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Prevalence of substance use and correlates of multiple substance use among school-going adolescents in Botswana - Letamo G, Bowelo M, Majelantle RG.
The purpose of the current study was to estimate the prevalence of substance use and correlates of multiple substance use among adolescents in Botswana. The study was a cross-sectional study in which a random sample of 3,763 students aged 10 to 19 years. A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Botswana:China to Continue Medical Aid to Botswana - Ambassador
[Focac] Gaborone -China will continue to provide medical assistance to Botswana by sending medical teams to treat diseases, Chinese ambassador to Botswana Zhao Yanbo said Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:China Keen On Medical Assistance
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ambassador of China to Botswana, Dr Zhao Yanbo says China will continue to avail medical assistance to Botswana by sending medical teams in the country to assist in treating various diseases and ailments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Physical Fitness Way to Go
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng says it is important that Batswana in general are physically and mentally fit to carry out their national duties with agility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Nutritional Diseases Concern
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Security, Mr Patrick Ralotsia says it is evident that Botswana like most middle-income countries is faced with double burden of under nutrition and overweight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence against women in Northwestern Botswana: the Maun Women's Study - Barchi F, Winter S, Dougherty D, Ramaphane P.
Factors characterizing intimate partner violence (IPV) against women vary according to setting and must be understood in localized environments if effective interventions are to be identified. This 2009-2010 exploratory study in Maun, Botswana, used semist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Botswana:Veterinary Services Urges Farmers to Vaccinate Flocks
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -A press release from the Department of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security informs the public that an investigation into deaths of doves that were reported in parts of the Central District has been completed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:1-2-4 Service to Bridge Gap
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Technology in the health sector is critical because it bridges the communication gap, and ensures that everyone is reached via mobile phones anytime, says Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burden, characteristics and process of care among the pediatric and adult trauma patients in Botswana's main hospitals - Mwandri MB, Hardcastle TC.
BACKGROUND: Botswana is notable among countries with high rates of Road Traffic Collisions (RTC); like many other lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), it lacks trauma systems. The World Health Organization recommends 'Essential Trauma Care' in countries ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Botswana:BDF Donates Blood
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Second Brigade Group in Francistown recently held a blood donation drive where members of the BDF base camp and general public donated blood through the National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) in an effort to help them reach their target of 40 000 units of blood a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Marina Hospital Records Four Cases of Klebsiella
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Princess Marina Hospital has recorded four neonates who tested positive of Klebsiella where three of them are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while one is in isolation cubicle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Public Advised to Take Necessary Precautions
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Cholera outbreaks have been reported in East and Central African countries including Malawi,Kenya,Sudan,Mozambique,Tanzania and Angola and Zambia declared Cholera outbreak last year on the 12th October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Living Healthy Life Individual Responsibility
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -There is need for every Motswana to take responsibility for their own health by exercising regularly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Blood Supply Bank Runs Dry
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Despite all the technological marvels uncovered in the past decade in the country's public health care system, the supply of reliable and adequate blood still falls below the desired target. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For a banded mongoose in northern Botswana, communicating with family can be deadly
(Virginia Tech) A novel tuberculosis pathogen, Mycobacterium mungi, closely related to human TB, infects and kills banded mongooses through a surprising route -- olfactory communication. Now, a detailed investigation published in the journal Veterinary Pathology provides a window into how this deadly disease moves between mongooses and within the mongoose host. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Upgrading of Health Facilities Ongoing
[Botswana Daily News] Mosu -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has informed residents of Mosu that government was planning to improve provision of health services across the country by upgrading health posts to clinics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Ministry of Health to Open Rehabilitation Centre
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Francistown City Council has signed a lease agreement with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to use Gerald Estates hostels as a rehabilitation centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Computational study of world music outliers reveals countries with distinct recordings
(Queen Mary University of London) Botswana is the country with the most distinct musical recordings around the world while China has the most distinct recordings in relation to its neighbours, according to research by Queen Mary University of London. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Coordinator Encourages Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital Employees
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The coordinator of Sir Ketumile Teaching Hospital, Dr Malaki Tshipayagae has implored employees of Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital (NRH) to provide high quality service that will help the realisation of the Ministry of Health and Wellness's vision of a healthy nation by 2023. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:P4 Million Clinic On Cards - Masisi
[Botswana Daily News] Lotlhakane West -Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has assured his constituents that a P4 million-clinic at Lotlhakane West was on the cards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of resources necessary for provision of trauma care in Botswana: an initiative for a local system - Mwandri MB, Hardcastle TC.
BACKGROUND: Developing countries face the highest incidence of trauma, and on the other hand, they do not have resources for mitigating the scourge of these injuries. The World Health Organization through the Essential Trauma Care (ETC) project provides re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Botswana:China to Send 15th Medical Team to Botswana
[Focac] Gaborone -The protocol on the 15th Chinese medical team to Botswana was signed here on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Society Raises Awareness About Condition
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Problems facing people with albinism continue to bedevil many countries across Africa and Botswana is not an exception. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Couple Wins Maiden Pregnancy Pageant
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Kesalopa Folae and her partner Juit Tshetlhana walked away with the Best Pregnant Couple crown over the weekend after battling it out with nine other contestants. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Southern Africa Is Slipping Again After Coming Close to Eliminating Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] In the last five years, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland have all been on the verge of eliminating malaria. In fact, progress had been so good that the southern African region had been tipped to be malaria free by 2018. But a spike in cases this year means that it's unlikely to meet the target. A new target has been set for 2020. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine editor Candice Bailey asked Professor Rajendra Maharaj to explain why. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Tlou Advises Nursing Leadership to Collaborate
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Former Minister of Health, Professor Shiela Tlou has advised the nursing leadership of Botswana to collaborate with other stakeholders in research and advocacy to produce better data that will promote excellence and influence change for more innovative cost-effective programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:'test Cancer Earlier for Better Treatment'
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -An oncologist at Sekgoma Memorial Hospital, Dr Ahmed Shariff has advised the public to test early for cancer, as early detection could be advantageous in treating the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Bamalete Lutheran Hospital Seeks Aid
[Botswana Daily News] Ramotswa -Bamalete Lutheran Hospital is pleading for aid to expand its maternity ward. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Virginia Tech researchers explore causes of land cover change in African savannas
(Virginia Tech) Elephants are often blamed for extensive loss of woody vegetation in Northern Botswana, but study results suggest that this may not be the case. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Botswana:Expressed Breast Milk Safe, Best for Babies
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Expressed breast milk is a good and safe way of ensuring that babies continue to receive nutrients necessary for optimal growth and development, says an official from the Department of Public Health in the Ministry of Health and Wellness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 1, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking
Attendees at the 11th Congress on Adolescent Health in New Delhi, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DELHI, Oct 30 2017 (IPS)Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called “hyena” like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.In a ritual approved by the community, a solo man (the hyena) would have sex with the adolescent girls of an entire village to “sexually cleanse” them so they would be considered fit for marriage."It makes sense to bring village and religious leaders in this conversation on violent crimes....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Women's Health adolescent girls adolescent health child mar Source Type: news

