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Preparedness, surveillance and response

UN: Malaria outbreak kills over 4 000 in Burundi this year

An outbreak of malaria has killed over 4,000 people in Burundi so far this year, the UN said, a dramatic rise over the 700 victims the government announced just two weeks ago

March 29, 2017
News24, Washington Post, Expresso, Today Nigeria

Burundi's government says malaria kills over 700 this year

Burundi’s government says malaria has killed more than 700 people this year and the country is facing an epidemic. The DRC province of Kongo Central saw 40 deaths from malaria out of 19,845 cases reported. There is mounting concern over a possible malaria outbreak in Limpopo, though the health authorities there say the situation is under control. The press in Venezuela reported that Nueva Esparta state had 15 fresh cases of malaria. Malaria patients in Odisha were treated with expired saline at the Mayurbhanj Community Health Centre

March 13, 2017
March 11, 2017
Agence Congolaise de Presse
March 8, 2017
March 10, 2017
Odisha TV

Burundi declares malaria epidemic

Burundi’s Health Minister said ‘more than 3,700 people have died since the end of 2016. There has been a 13% increase in cases related to malaria. The situation is further compounded by climate change and prolonged drought leading to people going without food.’ Deutsche Welle also added that malaria has increased in Rwanda, with nearly 700,000 cases nationwide registered up to last November

March 13, 2017
East African, Red Pepper
March 15, 2017
Deutsche Welle
March 14, 2017
Citizen, Iwacu Burundi, GBC Ghana, Voice of America

Burundi: Malaria - Déni d'une crise par le gouvernement burundais

The Burundi government is refusing to ask for international aid despite several MP’s advising it to do so. A WHO report in January said the malaria situation in Burundi could end up being worse than last year

March 6, 2017
allafrica.com, Yaga-Burundi.com

Health systems

Refugees suffer disease outbreaks in Tanzania

An outbreak of diseases has struck Tanzanian camps housing refugees fleeing strife in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some 184 new arrivals composed of 99 Burundian and 85 Congolese asylum seekers have entered the East African country in the past week as the crises in their countries peak. According to the agency the top five medical conditions at the Nyarugusu and Nduta refugee camps are malaria, skin infections, upper respiratory tract infection, HIV and mental disorder

June 15, 2017
CajNews Africa

Expired and fake drugs seized in Bujumbura

The police discovered a large quantity of expired and fake drugs in the capital of Burundi 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. The Health Ministry’s spokesman urges residents not to buy inappropriate drugs. “The health inspector will start an investigation to identify the suppliers and buyers of these drugs”, said a spokesperson

June 10, 2017
Iwacu Burundi, AllAfrica.com

Burundi demands money from citizens in desperate effort to avoid economic meltdown

Burundi authorities are demanding money from citizens in a desperate effort to avoid economic meltdown. Documents obtained by IB Times UK show how teachers have to contribute up to an eighth of their salaries and doctors and nurses are expected to contribute too

April 5, 2017
International Business Times