In Burundi one in five young people die before the age of 5, and the annual government spending on healthcare equates to less than $1 per person. This very poor country has insufficient resources to maintain its healthcare system, so its population, especially those in the rural areas, miss out.
Every year emerge poverty free ships many thousands of pounds worth of high quality pharmaceuticals to Burundi and oversees their distribution through trusted and reliable health centres. In addition, we partner with Burundian organisations who work directly at those health centres. This all helps to ensure that no one is turned away from treatment because they are too poor.
Having a maternity clinic with skilled medical staff in this rural community can be life-saving for both a mother and a child.
In an area where food security is often an issue it is important to learn simple but effective agricultural practices.
Nutrition centre nurses malnourished children back to health but it also teaches their parents how to ensure that the child does not have to come back for further assistance.