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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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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