Table 1

Description of the longitudinal database, by region

RegionPopulation (2015)*Number of primary healthcare centres (2018)Number of district hospitals (2018)Number of communes†Number of commune-monthsNumber of health districts
Boucle du Mouhoun1 821 05922854633126
Cascades739 4979411712243
Centre2 532 3111235117925
Centre Est1 470 9031446302100‡7
Centre Nord1 547 56514932820166
Centre Ouest1 510 97522333827367
Centre Sud804 70911341913684
Est1 615 74015842719446
Hauts Bassins1 961 20418753525208
Nord1 502 52721643122326
Plateau Central875 91014132014403
Sahel1 272 54510632618724
Sud Ouest795 54910932820165
Total18 450 49419914935625 57270
  • *Ministère de la Santé. Annuaire statistique 2015. Ouagadougou: Ministère de la Santé du Burkina Faso, Direction générale des études et des statistique sectorielles; 2016 (http://cns.bf/IMG/pdf/annuaire_ms_2015_signe.pdf). Health facilities data were obtained from the Ministry of Health’s Système national d’information sanitaire. Administrative units information was obtained from Global Administrative Areas database. See methodology section for further description of data sources.

  • †Including some communal sub-sections (‘Arrondissements’) of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.

  • ‡60 units are missing because the only health facility in Déguéba commune opened in January 2018.