We believe that developing the health human resource is of fundamental importance for the long term expansion and sustainability of healthcare in Burkina Faso.
There is a deep healthcare crisis in Burkina Faso as a result of under-investment in the training of medical professionals.
- 1 nurse per 2,000 people (UK: 17)
- 1 doctor per 20,000 people (UK: 57)
- 1 pharmacy worker per 50,000 people (UK: 40)
- 1 dentist per 500,000 (UK: 269)
Sources: World Bank & World Health Organisation
Our response has been to establish a scholarship program that identifies graduate doctors, sponsors them through their chosen specialisation in regional universities or medical schools and then requires that they work a minimum of 5 years with us in the Eureka Polyclinic.
The scholarships typically are for 4 years and have a cost of between €25,000 - €30,000. 6 scholarships have been awarded since 2013 (see below) and we are targeting a further 10 awards over the next 3 years.