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The First Lady and the Chinese ambassador to Burundi assisted the PLWHA of Kabezi


Dec 24, 2023

BUJUMBURA December 18th  (ABP) – The First Lady of Burundi, Mrs. Angéline Ndayishimiye, accompanied by the Chinese ambassador to Burundi, visited Kabezi commune on Saturday, December 16, 2023, where they made a gesture of solidarity towards people living with HIV/AIDS, supervised by the Yezu Mwiza service.

On that occasion, the Chinese Ambassador to Burundi, Mrs. Zhao Jianngping indicated that a lot of efforts have been made in the fight against AIDS and that the results achieved are very satisfactory, adding that in Burundi, the efforts of the first lady and the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, in raising awareness of the fight against that pandemic, have meant that the number of people affected has been significantly reduced.

She pointed out that Burundi has made a lot of progress in the fight against AIDS and that it is the first country in Central and Southern Africa in the fight against AIDS.

Health is an important area, said Mrs. Zhao Jianngping, adding that China intends to support African countries in strengthening capacities and knowledge in the fight against AIDS and that it intends to use all the levers at its disposal in the material.

The First Lady Angeline Ndayishimiye indicated that the day’s activity is part of the continuation of the celebration of that day organized in Ruyigi province

According to her, her foundation Bonne action Umugiraneza wanted to join the Yezu Mwiza Service for the benefit of people living with HIV, indicating that she is satisfied to learn that those people have an undetectable viral load and that the children they have given birth are healthy, without AIDS infection. She pointed out that those people have understood the merits of life and that proves that the objective of zero cases of AIDS in 2030 is possible; rejoicing that that objective fits well with the vision of an emerging in 2040 and developed Burundi in 2060 because there will be healthy people who can work. Note that that aid consisted of food and non-food items (loincloth, juice, hygienic equipment, sugar, rice, beans, oil palm.