With the other 12 countries of the CFA franc zone, Burkina Faso devalued its curency by 50% relative to the French franc in January A. SECRAL CONM 2.1 The health status of the Burkinabe population is poor with a life expectancy at birth of only 48 years (1991), compared with the average for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) of 51 years (1991).
With a per capita GNP of about US0 in 1991, Burkina Faso is among the poorest counries in the world. The health comn_ nent would dirjct benefit about three million people (30% of Bukidna Faso's population) who will gain access to quality health care. ii Bnfits and Riaks: By revermng prest tends of low utiliztion of prmary healt care centers, the project will help provide affordable basic health services of adequate quality to some of the poorest segments of the Buinabe population. I Issues with regard to Health Services Issues with regard to Nutrition and Endemic Disease Control... The investments under the proposed project would be complemented by support to be provided by IDA under the Population and Al IDS Cotrol project which is being prepared in pa 4lel to this proposed project. Burkina Faso is a landlocked country with a pop ilation of about 9.5 million. _ IDA PY Anmual Cumulative Total, may nt add up due to audhg. The project would be lida's tird contribution to the development of the health and nutrition sectors in Burkina Faso.