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Burundi: Malaria Cases Significantly Decreased, Health Ministry Says
[Iwacu] The spokesman for the Ministry of Health announced on 6 September that malaria cases have significantly decreased thanks to government's efforts to combat this malaria epidemic. The population complain that they did not have mosquito nets as planned in the response plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Some Private Medical Schools Obliged to Close and Others Suspended
[Iwacu] The ministry of health has decided to close three medical schools and suspend others. It says those schools are closed to improve the quality of education in health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Kenya Women Having Fewest Children in East Africa
[East African] Kenyan women are having the lowest number of children in East Africa, translating to smaller family sizes compared to their counterparts in Burundi and Uganda, which are leading the region's child bearing race. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: WFP Resumes Food Assistance to HIV Positive People With Acute Malnutrition
[Iwacu] 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 prevention of mother-to-child transmission protocol (PMTCT). It also said that the project concerns orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Population Quadrupled From 1961 to 2017
[Iwacu] The Minister of Health calls on all Burundians to significantly reduce the birth rate. She says the average population density is 400 inhabitants per square kilometer, which is a hindrance to development in a country where 90% of the population depend on agriculture and livestock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Newborn Baby Death Due to 'Lack of Communication', Doctor Says
[Iwacu] Earlier this week at a Bujumbura hospital, a baby born to a mother in a coma died after no doctors were available to help. Dr Pontient Ndabashinze, Director of Kamenge University Hospital, known as Roi Khaled, has told IWACU that the absence of doctors was due to "a lack of communication between doctors" (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Burundi: Baby Born Dead, Mother in Coma Due to Doctor's Absence, Nurses Claim
[Iwacu] A mother who had gone into coma had a stillborn because the doctor who was expected to be on duty on Wednesday night was ABSENT, say the nurses unions at the unique University Hospital of Burundi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Burundi: Baby Born Dead, Mother in Coma Due to Doctor's Absence, Nurses Claim
[Iwacu] A mother who had gone into coma had a stillborn because the doctor who was expected to be on duty on Wednesday night was, say the nurses unions at the unique University Hospital of Burundi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 30, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Burundi: Sensitization to HIV Aids Must Be Stepped Up, President Says.
[Iwacu] 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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Hunger, Main Hindrance to Education
[Iwacu] On 15 June every year, the world celebrates the World Day against Hunger. This year, the day comes, while hunger has become a barrier to education in Burundi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Six Albinos Face Impending Death From Skin Cancer
[Iwacu] The representative of albinos in Burundi says six known albinos might die of skin cancer due to the lack of health care assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Overfed and Underfed: Global Food Extremes
The international community of nations has made commitments to eliminate hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030 and also to promote and protect health through nutritious diet, healthy eating and increased physical activity. Credit: IPSBy Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Jun 12 2017 (IPS)Global food extremes of chronic undernourishment and obesity have brought about a bipolar world of hundreds of millions of underfed and overfed people. Of the world’s population of 7.5 billion the proportions suffering from chronic undernourishment and those afflicted by obesity are similar, approximately 11 percent or tog...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Burundi: Expired and Fake Drugs Seized in Bujumbura
[Iwacu] The police discovered a large quantity of expired and fake drugs in the capital on 8 June. The police seized the drugs from a private house on 3rd Avenue in Muramvya, Kinama. The drugs included suppositories, quinine and paracetamol amongst other things. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Sixty Tanzania Medical Staff Needed to Rescue Situation in Kigoma Refugee Camp
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The International medical organization, M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) needs at least 60 Tanzanian medical staff who would the ready to work with the charity organization to overcome the recent spike of diseases among Burundian refugees residing in Nduta camp in Kigoma Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: No Tobacco Day - 'Two Patients Out of Five Are Hospitalized Over Tobacco'
[Iwacu] "I don't care about the tobacco consequences", says a smoker for ten years. He says that he tries to avoid smoking in the public spaces not to smoke others. "I know that it is smelly for some people. I tried to avoid it", he says. However, says another smoker, it is not easy to give up smoking. " I spent over twenty years and I am not sure that I will abandon it", he says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?
Rural women sell mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. Credit: UN Photo/Evan SchneiderBy IPS World DeskROME, May 26 2017 (IPS)Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people. Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are not compliant with local tax and other rules, accounts for a large share – between 20 and a hefty 70 per cent– of employment in sub-Saharan Africa, says a new United Na...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Burundi: Ending Obstetric Fistula Hampered By Ignorance
[Iwacu] Obstetric fistula is both preventable and curable. Ending it in Burundi is mainly hindered by ignorance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa – More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters
A woman in El Fasher, North Darfur, uses a Water Roller for easily and efficiently carrying water. Credit: UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.By IPS World DeskROME, May 25 2017 (IPS)Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage when it comes to Africa, the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, which hosts 54 states spreading over 30 million square kilometres that are home to over 1.2 billion people. Nevertheless, an often neglected fact is that this vast continent with huge natura...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Effects of drug abuse and drug trafficking among the youth in east African community - Uzabakiriho A.
