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    Data & Statistics

    Total population (2022) 2,346,179
    Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2021) 16
    Life expectancy at birth (years, 2022) 69.71
    Infant morality rate and under-five mortality (per 1 000 live births) 38/56
    Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2013) 298/212
    Total expenditure on health per capita 466
    Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2014) 5.4

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    Country Health Topics

    The strategic priority areas are as follows:
    o    reduction of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and vaccine-preventable diseases;
    o    reversing the rising burden of noncommunicable diseases through promotion of healthy lifestyles;
    o    promoting health through the course of life with special emphasis on reducing neonatal and maternal mortality as well as addressing determinants of health;
    o    health systems strengthening, with a special focus on Health financing and human resources planning; and
    o    epidemic preparedness and response, with special attention given to implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005).

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    Botswana Office Contact

    Dr Josephine Namboze - WHO Representative to Botswana and SADC

    2nd Floor, MVA Fund Building
    Plot 50367, Fairgrounds
    PO Box 1355

    Tel: +267 3971506 or +267 3905593
    Fax: +267 3959483
    Email: afwcobw [at]