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Since the first case was confirmed in Burkina Faso on the 9th March 2020, Like most other countries, the Burkinabe government is attempting to manage a delicate balancing act to protect their population from COVID-19 while battling against total economic collapse. The government acted quickly, adopting several containment measures, which has seen the number of reported new daily positive cases of COVID-19 broadly decline. However, there is an understanding that this battle is not over yet because if they fail to help their vulnerable populations survive the economic crises induced by the public health crises, the consequences will be long-lasting.

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