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization made up of countries such as; The Republic of Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania with its headquarter in Arusha-Tanzania. Drug abuse is the habitual taking of addictiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Community Based Alternative Care as a Strategy for Protecting Burundian Refugee Girls and Boys: A Case Study from Mahama Camp, Rwanda
Plan International. 04/26/2017 This 12-page case study describes the community-based child protection program implemented between 2015 and 2016 with Burundian girls, boys, and adults in the Mahama refugee camp in Rwanda. The program provided an alternative care system with independent living arrangements for unaccompanied Burundian children. A local, community-based work force of refugees was trained to supervise these children locally and respond to their protection concerns. A key success of the program was the successful identification of separated and unaccompanied children through collaboration between community membe...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Still an Epidemic in Burundi
[Iwacu] The situation of malaria still calls for more control actions a month after the disease was declared an epidemic on 13 March by the Ministry of public Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Japanese Government Assistance Intended for Cankuzo Malnourished People
[Iwacu] In March 2017, the Japanese government granted US $ 2,837,000 financial support to three UN agencies (UNDP-UNICEF-WFP) to be used in youth employment, water and sanitation as well as fight against malnutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: All Processed Products Must Meet Quality Control Standards, Says Bbn Official
[Iwacu] Flour, maize, fruits, sunflower oil, banana wine, juice, rice, coffee... are some of the agricultural products exhibited in a three-day trade fair being held in the capital Bujumbura on the occasion of the week of the agro-food promotion. Some of the products are yet to be certified by Burundi Office of Standardization and Quality Control (BBN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Right Training Can Change Minds, Hearts, and HIV Services
April 19, 2017Health workers who understand those at greatest  risk of contracting HIV are more likely to reach them. How we are treated by health workers can determine our future health decisions and behaviors.Just think about the journey for those who live with HIV —from learning what HIV is and how it’s transmitted, to getting an HIV test, to, depending on the result, adopting lifelong changes in your everyday behaviors as part of your care and treatment.At every point in this journey, the information a client receives —and how and from whom—will influence whether they decide to seek he...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 19, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Burundi: Drug Users Say They Need Medical Prescription Rather Than Being Arrested
[Iwacu] The Burundian Alliance against HIV/AIDS and for Health Promotion (ABS) organizes from this 17 April, a two-day meeting with the decision-makers on HIV/AIDS and harm reduction for People Who Inject Drugs-PWID. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Unwanted Pregnancies Ruining Young Lives
[Iwacu] Sexual misconduct resulting in unplanned parenthood alarmingly scourges the youth of the educational district of Kabezi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 3, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

East Africa: Govt Hopes to Benefit From EAC Health and Scientific Expertise
[Iwacu] As Burundi hosts the 6th East African Health and Scientific Conference, the Public Health Ministry, says such regional undertaking has potentials to help the country cope with health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: 'We Do Not Hope to Be Cured As Long As We Starve'
[Iwacu] About 8,000 people had contracted tuberculosis in Burundi in 2016. More than 4,000 suffered from contagious tuberculosis, said the Minister of Health marking World Tuberculosis Day on 24 March. Hungry sufferers say that their tuberculosis cannot be cured as long as they have nothing to eat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smiling Towards Development
Happiness doesn’t just result in more smiles: studies are increasingly illuminating stronger and stronger links between happiness and progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credit: Mahmud Rassel/cc by 2.0By Andrea ValeROME, Mar 20 2017 (IPS)Previous indications of national prosperity have focused on income, poverty, health and, above all, Gross Domestic Product, but on March 20th, World Happiness Day commemorates what is perhaps becoming the new way to measure welfare: happiness.On this day, the 2017 World Happiness Report – the fifth to be published since the inaugural 2012 report &ndash...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Andrea Vale Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs World Happiness Day Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Deaths On the Rise in Burundi and Rwanda
[Deutsche Welle] Despite global efforts to eradicate malaria, scores in sub-Saharan Africa continue to suffer and die from the disease. Burundi has now declared a malaria epidemic after nearly 800 people have reportedly died this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Hundreds Die As Malaria Continues to Ravage East Africa
[Deutsche Welle] Despite global efforts to eradicate malaria, scores in sub-Saharan Africa continue to suffer and die from the disease. Burundi has now declared a malaria epidemic after nearly 800 people have reportedly died this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Govt Says Malaria Reaches Epidemic Proportions
[VOA] Health experts say more than 700 people have died of malaria so far this year in Burundi, prompting the government to declare the disease an epidemic. The determination was based on findings of a survey by Burundian and World Health Organization experts, said Josiane Nijimbere, Burundi's Minister of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Burundi Declares Malaria Epidemic
