Minister of Health Emmanuel Gikoro of Burundi

Health Minister Emmanuel Gikoro met provincial health directors, hospital managers and heads of health districts over the weekend, but said the government could not increase salaries.
Gikoro said more than 50 per cent of consultation motives in the countrys health facilities are directly linked with malaria, which was endemic in the lowlands where the climate is generally hot and has now spread in mountainous regions, where it is usually cold and the disease was uncommon.