices (ANJE), i.e. 75.68% of the annual target 326,979 For the distribution of protective rations to children aged 6 to 23 months, a total of 144,087 were assisted out of the 100,000 planned, i.e. 144.09% of the target. 
The average coverage for the five humanitarian regions is 70.24%, with the Eastern region having the highest coverage of MAS (76%), followed by the North Central region with 70.66% and the Sahel region with 66%.  The lowest coverage for MAS is observed in the Northern region (51.5%). This would be the result of the presence of more operational actors and the implementation of community-based approaches in some areas.  The problem of data management for some regions is also at the root of the low coverage.
Overall, 499,643 people targeted (70.24% of the annual target of 711,287) were reached. 

Link to HRP 2021

 

Current Challenges
  • Insufficient actions to prevent malnutrition in fragile areas
  • Inadequate coverage of both prevention and treatment interventions for acute malnutrition.
  • Insufficient integrated approach with a multisectoral nutrition, health, food security, WASH package targeting priority areas (geographic convergence);
  • The reluctance observed on the use of the simplified protocol approach by some RSDs in areas where more than 50% of health facilities are closed or are operating at a minimum despite the directives of the Ministry of Health on this subject.    
  • Problem of humanitarian access in some areas and closure of health facilities (as of November 10, 2020: 91 health facilities closed and 232 are functioning at a minimum throughout the country), which reduces access to health care in general and nutrition in particular.
     

Key Figures in 2020

(millions)

Funding in 2020

(millions)
Number of SAM under-five children in need 2020
Number of SAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2020
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2020
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2020
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2020
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2021
(millions)
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2020
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2020
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2020
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2021
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2020
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2021
Number of caregivers of children less than two years old who were reached with messages on breastfeeding, young child feeding, or healthy diets in the context of COVID through national communication campaigns 2020
(millions)

Total Partners (33)

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National NGOs
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International NGOs
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UN Agencies
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Government authorities
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Donors

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