Botswana: Parliament Affirms Covid-19 Regulations
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The National Assembly on Thursday night affirmed a continuation of the Emergency Powers COVID-19 statutory instruments that were promulgated last year to accompany the State of Public Emergency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: President Requests Approval of State of Emergency Extension
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has requested Parliament to approve an extension of the State of Public Emergency by six months from April 1 to September 30, 2021 as the challenges to combat COVID -19 pandemic remain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Test Kits to Improve Turn Around Time
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The 3 000 rapid test kits donated by Mascom Wireless Monday will help in the management of COVID-19, says Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness Mr Sethomo Lelatisitswe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Needs to Accelerate TB Response
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The world and its leaders have only a year left to achieve the United Nations Political Declaration on Tuberculosis (TB) commitments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Intensify TB Fighting Efforts - Dikoloti
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- As Botswana joined the world in commemorating World Tuberculosis (TB) Day yesterday, Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti underscored the need for intensification of efforts to find missing undiagnosed TB cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Cases, Deaths Drop
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana has this week recorded 11 new COVID-19 related deaths, a decline from Monday's record of 23. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: 'Vaccinate Us First' - Teachers
[The Patriot] Botswana has No vaccination strategy yet (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Parliamentarians from Africa and Asia met to discuss how to improve the conditions of women, girls, and youth during pandemics. Credit: APDABy Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard. Gift Malunga, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative for Zambia, told delegates that during the lockdown in Zambia, 90% of calls to traditional hotlines ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

Botswana: Over 73% Accept Vaccine
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- A risk perception survey conducted countrywide has revealed that Batswana are ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine with a more than 73 per cent acceptance rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Cases Rise in Mahalapye Sub-District
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- Mahalapye sub-district continues to experience a sharp rise in numbers of positive COVID-19 cases due to lack of adherence to protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Claims 22 More Lives, Records 3 158 Active Cases
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- A total of 332 people have died due to COVID - 19 related complications. This is an increase by 22 deaths from 310 reported on February 25. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zemura Concerned About Covid-19 Restrictions
[The Herald] JORDAN ZEMURA has become the first UK-based Warrior to confirm Covid-19 restrictions might knock him out of contention for the AFCON qualifiers against Botswana and Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Negligence Not Cause of Soaring Covid-19 Deaths
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Patients admitted at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital did not die due to lack of proper care but because of deteriorating health as a result of complications emanating from underlying conditions, Professor Mosepele Mosepele has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: China Pledges Vaccine
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- China has promised Botswana a consignment of Sinopharm vaccine for COVID-19, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Boon and Bane of LDC Graduation: The Bangladesh Experience
By Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, Feb 22 2021 (IPS) Bangladeshis at the present time share a modicum of justifiable pride in the fact that the world merits this country worth watching in terms of its economic potentials. To my mind , we have reached this stage for the following reasons: First, effective utilization of early foreign assistance; second a steady ,albeit sustained, move away from a near -socialistic to an open and liberal economy; third , a shift from agriculture to manufacturing as land-space shrank to accommodate urbanization; fourth , an unleashing of remarkable entrepreneurial spirit among private sect...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Will Nakamba, Darikwa Turn Up for AFCON National Duty?
[The Herald] THE three-nation battle, featuring Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana, to secure a ticket to the AFCON finals, could be influenced by the tough Covid-19 regulations, enforced by British authorities, for entrance into their country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Education Official Alleges Deliberate Spreading of Covid-19 By Learners
[Botswana Daily News] Masunga -- A North East District education official has alleged that Masunga Senior Secondary School learners were deliberately spreading coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Lack of Compliance Leads to Upsurge in Cases
[Botswana Daily News] Tsabong -- Lack of compliance to COVID-19 protocols reportedly led to an upsurge of cases in a short space of time in Kgalagadi District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Cases At Molepolole Prison Impact On Trial
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -- Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are now being felt in the corridors of justice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Govt Fights to Contain Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak
[Namibian] The Covid-19 pandemic is hampering efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform to contain the outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in the northern regions following a delay in the delivery of vaccine doses from Botswana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Masisi to Attend Two-Day AU Summit
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi will participate in the virtual 34th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) scheduled for February 6-7. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Where Are You, Mr President!
