Botswana Abstracts to Be Showcased at HIV Implementers' Meeting
GABORONE: Six abstracts from Botswana were chosen to be presented at the 2009 Implementers' Meeting in Windhoek, Namibia taking place June 10-14, 2009.Through presentations like the ones chosen from Botswana, abstract authors will share information that will directly impact the future of HIV/AIDS program implementation.
NACA to Mount "0 Icheke" Concurrent Partner Campaign
Billboard that raises awareness on MCP in Botswana
The title of the currently popular hit song, 0 Icheke, in which the singer sounds a warning against cross generational sexual behaviour; highlights the general concern among Batswana about one important aspect of multiple concurrent partnerships (MCP). This hit song fits nicely into the new national campaign against MCP to be rolled out by the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), in March.
Partners Produce Manual to Improve Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS in Botswana
Mwiika Malindima (ZAMCOM), Justina Phiri (ZAMCOM), and Thapelo Ndlovu (MISA-Botswana)
The media can be a powerful weapon in the war against HIV/AIDS, but like any other weapon, it must be used adroitly to be effective. The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) in Gaborone is working to ensure journalists throughout Botswana are armed with the knowledge and skills they need to produce stories about HIV that are accurate, timely, and―most importantly―that put potentially life-saving information in the hands of the public.
New District Hospitals Ease Lab Burden
The National Blood Transfusion Centre in Gaborone
Recently completed hospitals in Maun, Serowe, Mahalapye, Molepolole and Lobatse have not only brought better health care to previously underserved parts of the country, but have eased the burden on the National Health Laboratory by providing much-needed lab space and state of the art equipment.