PEPFAR and BONEPWA+ Launch the Treat All Champions Campaign

In November 1993, Mr. David Ngele became the first Motswana to openly disclose he was living with HIV. Over the past 25 years, a few more have followed him in making public disclosures, though they represent a very small percentage of the current estimated number of 360,000 Batswana living with HIV. Those who have taken ...
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Tuberculosis Lab Relaunch Ceremony

Good morning. It is wonderful to be here to celebrate the reopening of Botswana’s National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory. This facility is crucial to the diagnosis and treatment of TB patients across the country. It is a much needed tool in our fight to stop the spread of tuberculosis in Botswana. It was my honor to ...
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USAID’s Maatla Project Closing Celebration

It is with great pleasure that I participate in tonight’s ceremony celebrating the Maatla project. I have enjoyed listening to partners reflect on project achievements and the lessons that have been learned to enhance Botswana’s civil society sector. It is encouraging to look back on USAID’s Maatla project and think about how many organizations the project ...
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“Congratulations, Botswana, on Treat All!” – Ambassador Miller

June 3 was a momentous day.   I wish to congratulate the government and the people of Botswana for being among the first countries in Africa to adopt the “Treat All” policy providing antiretroviral therapy to all Batswana citizens living with HIV. How apt that Botswana, preparing to celebrate 50 years of independence, is also making ...
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New Directions in Global Health Seminar

Good morning. Thank you for having me here this morning at this important event. What a great day to be out here in Ghanzi.  As always, I enjoyed my drive up yesterday along the Trans-Kalahari Highway, getting to view the vast and beautiful desert landscape of this great country.  Ghanzi is a place like no ...
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Cervical Cancer “See and Treat” Launch

Good morning. I am delighted to be here as we mark an important milestone for the health of women in Botswana, and as we celebrate a successful six year partnership in cervical cancer prevention between the governments of Botswana and the United States, in collaboration with the Botswana-University of Pennsylvania Partnership. Cervical cancer, which is ...
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