Dr Bigirimana Joseph

Dr Bigirimana Joseph

President and legal representative

Dr Joseph Bigirimana is a Burundian doctor. He is one of the founder members of IPROSARUDE.

He first graduated as a Doctor of General Medicine and practiced as a practicing physician at the Hospital of Kirudo and Socio-Sanitary Center of IZERE for one year, then he completed a two-year diploma in Inter-University Diploma in Global Care for People Living and / or Affected by HIV, which was a training organized by Paris 13 and the University of Bujumbura.

He worked at the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control as District Medical Officer of Busoni (Northern Burundi) for three and a half years and during this time, Joseph took care of everything, treating the sick, to ensure the operational management of the district, to carry out the operational research and the coordination of all the actors intervening in the sector of the health. Thanks to his skills and devotion, he was Medical Director of the Sanitary Province of Mwaro (Central-Eastern Region of the country) for four years.

During this period, he used several strategies to increase the indicators especially the increase of the indicators of the women who gave birth in health facilities and who breastfeed their children properly. Joseph boosted attendance at health centers and hospitals by the “Performance Based Funding” approach. He went on to specialize in public health at the Alfred Comlan School in Ouidah, Benin where he obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health, a “Polyvalent” specialty.

Dr Joseph has always wanted to work for a national and international organization. This is how he served as Executive Secretary of IPROSARUDE before going on to specialize and now he is fulfilling his dreams by working for the Initiative for the Promotion of Rural Health and Development (IPROSARUDE) with the function of Legal Representative of IPROSARUDE. He always looks for opportunities that will motivate and help someone else become a better person, even if it’s just a word of encouragement or advice. One of Joseph’s personal aspirations is to continue to learn and grow professionally and to contribute to the sustainable growth of IPROSARUDE.

Dr Joseph loves spending time with his family, reading and doing the sport.