Burundian health workers who have been on strike since Nov. 24 have resumed work after an agreement between their trade unions and the government. Former president Sylvestre Ntibantunganya, who mediated in the talks, said both parties had agreed to prioritize patients. The workers, including clinical officers and nurses, went on strike to protest against poor pay and working conditions. “The major compromise is that negotiating parties agreed that the Burundian population should be taken care of,” Ntibantunganya said. (IRIN)

About the author