CBS in Burkina Faso

Burkinabe Red Cross Society

Burkina Faso is facing a persistently high burden of morbidity due to communicable diseases like Malaria, Measles, or Dengue fever. In recent years, vaccine preventable diseases have steadily increased again after a significant decrease had been achieved. Due to the emergence and intensification of armed conflicts in northern regions of the country, the access to health care is seriously affecting a large part of the population. Access for humanitarian actors to assist vulnerable people; medical evacuations and the supply of medical inputs is highly limited and even endangering health workers but also health infrastructure.

Burkinabe Red Cross Society together with the Belgium Red Cross and support of the Norwegian Red Cross has implemented CBS in Kaya end of June 2021, currently covering 49villages by 88 volunteers sending reports on health risks like acute watery diarrhea, fever and rash, bloody diarrhea, fever and neck stiffness etc.to the Nyss platform. The aim is to reach 197 villages with 300 volunteers in the region during the coming period. Further implementations of CBS in other parts of the country are planned throughout the year.