Head injury burden in a major referral hospital emergency centre in Botswana - Cox M, Becker TD, Motsumi M.
This study describes the demographics, aetiology, emergency centre diagnosis and severity indicators of patients with head injuries presenting to the largest referral hospital emergency centre in Botswana. METHODS: Cross-sectional ret... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

In Botswana, a Stronger Workforce Means Better Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
November 12, 2018Social service  workers face heavy caseloads, big expectations, and even suspicion from their communities.IntraHealth International has joined the Call to Action: Strengthening the Social Service Workforce to Better Protect Children and Achieve the SDGs.This call is close to our hearts, because  our mission—which is to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work—includes social service workers, from government-employed social workers to trained community case workers or volunteers on child-protection committees. They play a key role in ...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Jury Still Out on Neural Tube Defects From Dolutegravir Jury Still Out on Neural Tube Defects From Dolutegravir
After an increased risk for neural tube defects emerged in women taking dolutegravir at conception in a Botswanan cohort, researchers around the world began reviewing their data for any such signal.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Falling fertility: lessons learned from Botswana – Science Weekly podcast
Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana hadseven children. Now she will have fewer than three. Enabling women to control their fertility has had huge ramifications for their health, education and employment – could President Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ threaten this?Nicola Davis travels to Botswana to investigate Fifty years ago, the average woman in Botswana had seven children. Now she will have fewer than three. This marks one of the dramatic reductions in fertility in the world and could hold lessons for addressing one of our biggest challenges – how to grapple with soaring world popul...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Health Population Science Botswana Africa Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Public Health Event Management in Air Transport Training of Trainers Kicks Off in Harare
[WHO] A joint World Health Organization and International Civil Aviation Organization Training of Trainers for Public Health Event Management in Air Transport kicked off in Harare yesterday. The meeting, which is taking place at Holiday Inn Harare, has brought together participants from 13 countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The participation by the13 different countries and the background of the participants is an (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:HIV/Aids Deaths Decline
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Government's effort to offer antiretroviral drugs has helped reduce HIV/AIDS related deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana:Botswana Leads the Way in Fighting NCDs
[The Patriot] Botswana's leaders made a call for urgent action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in the African region on September 17 at a landmark forum held in Gaborone. The call comes as the world prepares for a high-level meeting on NCDs at the UN General Assembly in New York, which will take place at the end of September 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Tackle NCDs Head-On, Vigorously - Mogae
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Nations have been urged to act quickly and tackle Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) head-on with the same vigour exerted on fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Botswana Leads the Way on Fighting Health Threat Endangering Millions of Lives in Africa
[WHO] Gaborone -Botswana's leaders made a call for urgent action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in the African region today (17 September) at a landmark forum held in Gaborone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Health Ministry to Automate Tender Processes
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -In an effort to reduce manual work, the Ministry of Health and Wellness will soon be processing tenders through the Integrated Procurement Management System. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Programme Gives Young Mothers Hope
[Botswana Daily News] Tonota -About 39 young mothers have undertaken a six months facilitator training that seeks to empower young mothers under Young Mothers Empowerment programme in Tonota. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana:Beating Diabetes
[The Patriot] Township Rollers media liaison and artiste Bafana Phemperetlhe Pheto says the efforts to beating or combating one of the most deadly silent killers disease in sugar diabetes needs one to take care of his or her health monitoring process and responsibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and women's health-seeking behaviors in northwestern Botswana - Dougherty D, Winter SC, Haig AJ, Ramaphane P, Barchi F.
Despite evidence suggesting a strong association between women's experience of violence and their health-seeking behaviors, limited research has been conducted to date that explores factors associated with these behaviors in Botswana. A prospective, cross-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Botswana:Nurses Contribution Laudable - Molale
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Click to see more pictures (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The association of depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence against women in northwestern Botswana - Barchi F, Winter SC, Dougherty D, Ramaphane P, Solomon PL.
This study addressed this gap by examining the nature, exte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Botswana:'Donate Blood, Save Lives'
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Chief Registered Nurse at Northern Blood Transfusion Centre, Mr Joseph Moatshe has urged Batswana to donate blood in large numbers and on regular basis in order to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Lack of Physiotherapist Costs Team Medal
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The importance of physiotherapists in sport cannot be overemphasised, and www.focusphysiotherapy.com, says "they can bring dynamics to the warming up, conditioning, muscle activation as well as the recovery of players." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:HIV Prevention Efforts Must Reach Most Vulnerable - Adolescents, Young Women, LGBTI Communities
[UNFPA] Netherlands/Lesotho/Botswana -The number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen to its lowest point this century thanks to improved access to antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released report. Yet prevention efforts are leaving the most vulnerable behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV prevention efforts must reach most vulnerable – adolescents, young women, LGBTI communities
Netherlands/Lesotho/Botswana – The number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen to its lowest point this century thanks to improved access to antiretroviral treatment, according to anewly released report. Yet prevention efforts are leaving the most vulnerable behind. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

HIV infection doubles risk of heart disease, global study finds
(University of Edinburgh) People infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found. Analysis of global figures reveals that HIV-associated cardiovascular disease has more than tripled in the past 20 years as more people are living longer with the virus. The greatest impact is in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific regions, with Swaziland, Botswana and Lesotho particularly affected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana:Tsetseng Pleads for Health Services At Kgalagadi
[Botswana Daily News] Tsetseng -Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, who is also a Member of Parliament for Tatatokwane constituency, Mr Ngaka Ngaka promised residents of Tsetseng in his constituency that he would follow up the possibility of continued health services provision to the village from Kgalagadi District rather than Kweneng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African 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: 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