Botswana WHO Country Office

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The mission of the WHO Botswana Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Botswana through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

  • African Vaccination Week 2013 Botswana Commemoration of the African Vaccination Week and Child Health Days, Botswana This year’s AVW focus in Botswana was to reduce the number of un-immunised children through reinforcing routine immunization. To Commemorate African Vaccination Week and Child Health Days, additional support was provided to selected low performing districts during the period April 22- May 31, 2013. The districts selected were Gaborone, Kanye/Moshupa, Goodhope, Mahalapye and Okavango.
  • High Level Dialogue on Health in the Post 2015 Development Agenda concludes. The consultation which was co-convened by the Governments of Botswana and Sweden with WHO and UNICEF, brought together 50 high level participants including Ministers of Health, members of the high-level Panel of Eminent Persons, Leaders of International health institutions, representatives of civil society and the private sector, academia, public health experts and youth. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the place of health in the post 2015 development agenda. The meeting agreed on three broad conclusions; Health must…
  • President Khama opens the Dialogue on Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda Gaborone, Botswana, 5 March 2013 -- His Excellency the President Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama officially opened the High Level Dialogue on the MDG Post-2015 Health Agenda on 5th September 2013 at the Gaborone International Conference and Convention Centre. About 50 senior officials and experts are participating in the meeting. Among them are Heads of United Nations agencies, including the WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Anthony Lake, and ministers…
  • Botswana launches malaria elimination campaign On the 13th September, 2010 Government of Botswana through Ministry of Health with the support from WHO and other partners launched the malaria elimination campaign to mark the beginning of intensified efforts by Botswana to kick out malaria within its borders. The launch brought together policy makers, decision makers, the private sector and other stakeholders to highlight that malaria elimination will be everyone’s During the launch of the campaign the Malaria Strategic Plan was also launched. The country has just…
  • Botswana launches mass distribution of long lasting mosquito nets in an effort to achieve universal coverage On the 23rd of July, 2010 the Ministry of Health and her partners launched mass distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) in Gweta and Tsokotshaaa villages in the Tutume sub-district, one of the high malaria transmission areas. The activity was officially launched by the Minister of Health, Dr. John Seakgosing, who encouraged the public to exercise maximum co-operation with the government in the effort to eliminate malaria in Botswana by 2015. In his address, the Minister said that although…