Botswana-UPenn Partnership

BUP all staff photo 2018

BUP employees over one hundred people in Botswana.

Our Mission

The BUP believes that quality medicine should be available to populations in need. Through clinical care, research and medical education, the BUP is devoted to building capacity in sustainable and high quality healthcare in Botswana.

The Partnership

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) is a collaboration between the Government of Botswana, the University of Botswana, and the University of Pennsylvania working to improve health and healthcare capacity in Botswana, and promote and conduct innovative research critical to better understanding the global nature of the HIV epidemic.


Botswana-based Faculty

Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD
Director and Strategic Advisor for Academic Partnerships in Global Health

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Tonya Arscott-Mills, MD
Research Director & Lead Pediatric Clinician

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Surbhi Grover, MD
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania; Lead Physician, Oncology Program, BUP

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Joseph Jarvis, MBBS, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania

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Yehoda Martei, MD
Attending Physician in the Division of Hematology-Oncology

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Chawangwa Modongo, MB-MRCPI
Lead Physician, TB Program

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Chelsea Morroni, MD, MPH, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine Family, Perelman School of Medicine of the Univesity of Pennsylvania; Family Planning and Sexual and Reproductive Health Doctor, BUP

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Giacomo Paganotti, PhD
Research Associate, Lab Supervisor

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Botswana-based Staff

Ari Ho-Foster, MSC
Country Operations Officer

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Ryan Littman-Quinn
Director, Mobile Health Informatics Program

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Liza Rissik
Global Health Adminstrative Assistant

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Lesego Sethole
Human Resources Manager



Phodiso Tshireletso
Finance Officer



Mogametsi Setswamorago
Finance Assistant



Lorato Manewe
Grants Assistant



Josephine Rantsiapana
Receptionist



Relebogile Thipe
IRB Coordinator



O L Khunong
Operations Assistant/ Driver



David Montlane
Driver




U.S. Based Faculty and Staff at the Center for Global Health

Glen Gaulton, PhD
Vice Dean and Faculty Director, Center for Global Health

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Megan Doherty
Administrative Director, CGH

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Amy Gastinger
Operations Coordinator

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Andie Yost
Training Administrator

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Namrata Narain
Director of Research Financal Operations, School of Medicine



Chelsea Robble
Manager of Finance and Administration

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