Botswana: Champs Botswana Solution to Waste Disposal, Processing
[Botswana Daily News] Pilane -- Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti, has praised Champs Botswana for its environmentally friendly techniques of waste processing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Masisi Keeps Covid-19 Jab Promise
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday received his first dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Maruapula community hall. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana print media and the representation of female victims of intimate partner homicide: a critical discourse analytical approach - Bagai K, Faimau G.
Intimate partner homicide (IPH) has become one of the most challenging socio-cultural issues in contemporary Botswana. This paper seeks to examine how female victims of IPH are represented in the Botswana print media. Drawing on data collected from 63 news... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Botswana: Tsogwane Attends High Level HIV/Aids Meet
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Vice President Slumber Tsogwane is leading the Botswana delegation to a high-level UN general assembly HIV and AIDS meeting which commenced yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Second-Dose Vaccination Commences Today
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The campaign of second-dose of COVID-19 vaccines commences Tuesday (June 8). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Limbo
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The 22nd edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships is in limbo following withdrawal of Nigeria from hosting the competition, which was to be staged in Lagos from June 23-27. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Batswana Deserve Truth On Covid-19 Impact - Gare
[Botswana Daily News] Jwaneng -- The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Karabo Gare has said Batswana deserve to be told the truth about the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the economy of the country, which was likely to lead to government failing to implement some of its promises on time, or not at all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Moderna, Botswana Enter Supply Deal
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) on Thursday announced its partnership with Botswana to supply the country its COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: President Lifts Covid-19 Registers Requirement
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has lifted the requirement to maintain a register for contact tracing for trade, business and office, school and public service vehicles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Companies Pledge Support in Vaccine Rollout
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- De Beers Global Sightholder Sales (DBGSS), Debswana Diamond Company (Debswana) and Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) have pledged P55 million to support the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Botswana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Chobe Covid - 19 Cases Increase
[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -- Chobe District Health Management Team (DHMT) coordinator, Ms Rose Munyere says that there has been a surge of COVID-19 local cases in the district with 160 registered between June 1 and 3. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Health, Wellness Ministry Supports Bodily Autonomy
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The Ministry of Health and Wellness plays a crucial role in empowering youth, women and other marginalised groups to make choices about their bodies without fear. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Matshaba Stresses Working Remotely
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Organisations have been urged to allow employees to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry Bans Importation of Cloven Hoofed Animals
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security informs farmers, stakeholders and the general public of an official report of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in KwaZulu Natal Province of the Republic of South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drones deliver blood to prevent maternal death in Botswana
Drones are providing life-saving care to women in remote parts of the southern African country, Botswana, who otherwise may die in childbirth, thanks to support from the United Nations.    (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Vaccine Making Idea Welcome
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana has welcomed recommendations that capacity for manufacturing moderna (mRNA) and other vaccines urgently be built in Africa, Latin America and other low and middle-income regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Help Eliminate Malaria - Health Spokesperson
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Ministry of Health and Wellness chief public relations officer, Mr Christopher Nyanga has encouraged Batswana to help eliminate malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Close to Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission
[Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -- Botswana is close to attaining elimination of the transmission of HIV from mother to child, says acting national coordinator of National AIDS and Health Promotion Agency (NAHPA), Mr Robert Selato. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Piloting drones to deliver life-saving products for women in rural Botswana
PALAPYE, Botswana –This month, Botswana became the first country in Southern Africa, and the third in Africa, to pilot drone technology for health-care delivery. The Drones for Health pilot project aims to reduce preventable maternal deaths by delivering maternal health supplies and commodities – including essential obstetric care drugs, blood, blood products and laboratory specimens –  particularly in hard-to-reach communities and health facilities.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Botswana: Piloting Drones to Deliver Life-Saving Products for Women Delivering in Rural Botswana
[UNFPA] PALAPYE -- Botswana, one of Africa's few upper-middle income countries, is the the first country in Southern Africa and the third in Africa to pilot drone technology for health-care delivery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Impacts HIV/Aids Services
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Gaborone District AIDS Coordinator, Mr Oageng Batshani, says HIV/AIDS still presents as a problem in the society and people are urged to continue practicing infection prevention methods such as using condoms consistently and correctly. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Vaccination Resumes
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The resumption of the vaccination exercise, which resumed Monday, is currently targeting those aged 65 and above. Metsimotlhabe Clinic senior nursing officer, Ms Beryn Kalayamore said the facility had set a daily target of 100. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Kgosi Lauds Govt for Quick Response
[Botswana Daily News] Digawana -- Kgosi Kefitlhile Kgwakgwe of Digawana has lauded the government for acting swiftly to safeguard the lives of the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Country At Forefront in Testing Capacity
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana is at the forefront in testing capacity and testing rate in the SADC region, says presidential COVID-19 task force deputy coordinator, Professor Mosepele Mosepele. He said the country's testing capacity and rate was two or three times higher than that of neighbouring countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Avian Flu Outbreak Threatens Chicken Industry
[The Patriot] New avian flu discovered in North West, South Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Hospitals Fall Apart Due to Covid-19
[The Patriot] MoHW running short of medical supplies (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Sickening': Wildlife conservationists outraged after NRA head Wayne LaPierre shoots endangered elephant in Botswana
Video released by the New Yorker and The Trace shows the head of the NRA fatally shooting a now-endangered elephant in Botswana in 2013. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botswana: China Delivers 200,000 Doses of SinoVac Vaccine
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana on Sunday received 200 000 doses of SinoVac vaccine as a gift from the government of China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Preventable deaths following road traffic collisions in Botswana: a retrospective review - Motsumi MJ, Ayane G, Kwati M, Panzirah-Mabaka K, Walsh M.
