PPE Donation

The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce a PPE donation composed of critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment to assist frontline health workers in Burundi in the fight against COVID-19.  The United States Chargé d’Affaires a.i. to Burundi, Stephanie Bunce, and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Mathis, United States Military Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché presented the supplies to Ministry of Health officials and was witnessed by representatives from the U.S. Embassy, Military Hospital of Kamenge, Prince Louis Rwagasore Clinic, Kira Hospital, and Red Cross Burundi.The undertaking, which started in April 2020, is part of the United States Africa Command’s (USAFRICOM) contribution towards Burundi’s fight against COVID-19 and is estimated at $300,000 in total donations.  These donations and previous donations have gone to support medical professionals and patients at Prince Louis Rwagasore Clinic, Kira Hospital, Military Hospital of Kamenge, and Red Cross Burundi.  USAFRICOM provided the funding to purchase the supplies which includes 360 cases of face shields, 2400 medical gowns, 3600 medical protective goggles, 4000 medical caps, 800 medical hoods, and 3600 plastic aprons. This donation of medical supplies, and the cooperative delivery between USAFRICOM and the Ministry of Health, are an occasion to show the support of the United States toward the people of Burundi, and to all health care workers during this battle of a global pandemic. The United States, AFRICOM, and our coordinating partners remain committed to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of Burundi’s health care professionals and the Burundian people.