As part of the fight against COVID-19 in collaboration with the Burundi Ministry of Public Health and AIDS, the RBPCI launched a project on the search for COVID-19 contact cases in the Burundian community under the financial support of the African Union.
The project was launched in December 2020 with training for 400 Community Health Workers and 20 supervisors in all provinces of the country. The goal was to deploy Community Health Workers on the ground after building their capacity on clinical diagnosis and tracking COVID-19 contacts at the community level.
The opening of the activities was enhanced by the presence of the Minister of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS. In his speech, he thanked the support of the African Union to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and also encouraged community health workers to work together in community contact case research to help the Burundian community cope with this pandemic that is mourning the world.
Practical training on prevention measures, community awareness, PPE distribution and weekly reporting are operational strategies of the project.