ABUCO-TI, Association Burundaise des Consommateurs

Leftover (often expired) medications can create problems for human health and cause pollution to the environment when disposed of. In 2018 and 2019, ABUCO worked with the Ministry of Health in Burundi to raise awareness among communities in Bujumbura of the health and environmental risks associated with improper disposal of expired medicines. In 2020, ABUCO aims to spread their educational awareness campaigns and promote collaboration between communities and local authorities to protect consumer health and the environment. A platform for the community to collect unused medications together will be established.