BUJUMBURA May 17th (ABP) – The Minister of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, Dr. Thaddée Ndikumana, accompanied by the Director General of Bilateral Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received in Bujumbura on Wednesday May 15, 2019, a donation of medicines offered by the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Government of Burundi.
Dr. Ndikumana thanked the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt for her courage in supporting the Burundi government’s program, including assistance to children under five. This gift of medicine, he added, is an eloquent sign of the good relations of cooperation that exist between the two sisters Republics, especially in the field of health.
Burundi appreciates the efforts made by Egypt to improve the health of its people, through donations of equipment and capacity building for their health care providers, said the Minister of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS.
To that end, he asked the ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to intercede with her government to assist Burundi in capacity building of health professionals because, he explained, the needs are still huge for certain specialties such as ENT, urology, oncology, medical imaging, nephrology, psychiatry and anesthesia-resuscitation.
Ms. Abeer Bassiouny, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, said that the donation of those drugs to the Burundi government is one of the acts of charity that must characterize the holy month of Ramadan.