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.


COVID-19 Guidance for Penn Travellers in Botswana

BUP and the Center for Global Health has been monitoring COVID-19 closely in coordination with Penn's global support offices. Currently, all University-related travel is prohibited. Learn more...


Adopting locally the lessons learned globally: a call to action for academic medical centERs in the USA.

Dr. Corrado Cancedda, Director of BUP, co-authored a commentary in BMJ Global Health about how US academic medical centers could apply some of the lessons learned domestically when they engage in global health. Read the article here...


Interested in working in Botswana?

We've gathered current potential funding opportunities for grants/ projects in Botswana. Learn more...


NEW Travel Requirements for Botswana - Permit Waiver

Permit Waivers are now required for all visitors to Botswana who intend to work in country for less than three months. This is a new requirement enforced by the government of Botswana and this applies to most, if not all, of Penn's visitors in Botswana. For more details and other travel guidance, check out our Travel page.


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.