Africa: Four Countries in the African Region License Vaccine in Milestone for Ebola Prevention
[WHO] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Ghana and Zambia have licensed an Ebola vaccine, just 90 days after World Health Organization (WHO) prequalification. Registration of the vaccine is expected in additional countries in the coming weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: The Beacon of Universal Health Coverage in Africa
[WHO] Rwanda is one of the smallest countries in the African mainland. It is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. No miracle was expected from that African country following the genocide against the Tutsi of 1994. Fundamental to recovery - building trust and fostering peace and stability - Rwanda has been continuously investing in services, like health, infrastructures and education. After the tragic 1994 events the new leadership put at the center of a raising nation, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi's rebel groups and the stigmatisation of wartime sexual violence - Sellstr öm AM.
This article qualitatively explores rebel group stigmatisation (and stigma) of wartime sexual violence and p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Burundi: Burundi Cholera Epidemic - 'Thankfully, My Family All Came Back Cured'
[MSF] Since June 2019, Burundi has been facing a major cholera epidemic. More than 1,000 cases have been recorded, the majority from Bujumbura, the country's main city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UN: More than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak
UN reports more than 7 million malaria cases in Burundi outbreak this year (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Wednesday's Daily Brief - Fear Rampant in Burundi, WHO On Nutrition, Hurricane Dorian Latest, Cyberbullying Poll, Bachelet, One Year On
[UN News] A recap of Wednesday's main stories: UN rights experts warn 'climate of fear' rampant in Burundi; New health report on proper nutrition; One in three young people say they've been bullied online; and UN's top rights official on world's crises (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Why the Ebola Outbreak Was Declared a Global Emergency and Why It Matters
[The Conversation Africa] In mid-July the WHO declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. At the time over 2000 cases had been reported. A factor that is likely to have influenced the decision was that a new case had been noted near Goma near the border with Rwanda. The fear was that the disease would spread through Goma, a city of 2 million people, and that it would rapidly cross into Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi Starts Ebola Vaccines for Health Workers -WHO Burundi Starts Ebola Vaccines for Health Workers -WHO
Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Burundi: Govt Launches Ebola Vaccination Campaign for Health and Front-Line Workers
[WHO] On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wednesday ’s Daily Brief: Help for Venezuelans, Burundi Ebola vaccine drive, Paraguay poison probe urged, talking disarmament in Geneva, Libya violence down
Our main stories today cover: Scaled-up assistance for Venezuelans; Ebola vaccinations  for Burundi health workers; reports of civilian deaths following an Afghan-sponsored security operation; agrochemical spray probe urged in Paraguay; Libya violence abates during truce, and disarmament conference’s first woman chief urges Governments to “overcome their differences”.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers: WHO
Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Burundi: Burundian YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Death Toll in Burundi Rivals DRC Ebola Deaths - OCHA
[RFI] A malaria outbreak of "epidemic proportions" has killed some 1,800 people in Burundi in 2019, with a death toll on par with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo's contagious Ebola, according to the latest report by OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Govt Playing Politics with Deadly Malaria Outbreak?
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that 5.7 million cases of malaria were recorded in Burundi in 2019, and with a population of just over 11 million, this is about half its population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The 10 Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Will Experience Population Booms in the Coming Decades
Climate scientists have long warned that the impacts of climate change will hit less developed regions in the global south harder and earlier than wealthier parts of the world. A major consequence of that trend, analysis of the U.N.’s latest population forecasts shows, is that countries experiencing the world’s most rapid population growth over the coming decades will also be on the front lines of climate change. TIME compared data from population forecasts published by the U.N. in June with a ranking of countries who are most vulnerable to climate change compiled by British risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change data visualization Science Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Communities and Coordination Are Crucial in Fighting Ebola
[WHO] Cibitoke, Burundi - 3 July 2019 -- Close to the border with the Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), over 100 volunteer health workers are busily planning surveillance actions to detect potential Ebola cases and defend against the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sharing the Burden of Refugees; the World Can Do Better
UN Secretary General, António Guterres visiting a refugee camp in Uganda. June 2017, PHOTO//Twitter @antonioguterresBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 2019 (IPS) As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, a glaring concern remains just how inadequate the global response to the refugee crisis has been. To a large extent, refugees have been painted with the broad strokes of a burden to host economies or sources of insecurity and crime. The world has lacked the resolve and skills needed to negotiate peace settlements, end the refugee cr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraV Source Type: news

