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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

Botswana: 'invest in Health'
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi says the country sees the need to invest in its population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Shakawe Hospital Construction On-Going
[Botswana Daily News] Shakawe -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama launched the P309 million 70- bed Shakawe Primary Hospital project on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ghanzi Launches Prayer Month
[Botswana Daily News] Ghanzi -Government efforts in combating HIV and AIDS should be commended, says head of Ghanzi District Health Management Team, Dr Idriss Kempanju. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: ZCM Donates to Hospital
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -The Zion Church of Messiah (ZCM) on Saturday donated hampers to Bobonong Primary Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Once Decimated by AIDS, Zimbabwe ’s Khoisan Tribe Embraces Treatment
Members of Zimbabwe’s Khoisan tribe perform a traditional dance during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign conducted by Tsoro-O-Tso San, a development trust that aids the tribe. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoTSHOLOTSHO, Zimbabwe, Aug 31 2017 (IPS)Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo gives a broad smile while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral pills.The first Bantu people to dwell in present-day Zimbabwe, the Khoisan, also known as the Bushmen or Basagwa, populate remote areas of southern Africa, particularly Angola, Botswana, Namib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs ARV treatment HIV/AIDS Khoisan tribe Zimbabwe Source Type: news

Botswana: Makgato Attends Africa Meeting
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato, will attend the 67th Regional Committee for Africa meeting from August 27 to September 2 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Botswana: Keatlholetswe Scoops Health Minister Special Award
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato, has awarded Minister's Special Award to her chauffeur, Mr Musanko Keatlholetswe, for executing excellent determination towards his job. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Walking Lead to Healthy Heart
[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Principal health education technician from Kanye District Health Management Team, Mr Celous Julius says although regular walking helps in shedding weight, it is the speed at which one walks that makes all the difference. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Lower Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes With Tenofovir-emtricitabine-efavirenz Lower Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes With Tenofovir-emtricitabine-efavirenz
Exposure of infants, from conception, to the antiretroviral combination of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, emtricitabine, and efavirenz (TFC-FTC-EFV) is associated with a lower risk of adverse birth outcomes, compared with exposure to other antiretroviral regimens, according to data from Botswana.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Botswana: Breast Feeding Reduces Infant Mortality-Makgato
[Botswana Daily News] Thamaga -Breast feeding has high impact intervention that protects children from common causes of death, including complications from prematurity, says the minister of Health and Wellness Ms Dorcas Makgato. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Makwala suffers food poisoning as stomach upsets sweep worlds
LONDON (Reuters) - A number of athletes at the World Championships have been laid low by stomach upsets with Botswana's Isaac Makwala saying on Monday he was forced to withdraw from the 200m heats because of food poisoning. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: MP Rallies Charges to HIV/Aids Test
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ms Botlogile Tshireletso has implored residents of Mahalapye and the community at large to get tested for HIV, get treatment and live healthy lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Termites Force Clinic Closure
[Botswana Daily News] Mogoditshane -The Mmopane clinic has been closed down to avoid accidents and injuries to both staff and patients after it was discovered that its roofing is devoured by termites. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Government Renames Ub Hospital After Sir Ketumile
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government has renamed the University of Botswana (UB) Teaching Hospital after the late former second president, Sir Ketumile Masire who passed away last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Anti Tobacco War Firms Up
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Several researchers have proven that tobacco use and second hand smoke kill more people annually than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Eye Care Unaffordable to Vulnarable Groups
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -The president of Lions Club of greater Gaborone, Ms Thanuja Panicker has attributed the increasing number of eye problems to lack of accessibility and affordability among vulnerable groups such as the under 15 and elderly people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Retired Nurses Commit to Help Children's Village
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Members of the Serowe branch of Botswana Retired Nurses Society have confirmed their continued commitment in assisting the SOS Children's Village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry to Revitalise Primary Health Care
[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -The Ministry of Health and Wellness has vowed to revitalise and support primary health care by working with communities to transform the country's health system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa's neighbors ban poultry imports after bird flu outbreak
GABORONE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana on Tuesday suspended poultry imports from South Africa with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: LDS Trains Health Workers
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) Botswana in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Wellness, has embarked on some life-saving programmes to help mothers and their babies survive during birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Chinese Doctor, Entrepreneur Donate Medical Equipment to Botswana Hospital
[Focac] Gaborone -Chinese medical equipment worth 100,000 U.S. dollars were donated Friday to Nyangabgwe Hospital in Francistown, some 430 km northeast of Botswana's capital Gaborone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Chinese Medical Team Contributes to Botswana's Health Sector - Minister
[Focac] Gaborone -Botswana's Health and Wellness Minister, Dorcas Magkato, Tuesday hailed the partnership between China and Botswana in the sector of health, saying it bridged the human resource gap in the country's health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news