BUJUMBURA January 26th (ABP) – To fight against measles and rubella, the Burundian government through the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS has organized since Tuesday, January 25, 2022, a vaccination campaign that will last 5 days. That campaign was organized during Mother-Child Health Week, 2nd edition, with the aim of contributing to the reduction of morbidity and mortality attributable to measles and rubella as well as intestinal parasites.
In the journey that the Abp made in the two vaccination centers located in the town hall of Bujumbura, he found that there is a small number of people who come to benefit from these packages among others, children and women pregnant.
In the center located at the Prince Louis Rwagasore clinical hospital, one of the providers found in that vaccination center by the name of Ndavyizeye Fidès told a check by ABP that the beneficiaries come one by one because, he said. explained: “We are on the first day of the campaign so the materials have not yet arrived in this center to start these activities.”
She also indicated that children from 6 months receive a vitamin A while child from 9 months to 59 months receives the vitamin called VAR.
Mrs. Fides Ndayizeye also indicated that children aged between one year and 14 should benefit from albendazole type tablets for intestinal parasitosis as well as pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
At the vaccination center at Roi Khaled Hospital, beneficiaries were already there waiting for those packages. The same is true for those in charge of basic schools who receive those packets to go and distribute them to pupils in their establishments following the prescription of the provider doctor.