Allow Least Developed Countries to Develop
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 2021 (IPS) The pandemic is pushing back the world’s poorest countries with the least means to finance economic recovery and contagion containment efforts. Without international solidarity, economic gaps will grow again as COVID-19 threatens humanity for years to come. Least developed While bringing some concessions, the ‘least developed countries’ (LDCs) designation – introduced five decades ago – has not generated changes needed to accelerate sustainable development for all. Anis ChowdhuryThe United Nations (UN) Genera...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Assures Unauthorized Immigrants of Covid-19 Vaccinations
[VOA] Gabarone, Botswana -- The Botswana government has sought to assure thousands of undocumented immigrants they will not be left out of the country's COVID-19 vaccination program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Learning From Botswana's Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout
[WHO-AFRO] Africa's largest-ever vaccination drive is well underway.52 African countries are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and over 73 million doses have been administered on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Govt Tightens Covid-19 Restrictions Amid Rising Death Toll
[VOA] Gaborone -- Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, whose country has one of the world's highest COVID-19 infection rates per capita, has announced new COVID-19 restrictions, including extension of a nighttime curfew and postponement of the reopening of schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Navigating the drinking self: a qualitative study of beer consumption among the working-poor in Botswana - Sebeelo T, Belgrave L.
Alcohol consumption studies in sub-Saharan Africa have largely focused on social control and regulatory mechanisms in specific settings without particular reference to how drinkers negotiate and navigate their drinking selves. Existing studies do not gi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Botswana: Get Vaccines Now, People Are Dying
[The Patriot] ... Phikwe West MP, Dithapelo Keorapetse (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Announces the Arrival of the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine
[The Patriot] The Ministry of Health and Wellness wishes to inform members of the public that Botswana will receive 108 000 doses of its first ever consignment of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine on 12 August 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kansas guidelines require Garth Brooks concertgoers to quarantine
Attendees of Saturday ’s sold-out Garth Brooks concert at Arrowhead Stadium — at least those from Kansas — could be in for a few days of quarantine. The concert by the country superstar attracted more than 70,000, despite a rise in Covid-19 cases locally and nationally due to the Delta variant. That easily puts a trip to the concert in league with trips Botswana, the United Kingdom or Columbia, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment — and concertgoers subject to quarantine. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Kansas guidelines require Garth Brooks concertgoers to quarantine
Attendees of Saturday ’s sold-out Garth Brooks concert at Arrowhead Stadium — at least those from Kansas — could be in for a few days of quarantine. The concert by the country superstar attracted more than 70,000, despite a rise in Covid-19 cases locally and nationally due to the Delta variant. That easily puts a trip to the concert in league with trips Botswana, the United Kingdom or Columbia, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment — and concertgoers subject to quarantine. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

Botswana: Health Ministry Dithers While Batswana Die
[The Patriot] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has conceded that the Private Practice Licensing Committee has not been able to meet for many months and blames this anomaly on COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 and New Directions in Corporate Botswana Social Spend
[The Patriot] 'Clearly, the time has come for social spend to be approached in ways that are smarter and more sustainable, delivering long-term positive Impact' (Zim, 2018) (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mongoose in the city: How landscape can impact disease transmission in Botswana
(Virginia Tech) " The question has always been how do we predict what's going to happen once an infectious disease emerges, " said Kathleen Alexander, the William E. Lavery Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation. " By using systems that are tractable, we can begin to learn a lot more about how disease dynamics are shaped by host behavior and environmental drivers, including urbanizing landscapes. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Gunners Launch Supporters Branch
[Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -- Extension Gunners supporters have been challenged to dream big and coordinate with the executive committee to take the club back to its prime days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

One of the world's largest diamonds has been unearthed in Botswana
The 1,098-carat stone is believed to be the third largest "gem-quality" diamond ever found, the country's government said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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