Botswana-UPenn Partnership

Sharing the expertise of a world-class university with our partners in Botswana to build capacity and excellence in clinical care, education, and research, the University of Pennsylvania has worked in Botswana since 2001 and currently employs approximately 120 full-time staff in country. The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) works with the Government of Botswana Ministry of Health and the University of Botswana to build healthcare and research capacity in Botswana. Penn is taking a broad interdisciplinary approach to train health-care personnel throughout Botswana in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and its complications, to help develop post-graduate training programs at the University of Botswana with an emphasis on Internal Medicine and its subspecialties, to offer experience in global health to Penn trainees, and to develop joint research programs that address issues relevant to the health and welfare of the citizens of Botswana.