Botswana: Gatherings to Blame for Spike in Covid-19 Cases
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Okavango Sub-district is reported to be experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases attributed to wedding and funeral gatherings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Records Highest Death Toll in Four Days
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana was on Monday reported to have registered a record 17 new COVID-19 related deaths in four days bringing the death toll to 88. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid Vaccine On the Pipeline
[The Patriot] Chairperson, Botswana is pleased to deliver this report on behalf of the Africa Region Member States. We thank the Director General for the detailed and informative report on the COVID-19 Response. The Africa Region commend the WHO's leadership and coordination role across all levels in the COVID-19 response. The WHO's Health Emergency Programme which was established under the leadership of the Director-General Dr Tedros, has been a key milestone in this regard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Pandemics Not Covered Under Normal Interruption Cover
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Businesses have been advised that pandemics or contagious diseases are not covered under the normal business interruption cover but can be included. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Food Production Priority for All
[Botswana Daily News] Makalamabedi -- Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has pleaded with Batswana to reduce the high import bill by boosting local food production. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Refuses to Bear Truckers' Testing Alone
[Namibian] Trade has almost come to a standstill last week as Botswana protested footing the bill for cross-border transporters' Covid-19 testing alone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Shortage of Quarantine Centers Worrisome As Covid-19 Cases Rise
[The Patriot] COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Dr Kereng Masupu and his team visited the North West District particularly Maun General Hospital which is being prepared as an isolation Center due to shortage of isolation centers in the region as they are currently full. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Blood Donation Vital in Covid-19 Fight
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Blood donation has become more necessary than ever during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: New Covid-19 Strain in Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- A highly infectious new strain of coronavirus 501V2 has been detected in Botswana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Curfew Extended to January 31
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti has, on January 3, announced the extension of curfew from January 4 to January 31. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Police Chief Praises Business Community
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Maun business community has been hailed for adhering to the recently introduced curfew restrictions despite the effects brought about by COVID-19 pandemic on their operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Cripples Business Sector
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The year 2020 has been the most difficult for the business sector due to the outbreak of COVID-19 which affected the world economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Watertown firm that supported Beth Israel launches Covid diagnostic business
Over the last nine months, Watertown startup Aldatu Biosciences has helped institutions run Covid-19 tests in neighboring communities, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ’s Boston campus, as well as far away, like in Botswana. It’s not what the startup set out to accomplish in 2020. But heading into the new year, Aldatu is leaning into the change, opening a new diagnostic business and doubling its staff.  “Seeing the strain that the local testing centers we re under really made… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Applying the Haddon matrix conceptual model to guide motor vehicle crash injury research and prevention in Botswana - Bocage C, Mashalla Y, Motshome P, Fane O, Masilo-Nkhoma L, Mathiba O, Mautle E, Kuiperij B, Mmusi T, Holmes JH, Tam V, Barg FK, Wiebe DJ.
INTRODUCTION: Little literature addresses the burden of injury in Botswana, including trauma from motor-vehicle crashes (MVCs). In response, the University of Botswana and the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness are collaborating with the University o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Developing a trauma registry in a middle-income country - Botswana - Motsumi MJ, Mashalla Y, Sebego M, Ho-Foster A, Motshome P, Mokokwe L, Mmalane M, Montshiwa T.
This study sought to design and pilot test a trauma registry at two hospitals. Methods: A cross sectional study was piloted at a tertiary hospital and a secondary l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Botswana: Leteise On Fleek Picnic Saturday
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Tashy's Garden will be the place to be as the host for this year's Leteise on Fleek picnic on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Some Border Gates Experience International Travel Hitches
[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -- A COVID-19 presidential task team tour of the country's border gates following the lifting of the international travel ban has revealed teething problems at some ports of entry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Government Enlists Community Help in Health Issues
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- Government has formulated the Integrated Community Health Strategy to facilitate the involvement of all stakeholders in addressing health issues, says Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana to Miss 2020 Target of Reducing New HIV/Aids Infections
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- Botswana's UN resident coordinator, Mr Zia Choudhury says Botswana will miss the 2020 fast track target of reducing new HIV/AIDS infections by 75 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Will Not Derail HIV/Aids Fight - President Masisi
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi says COVID-19 has put pressure on the country's health systems and economy with the potential to undermine gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Mahalapye Leads in HIV/Aids Prevalence
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- Mahalapye Sub-District, host this year's World AIDS Day commemoration, has the highest HIV prevalence rate in the country at 33 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Govt Sets Up Gender-Violence Courts to Tackle Pandemic Backlog
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gaborone -- Rights groups hope dedicated courts will speed up justice for abuse victims in the southern African country (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Mahalapye to Host World Aids Day Commemoration
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- This year's World AIDS Day Commemoration will be held at Mahalapye's Cresta Hotel, under the theme: Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: BITC Navigates Covid-19 Storm
[The Patriot] When he was appointed Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC) two years ago, Keletsositse Olebile could have never thought he would find himself fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, which is threatening Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Stands to Learn From Brazil
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana stands to learn a lot from Brazil as an ally in development, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Vendors in Sombre Mood
