The health sector of Burundi is led by the Ministry of Public Health which is committed to improving the health of the population by improving the quality of health services and ensuring access to treatment through new reforms.
The Ministry of Public Health promotes public health and develops strategies to deal with HIV/ AIDS and other diseases.
The main sources of funding for Burundi’s health system are GHIs such as the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), GAVI, MAP, PEPFAR and other donors
The Ministry of Health in Burundi is organized on four levels: a national level, divided into programs and cross-sectoral administration, a provincial level, a district level and facility level through the primary health care (PHC) centers. Activities including TB, malaria and immunization, are conducted as part of an integrated minimum services package at facility level and coordinated by provincial or district offices.
The Government of Burundi’s health goals
- Reduce maternal and neonatal mortality
- Reduce infant and child mortality
- Reduce mortality from communicable diseases
- Strengthen the health system and meet MDG goals 4, 5, and 6 respectively related to reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating infectious diseases.
Ministry of Public Health is committed to improving the health of the population by improving the quality of health services and ensuring access to treatment through new reforms.
Health Insurance in Burundi
La Carte d’Assurance Maladie (CAM) is a national health card insurance scheme implemented by the government of Burundi since 1984.
CAM allows all citizens Burundians have access to health care in health centers and district hospitals, and – the drugs available on the market, paying only 20% of the rate against 80% borne by the Burundi government
The health sector profile of Burundi has been summarized to include the following