Botswana: Plan Brings Hope
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -The Faith and Community Initiative Project aimed at combating HIV/AIDS in Botswana brings a message of hope to the country, says Vice President Slumber Tsogwane. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Chinese Ambassador Advises Fellow Citizens to Self-Quarantine On Return
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Chinese community members in Botswana have been advised to 'self-quarantine' upon return from China as part of efforts to prevent Coronavirus from spreading into the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: VP to Launch New HIV/Aids Fighting Initiative
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Vice President, Mr Slumber Tsogwane will on Sunday launch the Faith and Communities Initiative (FCI) in Mahalapye. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Batswana in China Under Protection
[Botswana Daily News] Masunga -Ministry of Health and Wellness has assured North East District Council that Batswana living in China are taken care of to ensure they don't contract Novel Coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: First Lady Hails Efforts to Tackle Childhood Cancer
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -First Lady, Ms Neo Masisi has pleaded with the local business community to join hands with government to promote, improve and change the landscape of the health sector in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry Confirms 5 Coronavirus Suspects
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed that there are five suspected cases of Coronavirus presenting with flu-like symptoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Govt Says Country Has Five Suspected Coronovirus Cases
[Government of Botswana] The Ministry notes with concern the misleading information circulating on social media particularly Facebook and WhatsApp, about Coronavirus situation in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Country Registers First Suspected Case of Coronavirus
[VOA] Gaborone -Botswana has registered its first suspected case of the deadly coronavirus. A person arriving from China aboard Ethiopian Airways showed symptoms consistent with the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Monitors Corona Virus Situation
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Ministry of Health and Wellness is intensifying preparedness measures including surveillance, alertness at district level and ports of entry following the outbreak of a virus called Corona Virus (nCov) in four Asian countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Government Considers Engagement of Private Doctors
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The Assistant Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports Development Mr Billy Buti says due to shortage of doctors government is considering engaging private practitioners to fill the gap. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ending Bullying and Humiliation over Menstruation as Girls and Boys in Conservative Eswatini are Educated about Reproductive Health
Nomcebo Mkhaliphi posing with girls from the Kwaluseni Infantry Primary School in Eswatini. Courtesy: Nomcebo Mkhaliphi By Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE , Jan 21 2020 (IPS) When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice. “My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear,” recalls the now 45-year-old Mkhaliphi. She had to follow suit and use these materials because she had no money to buy sanitary pads. Mkhaliphi and her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mantoe Phakathi Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Eswatini International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) Joint U Source Type: news

Botswana: Veterinary Services Warns Against Lumpy Skin Disease
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Some cases of Lumpy Skin Disease have reportedly been recorded in some parts of the country, especially in the Central, Ghanzi and Ngamiland districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Nurses Resposible for Provision of Medication
[Botswana Daily News] Selokolela -Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Lemogang Kwape says it is the responsibility of nurses to ensure that patients are prescribed medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Eye Health Care Critical - Kgalagadi South MP
[Botswana Daily News] Tsabong -Member of Parliament for Kgalagadi South Mr Sam Brooks says provision of healthcare services in Kgalagadi is a challenge, given various issues associated with the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Health Minister Calls for Unity in Planning of Services
[Botswana Daily News] Kanye -Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Lemogang Kwape says service delivery is successful when there is cooperation and unity from all stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers develop predictive tools to tackle childhood diarrheal disease outbreaks in Botswana
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech professor Kathleen Alexander and her research team discovered a critical link between environmental dynamics and human health. With this knowledge, researchers will have the capacity to begin to predict when diarrheal disease outbreaks will reoccur. Their findings were recently published in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Department Vaccinates Cattle in High Risk Areas
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Efforts by Department of Veterinary Services to vaccinate cattle in areas prone to Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) in Ngamiland district are not yielding expected results as farmers fail to bring animals for vaccination in large numbers due to drought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

