Messages from the BUP Directors
Upcoming BUP Events at Penn
March 10th, 2-4pm
Botswana Research Update
Where: BRB 253, 421 Curie Blvd., University of Pennsylvania
What to expect:
- Learn about research currently being conducted in Botswana by Penn & BUP Faculty and Staff
- Update peers on your project
- Receive/offer feedback on research
- Share info/hear about valuable international research resources and insight
- Access research support and information services
Researchers are encouraged to present a brief, and informal (~10 minute) update on their work to the group. (Speakers may bring slides if they wish but they are not required.)
Please contact Cordelia Biddle with any questions.
April 23, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Botswana 2.0: Exploring New Areas of Collaboration and Discovery
Where: Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania
Hosted by the Botswana-UPenn Partnership, and funded in part by Penn's Provost Interdisciplinary Seminar Fund and the Global Engagement Fund, this free half-day symposium, open to the public, will highlight and explore new areas of collaboration between Schools and Departments at Penn and Botswana. Register for free here!
The AFYA BORA CONSORTIUM is recruiting 20 highly qualified and goal-oriented health professionals for a 12-month fellowship (July 2014 – July 2015) in one of our African partner countries (Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda). There are 4 openings for applicants from each of the African countries, and 4 openings for US trainees.
For instructions on how to apply, click here.
The University of Botswana (www.ub.bw) is the largest and most prestigious institution of higher learning in Botswana. It has opened the country’s first School of Medicine and is establishing an adjacent new state-of-art 450-bed Academic Hospital. The first MBBS undergraduate intake was in August 2009. The School of Medicine is inviting applications at the level of Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer in multiple areas. The successful candidates will teach undergraduates and graduate students, conduct research and provide clinical care in affiliated hospitals. Consideration for appointment will take into account relevant qualifications, teaching, clinical and research experience. See the full vacancy announcement and learn more about what is needed to apply here.
A combination of PEPFAR funds and research grants currently support approximately 60 full time physicians, nurses, social workers, and auxiliary health personnel working for Penn in Botswana. BUP clinicians specialize in care for patients with HIV/AIDS and common co-morbidities, tuberculosis, pediatrics, malnutrition and cervical cancer.. (learn more)
(All photos by Ryan Littman-Quinn)
2012 BUP Year End Report (PDF 12/12)
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BUP Program Overview (PDF 7/12)
BUP Video: Telemedicine and mHealth in Botswana
We have a new video highlighting the work of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) Telemedicine and Health Informatics Capacity Building Program. Our program takes a multi-pronged, inter-disciplinary approach to developing integrated capacity with local partners in Botswana. Public-Private-Partnerships are essential to sustainably scaling mHealth initiatives, and Orange's commitment and investment as a telecom partner has been monumental to the progress of these mHealth initiatives in Botswana.
Video not working? See the video here!
BUP Stuff: Online Shop
You can buy BUP-branded merchandise (hats! mug! shirts!) online here. Proceeds support our continued work.