Burkina Faso


Population Media Center (PMC) has played a pivotal role in Burkina Faso, producing three influential radio programs, namely “Yam Yankré” (“The Choice”), “Hεrε S’ra” (“The Road to Happiness”), and “Cesiri Tono” (“Fruits of Perseverance”), which addressed critical issues like family planning, reproductive health, and human trafficking prevention, reaching millions of listeners in widely spoken languages. PMC’s work extended beyond broadcasts, with the rebroadcasting of “Yam Yankré” in new regions, supported by UNFPA-UNICEF, and the implementation of interactive engagement strategies through 15 radio stations.

Country Director

Lamoussa Robgo
Country Director, PMC-Burkina Faso

Population media center began working in Burkina Faso in February of 2004

Burkina Faso is a country approximately the size of New Zealand with a population of almost 16 million located in western Africa. The annual population growth rate of Burkina Faso is 3%, which left unchanged means the population will double by 2045.

The fertility rate in Burkina Faso is the eighth highest in the world, driven by large family size. In general, men and women want large families, but 29% of married women ages 15–49 reported to the Demographic and Health Survey that they would like to space or limit births, but they’re not currently using any method of family planning. In Burkina Faso, 5.93 children are born to every woman, and more than 39% of these children are subjected to child labor.

At PMC, we advocate for the empowerment of women and girls as fundamental to achieving a sustainable future. Discover more about our initiatives and contributions in Burkina Faso.

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