Botswana: Roadmap Set to Improve Healthcare Provision
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Ministry of Health and Wellness has adopted a roadmap that will improve provision of healthcare services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Maiden Family Health Fair a Success
[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -The inaugural family health fair and picnic held at Masa Gardens in Rasesa this past weekend has been described as a success. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Health Team Asks for Cooperation
[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -Selebi Phikwe District Health Management Team (DHMT) is appealing to residents of Selebi Phikwe to participate in the fifth Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) And Tuberculosis (TB) Prevalence Survey. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Government Invests in Primary Health
[Botswana Daily News] Matlapana -Matlapana community has been urged to join forces with the government to fight curable and preventable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Health Ministry Launches Aids/TB Survey
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The fifth installment of Botswana AIDS Impact Survey, which will for the first time be combined with a Tuberculosis prevalence study, was launched in Gaborone on April 2. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: HIV/Aids Scourge Not Over Yet - Madigele
[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakane -Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Alfred Madigele, has expressed concern at the high rate of new HIV infections that stand at 10 000 cases every year. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What do you get if you don't teach stats properly? Farage and Trump | Robert de Vries
The modern world runs on numbers. We need to give university students a framework for understanding themDid you know that Sweden has the second highest rate of rape in the world, behind only Botswana? According to official statistics from the UN Organisation on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in 2015 Sweden recorded 57 occurrences of rape per 100,000 people, compared to 39 in the USA and just 3 in India. Sweden ’s rape rate has shot up in recent years, during the same period that the country has been accepting large numbers of non-European migrants and asylum seekers.This is an extremely convenient fact for critics of immig...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robert de Vries Tags: Universities Education Higher education Science Social sciences Students Source Type: news

Acceptability and challenges of introducing an educational audio-drama about gender violence and HIV prevention into schools in Botswana: an implementation review - Cockcroft A, Marokoane N, Kgakole L, Mhati P, Tswetla N, Sebilo I, Andersson N.
Structural interventions for HIV prevention are typically complex and evaluation should include measurement of implementation. In a trial of a structural intervention for HIV prevention in Botswana we trained teachers to use an audio-drama about gender vio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Botswana: Another Bizarre Sickness Hits Werda Primary School
[Botswana Daily News] Werda -A team of six medical doctors has been dispatched to Werda Primary School in the Kgalagadi District to attend to a bizarre sickness that attacked some pupils since February 22. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Exploring the use of experiential learning in promoting the integration of disaster risk reduction into primary school curriculum: a case of Botswana - Mutasa S, Coetzee C.
A key imperative of Botswana's adherence to international, regional and local policy on disaster risk reduction (DRR) relates to creating awareness and an understanding of disaster risk. One avenue of creating an understanding of risk is vested in the inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Sustains the Gains Towards Achieving Malaria Elimination
[WHO] The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) in Botswana and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened partners and stakeholders to conduct a national training on malaria elimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: More Workers Vital for Health Education
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -The Ministry of Health and Wellness has set a target of 3 000 health care workers across the country in an effort to intesify health education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: School Closed As 119 Students Catch Mysterious Disease
[The Patriot] Lempu Junior Secondary School in the Letlhakeng Sub-district was closed on Friday as Government and health officials grappled with addressing the causes of an outbreak of a mysterious disease in which students displayed abnormal numbness and walking disorder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Bizarre Disease Attacks Lempu JSS Pupils
[Botswana Daily News] Salajwe -Authorities in Letlhakeng yesterday received reports that more than 120 pupils at Lempu Junior Secondary School in Salajwe were attacked by a disease, which causes numbness and weakness of the knees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Councillors Call for Prioritisation of Athlone Renovation
[Botswana Daily News] Lobatse -Lobatse councillors have called for the renovation of the Athlone Hospital, saying the health facility was currently in a deplorable condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Dhmt Hails Students for Commitment in Health Care
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Ngami District Health Management Team (DHMT) had praised six students from Francistown Institute of Health Science for demonstrating commitment towards primary healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Butsa Easter Derby Tackles Alcohol Abuse
[Botswana Daily News] Mabutsane -The annual Butsa Easter Derby, a brainchild of One Another Charitable Society, is aimed at reducing alcohol abuse among young people during the holidays. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Government Upgrades Hospitals
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Plans are underway to upgrade four hospitals to the status of Gaborone's Princess Marina and Nyangabgwe in Francistown which will bring to six the number of referral facilities in Botswana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Stakeholders Must Unite, Double Aids Fight Efforts
[Botswana Daily News] Moshupa -Acting minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele has called on stakeholders to augment government efforts to reduce HIV prevalence. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Donates Tsabana, Medical Supplies to Zim
[Botswana Daily News] Harare -Botswana has donated a consignment of medical supplies and nutritional food (Tsabana) worth P2.1 million to Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Seretse Hands Over Two Health Projects
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -The Mahalapye and Sefhare old hospitals, which have been refurbished at over P42 million, were handed over to health personnel on February 28. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Scottish to Clear Back Log for Cervical Cancer Screening
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Scottish Livingstone Memorial Hospital is this week running a week-long cervical cancer screening and breast examination campaign to clear the back log of booked clients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: From Despair to Hope: Journey of a Young Woman Born Infected With HIV
[UNFPA] She was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: "I had been on treatment for some time and I kept on questioning why I was on medication.  My aunt then took me to the clinic and a counsellor broke the news to me."Like many of her peers in Botswana, Masedi Kewamodimo, now 23, was born HIV positive. She had lost both her parents to AIDS in 2000 but it wasn't until 2004 that her own status became known to her. At the time, the challenge s she faced seemed insurmou (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: From Despair to Hope - Journey of a Young Woman Born Infected With HIV
[UNFPA] Gaborone, Botswana -She was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: "I had been on treatment for some time and I kept on questioning why I was on medication. My aunt then took me to the clinic and a counsellor broke the news to me." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Head trauma: a significant public health concern among young men in Botswana. Etiology referral patterns and opportunities for interventions - Cox M, Becker T, Motsumi M.
This study aims to present and discuss acute Head Injury (HI) presentations including etiology, referral patterns and disposition in patients presenting to a major referral hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. Cross-sectional, retrospective data collection from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./8
Global action on patient safety Draft resolution proposed by Argentina, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Eswatini, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The diversity of rural African populations extends to their microbiomes
(University of Pennsylvania) In the largest study of its kind, a team led by University of Pennsylvania researchers investigated the gut microbiomes of people from seven ethnically diverse populations from remote areas of Botswana and Tanzania. Their findings illuminate the relative impact of lifestyle, geography, and genetics in shaping the microbiome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa's neighbors ban meat imports over foot and mouth disease
Botswana and the Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly Swaziland, have suspended meat imports from South Africa while Zimbabwe is in the process of setting up a ban due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Phenomenology of substance use among school-going adolescents in Botswana - Schupmann W, Riva K, Mphele S, Moshashane N, Matesva M, Lowenthal E.
BACKGROUND: Increased rates of alcohol and drugs abuse has been noted among secondary school students in Botswana. Objectives: We conducted nine student focus groups to elicit motivations for substance use as well as risk and mitigating factors. Me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and predictors of alcohol and drug use among secondary school students in Botswana: a cross-sectional study - Riva K, Allen-Taylor L, Schupmann WD, Mphele S, Moshashane N, Lowenthal ED.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and illicit drug use has been recognized as a growing problem among adolescents in Botswana. Little is known about factors affecting alcohol and drug use among Botswana's secondary school students. To aid the design and implementation o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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