La Niña climate cycle sparks 30% jump in cases of life-threatening diarrhoea in Africa'
Columbia University scientists studying La Niña's link to the killer illness found rates soared by a third in a region of Botswana worst-hit by flooding sparked by the climate anomaly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists link La Ni ñ a climate cycle to increased diarrhea
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study in Botswana by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health scientists finds that spikes in cases of life-threatening diarrhea in young children are associated with La Ni ñ a climate conditions. The findings published in the journal Nature Communications could provide the basis for an early-warning system that would allow public health officials to prepare for periods of increased diarrhea cases as long as seven months ahead of time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Mama Rosie emerges 2019 Daily Trust African of the Year
[Daily Trust] Rosie Mashale, popularly known as Mama Rosie, the founder of Baphumelele Children's Centre of South Africa has emerged winner of the 2019 Daily Trust African of the Year award. A seven-member award selection committee led by the former President of Botswana, His Excellency, Dr. Festus Mogae announced her as the winner on November 29, 2019 after rigorous selection meetings in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Mama Rosie Emerges 2019 Daily Trust African of the Year
[Daily Trust] Rosie Mashale, popularly known as Mama Rosie, the founder of Baphumelele Children's Centre of South Africa has emerged winner of the 2019 Daily Trust African of the Year award. A seven-member award selection committee led by the former President of Botswana, His Excellency, Dr. Festus Mogae announced her as the winner on November 29, 2019 after rigorous selection meetings in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Health Ministry Clears Mist
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reacted to trending social media allegations regarding the level of care and responsiveness of its personnel to a December 8 accident on the Ghanzi road. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Teenage Pregnancy Dismays Thankane
[Botswana Daily News] Jwaneng -Some statistics may seem small to many, but relative to a sparsely populated Thankane, a village sandwiched between farms in the Jwaneng periphery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana: HIV Prevalence in Targeted Age Groups (Statistics)
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -HIV Prevalence Rate by Sex (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: HIV Prevalence Rate By District
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -(Source: Botswana AIDS Impact Survey IV) (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: For HIV-Infected Babies, Treatment Should Start At Birth
Every day, as many as 500 babies in sub-Saharan Africa are born with HIV. A study out of Botswana finds that if newborns are given treatment right away, the virus becomes almost undetectable. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pien Huang Source Type: news

