Botswana needs to sustain strides made in fighting AIDS

Botswana was the first high-burden country to achieve silver status on the path to the elimination of vertical HIV transmission
Botswana was the first high-burden country to achieve silver status on the path to the elimination of vertical HIV transmission

Global shocks such as COVID-19 and the Ukraine war have undeniably slowed down the global goal to end AIDS by 2030.

The In Danger: UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2022 shows that over the last two years, crises have created extraordinary headwinds that threaten national AIDS responses in Botswana and beyond.

Amid these challenges, Botswana was the first high-burden country to achieve silver status on the path to the elimination of vertical HIV transmission.

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Keep your mask close

Wearing of masks behind closed doors has been mandatory following the government’s August decision that the public was freed from masking in outdoor spaces.According to a press statement from the ministry, all other remaining COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing in schools and requirements for vaccination or PCR tests at ports of entry have also been relaxed.Statistics still show that hundreds still die daily due to the pandemic around...

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