Burkina Faso

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On 28 June 2011, Burkina Faso joined the SUN Movement with a letter from HE, Adama Traore, Minister of Health. At the time, Burkina Faso had established a multi-sectoral platform, the National Council for Nutrition Coordination (CNCN) located within the Ministry of Health. Burkina Faso also had a Strategic Plan for Nutrition (2010-2015) which was also a priority in the New National Health Development Plan (PNDS 2010-2011) and the Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development (SCADD 2011 – 2015).

Progress

Bringing people together
69% 2016

Bringing people together

Coherent policy and legal framework
61% 2016

Coherent policy and legal framework

Aligning programs around a Common Results Framework
43% 2016

Aligning programs around a Common Results Framework

Financial tracking and resource mobilization
35% 2016

Financial tracking and resource mobilization

TOTAL
52% 2016

TOTAL

Nutrition situation

32.9%

Under Five Stunting

16.2%

Low Birth Weight

50.1%

0-5 Months Exclusive Breastfeeding

10.9%

Under Five Wasting

0%

Under Five Overweight

49.5%

Woman Anaemia 15-49 years

4.2%

Adult Blood Glucose (Diabetes)

23.6%

Adult Overweight

6.3%

Adult Obesity

Strategic objectives

The multisectoral and multi-player nutrition platform (National council for dialogue on nutrition – CNDN), hosted by the Ministry of Health, has now been decentralized to regional level. The players using the platform meet twice per year. The United Nations network is in place and the civil society nutrition network (RESONUT) is very active, principally in matters of advocacy and in raising awareness in the public and in political decision makers. concerning the private sector and parliamentarian networks, these have been formed recently, while the academic sector network is in the process of being created.

Last updated: December 2016

2015
The National Council for Dialogue on Nutrition (CNCN) was established in 2008 and is the designated multi-sectoral platform. It reports to the Ministry of Health and includes the ministries responsible for agriculture and food security; water and sanitation; social action and national solidarity and the economy and finances; education; trade; empowerment of women; scientific research; and secondary and higher education. This also includes civil society and the university environment, while the private sector is represented by the Federation of Agrifood Industries and the group of converters of oleaginous products (oil mills). The United Nations network is in place, coordinated by UNICEF, and a network of journalists in nutrition has been officially reconised. The civil society network for nutrition (RESONUT) is waiting for official recognition documents. On the other hand, there is no coordinator or work plan shared by donors.
Following the events of 30 and 31 October last year and the dissolution of the National Assembly, the work on nutrition conducted by the network of members of parliament has been discontinued.

The AGIR initiative (Alliance for Resilience) is led by the Ministry of Agriculture and considers nutrition in its second and fourth pillars.

Last updated: October 2015

Now that the National food security policy has been revised, the CNDN is awaiting its official adoption. The multisectoral nutrition action plan has not yet been developed, which continues to affect multisectorality. However, nutrition is progressively and increasingly being integrated into sectoral policies and strategies. Moreover, a Nutrition society has been created. Finally, the Code of marketing of breast milk substitutes is in the process of being revised.

Last updated: December 2016

2015
The nutrition policy is being reviewed to take better consideration of the multi-sectoral aspect of the fight against malnutrition. The country has committed to finalising its new national multi-sectoral nutrition plan (2016-2020) and to assess the financial resources necessary for implementing this by the end of 2015. This should help to make the various sectors more responsible.
Several multi-year strategic sectoral plans include nutrition, especially those on: poverty reduction, economic development, education, sustainable development, agriculture, food and nutrition security and rural development.
Last updated: October 2015

The common results framework was completed in July 2015, while a budgeted strategic nutrition plan should be finalized by 2017. The actions of the common results framework are beginning to be implemented with the support of various protagonists. However, annual working plans with measurable targets still need to be developed in order to guide implementation, as well as an activity monitoring and evaluation plan.

Last updated: December 2016

2015
The multi-sectoral common results framework was finalised in July 2015 during a restitution workshop on the mapping of nutrition-specific and nutrition sensitiveinterventions, which brought together various sectors, partners, civil society and the private sector. It must still be refined with the various sectors. The implementation of specific and/or sensitive interventions falls to those responsible at the middle and periphery of the system. The specific nutrition interventions are harmonised with the National Nutrition Policy. The social protection, food security, education, water hygiene and sanitation programmes and other sensitive interventions shall be better reflected in the revised national policy.
Burkina Faso also plans to improve its existing nutrition monitoring system before the end of 2015. To this end, a pilot project has been supported by WHO to include other nutrition indicators in the national and central collection software. There are several sectoral follow-up systems but the results are not pooled.

Last updated: October 2015

The nutrition protagonists and stakeholders have been mapped and a study on investments for nutrition is in the process of being created. Burkina Faso has costed investments for nutrition, with the support of the SUN Secretariat. The traceability of nutrition financing still needs to be improved in order to make transparent financial information accessible to the public. The financing of nutrition-related activities is still suffering delays due to nutritional emergencies affecting planning and disbursements.

Last updated: December 2016

2015
The funds earmarked for nutrition, classified in the sub-committee of the national budget for maternal and infant health are not easy to track. The implementation of the costed plan is primarily the responsibility of the Ministry of Health, with support from other ministries. The release of the Government’s financial commitments is hindered by the administrative bureaucracy and circumstances, whereas the funds dedicated to nutrition by partners are often for emergencies, making multi-year planning complicated.
There are no funding guarantees for the implementation of various plans at drafted stage (strategic plan, micro-plan to fight micronutrient deficiencies, and so on), nor for the changeover plan at the infant and young child feeding level, which is being carried out. With the support of UNICEF, work has begun to assess the public and external funds invested in nutrition since 2011.
Last updated: October 2015

SUN Government Focal Point

Bertine Ouaro
Director of Nutrition Ministry of Health

Donor Convenor

  • European Union