The Burundi medical Journal is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed, open-access, fully online journal that is published at least two times a year. The journal is produced with due respect for its own objectives of being a scientifically reliable journal that aims at improving all aspects of medicine in Burundi and African continent. To achieve its objectives the journal invites papers on original scientific research, short communications, case reports and letters to the editor, in any branch of medical science. Original articles should present data from original research, which is relevant to the practice of medicine especially in Burundi and the African continent. Papers from other developing and developed countries across Africa are also invited.