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CDC has collaborated with the government of Botswana since 1995 to strengthen tuberculosis (TB) control through public health research. In 2001 the partnership expanded to include HIV/AIDS programs.

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CDC office (physical presence)
13 U.S. Assignees
84 Locally Employed

iconBotswana at a Glance

Population: 2,139,900
Per capita income: $17,460
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 67/62 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 31/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2014

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2013
  1. HIV 32%
  2. Malaria 7%
  3. TB 6%
  4. Diarrheal Diseases 4%
  5. Cancer 4%
  6. Pre-Term Birth Complications 2%
  7. Ischemic Heart Disease 2%
  8. Stroke 2%
  9. STDs 2%
  10. Road Injuries 2%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Groundbreaking CDC clinical trial of isoniazid prevention therapy (IPT) to prevent TB found:
    • Risk of TB disease in persons with positive TB skin test decreased 30-60% with six months treatment
    • 36 months was more effective than six to prevent TB disease
    • Botswana used results to design new IPT program and to form WHO guidelines for using TB skin tests and IPT in high HIV areas
  • More than 90% of HIV-infected pregnant Botswana women received antiretroviral prophylaxis
  • Mother-to-child HIV transmission was reduced to less than 4%
  • Botswana achieved over 95% coverage for antiretroviral therapy in eligible HIV-infected persons
  • Page last reviewed: February 20, 2014
  • Page last updated: February 20, 2014
  • Content source: Global Health
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