ABUBEF pleads for easy access to services for patients with cervical cancer

04-01-2020 Donavine Uwimana, Director of the Burundian Association for Family Welfare-ABUBEF says cervical cancer is a reality in Burundi and contributes to preventable maternal mortality. “Cervical cancer is one of the fairly common gynecological cancers but it can be prevented by vaccination and screening,” she says adding that in more (...)

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 (...)

Kamenge University Hospital short of specialists

06-21-2017 Patients report a great scarcity of specialists at Kamenge University hospital (CHUK). The reality that the management of the hospital regrets. On 13 June, Iwacu met a hopeless mother at Kamenge University Hospital (CHUK) commonly called “Hôpital Roi Khaled”. She was looking for a doctor to operate the tongue (...)

Cancer in Burundi: to “wait for death”

02-11-2014 7,6 million people die of cancer worldwide every year. In Burundi, cancer is not the main concern of the Public Health Ministry which decided to ‘celebrate’ International Cancer Day every February 4th by holding a mere workshop. The Burundian Alliance Against Cancer (“Alliance Burundaise de Lutte Contre le Cancer”), (...)