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  • WHO Representative gives an interview on Addis Declaration on Immunization WHO Representative in Botswana gives an interview on Radio RB2 on Addis Declaration on Immunization. He highlighted that the declaration is an opportunity to bridge all the gaps of inequity ensuring that all people have access to accessible, affordable, equitable immunizations services irrespective of where they live or where they were born or their level of economic status.
  • WHO Representative meets SADC Executive Secretary Gaborone, Botswana - 7 February 2017: World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Botswana, Dr. Martins Ovberedjo visited the SADC Secretariat to meet with the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax.  In his remarks, Dr. Ovberedjo reaffirmed WHO’s commitment to work with SADC based on priorities contained in the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations and expressed the need to explore additional priorities for collaboration. He thanked the SADC Executive Secretary for according him the opportunity for…
  • Training of trainers workshop for TB management Francistown, Botswana, 11 November 2016 -  Botswana National TB Program held Training of Trainers Workshop, in collaboration with the City of Francistown, with the objective of building a network of trainers that are skilled in training methodologies meant to improve TB Programme performance outcomes. These trainers will in turn capacitate District Health Care workers on TB management. This was necessitated by the changing landscape of TB and attrition of current trainers.
  • Botswana conducts a high level summit to identify ways to accelerate reduction of maternal mortality Francistown, Botswana, 17 September 2016 -- Concerned by the persistently high maternal deaths despite the high coverage of key maternal mortality reduction interventions (such as antenatal care, skilled birth attendance and postnatal care), the Ministry of Health convened a high level two-day national summit. Stakeholders in attendance, including MOH, DHMTs, all hospitals management and professional bodies, deliberated on the high levels of maternal and newborn mortality and to propose ways and means to accelerate their reduction.  The Theme of the…
  • Botswana’s fight towards Malaria Elimination intensifies: Stakeholders pledge support to achieve elimination end game targets Francistown, Botswana, 15 September 2016 - The Ministry of Health in Botswana and the World Health Organization convened a three day meeting, for over 100 health sector stakeholders, including Ministry of Health (MoH) top officials, District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), partners, academia and researchers, to assess progress made in the implementation of set targets for Botswana’s malaria elimination efforts.