Botswana: HIV Patients Get Adequate Treatment - But One Group Is Slipping Through the Cracks
[The Conversation Africa] HIV remains a major public health challenge globally. Around 38 million people are estimated to be living with the infection. Sub-Saharan Africa bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic. Close to two thirds of the HIV cases are in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihoods Helping Africa Fight COVID-19 - One-Shot At a Time
[New Dawn] So far, three countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target; Seychelles (81.3%), Mauritius (76.6%0 and Rwanda (76.5%). Also, 10 countries have attained a target of between 40% and 70% include Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sao Tome and Principe. In total, about 21.2% percent of the continent's population is fully vaccinated, hence, to drive increase in COVID-19 uptake, the in-country implementation took place in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Whatever happened to the Botswana scientist who identified omicron — then caught it?
Sikhulile Moyo led the team that first identified omicron — and was dismayed by the world's reaction — blaming and blacklisting African nations. He's now a bit more optimistic.(Image credit: Leabaneng Natasha Moyo ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melody Schreiber Source Type: news

Africa: Saving Lives and Livelihood Helping Africa Fight Covid-19 - One-Shot At a Time
[New Dawn] So far, three countries have surpassed the 70% vaccination target; Seychelles (81.3%), Mauritius (76.6%0 and Rwanda (76.5%). Also, 10 countries have attained a target of between 40% and 70% include Comoros, Lesotho, Liberia, Mozambique, Botswana, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sao Tome and Principe. In total, about 21.2% percent of the continent's population is fully vaccinated, hence, to drive increase in COVID-19 uptake, the in-country implementation took place in Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, and (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An End To HIV In Botswana, Why Can ’t We Accomplish The Same In The US?
Botswana has surpassed the UN's 95-95-95 goals on HIV. Researchers say that the country is on track to end the public health threat of AIDS by 2030. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

To End AIDS, We Need to End Punitive Laws Perpetuating the Pandemic
A man is tested for HIV at a health centre in Odienné, Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: UNICEF/Frank DejonghBy Suki BeaversMONTREAL, Aug 2 2022 (IPS) This week, the global HIV response community is gathering in Montreal to address the crisis of stalling progress that is putting millions of people in danger. Delegates here are clear on two things: first, the world is not on track to end AIDS, second, the world can still get on track and end AIDS as a public health crisis by 2030, but only if leaders are bold. This includes removing laws which are perpetuating the pandemic. Punitive and criminalizing approaches to law have been c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Suki Beavers Tags: Aid COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Global HIV/AIDS Fight Is At a Crossroads After COVID-19 Setbacks
Hard-won progress against HIV has stalled, putting millions of lives at risk, according to an alarming report Wednesday on how the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises are jeopardizing efforts to end AIDS. Worldwide, the years-long decline in new HIV infections is leveling off. Worse, cases began climbing in parts of Asia and the Pacific where they previously had been falling, according to the United Nations agency leading the global AIDS fight. The number of people on lifesaving HIV treatments grew more slowly last year than it has in a decade. Inequities are widening. Every two minutes last year, a teen girl or youn...
Source: TIME: Health - July 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauran Neergaard/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate HIV/AIDS Public Health wire Source Type: news

Botswana: 5 Ways the World Is Changing How It Sees Menstruation
[UNFPA] SELOKOLELA - "Menstruation is still considered a secret that is hardly discussed," Ogaufi Moisakamo, in Botswana, told UNFPA. "When I got my first period, I was also ashamed of informing my mother. And when I finally told her, she only warned me against playing with boys as it would 'get me pregnant'." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 5, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Modelling and visualisation of traffic accidents in Botswana using data mining - Mphale O, Lakshmi Narasimhan V, Agrawal S, Gupta KK, Chan JH, Agrawal J, Gupta M.
Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the major cause of deaths worldwide, which imposes a substantial economic burden on the society. RTAs are triggered by several factors that can manifest individually or in association resulting in discernible patterns. Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

5 ways the world is changing how it sees menstruation
SELOKOLELA, Botswana/UNITED NATIONS, New York– “Menstruation is still considered a secret that is hardly discussed,” Ogaufi Moisakamo, in Botswana, (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Dr Sikhulile Moyo Named to Time's Annual Time100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World
[The Patriot] TIME has named Dr Sikhulile Moyo to the 2022 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Dr. Moyo is the Research Laboratory Director at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP), a health research and training collaboration established in 1996 between the Government of Botswana and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - May 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Set to Benefit From $ 2 Million Cancer Drugs Grant
[Nile Post] The Lions Clubs International has injected a $ 2 million grant towards procurement of cancer drugs and equipping drug pharmacies in Uganda, Malawi and Botswana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana, South Africa Deepen Probe Into New Omicron Sub-Variants
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Researchers in Botswana and South Africa have detected new sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 and are carrying out further investigations to fully understand crucial traits such as infectivity and virulence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Botswana, South Africa Deepen Probe Into New Omicron Sub-Variants
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Researchers in Botswana and South Africa have detected new sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 and are carrying out further investigations to fully understand crucial traits such as infectivity and virulence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Approves Texas-Made Covid Vaccine, Manufacturing Plant
[VOA] Gaborone -- Botswana has become the first country in Africa to approve the use of the Texas-made COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax. Botswana's president and California biotech company NantWorks made the announcement Monday as they began construction of a plant to produce COVID-vaccines and drugs to fight cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news