Burkina Faso

Project Dates: September 2013-September 2016

Project Overview:
Headquartered in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, WAHO is the specialized health institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and has a unique political mandate in the sub-region to influence health policy at the highest levels within ECOWAS Member States, which include Bénin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sénégal, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Togo. WAHO’s goals include promotion of the highest standards of health, policy harmonization, pooling of resources, and the promotion of international collaboration to successfully address regional health challenges.

The USAID/West Africa/Regional Health Office (USAID/WA/RHO) is providing field support under the Leadership, Management and Governance Program (LMG) to expand on the previous institutional capacity building work with WAHO. The LMG Project’s overall objectives through this activity are:

  • Strengthen WAHO’s leadership role in the development, harmonization, and adoption of critical region-wide health policies
  • Strengthen WAHO’s institutional capacity to develop and maintain Public Private Partnerships
  • Strengthen WAHO’s institutional capacity in the area of Public Private Partnerships in Health Emergencies to increase the role of the private sector in the mobilization of additional financial and technical resources for priority health problems, and promote a multi-sectoral engagement in the health sector through Public Private Partnerships