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 96,000 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.


  • 5.4% of sex workers are living with HIV.
  • 2.2% of prisoners are living with HIV.
  • Only 21% of children living with HIV are on treatment


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

We worked with IPC in 2018 helping them provide funding and technical support to another 113 community-based organisations.

Our collective efforts are working. In 2018, IPC reached an estimated 90% of sex workers, and 95% of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Burkina Faso.

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 2018, IPC reached:

  • Over 58,500 people with HIV prevention activities, including almost 15,000 sex workers and almost 8,000 prisoners.
  • More than 817,000 people with TB services.
  • Over 31,600 people with support to receive ART.

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