Health Medical Care

With as few as 10 physicians per 100,000 people, a high prevalence of female genital mutilation, having the lowest GDP per capita and lowest level of literacy in the world, Burkina Faso faces a multitude of challenges in the fight to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children.


Nakamtenga, Burkina Faso




Ongoing since 2018

Contributing to these

Global Goals

3 – Good health and well-being
5 – Gender equality
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Medical Care

– Pharmacy will be built up and we are looking for cooperation for both competence development and financing..

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About the project

We have a clinic that fulfills the requirements of a Centre Medical in Burkina Faso. The clinic have regular opening hours of 08.00 – 17.00, with staff that are available for emergency procedures on a 24 hour schedule. The facility is owned by Yennenga Progress, Burkina Faso.

Health center

The health center is open every weekday and is led by nurse Issa Ouedraogo. Issa started his schooling at our pre-school in the village and through our scholarships has trained as a nurse to now lead the daily work at the health center. The responsible physician is Dr Flore Diarra who regularly visits and supervises the work. All common ailments such as malaria, infectious diseases and injuries are treated on site and in more acute cases, Issa escorts the patients to specialists

Relay physician system

From 2019 we have an agreement with the private Clinique Baume de Galaad in Ouagadougou. The number of doctors in a country like Burkina Faso is very low and it is rare even for the large hospitals to have permanent specialists. The relay physician system is therefore widespread. The agreement with Clinique Baume de Galaad enables us to regularly

have specialists in all different medical fields, and in urgent cases we can drive our patients directly to them.

Traditional medicine

In the area, traditional medicine plays a major role in health care. Medicinal men generally have high confidence and great knowledge of local plants and minerals that can cure or alleviate various types of pain or illness. School medicine lives side by side with this traditional structure and we see the collaboration as important both in terms of knowledge transfer, "house cures" and trust.