In April 2011, I went to Burundi for Concern Worldwide (UK) to document their Child Survival Program in Cibitoke Province, north of the capitol, Bujumbura. The program improves the healthcare of mothers and young children.
The province borders DRC and Rwanda so it has seen more than its share of activity since the Rwanda genocide in 1994 and the subsequent warfare in eastern DRC.
One in five children in Burundi die before the age of five. Concern’s work focuses on improving education and healthcare through simple but very effective methods, such as the implementation of mosquito nets to control malaria and hygiene education to prevent diarrhoea.