Madigele applauds Baylor Children's Centre

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The Minister of Health and Wellness (MoH&W) Dr Alfred Madigele has commended Botswana Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence (COE) for its fight against paediatric TB, HIV/AIDS.

Speaking at the Official Launch of the Collaborative African Genomics Network (CAfGEN) in Gaborone, Dr Madigele said Botswana-Baylor COE makes African history with the official launch of first class genomics research, the largest study of its kind in Africa. He also said Botswana would be remembered by leading the continent into the new era genomic and precision medicine.

“Even 10 years ago, many would not have believed this was possible. This is a momentous occasion that will go down in the annals of history as one of the major milestones in the advancement of medical care in Botswana. It is fitting that such a day is also a day to celebrate 16 years of successful treatment of children born with HIV in Botswana,” he said.

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