Botswana:Makgato Calls for More Attention to NCDs
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -More than 36 million people die annually from Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and over 90 per cent of these premature deaths from NCDs occur in low and middle income countries, says Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Increase in Visual Impairment Concern
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele says Botswana, like most developing countries, continues to battle with blindness and visual impairment issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Government Aims to End Treatable Blindness
[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development Mr Nonofo Molefhi who is also Member of Parliament for Selebi Phikwe East said that government has joined the international community in an effort to eliminate treatable blindness by the year 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An understanding of pigmentation that is more than just skin deep
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In an effort to better understand genes affecting skin pigmentation, scientists have generated one of the largest and most comprehensive datasets to date -- by sequencing the genomes of 2,092 ethnically and genetically diverse Africans living in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Botswana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana finds anthrax outbreak after spate of hippo deaths
GABORONE (Reuters) - Anthrax has been detected in dead hippos floating in the Okavango River, officials in Botswana said on Wednesday, after more than 100 of the animals were suspected to have been killed by the disease in neighboring Namibia. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Makes Strides in Health Care System - Masisi
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President, Mr Mokgwetsi Masisi says Botswana has made 'tremendous' strides in improving the health care system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Proud of Dr Moeti - Makgato
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato, has hailed World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, for her profound work in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ngamiland in Suspected FMD Outbreak
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Farmers and the public are informed of the suspected outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Ngamiland district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Makes Progress in HIV Prevention
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Since the launching of the Treat All Strategy by President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama in June 2016, Botswana is steadily making strides towards the achievement of the Joint United Nations Programme on (HIV/AIDS UNAIDS) targets. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

These Are The Best Places to Travel in October
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Olander / Travel + Leisure Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

Botswana: Minister Speaks on the Spread of HIV/Aids
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Since 1985, Botswana has embarked on a warfare against the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigating its impact, says Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Mr Edwin Batshu. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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