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Botswana: Nata/Gweta FMD Free Zone
[Botswana Daily News] Xwuxwakham -Zone 3B in areas of Nata/Gweta constituency has been declared free of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Ready to Tackle Avian Influenza
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Botswana has come up with some strategic measures in an effort to prepare for the outbreak of Avian Influenza. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Neurodevelopment Is Normal in HIV-exposed but Uninfected 2-year-olds Neurodevelopment Is Normal in HIV-exposed but Uninfected 2-year-olds
HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) children perform equally well on neurodevelopmental assessments, compared with HIV-unexposed uninfected (HUU) children, at 24 months of age, according to a study in Botswana.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Botswana: Minister Follows Up On Kachikau Clinic Development Delay
[Botswana Daily News] Kachikau -Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Mr Nonofo Molefhi says government is concerned about developments projects which are not completed on time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Thebe in Italy for Medical Attention
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana ace runner, Baboloki Thebe has left for Italy to seek medical attention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Minister to Relook Issue of Referrals
[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato has promised residents of Motokwe that she will re-look the issue of referring patients from Motokwe Clinic to Hukuntsi Primary Hospital rather than Scottish Livingstone Hospital in Molepolole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Month of Prayer Against HIV/Aids Launches
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -The coordinator of National Aids Coordinating Agency (NACA) Mr Richard Matlhare said back in the days HIV/AIDS used to kill a lot of people before major interventions were made by government. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Malaria Kills 11 in 2016/17 Season
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Following sporadic malaria outbreaks across the country, 11 deaths occurred from 1 646 malaria cases reported during the 2016/17 malaria transmission period with Okavango District contributing 59.6 per cent of the reported cases countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: 'invest in Health'
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi says the country sees the need to invest in its population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Shakawe Hospital Construction On-Going
[Botswana Daily News] Shakawe -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama launched the P309 million 70- bed Shakawe Primary Hospital project on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ghanzi Launches Prayer Month
[Botswana Daily News] Ghanzi -Government efforts in combating HIV and AIDS should be commended, says head of Ghanzi District Health Management Team, Dr Idriss Kempanju. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: ZCM Donates to Hospital
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -The Zion Church of Messiah (ZCM) on Saturday donated hampers to Bobonong Primary Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe ’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment
Members of Zimbabwe’s Khoisan tribe perform a traditional dance during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign conducted by Tsoro-O-Tso San, a development trust that aids the tribe. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoTSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 2017 (IPS)Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.The first Bantu people to dwell in present-day Zimbabwe, the Khoisan, also known as the Bushmen or Basagwa, populate remote areas of southern Africa, particularly Angola, Botswana, Namib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs ARV treatment HIV/AIDS Khoisan tribe Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Botswana: Makgato Attends Africa Meeting
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato, will attend the 67th Regional Committee for Africa meeting from August 27 to September 2 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Botswana: Keatlholetswe Scoops Health Minister Special Award
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato, has awarded Minister's Special Award to her chauffeur, Mr Musanko Keatlholetswe, for executing excellent determination towards his job. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Walking Lead to Healthy Heart
[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Principal health education technician from Kanye District Health Management Team, Mr Celous Julius says although regular walking helps in shedding weight, it is the speed at which one walks that makes all the difference. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lower Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes With Tenofovir-emtricitabine-efavirenz Lower Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes With Tenofovir-emtricitabine-efavirenz
Exposure of infants, from conception, to the antiretroviral combination of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and efavirenz (TFC-FTC-EFV) is associated with a lower risk of adverse birth outcomes, compared with exposure to other antiretroviral regimens, according to data from Botswana.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Botswana: Breast Feeding Reduces Infant Mortality-Makgato
[Botswana Daily News] Thamaga -Breast feeding has high impact intervention that protects children from common causes of death, including complications from prematurity, says the minister of Health and Wellness Ms Dorcas Makgato. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Makwala suffers food poisoning as stomach upsets sweep worlds
LONDON (Reuters) - A number of athletes at the World Championships have been laid low by stomach upsets with Botswana's Isaac Makwala saying on Monday he was forced to withdraw from the 200m heats because of food poisoning. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: MP Rallies Charges to HIV/Aids Test
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ms Botlogile Tshireletso has implored residents of Mahalapye and the community at large to get tested for HIV, get treatment and live healthy lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Termites Force Clinic Closure
[Botswana Daily News] Mogoditshane -The Mmopane clinic has been closed down to avoid accidents and injuries to both staff and patients after it was discovered that its roofing is devoured by termites. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Government Renames Ub Hospital After Sir Ketumile
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government has renamed the University of Botswana (UB) Teaching Hospital after the late former second president, Sir Ketumile Masire who passed away last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Anti Tobacco War Firms Up
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Several researchers have proven that tobacco use and second hand smoke kill more people annually than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Eye Care Unaffordable to Vulnarable Groups
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -The president of Lions Club of greater Gaborone, Ms Thanuja Panicker has attributed the increasing number of eye problems to lack of accessibility and affordability among vulnerable groups such as the under 15 and elderly people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Retired Nurses Commit to Help Children's Village
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Members of the Serowe branch of Botswana Retired Nurses Society have confirmed their continued commitment in assisting the SOS Children's Village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry to Revitalise Primary Health Care
[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -The Ministry of Health and Wellness has vowed to revitalise and support primary health care by working with communities to transform the country's health system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa's neighbors ban poultry imports after bird flu outbreak
