As a developing country, Burundi faces many deep challenges when it comes to ensuring and providing access to quality health care to its population.

URC began working in Burundi in 2012 through the USAID-funded Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, a five-year initiative to improve health care in USAID-assisted countries, strengthen their health systems, and advance the frontier of improvement science. Since the start of URC's work in Burundi, our projects continue to focus on building up the country’s precarious health care system.

URC's work in Burundi is driven by the pressing need to build up the country’s precarious health care system. Our efforts cover nearly all of URC’s areas of expertise including maternal, newborn, and child health; HIV and AIDS; tuberculosis; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families.