BUJUMBURA June 11th (ABP) – The Burundi Population Media Center (PMC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, organized on Wednesday June 9, in Bujumbura, an exchange workshop with journalists on their contribution to the prevention and the fight against Covid-19, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
As soon as the Covid-19 appeared in Burundi, the PMC, in partnership with the ministry responsible for health, understood that it must act urgently to sensitize the people on the prevention and the fight against that pandemic, the communicator of the said center, Mr. Pacifique Cubahiro said.
Mr. Cubahiro also indicated that the objective of that workshop was to train journalists in order to get them to relay to the people accurate and detailed information, which have a positive impact in order to prevent against that pandemic.
After the training of journalists, the PMC will conduct another activity of the kind for health technicians, said the PMC communicator, adding that they will discuss their contribution in the fight and prevention against Covid-19.
In addition, the PMC will organize a session bringing together faith leaders because, Mr. Cubahiro explained, churches occupy an important place in awareness raising on the prevention and fight against Covid-19.
According to Mr. Cubahiro, the PMC would like the training beneficiaries to be aware of the situation of that pandemic in Burundi so that they can provide information that is able to help and contribute effectively in raising awareness against Covid-19.
According to Cubahiro, the PMC wants journalists to know where they can find information on Covid-19.
The doctor of the health region of Bujumbura Mairie, Dr Cléophile Akindavyi, who was invited to that workshop, recalled that people must cut short with self-medication and that they must be screened before taking medication.
When asked about the benefit of the mass screening campaign, Dr Akindavyi said it aims to target positive people who are in the community to put them on treatment and cut the chain of transmission.
In addition, Dr Akindavyi continued to say, awareness campaigns are continuing in the city of Bujumbura so that the people continue to observe the barrier measures to prevent themselves against Covid-19.