There has been an overall increase in documented incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Burkina Faso in recent years. This is mainly due to rising insecurity in Est region. Health worker kidnappings are common and have been documented in Centre Nord, Est, and Sahel regions. Health workers are often abducted in small groups, often while traveling to provide health care to remote areas of the country.
2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet available in English and French. Download the data
Explore our Attacked and Threatened: Health Care at Risk interactive global map to see incidents where health workers were killed, kidnapped or injured and incidents where health facilities were damaged or destroyed since 2016.