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October 6, 2017 2:46 PM Botswana Proud of Dr Moeti

Gaborone — The Minister of Health and Wellness, Ms Dorcas Makgato, has hailed World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, for her profound work in the region. In her remarks at a dinner organised to celebrate Dr Moeti, Ms Makgato assured Dr Moeti that Botswana was proud of her appointment and the work that she was doing and guaranteed 85

October 5, 2017 2:41 AM Botswana Rules In Favor Of Transgender Identity

A Transgender man in Botswana won the right to have "male" listed on identification forms. The Lobatse High Court ruled on Friday. Saying to deny identification of the man's identity would oppose his "rights to dignity, privacy, freedom of expression, equal protection of the law, freedom from discrimination and freedom from inhumane and degrading treatment 122

October 1, 2017 11:45 PM Masire: the President who left Botswana, world an enduring legacy

Since his death in June 2017, the late Quett Ketumile Masire, Botswana’s former Minister of Finance and Development Planning (1966-1980) and President (1980-1998), has been remembered largely in these terms.(The Conversation) In the Western press, the legacies of African leaders tend to hinge on their respect for term limits, property rights, and fiscal 119

September 24, 2017 8:04 AM HIV testing roadblocks for injiva, truck drivers

The National Aids Council (Nac) has begun offering HIV testing and counselling services at police roadblocks during public holidays, targeting mainly Zimbabweans who are based in South Africa and Botswana popularly known as injiva. In an interview last week, acting Nac provincial manager for Matabeleland South province, Mr Prosper Mupa said the roadside 90

September 23, 2017 9:00 PM Cheaper drug a big step in fighting HIV and Aids

Kenya and South Africa will now be able to treat an HIV infected person for only Sh7,500 per year, the United Nations Programme on HIV and Aids (Unaids) has announced. The pricing agreement is expected to accelerate treatment roll-out as part of global efforts to reach all 36.7 million people living with HIV and Aids with high-quality anti-retroviral 80

September 23, 2017 11:59 AM Kenyans to access new, highly-effective HIV drugs at lower prices

It is good news for millions of Kenyans living with HIV/AIDS as Kenya will start buying new highly-effective antiretroviral drugs at much lower prizes following an international price deal. The deal negotiated by Kenya and South Africa together with a number of international organisations will see the new HIV drugs cost not more than Sh650 per month 78

September 23, 2017 3:46 AM Study: HIV Prevention Could Need Cocktail Of Antibodies

It takes a cocktail of drugs to treat HIV. It could take a cocktail of antibodies to prevent HIV as well, suggests a study by Boston-based researchers published this week in Science Translational Medicine. What we saw is that a cocktail of antibodies is required to protect monkeys against a mixed virus challenge, whereas single antibodies were unable 86

September 22, 2017 4:16 PM Africa: Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African Leaders

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, General. I appreciate it. And I'm greatly honored to host this lunch, to be joined by the leaders of Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa. In particular, I want to thank President Condé, who is representing the African Union. Thank you. Thank you. In this room, I see partners 113

September 19, 2017 4:24 AM U.S. AIDS strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic

(Reuters) - The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined the priorities of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR, a cornerstone of U.S. global health 84

September 18, 2017 5:01 PM Surviving AIDS: The Extraordinary Power of a Helping Hand

With the news of Broadway composer Michael Friedman’s recent death from HIV/AIDS, we have an opportunity—if not a responsibility—to heighten awareness that the scourge of AIDS still exists in America. This week, as we recognize National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, it seems imperative that we not let complacency keep us from acknowledging the ever-present 96