BUJUMBURA August 31th (ABP) – The Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS organized in Bujumbura on Thursday December 29, 2019, a workshop to evaluate the measures of protection and control of infection in 78 hospitals on a standard tool set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) which is used around the world.

The Minister of Public Health, Dr. Thaddée Ndikumana, said that this is the third time such a workshop is held not only in the context of the fight against Ebola which is raging in the DRC, but also in the framework for improving the quality of care, especially hygiene. He also said that this tool is essential because for nine months of use, there is a clear improvement. That tool will allow each hospital manager to self-assess over time and improve the quality of care services at the hospital for which they are responsible.

According to Dr. Ndikumana, thanks to that tool, Burundi has significantly improved the quality of care services. In addition, the Ministry of Public Health plans to hold quarterly assessment meetings for all public and private hospitals to encourage them to improve infection control to prevent a patient suffering from any kind of pathology from getting out of the hospital with other pathologies.

According to the results of that evaluation tool, Kira Hospital and Kamenge Military Hospital occupy the first and second places respectively in improving the quality of care services.

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