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Over the years, street vending has been the backbone of economic activities for most unemployed individuals who are mainly bread winners of their families. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Likely to Dampen Festive Mood
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many lives and with Christmas holidays around the corner many are wondering if the holidays would be different. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: VP Tsogwane Out of 10-Day Quarantine
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane was on Saturday released from a 10-day mandatory self-quarantine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Kimberley Process Chair in 2022
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana is to assume chairmanship of the Kimberley Process in 2022, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Guidelines to Address Basic Health Needs - Dikoloti
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Health and Wellness minister, Dr Edwin Dikoloti says the integrated community based health services guidelines will be a one-stop shop for coordinated and standardised health provision for communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Over U.S.$1,2 Billion for Recovery, Transformation
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Government has set aside P14.5 billion for implementation of the Economic Recovery and Transformation Plan (ERTP) aimed at re-booting the economy and cushioning it from COVID-19, says President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: U.S. Extends Bilateral Health Funding to Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The US government has extended cooperative agreements amounting to over P280 million between the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Botswana University of Maryland School of Medicine Health Initiative (BUMMHI) and Botswana Training and Education Center for Health (B-TECH). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Lelatisitswe Urges Health Officials to Utilise Available Spaces
[Botswana Daily News] Tonota -- The Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Sethomo Lelatisitswe, has urged health officers in Tonota Sub-district to utilise available spaces in their facilities to avoid overcrowding. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Stop Using Covid-19 As Excuse - Official
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Contractors have been told to increase the pace in all projects that were behind schedule and refrain from using COVID-19 as an excuse for late completion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Prison Services Covid-19 Strategy Successful
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The strategy adopted by Botswana Prison Service to reduce the risks of COVID-19 in prison cells is reportedly paying off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: SDGs Achievement More Urgent Now
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The COVID-19 pandemic has made the task of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) more urgent and challenging given its impacts on the world economy, an official from the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Ms Nancy Chengeta has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Psychiatric epidemiological survey of university students in Botswana: rationale and methods of the Youth Mental Health Study (YMHS) - Maphisa JM, Mogotsi OP, Machola OK, Maswabi KM, Motsamai TB, Mosupiemang B.
BACKGROUND: While the burden of disease attributable to mental disorders in low/middle-income countries (LMICs) is lower than high-income countries, there is recognition that the dearth of evidence from the LMICs may underestimate the actual prevalence and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry Resumes Services Interrupted By Covid-19
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs has resumed offering key services such as travel and immigration sidelined by the outbreak of COVID-19, minister Ms Annah Mokgethi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Mantshwabisi Rads Hostel Pupil Test Positive for Covid-19
[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -- A Standard Six Mantshwabisi RADS Hostel pupil has tested COVID-19 positive after coming into contact with a family member from Metsimotlhabe having the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Cases Escalate At 100 Per Day
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Botswana is continuing to move on an upward trajectory with more than 1 000 registered over a 10-day period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Domestic Tourism Recovering From Covid-19
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- The tourism industry is said to be gradually recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to domestic tourists. Travel and tourism were among the most affected, as airplanes were grounded, hospitality facilities closed and travel restrictions imposed around the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: People With Permits Travel Within Stipulated Dates
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Members of the public with permits issued on September 25 have been allowed to proceed with their travel and return within the prescribed period of five days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn't conclusive. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 23, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Botswana: Sekgoma Memorial Ready for Use
[The Patriot] The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development Mmusi Kgafela handed over the Old Sekgoma Memorial refurbishment Project to the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Serowe on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off
Elephants may have ingested toxins produced by bacteria found in waterholesHundreds of elephants died in Botswana earlier this year from ingesting toxins produced by cyanobacteria, according to government officials who say they will be testing waterholes for algal blooms next rainy season to reduce the risk of another mass die-off.Themysterious death of 350 elephants in the Okavango delta between May and June baffled conservationists, withleading theories suggesting they were killed by a rodent virus known as EMC (encephalomyocarditis) or toxins from algal blooms.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Phoebe Weston Tags: Environment Animals World news Botswana Africa Conservation Zoology Biology Science Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Botswana: Pandemic Boosts Cleaning Chemicals Company Sales
[Botswana Daily News] Serinane -- A Serinane based company, 39 cleaning Chemicals, is enjoying its share of profits due to COVID-19 pandemic which is giving it the much-needed boost. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: We Shouldn't Be Made to Feel Ashamed of Menstruation, a Normal and Essential Process
[UNFPA] Kenathata Moisakamo was too ashamed to tell her parents that she had started menstruating because of her peers' stories that periods indicate when a girl becomes sexually active. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Official Expresses Worry About Non-Compliance
[Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -- Lack of adherence to COVID-19 regulations by the community could have caused the recent rise in cases, an official of Lobatse District Health Management Team (DHMT) Mr Gaosenye Lechaena, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Basket Weavers Trust Closes Shop
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Ngamiland Basket Weavers Trust (NBWT) to close shop. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Some Public Offices Non-Compliant
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The presidential COVID-19 task team has expressed concern about some government departments that flout the COVID-19 health protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news