Road traffic collisions (RTC) are a major cause of mortality and morbidity in Botswana. To our knowledge no research has been conducted in Botswana to investigate preventable deaths that occur as a result of RTCs. The aim of this study is to establish the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Asteroid ’s 22m-year journey from source to Earth mapped in historic first
Flight path of Kalahari ’s six-tonne asteroid is first tracing of meteorite shedding rock to solar system originAstronomers have reconstructed the 22m-year-long voyage of an asteroid that hurtled through the solar system and exploded over Botswana, showering meteorites across the Kalahari desert.It is the first time scientists have traced showering space rock to its source – in this case Vesta, one of largest bodies in the asteroid belt that circles the sun between Jupiter and Mars.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Asteroids Astronomy Meteors Comets Australia news Botswana Nasa Space Science Africa World news Source Type: news

Pathogens, Public Health, & Political Will: Why Sustained Leadership is Critical
Two decades of investments in malaria so far have saved a staggering 7.6 million lives and prevented 1.5 billion malaria cases. But progress plateaued by the end of 2019 with political will and funding declining. Credit: Mercedes Sayagues/IPSBy Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak DasApr 23 2021 (IPS) The occasion of World Malaria Day amidst a global pandemic warrants an examination of the intersection between our decades long battle against the world’s oldest known fever and the newest known pathogen fueling a global pandemic. In our estimation, one theme is abundantly clear: effective management of COVID-19 through coherent pu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joy Phumaphi and Sarthak Das Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Malaria Source Type: news

Botswana: Prevention Measures Essential to Malaria Fight
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Ngami region has recorded more malaria cases compared to the previous season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Tutume Vaccination Exercise Progresses Smoothly
[Botswana Daily News] Tutume -- The COVID-19 immunization exercise which got underway in Tutume Sub-district last week is said to be progressing well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Registers 684 Covid-19 Deaths
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana has so far registered a total of 684 deaths due to COVID-19 related complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"Undisciplined" drinking, multi-sectoralism and political power: examining problematisations in the Botswana alcohol policy - Sebeelo TB.
The Botswana government has recently ramped up efforts to control alcohol consumption through various measures. These include the alcohol tax levy, reduction in trading hours for bars and other licenced premises and increased penalties for alcohol-related ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Botswana: Motladiile - Inspiration to Fellow People With Albinism
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Philadelphia Motladiile is a force to reckon with despite all the odds she battled with growing up as a child with albinism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana child sexual abuse legal framework: an analysis of the implementation of Children's Act 2009 - Ramabu NM.
This article examines the implementation of Botswana Children's Act 2009. Twenty-six in-depth interviews were conducted in two purposively selected sites with child protection front liners, policymakers and caregivers. The Act was analyzed for a definition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Botswana: Parliament Affirms Covid-19 Regulations
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The National Assembly on Thursday night affirmed a continuation of the Emergency Powers COVID-19 statutory instruments that were promulgated last year to accompany the State of Public Emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: President Requests Approval of State of Emergency Extension
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has requested Parliament to approve an extension of the State of Public Emergency by six months from April 1 to September 30, 2021 as the challenges to combat COVID -19 pandemic remain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Test Kits to Improve Turn Around Time
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The 3 000 rapid test kits donated by Mascom Wireless Monday will help in the management of COVID-19, says Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness Mr Sethomo Lelatisitswe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Needs to Accelerate TB Response
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The world and its leaders have only a year left to achieve the United Nations Political Declaration on Tuberculosis (TB) commitments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Intensify TB Fighting Efforts - Dikoloti
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- As Botswana joined the world in commemorating World Tuberculosis (TB) Day yesterday, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti underscored the need for intensification of efforts to find missing undiagnosed TB cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Cases, Deaths Drop
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana has this week recorded 11 new COVID-19 related deaths, a decline from Monday's record of 23. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: 'Vaccinate Us First' - Teachers
[The Patriot] Botswana has No vaccination strategy yet (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Botswana: Over 73% Accept Vaccine
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- A risk perception survey conducted countrywide has revealed that Batswana are ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine with a more than 73 per cent acceptance rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Cases Rise in Mahalapye Sub-District
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- Mahalapye sub-district continues to experience a sharp rise in numbers of positive COVID-19 cases due to lack of adherence to protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Claims 22 More Lives, Records 3 158 Active Cases
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- A total of 332 people have died due to COVID - 19 related complications. This is an increase by 22 deaths from 310 reported on February 25. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zemura Concerned About Covid-19 Restrictions
[The Herald] JORDAN ZEMURA has become the first UK-based Warrior to confirm Covid-19 restrictions might knock him out of contention for the AFCON qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Negligence Not Cause of Soaring Covid-19 Deaths
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Patients admitted at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital did not die due to lack of proper care but because of deteriorating health as a result of complications emanating from underlying conditions, Professor Mosepele Mosepele has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news