Early antiretroviral treatment shrinks the HIV reservoir in infected infants
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Starting antiretroviral therapy within hours of birth drastically shrinks the reservoir of HIV virus -- an important step in efforts to cure infections -- and improves antiviral immune responses in newborns with HIV, shows a two-year study of a unique cohort of ten infants in Botswana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immediate treatment with antiretroviral therapy helps infants with HIV
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) As part of an international collaborative effort, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital conducted immunological and virological testing on newborns in Botswana, finding that initiating antiretroviral therapy immediately, rather than waiting a few weeks, provided measurable benefits for infants born with HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Capable of Eliminating Some Diseases in Near Future
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Lemogang Kwape says Botswana is capable of eliminating Mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, neglected tropical diseases and Malaria in two to three years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Health Information Critical to Communities
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -A senior lecturer at the University of Botswana's School of Nursing, Dr William Mooketsi Baratedi says nobody should perish because of lack of information on issues pertaining to health and medical check-ups. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Exposition to Enhance Health Care
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Coordinator of the upcoming Gaborone International Health Exposition Mr Gaokgakala Lemmenyane urged Batswana to take advantage of the availability of experts during the two-day expos scheduled for Main Mall, Gaborone November 21 and 22. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Joint Efforts Crucial in Fight Against NCDs
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Concerted efforts are needed to protect people today and in the future from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and their causes, says Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Lemogang Kwape. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Development of National Health Rehabilitation Policy Underway
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Work is at an advanced stage for the development of a national health rehabilitation policy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: HIV Patients Relieved as Legal Battle Over Medicine Ends
[VOA] There was a collective sigh of relief for more than 350,000 HIV-positive patients in Botswana, after the southern African country's Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the government in a legal tussle over the supply of life-prolonging anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Kidney Disease Conference Starts in Kasane Tomorrow
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Preparations for the second Nephrology Society of Botswana conference billed for Kasane November 15-17 are at an advanced stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young People at ICPD25: ‘ We Have the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Rights ’
ICPD25 Youth delegates: Michele Simon (left) and Botho Mahlunge. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Every day in developing countries it is estimated that 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. This amounts to 7.3 million births a year. Complications from pregnancy and childbirth are still the leading cause of death among adolescent girls, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) statistics. Let us be heard Born long after the Cairo Promise, the 18-year-old Michelle Simon and the 19-year-old Botho Mahlunge both youth representatives from Botswana, lament that ye...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa Conferences Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health ICPD25 Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC Launches Agriculture Project in Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The aim of the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) Regional Agricultural Policy Investment Plan (2017-2022) project launched in Gaborone November 12 is to promote collaborative actions at regional level, says Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security permanent secretary Mr Jimmy Opelo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The influence of self-reported childhood sexual abuse on psychological and behavioural risks in young adults at a university in Botswana - Phillip O, Amone-P ’Olak K.
This study assessed the influence of childhood sexu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The associations between stressful life events and depression among students in a university in Botswana - Hetolang LT, Amone-P ’Olak K.
Depression is common among university students and often impacts their career development and health. Stressful life events might be associated with depression but remain to be studied among young adults, especially in non-Western settings. Depression and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study suggests ALL modern humans evolved from ancestors in Botswana
Scientists from Sydney University believe all modern humans came from a community which lived in the prehistoric Makgadikgadi-Okavango wetlands to the south of the Zambezi River. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The First Modern Humans Came from What Is Now Botswana: Study
Mitochondrial DNA and other factors place our ancestors in southern Africa 200,000 years ago. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 28, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ancestral home of modern humans is in Botswana, study finds
Other scientists raise questions about results, which were based on DNA samplesScientists claim to have traced the ancestral home region of all living humans to a vast wetland that sprawled over much of modern day Botswana and served as an oasis in an otherwise parched expanse of Africa.The swathe of land south of the Zambezi River became a thriving home toHomo sapiens 200,000 years ago, the researchers suggest, and sustained an isolated, founder population of modern humans for at least 70,000 years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Anthropology Science Australia news Botswana Africa Source Type: news

Botswana: Pre-Marital Counselling Important
[Botswana Daily News] Tati Siding -Pre-marital counselling (PMC) prepares partners for marriage and ensures that they have a healthy relationship. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

More than 100 elephants die in Botswana in suspected anthrax outbreak
More than 100 elephants have died in Botswana in the past two months partly because of a suspected anthrax outbreak, the government said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: Letlhakane Maternity Wing Project Starts
[Botswana Daily News] Letlhakane -Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Sethomo Lelatisitswe, has acknowledged the need for increased and improved health care services country wide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Dr Moeti Convenes the African Advisory Committee On Health Research and Development
[WHO] Gaborone, Botswana - 15 October 2019: The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, convened a two-day meeting of the African Advisory Committee on Health Research and Development where she welcomed new members and thanked those who served in the previous committee for accepting to join the committee. She requested a moment of silence in remembrance of the late Professor Bongani Mayosi who chaired the previous committee. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Condom Distribution in Schools Topical Issue
[Botswana Daily News] Hukuntsi -Condom distribution in schools was core of discussions during the First Lady, Ms Neo Masisi's engagement with Lehutshelo Junior Secondary School pupils recently. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Tshireletso Calls for Safe Abortion
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Assistant Minister of Local government and Rural Development, Ms Botlogile Tshireletso, has called for formulation of policies that could promote safe abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Botswana: New Hospital On Cards - President
[Botswana Daily News] Gumare -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi says plans are afoot for the construction of the long-awaited new Gumare primary hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Measles Affects Beef Industry
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -North East acting district agricultural coordinator, Mr Zibani Mazonga says beef measles continues to pose a serious threat to the country's beef industry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news