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 working under the name the Botswana-UPenn Partnership. The Botswana-UPenn Partnership 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.Please see the Botswana-UPenn Partnership website for more information.



Penn and chop faculty and staff: are you planning a trip to Botswana?

If you are Penn or CHOP faculty or staff and are planning a trip to Botswana to conduct research, perform a scoping visit, facilitate a training, or do clinical work, please complete this NEW quick and easy questionnaire to access BUP services.


internship opportunities in Botswana for summer 2019

BUP facilitates internship opportunities for Penn students outside of the School of Medicine. These opportunities are interdisciplinary and are ideal for Penn undergraduate and graduate students interested in: Communication, Computer Science, Public Health, Social Work, or Education. Learn more...


Family Planning in Botswana

BUP's Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health Doctor, Chelsea Morroni, talks to The Guardian about Botswana's dramatic fertility decline. Click this link for the complete article and here to listen to the podcast.