Burkina Faso

© Gideon Mendel for Frontline AIDS

We’re on the frontline of HIV prevention, treatment and care in Burkina Faso, supporting communities to respond to the HIV epidemic.

Around 95,000 people are living with HIV in Burkina Faso, and thousands of children have been orphaned by AIDS. The main issue here is a need to strengthen the national HIV response and to help communities be better prepared to cope with the epidemic.

Our work here is focused on helping community organisations develop their skills so that they can provide more comprehensive services to the people who need them most.


  • 16.2% of sex workers are living with HIV.
  • 3.6% of men who have sex with men (MSM).
  • Around 77,000 children have lost both parents to AIDS-related illness.


Initiative Privée et Communautaire de Lutte Contre le VIH/SIDA (IPC)

We worked with IPC in 2017 helping them provide funding and technical support to another 146 community-based organisations.

Our collective efforts are working. In 2017, IPC reached 53% of the population living with HIV in Burkina Faso, helping thousands access vital treatment. It is also getting the prevention message out to many thousands of others, including marginalised communities such as MSM and sex workers, who face a greater risk of infection.

IPC is also working with our partner, ANCS, in Senegal in a broader regional harm reduction programme that is working to improve human rights and access to both HIV and tuberculosis prevention and treatment for people who use drugs.

We support IPC to improve their partnership with their donors by strengthening their organisational systems such as governance, management and onward granting with other partners.


In 2017, IPC reached:

  • More than 60,000 people with access to HIV treatment, care and support.
  • More than 64,000 people with sexual health and HIV services.
  • More than 125,600 people with HIV prevention activities, including more than 23,000 MSM and 31,900 sex workers.

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