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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. (...)
Sports

Burundi still faces challenges in health sector, says Second Vice President

09-16-2019 While opening the national conference on health this September 16th, the Burundian Second Vice President has said Burundi is faced with some challenges in health sector despite the step that it has so far made. Joseph Butore, Burundi Second Vice President says the progression of non-communicable diseases as well (...)
Health

Burundi Second Vice President visits sites where Ebola preparedness activities are conducted

08-26-2019 The Second Vice-President of the Republic, Dr. Joseph Butore conducted this Tuesday, August 20, 2019 a field visit to inquire about the progress of the preparedness of Burundi to respond to Ebola Virus Disease. Dr. Joseph Butore said he was satisfied with the step already taken and wished more (...)
Health

Increase of illegal drug consumers in Burundian urban areas

07-09-2019 In a press briefing held on July 8th, the Ministry of Health and FENAS revealed that the number of illegal drug consumers in the country has mainly increased in Bujumbura and Gitega. They call on everyone to take action so as to eradicate drugs in Burundi “Drug consumption is (...)
Society

AIDS orphans confronted with financial problems

05-08-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the World AIDS Orphans’ Day, Burundian AIDS orphans say they are faced with poverty. “My parents died of AIDS five years ago. My two little sisters and I live at our aunt’s house. She is poor and cannot afford school fees for (...)
Health

Tuberculosis persists in Burundi, Ministry of Health reports

04-04-2019 “Tuberculosis is still spreading in Burundi,” said Herménégilde Nzimenya, Director of the National Integrated Program to Fight against Leprosy and Tuberculosis (PNILT) on 3 April. More than 7,200 cases of tuberculosis patients were recorded in 2018 while in 2017 more than 7800 cases were recorded according to him. Nzimenya (...)
Health

Health officials and decision makers called on to support kidney disease patients

03-15-2019 On the celebration of the World Kidney Day this 14 March, “Vision Santé”, the club of students in medicine faculty at Ngozi private University in close collaboration with CMCK Hospital has organized a one-day campaign to screen people for kidney disease risk factors. It is around 10 a.m at (...)
Human Right

Commission of Inquiry on Burundi still concerned over human rights violation

03-13-2019 The UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has presented an oral briefing on the prevailing human situation in Burundi during the 40th regular session of Human Rights Council. The commission remains very concerned over the human rights violations. Doudou Diène, Chairman of the commission has said that the commission (...)
Society

Poverty prevents Burundian children from developing, says FENADEB

11-21-2018 On the occasion of the celebration of child rights and the 29th anniversary of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child on November 20, the federation of associations engaged in the defense of Child rights –FENADEB deplores the deterioration of rights of children in Burundi. Gaudence Aimé (...)
Health

Diabetic patients ask government to reduce drug prices

11-15-2018 While the world celebrates the Diabetes Day each 14 November, people suffering from diabetes in Burundi ask the government to help reduce the prices of the drugs. Adidja, a 49 year-old woman, says she was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 37. “I am obliged to have a special (...)