BUJUMBURA October 30th (ABP) – The government of Japan and the Prince Regent Charles Hospital signed, Thursday, October 26, 2023, a financing donation agreement for the project to rehabilitate the maternity block of that hospital, in the amount of 64,576 US dollars.
The medical director of that hospital, Dr. Oscar Nimpaye, indicated that it is a great honor for that hospital which was built in 1949 with the capacity to accommodate 300 people but which is no longer able to meet the demand. currently very high. With that rehabilitation, the quality of reception and comfort for customers will be improved, he reassured.
The second secretary at the Japanese Embassy in Burundi, Mr. Daigo Ikuta, indicated that that project will increase the capacity and quality of services of that hospital to care for approximately 5,000 pregnant women per year, by also offering them a more comfortable environment. hygienic. He stressed that Japan aims to intervene in improving the quality of maternal and child health services in Burundi and specified that the said project will not only benefit pregnant women in the region but will also contribute to the efforts of the government of Burundi to achieve universal health coverage.
The Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS was represented in that ceremony by Mrs. Anick Irakoze. In his remarks for the occasion, Dr Irakoze thanked the government of Japan for its support given to the government of Burundi in the health sector in order to guarantee free care for pregnant women and children under five years old. She took the opportunity to encourage the nursing staff of that hospital for their dedication and welcome.