Health
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Over 50% of Burundian children under five to be suffering from chronic malnutrition

01-16-2020 “54.2% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition,” said Thaddée Ndikumana, Burundi Minister of Health while presenting a donation given by the World Bank to improve the health of children before parliamentarians this Wednesday. Mr Ndikumana has said 3.7% of children under the age of (...)
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CMCK: Sixty cases to be treated by otolaryngology and vascular surgery experts

01-07-2020 Pascal Barahandwa, medical director of care at Kinindo Medico-Surgical Center -CMCK says the center is organizing an eight-day medical camp in otolaryngology- O.R.L and vascular surgery. “We want to provide care to patients suffering from diseases that are not operable by permanent Burundian doctors,” he says adding that the (...)
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Half of women and children going to hospital suffer from malaria, Minister of Health says

12-17-2019 “Approximately 7 million insecticide-treated nets will be distributed to the Burundian population across the country,” said Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Health while he was officially opening the campaign of distributing mosquito nets this 16 December. This activity took place in Rugombo Commune of Cibitoke Province in northwestern Burundi. Minister (...)
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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 (...)
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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. (...)
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Late distribution of mosquito nets causes increase in malaria cases in 2019

11-07-2019 “Malaria epidemic did not occur in Burundi in 2019,” said Jean Bosco Girukwishaka, spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health at a press conference held on 6 November. He however admits that, cases of malaria have increased this year compared to last year. He says that this increase in (...)
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Burundi to achieve UN Programme on HIV/AIDS 90–90–90 targets

10-18-2019 “Burundi attained a remarkable success in reducing HIV associated morbidity, mortality and transmission as well as improving the quality of life of people living with HIV,” said Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Health, at a public conference on productive health, organized on 17 October by Burundi First Lady, Denise Nkurunziza. (...)
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Burundians with mental health problems claim access to medicines

10-11-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the World Mental health Day this October 10th, Burundian patients with mental problems say they don’t get medicines. “The treatment of patients with mental problems is very expensive whereas many of us are from impoverished families,” says one of the patients met (...)
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Outbreak of cholera in Rukaramu area

10-09-2019 At least fourteen people from Rukaramu area in Mutimbuzi commune of Bujumbura province have contracted cholera since last week. Two people have already died of this disease which is spreading fast due to a serious lack of drinking water in the locality. Residents of Kigwati I and Kigwati II (...)
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Older persons denounce inaccessibility to health care in Burundi

10-02-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, those from Burundi say they don’t have access to health care due to the lack of means. They ask the government to implement free health care policy for older persons. “I live with my little grandchild. (...)