[The Patriot] Unexplainable delays in securing COVID-19 vaccines! (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Poorer Because of Covid-19 - Matsheka
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The local economy contracted by nearly 25 per cent in the period March to June last year and experienced deep recession due to COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: 'We Are Committed to Covid' ... Namibia, Botswana to Cooperate On Virus Vaccines
[New Era] The governments of Namibia and Botswana have agreed to collaborate in the procurement and rollout of Covid-19 vaccines. This was confirmed by both President Hage Geingob and his counterpart Mokgweetsi Masisi, who was in Namibia last Friday for a one-day working visit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Measles Campaign Kicks Off
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Measles Rubella campaign started February 1 and will end February 12. Phase II clinic nurse, Ms Pitso Masedi said the vaccine is taken by nine to 59-months-old children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Learning Resumes At Satellite School After Covid-19 Case
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- Learning has resumed at Satellite primary school in Francistown after it was closed following a COVID-19 case. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: President Masisi Sympathises With Cyclone Victims
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has expressed sympathy and solidarity with the governments and people of Botswana, eSwatini, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the wake of devastation caused by tropical cyclone, Eloise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

“Saving Journalism: A Vision for the Post-Covid World”
This article first appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review on January 13, 2021.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post “Saving Journalism: A Vision for the Post-Covid World” appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: New Report Maps Ambitious Covid-era Efforts Around the World to Save Journalism The post “Sa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anya Schiffrin - Hannah Clifford - Allynn McInerney - Kylie Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Botswana: Ngamiland Records 104 Malaria Cases
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Ngamiland region has registered 104 cases of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Frontliners First
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Government will prioritise Batswana in roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine once it has been procured, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Gatherings to Blame for Spike in Covid-19 Cases
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Okavango Sub-district is reported to be experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases attributed to wedding and funeral gatherings. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Records Highest Death Toll in Four Days
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Botswana was on Monday reported to have registered a record 17 new COVID-19 related deaths in four days bringing the death toll to 88. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid Vaccine On the Pipeline
[The Patriot] Chairperson, Botswana is pleased to deliver this report on behalf of the Africa Region Member States. We thank the Director General for the detailed and informative report on the COVID-19 Response. The Africa Region commend the WHO's leadership and coordination role across all levels in the COVID-19 response. The WHO's Health Emergency Programme which was established under the leadership of the Director-General Dr Tedros, has been a key milestone in this regard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Pandemics Not Covered Under Normal Interruption Cover
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Businesses have been advised that pandemics or contagious diseases are not covered under the normal business interruption cover but can be included. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Food Production Priority for All
[Botswana Daily News] Makalamabedi -- Vice President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has pleaded with Batswana to reduce the high import bill by boosting local food production. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Refuses to Bear Truckers' Testing Alone
[Namibian] Trade has almost come to a standstill last week as Botswana protested footing the bill for cross-border transporters' Covid-19 testing alone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Shortage of Quarantine Centers Worrisome As Covid-19 Cases Rise
[The Patriot] COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator, Dr Kereng Masupu and his team visited the North West District particularly Maun General Hospital which is being prepared as an isolation Center due to shortage of isolation centers in the region as they are currently full. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Blood Donation Vital in Covid-19 Fight
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Blood donation has become more necessary than ever during the current COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: New Covid-19 Strain in Botswana
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- A highly infectious new strain of coronavirus 501V2 has been detected in Botswana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Curfew Extended to January 31
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti has, on January 3, announced the extension of curfew from January 4 to January 31. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Police Chief Praises Business Community
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Maun business community has been hailed for adhering to the recently introduced curfew restrictions despite the effects brought about by COVID-19 pandemic on their operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Cripples Business Sector
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The year 2020 has been the most difficult for the business sector due to the outbreak of COVID-19 which affected the world economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Watertown firm that supported Beth Israel launches Covid diagnostic business
Over the last nine months, Watertown startup Aldatu Biosciences has helped institutions run Covid-19 tests in neighboring communities, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ’s Boston campus, as well as far away, like in Botswana. It’s not what the startup set out to accomplish in 2020. But heading into the new year, Aldatu is leaning into the change, opening a new diagnostic business and doubling its staff.  “Seeing the strain that the local testing centers we re under really made… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Developing a trauma registry in a middle-income country - Botswana - Motsumi MJ, Mashalla Y, Sebego M, Ho-Foster A, Motshome P, Mokokwe L, Mmalane M, Montshiwa T.
This study sought to design and pilot test a trauma registry at two hospitals. Methods: A cross sectional study was piloted at a tertiary hospital and a secondary l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Applying the Haddon matrix conceptual model to guide motor vehicle crash injury research and prevention in Botswana - Bocage C, Mashalla Y, Motshome P, Fane O, Masilo-Nkhoma L, Mathiba O, Mautle E, Kuiperij B, Mmusi T, Holmes JH, Tam V, Barg FK, Wiebe DJ.
INTRODUCTION: Little literature addresses the burden of injury in Botswana, including trauma from motor-vehicle crashes (MVCs). In response, the University of Botswana and the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness are collaborating with the University o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Botswana: Leteise On Fleek Picnic Saturday
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Tashy's Garden will be the place to be as the host for this year's Leteise on Fleek picnic on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Some Border Gates Experience International Travel Hitches
[Botswana Daily News] Kasane -- A COVID-19 presidential task team tour of the country's border gates following the lifting of the international travel ban has revealed teething problems at some ports of entry. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Government Enlists Community Help in Health Issues
[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -- Government has formulated the Integrated Community Health Strategy to facilitate the involvement of all stakeholders in addressing health issues, says Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Edwin Dikoloti. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana to Miss 2020 Target of Reducing New HIV/Aids Infections
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- Botswana's UN resident coordinator, Mr Zia Choudhury says Botswana will miss the 2020 fast track target of reducing new HIV/AIDS infections by 75 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Covid-19 Will Not Derail HIV/Aids Fight - President Masisi
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -- President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi says COVID-19 has put pressure on the country's health systems and economy with the potential to undermine gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news