Botswana-UPenn Partnership

Tonya Arscott-Mills, MD

Dr. Tonya Arscott-Mills trained in Biology at Furman University before completing her undergraduate medical degree at Wake Forest University. She later completed post-graduate training in pediatrics at the St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She worked as an international fellow at the Cure International Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan, and also served as a pediatrician to inner-city populations in Philadelphia, prior to joining the Botswana-UPenn Partnership in 2008.

Between 2008 and 2011, Dr. Arscott-Mills supported outreach and capacity building in clinical care to health facilities situated in northern Botswana from BUP's Francistown office. She currently supports both pre-service and in-service training in facilities in and around Gaborone. Dr. Arscott-Mills is an expert in the pediatric clinical care and management of TB-HIV in Botswana, and advises on several national Ministry of Health technical working groups, and holds faculty appointments at the University of Botswana School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Arscott Mills was appointed Lead Pediatric Clinician for the BUP in 2013.