CDC in Botswana


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established an office in Botswana in 1995 to strengthen tuberculosis prevention and control. In 2000, the partnership grew to include HIV prevention, treatment, and strategic information program development to maximize Botswana’s response to the HIV epidemic. CDC continues to provide technical assistance and research to support Botswana's HIV and TB control programs and for injury prevention.


What CDC is Doing in Botswana

CDC Impact in Botswana
  • More than 90% of HIV infected pregnant women received antiretroviral prophylaxis through the adoption of Option B+.
  • Mother-to-child HIV transmission has been reduced to 2.1%.
  • Botswana achieved over 97% viral load suppression among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy.
CDC Staff in Botswana
  • 7 U.S. Assignees
  • 40 Locally Employed
Botswana at a Glance
  • Population: 2,291,661 (2017)
  • Per capita income: $16,990
  • Life expectancy at birth: F 65/M 61 years
  • Infant mortality rate: 31/1,000 live births

World Bank 2018, Botswana
Population Reference Bureau 2018, Botswana

Botswana Top 10 Causes of Death
  2. lschemic heart disease
  3. Stroke
  4. Lower respiratory infections
  5. Diabetes
  6. Diarrheal diseases
  7. Tuberculosis
  8. Neonatal disorders
  9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  10. Alzheimer’s disease

GBD Compare 2018, Botswana

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Page last reviewed: December 10, 2019
Content source: Global Health