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Press Release

Gift of Medicines by Government of India to Government of Burundi

PRESS RELEASE

 

GIFT OF MEDICINES BY GOVERNMENT OF INDIA TO GOVERNMENT OF BURUNDI

 

Government of India remains committed to supporting African countries in their quest for economic development and capacity building through concessional loans and grants, both in cash and kind.  As part of this approach, Government of India had announced a gift of ‘Made in India’ medicines worth USD 1.1 million to the Government of Burundi. 

Fifteen containers containing 39 different medicines have been received by the Government of Burundi.  The medicines were officially handed over by Shri Ravi Shankar, Ambassador of India to Burundi to Dr. Thaddee Ndikumana, Minister of Public Health and Fight Against Aids on 13 September 2019 at Bujumbura.  The medicines have been accounted for and stored at Central Purchasing Center for Essential Medicines of Burundi [CAMEBU] in Bujumbura. 

The medicines comprises of general medicines and lifesaving parenterals (Liquids) with a two year shelf life.  The medicines will be distributed by CAMEBU to different Government-run hospitals across Burundi. In his remarks, the Minister of Health conveyed the appreciation of Government of Burundi for this valuable gift which will go a long way in supporting the treatment of Burundian people for a variety of ailments.

The gift of medicines to the people of Burundi is a testimony to our longstanding support to Africa in the areas of health care and fight against diseases.


 
 
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