A small country with a big problem


Tuberculosis prevalence in Djibouti is proportionally among the highest in the world, with more than 200 people infected each week.

In collaboration with the Djibouti Ministry of Health and other local partners, BE Health successfully introduced its peer health education programme in September 2014, starting by holding information sessions for the Djibouti Palace Kempinski’s 350 employees.

By the end of 2014, BE Health and its local healthcare partners had selected and trained 24 employees to become Peer Health Educators. Until December 2016, they held 193 information sessions on their own to share their knowledge on tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS at the workplace and in their communities, found 43 tuberculosis patients who dropped their medical treatment; 23 of them took up their medication again. Until December 2016, BE Health’s Peer Health Educators reached 3700 people in their local community.

Partners of BE Health in Djibouti

BE Health partners closely with Djibouti’s National Programme for the Fight against TB and its Programme for the Fight against STD/HIV/AIDS, as well as with the TB and HIV/AIDS Hospital Dr Chakib Saad in Djibouti.

These partners ensure peer health educators’ knowledge about tuberculosis and HIV. BE’s peer health educators also closely collaborate with the medical staff of Hospital Dr Chakib Saad to encourage TB patients to keep up with or resume their medication in case of withdrawal.


Ministere de la Sante de Djibouti


Programme National de Lutte Contre la Tuberculore


Programme de Lutte contre les IST/VIH/SIDA


Djibouti Palace Kempinski


DP World

BE Djibouti Stories

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