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Pregnant Women: Burkina Faso

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on discrimination against pregnant women in Burkina Faso; and if he will make a statement. (319405)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has noted Amnesty International’s recent report on this issue. We are pleased to learn from Amnesty that President Compaoré of Burkina Faso met them on 12 February 2010 and committed to lifting all financial barriers to emergency obstetric care and access to family planning.