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44th Mission BURUNDI

On Thursday, 14.9.2017, a six member team of Heart Doctors departed from Athens and through Istanbul and Kigali (Rwanda) reached Burundi (Bujumbura). The purpose of the mission was to offer free medical care to the population of Bubanza province. The local organization, preparation and coordination was undertaken by the Governor of Bubanza Province.

 

The communities visited and the health problems observed were the following:

  • On Saturday, the 16th of September, the team visited the community of Gihanga and organized the dispensary at the medical center of Buramata. The sick people examined were found to suffer mainly from malaria, bronchitis, gastroenteritis, asthma, scabies and conjunctivitis.
  • On Sunday, the 17th of September, the team moved to the community of Bubanza and worked at the medical center of Bubanza. The sick people examined and treated suffered mainly from malaria, gastroenteritis, parasites, amebiasis, asthma, lumbago and arthralgias
  • On Monday, the 18th of September, the team visited the community of Musigati and received the sick inhabitants at the medical center of Kivyuka. The main diseases observed were malaria, asthma, gastroenteritis, arthralgias, lumbago, amebiasis and tuberculosis.
  • On Tuesday, the 19th of September, Heart Doctors moved to the community of Mpanda and worked at the medical center of Mpanda. The usual diseases observed were malaria, gastroenteritis, bronchitis, parasites, conjunctivitis, lumbago and infections of the urinary system.
  • On Wednesday, the 20th of September, the team visited the community of Rugazi and examined medically the patients at the medical center of Ruyange. More frequent were malaria, bronchitis, myalgias, lumbago and parasites.
  • On the 21st of September the team returned to Athens.

 

Heart Doctors express their deepest thanks to Mr. George Coucoulis, General Honorary Consul of Greece in Bujumbura, for the hospitality he offered to the members of the mission.

 
 
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