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Burkina Faso

  • By: Heather K. Michon
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Burkina Faso, located in west Africa, is a landlocked country surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Côte d'Ivoire. Known for generations as Upper Volta, in 1984 it became Burkina Faso, meaning “land of the upright people.” The land is ...

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