Approximately 95,000 people are living with HIV in Burkina Faso, and around 77,000 children have lost both parents to AIDS-related illness. There is a need to strengthen the national HIV response and mobilise communities to address the epidemic.

Our work in Burkina Faso is helping. In 2017, we worked with Initiative Privée et Communautaire de Lutte Contre le VIH/SIDA (IPC) to reach 53% of the population living with HIV in Burkina Faso. At the same time, IPC provided funding and technical support to another 146 community-based organisations in Burkina Faso.

In 2017, IPC reached over 60,000 people with access to HIV treatment, care and support and over 64,000 people with sexual health and HIV services. Furthermore, more than 125,600 people were reached with HIV prevention activities, including more than 23,000 men who have sex with men (MSM) and 31,900 sex workers.

Recently IPC has also started to work with ANCS, our Linking Organisation in Senegal, in a Global Fund regional programme on harm reduction. The programme focuses on improving human rights and access to TB and HIV prevention and treatment services for people who use drugs in West Africa.