The rule of law as a social determinant of health (Part 2)

Gaborone High Court. PIC. MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Gaborone High Court. PIC. MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Universal health coverage (UHC) is a target under the SDGs, but also serves as a platform that brings together diverse programmes and actions for health and development.

The realisation of UHC and the SDGs require collaborative partnerships across sectors of government, diverse stakeholders and communities to address the many seemingly intractable health and development challenges.

Appropriate legal frameworks are an essential tool in tackling these challenges and underpin efforts to advance health in the SDGs.

Editor's Comment
GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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