National HIV Reference Laboratory WHO Centre of Excellence

Masisi and  Tsogwane along side other government officials touring the National HIV Reference LAB with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other delegates PIC: BWPRESIDENCY
Masisi and Tsogwane along side other government officials touring the National HIV Reference LAB with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other delegates PIC: BWPRESIDENCY

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated the Botswana National HIV Reference Laboratory as a Collaborating Centre of Excellence.

This comes in recognition of the laboratory’s excellence in the field of HIV diagnosis and the potential of deeper collaboration in health and well being of people living with HIV.

Indications are that Botswana has made tremendous strides in improving its diagnostic and laboratory systems, particularly in the areas of human capacity building, health event and outbreak detection and management.


Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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