As a laboratory technician and mother, Anita Shimirimana plays a critical role in the health supply chain in Burundi. Through her work at Ngozi Autonomous Hospital, patients who undergo HIV blood tests receive results to monitor their health, allowing health care workers to provide the necessary treatment and services they need to live healthy lives.
GHSC-PSM provides training, tools, and products to support heroes like Anita in over 60 countries across the globe. Access to reliable blood testing is critical to help HIV positive patients manage their health, live productive lives, and reduce transmission to others. USAID’s support to countries like Burundi helps them to monitor their viral load, leading to better medication and health management.
Read more about Anita's impact on health outcomes in Burundi in this photo essay.