Burundi’s struggle to provide free healthcare

by Prime Ndikumageng

Health clinics may be free, but they are also very popular. The implementation of the much-acclaimed scheme has been dogged by lack of preparation – both in medical facilities and personnel. Photo: BBC

As international donors announce more funding for a campaign to build free health-care systems in the developing world, the BBC’s Prime Ndikumagenge reflects on the experience of Burundi, which has already benefited from the scheme.