How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

How a Drug For Pets May Help Prevent Zika and Malaria
Diseases spread by pests like mosquitoes and fleas remain global health problems. To prevent transmission, public health strategy has largely focused on using insecticides or bed nets. Vaccines are also under development for diseases like Zika, but few are approved for use. Now, a new study suggests that medicines already used for pets to protect against fleas and ticks could offer similar protection for humans. In the report, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the nonprofit drug discovery institute Calibr and TropIQ Health Sciences report that drugs called isoxa...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Innovation Health public health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence: the need for an alternative primary preventive approach in Botswana - Ogundipe RM, Woollett N, Ogunbanjo G, Olashore AA, Tshitenge S.
Intimate partner violence is a common social problem which causes considerable relationship stress and results in significant morbidity and mortality of the victims. Botswana, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, has tried to address the proble... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Botswana:Princess Marina Hospital Hosts Stakeholder Pitso
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Pitso is an important tool for deliberating on the successes and challenges besieging the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Activist Fights HIV With All Might
[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakeng -On that fateful day back in 2000, Mr Oathotse Specu Segwagwa walked down the corridors of the Thebephatshwa Airbase clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Kgatleng Social Clubs Campaign for Blood Donation
[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -Kgatleng Social Soccer Clubs in partnership with Moje Foundation recently held a one-day blood donation campaign themed: Blood Connects Us All, as a way of promoting health awareness in the community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Hospice Ownership Will Be Established
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Alfred Madigele has assured the leadership of Mahalapye Sub- district that his office would, as a matter of urgency, establish the ownership of the abandoned hospice facility at Mahalapye. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana notifies WTO of foot and mouth disease outbreak
GENEVA (Reuters) - Botswana notified its trading partners on Tuesday of a suspected outbreak of foot and mouth disease in cattle in its Ngamiland district and said it had banned meat exports from the area, adding there was no impact on exports to the European Union. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Defers ARV Drug Roll-Out
[The Herald] Government has deferred the national roll-out of Dolutegravir -- an anti-retroviral drug for adolescent girls and women of child-bearing age --following reports from Botswana that the drug is associated with birth deformities in infants born to HIV-positive mothers taking the drug. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana:FMD Cripples Ngamiland Beef Industry
[The Patriot] The outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Naune crush, Sehithwa extension in Ngamiland district last week has crippled the beef industry in the North West region. The outbreak comes after the district has been recovering from another outbreak which happened the same area in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Students Take Lead in Blood Donation
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Health and wellness minister, Dr Alfred Madigele has applauded secondary school students for continuing to save lives by taking the lead in donating blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Dietician Advises On Healthy Eating During Winter
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Department of Meteorological Services predicted frequent cold spells ensuing normal and below normal temperatures between the months of May-July, this winter season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:CATCH Catches Them Young
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -After realising that pregnancy was rampant in schools, facilitators of a CATCH (Community Acting Together to Control HIV/AIDS) programme went on a campaign to alert children about the impact of teenage pregnancy in relation to HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana:Medical Aid Reaches Out to Members
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -The role of medical insurers goes beyond premiums and paying claims as it includes helping members manage their wellbeing from an earlier age to an advanced stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Live by the gun, die by the gun: Botswana's 'shoot-to-kill' policy as an anti-poaching strategy - Mogomotsi GEJ, Madigele PK.
Rhino and elephant poaching affects various Southern African countries. Despite recent reductions in rhino poaching in Namibia and South Africa, it remains a concern. In response, the government of Botswana has implemented a controversial 'shoot-to-kill' p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Botswana:Masisi Joins Cancer War
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -With Cancer being a global challenge, the fight to combat the disease, which is one of the biggest causes of death in the world, requires a universal approach that involves various actors in government and broader society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Okavango in Short of Drugs Supply
[Botswana Daily News] Gumare -The Okavango District Health Management Team (DHMT) is experiencing shortage of medical drugs at its health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Dumping of Waste At Ungazzetted Places Worrisome
[Botswana Daily News] Tutume -Tutume Sub -district council chairperson Mr Ishmael Mokgethi has expressed concern over illegal dumping of waste across the sub district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:WHO Official Happy With Health Provision
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative, Dr Martins Obveredjo has applauded Botswana for its commitment in addressing issues related to public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Botswana Needs 45 000 Units of Blood Every Year
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana needs approximately 45 000 units of blood every year to take care of any eventualities, says Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Biggie Butale. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:UNDP Mobilises Against Measles
[Botswana Daily News] Sehithwa -The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Botswana through its Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management (SLM) project has donated medication to address challenges of measles affecting cattle and the communities around Lake Ngami. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drones Are Helping Catch Poachers Operating Under Cover of Darkness
Catching a wildlife poacher in the act is a tricky business. Just ask the officials and groups who have spent decades and millions of dollars searching for criminal animal hunters and traders operating covertly from South Africa to China. Their work is complicated by several factors, from government corruption that foils anti-poaching efforts to extreme poverty that draws people into the industry in the first place. But there’s also the simple issue of darkness. Poachers tend to go about their illicit business under cover of night, and it’s hard to find people among millions of square miles of pitch-black fores...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Drones Source Type: news

Botswana:Ministry Cautions Public On Medicine
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ministry of Health and Wellness has cautions the public about potential safety issues related to the use of antiretroviral medicine called Dolutegravir (DTG). The drug has a potential to affect neural tube development during early conception. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Health Finances Strategy in Place - Minister Madigele
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Alfred Madigele says his ministry is busy formulating Health Finances Strategy to address issues of increasing rare and fatal diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Letlhakeng Polyclinic On Cards - Madigele
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness (MoHW), Dr Alfred Madigele says the upgrading of the Letlhakeng Polyclinic is planned for the current financial year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Tlokweng Clinics in Short Supply of Drugs
[Botswana Daily News] Tlokweng -An official from the district commissioner's office in Tlokweng Sub-district, Ms Ketshepile Nthaolang says Tlokweng clinics continue to experience shortage of drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Birth Defects from HIV Drug Dolutegravir
(MedPage Today) -- Safety signal seen in Botswana trial data (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The impact of parental migration on injuries among left behind young people aged 10 years to 24 years in Botswana - Selotlegeng L.
There has been little evidence of the relationship between children and absence of parents in Botswana literature; and it is still the case that absence of parents increases the risk of injuries to their children. The aim of this study is to investigate th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Physical violence against health staff by mentally ill patients at a psychiatric hospital in Botswana - Olashore AA, Akanni OO, Ogundipe RM.
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence is worrisome in the mental health sector. Little is understood about it in sub-Saharan Africa. Consequently, we decided to investigate the prevalence, related factors, and the available sources of support for the victims of w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Botswana:Nurses Petition Government
[The Patriot] The Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) have given the Ministry of Health and Wellness a total of 30 days to act on ensuring the availability of conducive grounds that will ensure the safety of Nurses in the workplace failure which they will seek alternative routes to get the ministry to act. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Food Bank to Provide Nutritional Supplement
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Food Bank Botswana and Moamogwa Primary School in Mogoditshane have partnered under the Adopt-a-school initiative in effort to help improve students' performance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Govt Cautions Public On Malaria Outbreak
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Ministry of Health and Wellness informs the public about the ongoing malaria outbreak in the central and southern parts of Botswana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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