7226. Improving the Access to Healthcare for Mother and Child in Burkina Faso ORIO (13BF01)

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) requested the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment to conduct a quality review of Terms of Reference for an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and related documents for the project proposal submitted by the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso. The project is titled "Improving the Access to Healthcare for Mother and Child in Burkina Faso".

Advisory reports and other documents

16 May 2017: Memorandum

7226 Quick Scan Amelioration aux Soins Medicaux pour Mere et Enfant a BF

Significant details

The aim of this project is to reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity in five pre-selected health districts in Burkina Faso. More specific:

The proposed project entails improving the access and the quality of healthcare for mothers and children (and others) and improve the use this healtcare by:

  • fysically upgrading 'Health and Social Promotion Centers' (CSPS) into 'Medical Centers with Chirurchical Antenna' (CMA) in five healt districts in Burkina Faso
  • building capacity of healthcare staff for these centers
  • creating awareness amongst the public on the prevention of obstetric complications and the importance to seek antenatal care and professional assistance during childbirth.

At the request of RVO, the NCEA reviewed the ToR. Specifically, the NCEA undertook:

  • A ‘quick scan’ done by the NCEA secretariat, leading to some main observations/pointers as to the adequacy of the TdR for the ESIA for the project.
  • Indicate which IFC Performance Criteria are triggered by the project.

Parties involved

Technical secretary: mr S.G. Nooteboom

Further details

Started: 02 May 2017
Completed: Ongoing

Country/region/theme: Burkina Faso

Last modified: 24 Jul 2018