[East African] Burundi has declared a malaria epidemic after more than nine million cases were recorded since last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: WFP Receives European Union Funding to Boost Nutrition in Burundi
[WFP] "We are very grateful to the EU for this important and timely support, which will contribute to the government's efforts to improve the food and nutrition security in Burundi," said Charles Vincent, WFP Burundi Country Director a.i. "The package we plan to provide in Gitega province will not only help children reach their full potential but also improve the overall food security of those we support." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Businesses seeking international legitimacy should look to china's model
(Lehigh University) Companies looking to invest in business enterprises in other countries should be aware of the influence of word-of-mouth associations, traditional and social media and historical legacy when they make their commitments -- particularly looking at China as a model. Researchers interviewed employees, government officials, expatriates and others in five East African countries -- Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda -- to collect information about the impacts of how foreign companies investing in the regions were viewed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tanzania: Humanitarian Response Falling Short of Growing Needs in Refugee Camps
Field newsTanzania: Humanitarian Response Falling Short of Growing Needs in Refugee CampsMarch 01, 2017DAR ES SALAAM/GENEVA/NEW YORK, MARCH 1, 2017 —Much greater efforts are needed to meet the humanitarian needs of Burundian refugees arriving by the thousands each month in crowded camps inTanzania, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Not Yet Declared As Epidemic, Says Public Health Minister
[Iwacu] "From 2015 to 2016, the number of people suffering from malaria has increased in Burundi. However, the number of sick people has decreased of 20% at the beginning of 2017", says Josiane Nijimbere, Burundi Public Health Minister, during the plenary session in the National Assembly, this 23 February. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Burundi Has Taken Measures to Contain Bird Flu
[Iwacu] This Monday, 20 February 2017, D éo Guide Rurema, Burundi Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, has announced a number of measures taken to contain bird flu in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Rights Groups Fear IMF Withdrawal of Subventions to Ministry of Health
[Iwacu] Two local NGOs warn of irregular activities within the Ministry of Public Health that might cause the government to lose from the International Monetary Fund(IMF) an estimated amount of $72.300.822 primarily intended for the fight against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Voices from Nduta and Nyarugusu Refugee Camps
Voice from the FieldTanzania: Voices from Nduta and Nyarugusu Refugee CampsFebruary 17, 2017More than 290,000 people live in refugee camps in Tanzania's northwestern Kigoma District. The vast majority came from neighboring Burundi. More people cross the border every day —according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees nearly 19,000 Burundians arrived in January 2017. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Burundi: Famine Continues Taking People's Lives in Bubanza, Residents Say
[Iwacu] Residents of some localities of Gihanga district claim people continue dying from famine. Humanitarian actors have not so far given sufficient help since the first cases of death were reported in January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Epileptic People Discriminated in Burundi
[Iwacu] Epileptics are treated abominably and unfairly in the Burundian society. On the occasion of the International Epilepsy Day, the Ministry of Public Health says it organizes sensitization campaigns to break down the prejudices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Shortage of Some Medicines in Bujumbura Pharmacies
[Iwacu] In various pharmacies, Bujumbura inhabitants find it hard to get some medicines specially those made in European laboratories. Pharmacists explain that this shortage of medicines is linked to the lack of foreign currency in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Four People Died From Hunger in Bubanza Province
[Iwacu] The fields are dry due to drought caused by the shortage of rain in Bubanza western province of Burundi. Four people have already died since the past two weeks. Serious measures will be taken if the situation persists, government say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Combating Cholera in Burundi - Isn't Prevention Better Than Control?
[Iwacu] Efforts against cholera in Burundi are reactive rather than preventive which makes the eradication of the epidemic impossible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

They Never Told Her That Girls Could Become Scientists
Now she knows they can. Mireille Kamariza, who grew up in Burundi, is a graduate student at Stanford, working on a promising new test to detect the TB bacteria.(Image credit: Fred Tomlin/Courtesy of Mireille Kamariza) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Landhuis Source Type: news

Burundi: SYNAPA Union Postpones Strike
[Iwacu] Members of SYNAPA Union at Kamenge Neuropsychiatric Center-CNPK section have decided to extend the strike notice by three weeks. They say the health ministry has promised to find an immediate solution to their problems in a meeting held with the union on 16 December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Spins Out of Control in Burundi
[Iwacu] The Minister of Public Health, Josiane Nijimbere, has launched a campaign of distributing insecticide-treated mosquito-nets (ITN) to special groups like boarding schools, orphanages, military and police camps, refugee camps and the like. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news