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BURKINA FASO: Child brides fig...

BURKINA FASO: Child brides fight child marriage

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
It was not enough to argue that girls could not legally marry in Burkina Faso before age 17, or even that their lives might be put at risk. Tethered...

BURKINA FASO: Fistula in Sahel region highlighted

http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=79487
Monday, December 01, 2008
OUAGADOUGOU Monday, July 28, 2008 (IRIN) - Doctors in Burkina Faso say fistula is being under-reported, and are launching a new project to offer free...

BURKINA FASO: Six killed and thousands affected by heavy rains

http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=80100
Monday, December 01, 2008
OUAGADOUGOU Monday, September 01, 2008 (IRIN) - Heavy rains and violent winds in Burkina Faso have killed six people, wounded 18, and left 4,200...

BURKINA FASO: European Union pledges more aid to fight malnutrition

http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=80371
Monday, December 01, 2008
OUAGADOUGOU Monday, September 15, 2008 (IRIN) - The European Commission (EC) is ready to increase its aid to fight malnutrition in Burkina Faso if...

BURKINA FASO: Finding new ways to feed HIV-positive people

http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportId=81559
Saturday, November 22, 2008
OUAGADOUGOU Wednesday, November 19, 2008 (IRIN) - High food prices and cuts in food aid to HIV-positive people are forcing relief organisations in...
WEST AFRICA: Cross-border FGM ...

WEST AFRICA: Cross-border FGM on the rise

Sunday, October 19, 2008
Cross-border female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) is on the rise in West Africa according to the UN, spurring the need to impose a region-wide...
AFRICA: Cervical cancer vaults...

AFRICA: Cervical cancer vaults to WHO priority list

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
With cervical cancer cases rising across Sub-Saharan Africa, and 80 percent of women diagnosed too late to stop the cancer’s deadly spread, the World...
BURKINA FASO: Six killed and t...

BURKINA FASO: Six killed and thousands affected by heavy rains

Monday, September 01, 2008
Heavy rains and violent winds in Burkina Faso have killed six people, wounded 18, and left 4,200 homeless according to the government’s National...
Planting Underway in Burkina F...

Planting Underway in Burkina Faso

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
FAO Initiative Focuses on Local Production to Offset High Prices FAO is moving into the final stages of an intensive month-long distribution of...
BURKINA FASO: Fistula in Sahel...

BURKINA FASO: Fistula in Sahel region highlighted

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Doctors in Burkina Faso say fistula is being under-reported, and are launching a new project to offer free surgery to some of the affected women. ...
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