Addressing Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health and Family Planning Needs of Young, First-Time Parents in the Eastern Region of Burkina Faso

Date of Publication
2020

This brief describes a project launched in April 2018 by the the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project and Pathfinder International Burkina Faso for young first-time parents (FTPs) in the Fada and Diapaga districts in the Eastern Region of Burkina Faso. The full report is here.

The FTP project “Supporting Reproductive Health Services for Young First-Time Parents in Burkina Faso” focused on women under the age of 25 who are pregnant for the first time or have one child and their husbands. The project included package of community- and facility-level interventions to improve FP- and RMNCH-related knowledge, attitudes, communication, decision making, and use by young first-time mothers (FTMs)/FTPs to achieve the following objectives:

  • Increase FTP access to and utilization of clinical antenatal/postnatal care (ANC/PNC), delivery services, newborn care, and family planning (FP)
  • Increase demand among FTPs for RMNCH care, facility-based delivery, healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP), and FP
  • Create a friendly environment for FTP health action among household and community influencers, including health providers