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Changing Lives in Burundi

Since 2007, Pathfinder has been working with the Government of Burundi to expand sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in local communities and private health facilities. Our programs integrate SRHR with HIV/AIDs treatment, maternal and child health, safe abortion care, nutrition, and gender-based violence prevention. We are strengthening the capacity of health providers to offer quality family planning services and counseling to the people we serve, including youth and adolescents, displaced persons, and marginalized populations.


What We Do in Burundi

  • Ensure families can access the full package of services they need—from contraception and maternal health to malaria prevention and child nutrition.
  • Promote social norms that support the use of adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health programs and services.
  • Engage communities to eliminate the bias and misconceptions that prevent people from exercising their sexual and reproductive rights.
  • Strengthen the capacity of health facilities and providers to offer life-saving comprehensive and quality post-abortion care.
  • Strengthen health systems and promote childhood immunizations to protect children from serious diseases.

Discover Our Projects

Regional Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cervical cancer is one of the world’s deadliest—but most easily preventable—forms of cancer for women, responsible for more than 270,000 deaths annually, 85% of which occur in developing...

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Evidence to Action

In more than 10 countries around the world, our Evidence to Action Project strengthened family planning and reproductive health services in sub-Saharan Africa by building evidence and expanding...

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Integrated Health Project

Burundi—among the world’s poorest countries—continues to suffer the effects of a decade of civil war that ended in 2006. Only 32% of married women aged 15-49 use contraception. And Burundi has...

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Tubiteho (Let’s Take Care of Them)

Burundi has some of the highest maternal mortality and fertility rates in the world. Burundians face numerous vulnerabilities including widespread malnutrition and prevalence of malaria. Tubiteho...

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Meet Our Staff

Dr. Irénée Ndabagiye

Country Director

Dr. Irénée Ndabagiye MD, MPH is Pathfinder Burundi ’s Country Director. Dr. Ndabagiye grew in Burundi health system where he developed a deep experience in public health and family planning. He...

Salomon Rakotovazaha

Chief of Party

Dr. Salomon Rakotovazaha is a medical doctor with over 30 years of experience in international development, program planning, and project management in Africa. He joined Pathfinder International in...

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