GABORONE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana on Tuesday suspended poultry imports from South Africa with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: LDS Trains Health Workers
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) Botswana in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, has embarked on some life-saving programmes to help mothers and their babies survive during birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Chinese Doctor, Entrepreneur Donate Medical Equipment to Botswana Hospital
[Focac] Gaborone -Chinese medical equipment worth 100,000 U.S. dollars were donated Friday to Nyangabgwe Hospital in Francistown, some 430 km northeast of Botswana's capital Gaborone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Chinese Medical Team Contributes to Botswana's Health Sector - Minister
[Focac] Gaborone -Botswana's Health and Wellness Minister, Dorcas Magkato, Tuesday hailed the partnership between China and Botswana in the sector of health, saying it bridged the human resource gap in the country's health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Govt Bans Zimbabwe Chicken Imports Over Bird Flu Fears
[News24Wire] Botswana has banned poultry products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu was reported at the weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Govt Backtracks on Denying Care for 'Self-Inflicted' Injuries
[The Patriot] Government has beat a hasty retreat hardly a month after the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) shocked many with an order that from April 01, state health facilities will no longer provide medical assistance to members of the public with "self-inflicted conditions". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: 'Moral Decay Should Be Addressed By All'
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) coordinator, Mr Richard Matlhare has called on parents, the community and village leaders to address issues of moral decadence, teenage pregnancy, school dropouts as well as alcohol and drug abuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Study Affirms Awareness About HIV/Aids Among Patients
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -A research project conducted by the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) in collaboration with University of Botswana (UB) and Bamalete Lutheran School of Nursing (BLHSON) has indicated that almost 85 per cent of mentally challenged patients in Botswana have some knowledge of HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Bobirwa Sub District Holds Health Fair
[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -Bobirwa Sub-district has held a health fair in Bobonong under the theme: # Healthy Relationships = Healthy Life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Tshireletso Meets UNAIDS Delegation
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The introduction of the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programme has reduced by 96 per cent the number of children born by HIV positive mothers who are HIV negative. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: George W. Bush Praises Nation for HIV/Aids Fight
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Former US President, Mr George W. Bush has applauded Botswana for being a leader in helping its people deal with HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Former U.S. president Bush touts signature Africa AIDS program in Botswana
GABORONE (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George W. Bush touted his signature aid project for Africa during a visit to Botswana on Tuesday, saying he hoped Washington would recognize its importance in saving lives threatened by AIDS. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: Leadership Tackles Malaria Outbreak
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -As a mitigating measure to the Malaria outbreak, North West leadership has agreed to embark on a massive indoor residual re-spraying exercise in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry of Health Receives Malaria Vehicles
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana is recognised as a frontrunner for the position of the first country to eliminate malaria in the Elimination 8 (E8) group of countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Men Still Reluctant to Test for HIV - Official
[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -There is a growing concern that fewer men are willing to voluntarily test for HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Monitor Your Livestock - Official
[Botswana Daily News] Tutume -Small stock farmers in Tutume and surrounding villages have been advised to monitor the health of their livestock. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diamond ’s 2-billion-year growth charts tectonic shift in early Earth’s carbon cycle
A study of tiny mineral'inclusions'within diamonds from Botswana has shown that diamond crystals can take billions of years to grow. One diamond was found to contain silicate material that formed 2.3 billion years ago in its interior and a 250 million-year-old garnet crystal towards its outer rim, the largest age range ever detected in a single specimen. Analysis of the inclusions also suggests that the way that carbon is exchanged and deposited between the atmosphere, biosphere, oceans and geosphere may have changed significantly over the past 2.5 billion years. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New approach to cervical cancer care in Botswana cuts treatment lag time in half
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for women low- and middle-income countries, including Botswana, where 75 percent of cervical cancer patients suffer from advanced forms of the disease. These patients can face wait times as long as five months after diagnosis before receiving lifesaving treatment. A new, multidisciplinary model of cervical cancer care developed by a University of Pennsylvania team based in Botswana cut the delay between diagnosis and treatment by more than 50 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'A United Kingdom' Movie Review - Movies For Grownups - AARP
3 hours ago ... David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in "A United Kingdom," a Botswanan love story that earns four stars from Movies for Grownups. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

I Will Never Forget The Day
I will never forget the day my mother asked me, “Is there something you want me to know about you?”  Mom wanted to know if I had HIV. She had just attended her first HIV educational program. She learned about the virus and how important being in care is to assure a person with HIV remains healthy. She was armed with new knowledge, but she was also my mom. She knew how important it is to support the ones she loves. In that moment I was caught off guard. She was ready. She was opening her mind and her heart for me to share the one thing I feared most to share. Could I do it? Could I finally disclose to her t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Botswana, future depends on investments in young people
Language EnglishGHANZI, Botswana – Two years ago, 12-year-old Xhute could not afford shoes to wear to class. She was forced to drop out of school – like her mother before her.Xhute ’s mother also started having children when she wasvery young. She gave birth to Xhute when she was only 16 years old.Without an education, Xhute is vulnerable to repeating her mother ’s fate. She will be less able to find decent work and is more likely to become a teen mother herself. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Botswana: Multi-Million Health Facility for Tsabong
[Botswana Daily News] Tsabong -Residents of Tsabong and the surrounding areas have been informed that a 70 beds referral hospital will be built in Tsabong under NDP 11. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Mathakola Health Post to Be Upgraded-Maele
[Botswana Daily News] Mathakola -Mathakola Health Post will be upgraded to a clinic without maternity wing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news