UN agencies fight meningitis epidemic in northern Burundi

United Nations relief agencies are teaming up with the Government of Burundi to help fight a meningitis epidemic in the country's north, where 24 cases were confirmed last week.

UN agencies team up to provide health care for refugees returning to Burundi

Seeking to satisfy basic health needs and prevent epidemics among returning refugees in Burundi, where a decade of war displaced over 1 million people and destroyed hospitals and health centres, United Nations humanitarian agencies are teaming up to help the small central African nation move towards peace and development.

Cholera declines among Congolese refugees in Burundi, UN says

The United Nations humanitarian coordination office today said while the cholera outbreak among refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Burundi has been brought under control, cases of meningitis seem to have appeared in the host population.

South African appointed new UN force commander in Burundi

Maj. Gen. Derrick Mgwebi has been appointed commander of the United Nations peacekeeping forces for the UN Operation in Burundi (UNOB), a UN spokesman said today.