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

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

From Syria to Jordan: Salma'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 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.The post DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Badylon Kawanda Bakiman Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees Projects Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) interally displaced persons Source Type: news

Ex-combatants as social activists: war, peace and ideology in Burundi - Fri ├░riksd├│ttir GS.
In both academic literature and policy discourse, ex-combatants are at times depicted as a threat to peace rather than agents of positive change. However, many of my ex-combatant interlocutors in Burundi were working actively on conflict resolution and pea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Burundi:8 Percent of Adolescent Girls Fell Pregnant in Burundi, Reveals Isteebu Report
[Iwacu] Eight percent of teenage girls fall pregnant early in the country, reveals the 3rd 2016-2017 Demographic and Health Survey conducted by Burundi Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (ISTEEBU). Ignorance about reproductive health is one of the main causes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 19, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Intergenerational transmission of violence and resilience in conflict-affected Burundi: a qualitative study of why some children thrive despite duress - Berckmoes LH, De Jong JTVM, Reis R.
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that in environments where community conflict and violence are chronic or cyclical, caregiving can impact how children may begin to reproduce violence throughout the various stages of their lives. The aim of this study is to u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Burundi:U.S. Committed to Helping Fight HIV/ Aids in the Country
[Iwacu] 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. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi:NCDs - Silent Killer Diseases That Can Be Controlled
[Iwacu] Non communicable diseases-NCDs still kill and threaten Burundians silently. Burundi Non communicable Disease Alliance has organised a two-day- workshop to raise awareness of how the diseases can be prevented and controlled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Health Professionals Appeal to Population to Do HIV Test Before Falling Sick
[Iwacu] 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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:U.S. Committed to Helping Fight Against HIV/Aids in Burundi, Ambassador Says
[Iwacu] 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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:HIV Infection Remains High in Burundi
[Iwacu] Out of over 700,000 people screened from January to June 2017, over 700 people tested HIV positive, reads the report conducted by the National Program for the Fight against AIDS (PNLS). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa:Germany to Give Billions for EAC Schemes
[Daily News] OVER 95bn/- will be invested in a project for undertaking vaccination programmes in East Africa as well as supporting students from Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and South-Sudan on various scholarship programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Antibiotics Are Developing Resistance Due to Auto-Medication, Researches Indicate
[Iwacu] Different researches show that antibiotics are building up resistance at a high level. Health professionals ask both the government and population to get involved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mainstreaming road safety in the regional integration of the East African Community to reduce road traffic injuries - Balikuddembe JK, Khorasani-Zavareh D, Sinclair P, Stephen K, Ardalan A, Nejati A.
The East African Community (EAC) comprising of five states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda bear a disproportionate burden of the global public health burden for road traffic injuries (RTIs). In response to this, each state has devised its own ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Global Health: Jewish Philanthropists Create a Prize for Christian Missionaries
“ Love the stranger, ” says the Torah. So a rabbi ’ s husband created a $500,000 award for the “ superheroes ” who provide medical care in Africa. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: White, Russell E. L'Chaim Prize Africa Missionaries Philanthropy Jews and Judaism Hospitals Gerson Lehrman Group Inc African Mission Healthcare Foundation Burundi Kenya Fader, Jason Contests and Prizes Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Nine Patients Hospitalized in Cibitoke Due to Cholera Disease
[Iwacu] Since 20 October, 15 patients have been admitted to hospital in Rugombo Health Center in western Cibitoke province due to cholera disease. Up to this 25 October, only nine patients are still receiving treatment while six others recovered and went back home. All of them are residents of Miduha sector of Rukana II hill in Rugombo commune of Cibitoke Province. According to hospital nurses, three people would have died before reaching the hospital. The local administration is investigating into the cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cholera Death Toll Escalates in East, Southern Africa
[CAJ News] An intense cholera outbreak has killed some 1 562 people in Eastern and Southern Africa since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 104 095 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Nursing Staff Warn to Stage Strike in 14 Days
[Iwacu] The nursing staff unions-SYNAPA and SNTS met on 22 October to discuss health care, security at work and personnel management. As the health care is a priority issue, the two nursing unions therefore urge Burundi government to increase appropriately the budget allocated to the budget line "health care participation of the nursing staff". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi:Global Fund Suspends Direct Subsidies to Health Ministry
[Iwacu] 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. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news