Society
'

ICRC to supplement prisoners’ diet

12-11-2019 The International Committee of the Red Cross has handed two projects of vegetable gardens and one fish project over to the General Directorate of Prison Affairs on this 10 December. The projects of vegetable gardens were carried out in Mpimba and Bubanza prisons while the fish project was implemented (...)
'

Landslides in Mugina: 24 dead and 7 wounded

12-06-2019 At least 24 people were killed seven others wounded in the night of December 4th 2019 due to landslides following heavy rains that poured down in Cibitoke province in the west of Burundi. Gikomero, Nyempundu, Rwamagasha and Rukombe hills, all located in Mugina commune of the same province were (...)
'

US Embassy to strengthen partnership with University of Burundi

12-06-2019 The US Ambassador to Burundi visited the University of Burundi on 5 December. The aim of the visit was to strengthen partnership with this university. “The US Embassy has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Burundi which is limited to English learning,” said Eunic Sharom Reddick, US (...)
'

HIV: Heath Ministry calls on community to make difference

12-05-2019 On the occasion of the World Day to fight against HIV that has been celebrated in Burundi on December 4, Aimé Ndayizeye, Director of the National Program for Fighting against HIV has said that HIV infection in Burundi is a generalized epidemic with an overall prevalence rate of 0.9% (...)
'

Burundians with disabilities plead for access to election offices in 2020

12-04-2019 On the occasion of the World Day of People living with disabilities this December 3, Cassien Bizabigomba, Chairman of the Federation of Associations of people living with disabilities in Burundi says the latter have difficulty accessing the voting material and getting information. “Those who have physical disability don’t easily (...)
'

Only 20% of people with disabilities have job in Burundi, reveals a report

11-29-2019 The lack of access to employment for people with disabilities remains a big challenge in Burundi. The Union of People with Disabilities of Burundi (UPHB) claims for the ratification of ILO Convention 159 to change the situation. People with disabilities represent between 15 and 20% of the Burundian population. (...)
'

Ravine threatens houses and infrastructure in Gisyo neighborhood

11-28-2019 Residents of Gisyo neighborhood are worried about the collapse of the gutter that channels the runoff from Kanyosha urban area of Muha commune in the south of Bujumbura City. This gutter has become a deep ravine. Several houses have already been washed away by the ravine and a high (...)
'

Heavy rain causes damage in Mugongo-Manga

11-28-2019 More than ten students from Nyarushanga fundamental school in Mugongo-Manga commune of Bujumbura province have been seriously injured due to a strong wind and a very heavy rain that hit the locality in the night of November 27. “One of them has been transferred to Bujumbura city and five (...)
'

83% of women exclusively breastfeed infants in Burundi

11-27-2019 Fidèle Nkezabahizi, Director of the National Integrated Program of Food and Nutrition in the Ministry of Public Health said about 78% of urban women exclusively breastfeed their infants up to six months. “They are estimated at 86% in rural areas”. He said it during a media workshop preparing the (...)
'

Repeated and inappropriate use of antibiotics undermines health, warns WHO

11-20-2019 “Antimicrobial resistance threatens to undermine health security and our progress towards universal health coverage, just as it risks reversing the medical advances of the twentieth century,” said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa in a statement issued on the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019. (...)