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Société Burundaise de Cardiologie (SBC) / french, Bujumbura, Burundi

The Burundian Society of Cardiology (SBC) celebrated World Heart Day on September 26, 2020 under the theme “use our Heart to fight cardiovascular diseases”. The activities were organized as below:

On September 24 there was a press conference moderated by the President of the Burundian Society of Cardiology and the Director of the Chronic Diseases Control Program of the Ministry of Health at the local media.

Awareness messages were disseminated via social networks on the fight against cardiovascular diseases.

From September 24 to September 29 there was a broadcast of the video of World Heart Day 2020 on the big screen in downtown Bujumbura to sensitize as many people as possible to use their hearts to fight cardiovascular diseases.

On September 26, the SBC celebrated World Heart Day in the program there were two main activities namely:

  • A conference debate which had as the main goal to make the pleading as well as the presentation of the results of the screening campaign which had been carried out during the celebration of the Heart Day 2019, this conference debate saw the participation of the representative of the WHO in Burundi officials of the Ministry of Health, media, representatives of other learned societies, Doctors and medical students.
  • A march in the city of Bujumbura where messages were disseminated which focused on raising awareness on the fight against cardiovascular diseases.