World Vision Donates Drugs, Medical Equipment to Burundi

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World Vision Burundi on Monday donated drugs and medical equipment worth 6.7 million U.S. dollars to boost Burundi's medical sector, the Burundian government said.
"The drugs and medical equipment are made up of antibiotics and drugs against tapeworms as well as dental chairs," said Burundian Public Health and AIDS Control Minister, Dr Sabine Ntakarutimana, who on behalf of the government, thanked World Vision for the assistance.
The drugs which mostly treat respiratory diseases will mainly be used for the health of children and mothers, she said.
"We have asked World Vision to provide capacity building for our medical agents on how to operate the dental equipment," said she
The National Director at World Vision Burundi, Albert Siminyo, said the drugs and dental chairs were made available thanks to donors from the United States and Canada.
"These priority pharmaceuticals and medical equipment will obviously contribute to enabling the Burundian government health facilities to strengthen the quality of health care services," said Siminyo.
World Vision Burundi has assisting in the country's several sectors including water and sanitation, constructing and equipping health facilities and community management of illnesses like child malnutrition and malaria.

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