Penn Student Summer Internships in Botswana - Application Now Open!
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership offers ten-week summer internships in Botswana from late May until late July for 5-10 Penn students across various schools at Penn, including placements well-suited for Vet students, SP2, GSE, SAS and Wharton. See the listing of placements available here. Each student intern is provided financing to cover round-trip travel to Botswana and funding to pay for housing. Interested applicants must complete a Penn International Internship Program (IIP) application online: http://global.upenn.edu/iip/application. Applications are due by January 30, 2014 and final candidates will be interviewed and selected in February.
Save the Date: April 23, 2013
Symposium - "Botswana 2.0: Moving Beyond Health"
This half-day morning symposium, free and open to the public, will be hosted on Penn's Campus by the Botswana-UPenn Partnership with funding from the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Fund to highlight and explore new areas of collaboration between Schools and Departments at Penn and Botswana. More info to come.
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.
Messages from the BUP Directors
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)
BUP Program Documents
2012 BUP Year End Report (PDF 12/12)
Frequently Asked Questions (10/12)
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.
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BUP Stuff: Online Shop
You can buy BUP-branded merchandise (hats! mug! shirts!) online here. Proceeds support our continued work.