Sharing the expertise of a world-class university with our partners in Botswana to build capacity and excellence in clinical care, education, and research.
I am pleased to take this opportunity to welcome you the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) website. It offers a great introduction to the work and the history of the University of Pennsylvania's role in Botswana.
The work of the BUP strives to improve the health of the people of Botswana on many levels. Our highly trained clinicians provide teaching and support expert care in clinics and hospitals across Botswana. We support national initiatives to improve care in HIV/AIDS and common co-morbidities, including active participation on technical working groups and treatment guideline development initiatives. Our informatics specialists provide technical assistance to the development and implementation of telemedicine solutions to bridge the gap between specialists and remote patient populations, and tele-mentoring solutions to improve access to medical information resources. BUP researchers conduct cutting edge research to answer critical questions in the mission to improve the health of Batswana. We're active partners of the University of Botswana, working with faculty to train the next generation of doctors and nurses, helping to build a long-term, sustainable solution to the shortage of health care workers in the country.
On behalf of our in country team of over 80 staff members, I would like to encourage you to find out more about the Partnerships' activities and how you can get involved.
Le amogetswe! (Welcome!)
Doreen Ramogola-Masire, MD
Country Director, Gaborone, Botswana