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.

To learn more about BUP's vision and goals for the next five years, please review BUP's Strategic Plan 2022-2027

Botswana-based Faculty

  • Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD, EMPA

    Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD, EMPA

    Director and Strategic Advisor for Academic Partnerships in Global Health
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  • Merrian Brooks, MD

    Merrian Brooks, MD

    Research Director & Lead Pediatric Clinician
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  • Surbhi Grover, MD

    Surbhi Grover, MD

    Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania; Lead Physician, Oncology Program, BUP
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  • Yehoda Martei, MD

    Yehoda Martei, MD

    Attending Physician in the Division of Hematology-Oncology
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  • Giacomo Paganotti, PhD

    Giacomo Paganotti, PhD

    Research Associate, Lab Supervisor
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Botswana-Based Staff

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    Phodiso Tshireletso

    Director, Finance and Human Resources
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  • Josephine Thankane

    Josephine Thankane

    Global Health and Program Coordinator
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  • Lindiwe Maidi

    Lindiwe Maidi

    Human Resources Coordinator
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  • Oratile Papadi

    Oratile Papadi

    IT Administrator
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  • Mogametsi Setswamorago

    Mogametsi Setswamorago

    Finance Officer
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  • Relebogile Thipe

    Relebogile Thipe

    IRB Coordinator
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  • O L Khunong

    O L Khunong

    Operations Officer
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    David Montlane

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

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    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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    Charlotte Beever

    Operations Coordinator
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    Maria Cortese Hering, MA, MPH

    Assistant Director, Global Health Training
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