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Shortage of “Class” condoms in Bujumbura

07-13-2019 The Shortage of “Class” condoms has been observed in the Burundian capital for months. People who prefer this brand don’t know the cause of this shortage. “Nobody has informed us,” says U.K, a young man living in Bwiza neighborhood, in the center of Bujumbura. In this locality, customers complain (...)
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Home Affairs Minister invites Burundians to do family planning

07-12-2019 In the context of the celebration of the World Population Day on July 11th, the Burundian Minister of Home Affairs has called on the Burundian population to reproduce according to their means. “Every Burundian, both men and women must plan how many children they will have according to their (...)
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Health Ministry reports over 100 cases of cholera within two months

07-12-2019 Cholera disease has been reported in Bujumbura City and Cibitoke western province since last June. The Ministry of Health says measures have been taken to prevent the spread of this disease. “113 cases of cholera were recorded from June 5 to July 9, 2019 in Bujumbura city and in (...)
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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 (...)
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Two consecutive months dedicated to protection of Lake Tanganyika, Environment Minister says

07-05-2019 The inhabitants of Bujumbura city have conducted this 4 July activities consisting of removing water hyacinth from Lake Tanganyika. The removal of this invasive plant which harms aquatic biodiversity and pushes the lake limit comes within the framework of implementing of the ‘Environmental Thursday’ the day officially dedicated to (...)
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45 million euro given to improve public health

06-28-2019 The Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with the WHO have launched on June 27 a program called ‘Twiteho Amagara’ literally meaning ‘Let’s improve health’ worth 45 million euro. It will concern 9.7 million people and will be carried out in three years. This a program will support the (...)
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Unvaccinated children to be vaccinated during week dedicated to Mother and Child Health

06-27-2019 About 800,000 pregnant and lactating women, 2 million children under 5 and 5 million boys and girls under the age of 15 will be concerned by the week dedicated to Mother and Child Health launched on June 25 in Nyabikere commune of Karuzi province by the Ministry of Health (...)
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Human Rights Minister urges NGOs to do activities matching with government plan

06-26-2019 “We are not fully satisfied with the results of activities carried out by local as well as international non-governmental organizations on the field,” said Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Social Affairs and Gender during a meeting held on June 25 with representatives of UN agencies, foreign and local (...)
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Kamenge Military Hospital preparing to deal with Ebola

06-20-2019 On June 20, Kamenge Military Hospital alongside the US Embassy in Burundi have organized training exercises on intervention in Ebola cases. “As you know there is Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since we are neighbors and there are always movements of people between Burundi and DRC, (...)
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Malaria cases increased in northern and eastern Burundi, says Health Minister

06-20-2019 In a press conference held on June 14th, the Minister of Health has said malaria patients increased in number in the northern and eastern provinces of the country. “We realized that malaria increased especially in the northern and eastern provinces,” says Thaddée Ndikumana, Minister of Health. He says there (...)
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