Burkina Faso

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  • Burkina Faso

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    Burkina Faso Burkina Faso is a small country located in Western Africa, north of Ghana, it's total land area is 274,200 sq km. The terrain is mostly flat to dissected, undulating plains; hills in west and southeast. Some of it's natural resources are manganese, limestone, marbleand small deposits of gold. The irrigated land in Burkina Faso is only a mere 160 sq km. The population is 10,422,828 (July 1995 est.) of which 50% is under the age of 15. Burkina Faso is a country with a rapidly

  • Development Report Of Burkina Faso

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    Development Report Of Burkina Faso In this Development Report I will convey the development of Burkina Faso through the use of various statements and quality of life indicators. Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranked 172 out of 174 countries on the Human Development Index. Burkina Faso is located in central Africa and therefore landlocked between six countries, meaning that is far from marine coastal links, has few natural resources and suffers

  • West Africa: Burkina Faso

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    Six countries surround the landlocked country of Burkina Faso, which was previously called Upper Volta. It is located in the heart of West Africa. It is a country which has had an unstable and sometimes violent history with coup after coup resulting in many changes of government, in the rights of the people, and its economic status. Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) was a French colony from 1897 until August 5, 1960. Its official language remains French, and its currency is the Franc. After 1960, the

  • Benin,Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire Immunization Services

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    Benin,Burkina Faso and Côte d’ivoire Immunization services. In Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire immunization services are provided through the expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). The main EPI targeted diseases are Diphtheria, Hepatitis, Measles, Pertussis Tetanus, Polio, Tuberculosis, and Yellow fever.The main delivery strategies are three folds; fixed, mobile and outreach services. The mobile strategy has been stopped due financial difficulties in Benin and Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso EPI

  • Improving Immunization Service in Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire

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    political commitment, poor infrastructure and negligence among health staff (Kadzandira and Chalowa, 2001). However in Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d’ivoire these factors has lead to continued low (performance, coverage and stagnating) immunisation services since 2005.This lack of services is leading to both high incidents child mortality rates( Benin at 157, Burkina Faso at 184 and Côte d’ivoire,187) (GAVI, 2008), and morbidity rates as well. The observation of resurgence of vaccine preventable

  • Thomas Sankara: The Lion King

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    Lenin. The works of Vladimir Lenin have also been influential. Together they influenced the African Che Guevara who is named Thomas Sankara. Thomas Sankara was a revolutionary hero that enacted sweeping social and economic changes throughout Burkina Faso and inspired many people to believe that Africa could be autonomous and self reliant. Thomas Isidor Noël Sankara was born December 21, 1949 in the Upper Volta (Biography of Thomas, n.d.). Thomas Sankara went to primary school in Gaoua and attended

  • Why does Economic Dependence on Product Exports in Underdeveloped Countries

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    The landlocked country of Burkina Faso ranks 183 out of 187 countries in the 2012 Human Development Index, indicating that the quality of life in the African country is tremendously low (World Bank). Despite the United States having contributed $520 million to the underdeveloped country in recent years in an act of humanitarianism; Burkina Faso is still economically unstable, forcing them to heavily depend on their most profitable industries (Kerry). Gold mining is currently a source of income that

  • Burkina Faso's Climate and History

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    Burkina Faso's Climate and History Introduction ============ Burkina Faso is a country in the African continent. Here is a brief look at Burkina Faso's climate, history and at the country itself. Climate ======= * March and April are the short rainy season particularly in the South West, with long rains from June to October. *It is cool and dry from November to mid February Geography ========= * The country borders the Ivory

  • Immunization in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    combining three innovative preventative approaches, it was hoped that would contribute to reduce maternal and child mortality rates hence achievement of Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. Despite these impressive arrangements governments of Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire fail to keep up with routine immunization and antenatal care services and many parents fail to immunize their children. Vaccination coverage has now reached a plateau even where good coverage has been attained; reaching children

  • Provision of Integrated Services

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    urban slums and hard to reach areas . 3.2.5 Utilization of community health worker and non health personnel. Utilization of community health worker and non health personnel (influential person in the community) was noted as innovative. In Burkina Faso, community health worker and community representatives, maintain lists of women and children who need immunizations, conduct house-to-house visits to identify eligible children and refer them to the nearest health centre or outreach session. Likewise