Burundi is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of East Africa, with a population of just over 11 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 58 years (male) and 62 years (female). Recent progress in the health sector has been affected by political unrest that began in 2015, leading to a large-scale resurgence of infectious diseases and food insecurity. The policy dialogue enabled by the EU-Luxembourg-WHO UHC Partnership, which it joined in January 2016 as part of the latest round of new beneficiary countries, help Burundi’s Ministry of Health (MOH) to extend the second National Health Development Plan (PNDSII in its French abbreviation) to serve as a strategic framework for strengthening the health system during the ongoing unrest. WHO is also playing a brokering role to foster dialogue between the MOH and international partners to improve harmonization and alignment of international aid. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators Country Fact Sheet