192 Countries Sign US Pledge at UN to Globally Deal with Drug Problem

09-28-2018 On this Monday 24 September, a high-level event “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem” opened a high-level week of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. Presided by the US president Donald J. Trump, U.S Permanent representative to the UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and (...)

Towards AIDS free generation in Burundi?

02-16-2018 “Reaching an AIDS Free Generation (RAFG) in Burundi” is a project launched this February 15, 2018 by the ministry of health in partnership with USA Embassy in Bujumbura. It will be implemented by Family Health Initiative 360. Clément Niyonsaba, Country Representative of Family Health Initiative, says the new project (...)

US committed to helping fight HIV/ AIDS in Burundi

12-05-2017 In an interview with IWACU, Anne Casper, the USA Ambassador to Burundi says the United States supports 36,000 Burundians living with HIV through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS RELIEF (PEPFAR). She says the program contributes to the reduction of mother-to- child transmission and provides testing and prevention services. (...)

Health professionals appeal to population to do HIV test before falling sick

12-01-2017 The only way to know whether or not you have HIV is to get screened. Some Burundians still wait to get sick before doing HIV test. Health professional calls on the population to do HIV test so that they know their HIV status. The world AIDS Day celebrated every (...)

USA committed to helping fight against HIV/AIDS in Burundi, Ambassador says

11-29-2017 While the World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1st, USA Ambassador Ann Casper visited Kamenge Military Hospital -the embassy’s partner, to see which achievements have so far been made to fight against HIV/AIDS. She encourages people to do HIV test. The US Embassy has invested more than USD (...)

Foreign currency prices collapse on black market

10-31-2017 There has been a significant decrease in exchange rate of foreign currencies like the US dollar and Euro since Monday 30 October. People wonder if this is to last longer. In different foreign currency exchange offices operating in Bujumbura where Iwacu passed last Monday, a fall in prices of (...)

Global Fund suspends direct subsidies to Health ministry

10-16-2017 Following flaws in the financial management and procurement observed in the ministry of public health, the Global Fund has just withdrawn the direct subsidies to the ministry and granted it to the United Nations Development Programs for supervision. Right groups say it is a loss for Burundi. In the (...)

Local organization pleads for medical abortion in some cases

09-28-2017 The association of women fighting against HIV/AIDS and Malaria-SFBLSP Burundi has celebrated on 28 September the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. It recommends Burundi government to ratify the Maputo protocol to promote women’s rights. Following a high number of young girls and women (...)

WFP resumes food assistance to HIV positive people with acute malnutrition

08-03-2017 The World Food Program (WFP) has resumed its project to provide food assistance to people living with HIV / AIDS since July. In a statement issued on 2 August, WFP declared that the assistance is for HIV affected patients who started antiretroviral therapy, for children and women under the (...)

Sensitization to HIV AIDS must be stepped up, President says.

06-28-2017 On 27 June 2017, the National Council for the fight against HIV/AIDS organized an ordinary general assembly. The President of the Republic thanked the council and said there is still a long way to go. He called for much sensitization to HIV. In his opening speech, the President of (...)