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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is the country in which the EFFO project first started up. It is the EFFO pilot- and focus country.

The West African nation borders Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger, and, in 2014, was given priority by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in order to prepare for a possible Ebola outbreak. The risk was assessed based on its geographic location, as well as the trade routes to the countries most affected by Ebola.

Burkina Faso has been particularly suitable as the pilot country for the EFFO project, as developing a new teaching and learning programme requires motivation, a reason, and willingness. A country already hit by Ebola would not have been suitable for the project’s initial phase. It was first important to clearly establish that the new approaches would provide security and avoid panic responses.

In September and October 2014, an employee from the Medical Mission Institute Würzburg, who was well familiar with Burkina Faso, travelled to the country and identified OCADES Caritas Burkina as a local partner organisation. As in all EFFO countries, the project was discussed with the health ministry. The actual pilot phase then began in October and November 2014.

Date: 01.09.2019





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