The rise and fall of civil society in Botswana (Part 2)

Yesteryear: An old banner on the ABCs of HIV and AIDS. The disease continues to be a public health challenge
Yesteryear: An old banner on the ABCs of HIV and AIDS. The disease continues to be a public health challenge

Some are still regarded as heroes and heroines in the field of HIV and AIDS, especially for their bravery and total self-sacrifice in the fight against stigmatisation.

Their efforts were centred on combating HIV/AIDS misinformation and discrimination, years back when treatment was yet to be discovered.

Special mention must go to the then AIDS/STD Unit under the Ministry of Health that back then supported the ideas of the likes of David Ngele, Helen Ditsebe-Mhone, and Dipuo Bogatsu to form a support group for People Living with HIV (PLHIV). Overtime, Ngele would become the Chairperson of BONEPWA+ and later its National Coordinator, while Ditsebe-Mhone would then form an NGO, first as a support group, which in turn would become The Coping Centre for People Living with HIV and AIDS (COCEPWA).

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