Burkina Faso has a total population of almost 16 million people, with an average of life expectancy at birth of 49 for male and 56 for female, a high rate of children deaths and a large burden of diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis among others. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.
With a population of 14 million (as per Census 2006 data), of whom 43.9 % lives below the poverty line, and almost half is under 15, Burkina Faso is classified as both a least developed country and a low-income, food-deficit country. As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) is continually responding to emergencies.
The Environment Plan for Sustainable Development defines the main axes managers and benchmarks for a sustainable development. It aims to determine the strategy around which to build a framework of fight against poverty and to develop a sustainable development that takes into account the environment in all its dimensions. The design of this plan is based on a long term vision of environmental policy in a concerted and coordinated action.
The Directorate of Plant Protection and conditioning is the national entity in Burkina Faso in charge of the International Plan Protection Convention that aims to protect the world’s plant resources from pests and to ensure the quality of food products. The DPVC includes three technical services which are: the Service Intervention, the Office of Pesticides and Pest Control and the Control Service Conditioning and Quality (SCCQ).
The General Directorate of Agricultural Statistics and Forecast Branch (HPFB) is a central structure of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries. One of its missions is to collect, process, analyse and disseminate statistics in the field of agriculture to better exploit the already existing statistics differentiated by gender.
The Department of Meteorology of Burkina Faso has jurisdiction over all the matters related to meteorology and its applications in Burkina Faso. It was created on December 30th, 1972 to manage the national meteorological activities in Upper Volta. The functions, organisation and functioning of the Directorate of Meteorology have been reviewed by several orders made successively in 1993, 1999, 2001 and 2003. Website: http://www.meteoburkina.bf/
Given the burden of malaria in the country, Burkina Faso has implemented a national programme against malaria (in 1991, restructured in 1995) to reduce mortality and morbidity due to malaria. The Directorate for the Fight against Disease (MLD) is the anchoring structure of the NMCP at the central level. The programme is the coordination structure of the fight against malaria and it is responsible for: - Coordinate the fight against malaria - Promote operational research activities in the field of malaria - Ensuring regular supply of treated materials; - Establish treatment protocols.
The General Directorate for Civil Protection of Burkina Faso is part of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATS). Its main functions are the implementation of the regulation,