On May 28, Menstrual Hygiene Day, BARKA's 3 top Menstrual Health Project Leaders took to the radio waves to sensitize the entire eastern region about menstrual issues, breaking the silence on this taboo subject. The 3 women, Madame Salimata Zalle, Madame Awa Traore,...

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Response to COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Response to COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

BARKA Foundation is closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation in Burkina Faso. We will continue to update this page with the latest news, updating the timeline below with significant events and information. The healthcare system in Burkina Faso is already virtually...

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Barka, St. Joseph Hospital

Barka, St. Joseph Hospital

From left to right: Dr. Kevyn Comstock, Esu Anahata, Ina Anahata, Issouf "Kodjo" Bance, President Mary Prybylo, Karim Combari, Spiritual Care Director Andrew Files, Primary Care Director Mya-Lisa King, Miki MacDonald N.P. January 22, 2020 We would like to get down on...

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Op-Ed: Why We Should Care About Burkina Faso Right Now

Op-Ed: Why We Should Care About Burkina Faso Right Now

Photo: Emergency water distribution in Fada N'Gourma, November, 2019 January, 2020, Fada N'Gourma, Burkina Faso Fourteen years ago, my wife and I co-founded The BARKA Foundation, a UN-affiliated NGO with special consultative status with ECOSOC. BARKA’s work focuses...

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BARKA’s Annual Report and Strategic Plan

BARKA’s Annual Report and Strategic Plan

In anticipation of BARKA's Annual Retreat for the Board of Directors, we are releasing our Triennial Report for the past 3 years. This is now available for download here. However we are also looking forward and planning the details for BARKA's strategic direction for...

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Burkina’s Mango Rain 2019

What is a Mango Rain? It's the first rain of the year, which usually comes in April. Why is it called a Mango Rain? Because at this time of year, as the temperature continues to rise, the mangoes are ripening on the mango trees, soon to be available to eat. When was...

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Swampscott High School Walks for Water on Water Day

Swampscott High School Walks for Water on Water Day

[See original post in North of Boston WICKED LOCAL] Students lug water through Swampscott High to benefit West African nation Posted Mar 25, 2019 at 4:28 PM Updated Mar 25, 2019 at 4:29 PM The Walk for Water was sponsored by the Swampscott and Marblehead High School...

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