Measuring the success of East African protected areas
(University of California - Davis) East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) contains 1,776 protected areas (including 186 'strict' protected areas) covering more than 27 percent of its terrestrial area. Researchers at UC Davis have now documented the extent to which this East African protected area network really protects wildlife and habitats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Uganda: Why We Need to Check the Mental Health of Our Soldiers
[Monitor] Last week, a video circulated on social media of Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, Uganda's ambassador to Burundi, and his bodyguards physically assaulting Sgt Esther Namaganda, a female traffic officer who was on duty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mapping Social Sciences Research for the Ebola Response in DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Neighboring Countries
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/2019. This map documents social sciences operational research for the Ebola response in the North Kivu/Ituri regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan. The aim is to provide policymakers, responders, and funders with a comprehensive vision of where and what kinds of social sciences operational research efforts are taking place. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Issues Warning Over Ebola Outbreak Across East Africa
[East African] East African countries are working on measures to prevent Ebola virus outbreaks across borders after the World Health Organisation issued a warning of the virus spreading from Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Burundi, sexual health education helps youth protect themselves, their futures
BUJUMBURA, Burundi –“During my youth, I had to abort four times,” said Cecile Nshimirimana*, a student in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. The procedures were illegal – in Burundi, abortion is permitted only to save a woman’s life.“I was afraid for my life when [on one occasion] it was dark and the doctor had only two candles to light [the room],” she recalled. She had not learned how to protect herself from an unintended pregnancy – something that is considered taboo in her conservative community. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Patient Who Visited Burundi Tested in Sweden as Possible Ebola Case Patient Who Visited Burundi Tested in Sweden as Possible Ebola Case
A man is being treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital on suspicion of infection with Ebola after visiting Burundi, the regional authority said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola Suspected In Sweden After Man Vomits Blood, But Test Is Negative
The patient had traveled in Burundi, which is next to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak has been occurring. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Patient in Sweden being tested for Ebola after visiting Burundi
Patient vomited blood had recently been travelling in Burundi. There are no known Ebola cases there but it borders Congo, which has been fighting an outbreak for almost six months. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Patient who visited Burundi tested in Sweden as possible Ebola case
A man is being treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital on suspicion of infection with Ebola after visiting Burundi, the regional authority said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

East Africa: Tanzania, Burundi Lead in Consumption of Antibiotics in East Africa
[East African] Tanzania and Burundi are among the top four countries in Africa in consumption of antibiotics, new data published by the World Health Organisation shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Midwife Reaches Pregnant Refugee Just in Time to Deliver Her Baby On Rescue Boat
[UNFPA] Lake Tanganyika, Off Kigoma, Tanzania -When midwife Mariam Abrahman, 32, rescued a heavily pregnant woman from a flimsy boat carrying Burundian refugees in Lake Tanganyika, she knew she'd arrived just in time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Effects of drug abuse and drug trafficking among the youth in East African Community (EAC) - 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 - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Impact and cultural acceptance of the Narrative Exposure Therapy in the aftermath of a natural disaster in Burundi - Crombach A, Siehl S.
BACKGROUND: In the aftermath of natural disasters, affected populations are at risk of suffering from trauma-related mental health disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. Particularly in poor post-conflict regions, these menta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Burundi:African Union Shouldn't Tolerate Banning Pregnant Girls from School
[HRW] In June, Burundi joined a small group of African countries that ban pregnant girls from continuing with formal education in government schools. Burundi's Education Ministry banned the boys who get the girls pregnant as well as the girls themselves from going to public or private school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Burundi:AU Shouldn't Tolerate Banning Pregnant Girls from School
[HRW] In June, Burundi joined a small group of African countries that ban pregnant girls from continuing with formal education in government schools. Burundi's Education Ministry banned the boys who get the girls pregnant as well as the girls themselves from going to public or private school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Flipping the switch: Making use of carbon price dollars for health and education
(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) A switch from subsidizing fossil fuel to pricing CO2-emissions would not only help to meet global climate targets but also create additional domestic public revenues.These revenues could finance expenses towards sustainable development, improving health-care, education and infrastructure for energy, transportation or clean water. India could cover more than 90 percent of its needs to finance progress towards these sustainability goals. This could also be an attractive option for countries like Nigeria, Burundi and Senegal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stop Neglecting African Conflicts
A group of displaced men, women, and children find refuge at a church on the outskirts of Nyunzu village in eastern Congo. Pastor Mbuyu (pictured) looks after them. Credit: NRC/Christian JepsenBy Will HigginbothamUNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2018 (IPS)Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises. “It’s a sad pattern that we are once again seeing that the crises on the African continent seldom make media...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Will Higginbotham Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Food & Agriculture Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

South Africa:Informal Settlement Dwellers Uses Open Field as Toilet. Now Even That's Too Dirty
[GroundUp] Communal toilets in Burundi informal settlement haven't been cleaned since January (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Ebola Risks, Gaza Stats, and a Vote in Burundi - the Cheat Sheet
[IRIN] Geneva -Vanuatu: everyone off the island (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Residential crowding and young children's social and emotional behaviors in a Burundian refugee community - Fouts HN, McAteer CI, Neitzel CL, Bates-Fredi DR.
Residential crowding has been shown to negatively impact child social-emotional development and behavior. The current study used a mixed-method approach to examine residential crowding and young children's behavior among Burundian refugees in the U.S. thro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

East Africa:How to Fix the Problem of Drug Shortages
[Monitor] The six countries of the East African Community (EAC) can only produce 30 per cent of medicines requirements and import the rest. These countries are Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan and Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Collapsing Toilets Spark Disease Fears
[CAJ News] Bujumbura -ILL-equipped humanitarian groups fear a deadly outbreak of diseases after over 800 pit latrines overflowed following heavy rains in southern Burundi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From Burundi to Tanzania: Gloria's Story
To mark International Women ’s Day on March 8, MSF is featuring stories of displaced women and girls from countries including Syria, Myanmar, Burundi, and Nigeria.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

From Burundi to Tanzania: Gloria's Story
VideoFrom Burundi to Tanzania: Gloria's StoryMarch 08, 2018 (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Supporting Rohingya Survivors of Sexual Violence: Ruksana's Story
To mark International Women ’s Day on March 8, MSF is featuring stories of displaced women and girls from countries including Syria, Myanmar, Burundi, and Nigeria.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Giving Women Choices: Fouzia's Story
To mark International Women ’s Day on March 8, MSF is featuring stories of displaced women and girls from countries including Syria, Myanmar, Burundi, and Nigeria.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news