In Burkina Faso, our volunteers have launched a project to strengthen 19 health care centers in 7 regions of the country, with the main objective of improving the health conditions of more than 300,000 inhabitants. This project, financed in November 2020 by the Crisis and Support Center of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is now being finalized: achievements have already been made in 8 of the 19 health care centers concerned.
In Komtoega, in 5 health centers:
In March 2021, Electriciens sans frontières led the successful completion of the planned work in this part in northern Burkina Faso, in partnership with the local association “Les amis de Komtoega” present on site. Each of the 5 health care and social promotion centers has been equipped with a solar street light, in order to secure access at nightfall, and with a solar freezer which allows the conservation of vaccines and pharmaceutical products. This action benefits the 5000 inhabitants of the region.
In Soaw, at a health care center:
In prevention of an increase in the number of Covid-19 patients in the Central West region, the Soaw health care and social promotion center installed a reception room for potentially affected patients. Electriciens sans frontières piloted the installation of a diesel generator in order to ensure a reliable electricity supply, and of a solar lamp charging station provided by the company Lagazel. The lamps can be recharged on site for a small financial contribution, which will ensure the maintenance of the electrical equipment.
In Saponé, in a health care center and in a medical center with a surgical unit:
Several complementary actions were carried out in this locality of the Centre-South region, both in its health care and social promotion center and in its medical center with a surgical unit:
- the installation of a respirator ;
- the repair of an incinerator, and the training of 2 people in its use;
- the restoration of air conditioning in the 2 operating rooms, the maternity section and the laboratory;
- the replacement of light bulbs with LED lighting, for better illumination and energy savings;
- the installation of 3 solar-powered street lamps to secure access to the centers;
- the refurbishment of nearly one hundred air blowers;
- the maintenance of existing electrical installations.
Our volunteers remain fully committed to finalize the many actions planned in the framework of our Covid-19 plan, alongside our local partners: NGOs, health care personnel, public institutions and specialized companies. In this difficult period, facing present and future constraints, we maintain our course and our commitment to solidarity: to continue to act, and to “do things together” despite the distance!