Botswana-UPenn Partnership

BUP Programs

We take a broad interdisciplinary approach to building health care capacity in Botswana through three programs:


The BUP has many research initiatives focused on health issues surrounding infectious diseases and other areas in Botswana. Topics include HIV and co-infections, genomics, physiology, immunology, oncology, virology, transmission, and treatment adherence. Learn more...

Clinical Care

A combination of PEPFAR funds and research grants currently support approximately 60 full-time physicians, nurses, social workers, and auxiliary health personnel working for Penn in Botswana. Learn more...


The BUP has two main medical education initiatives, one directed at training medical students, Health Care Workers and trainees in Botswana, and another directed at educating Penn students and trainees. Learn more...

Educational Opportunities for penn students and penn and chop residents

Interested in pursuing a global health experience in Botswana through BUP? If you are a student of the University of Pennsylvania, or a Penn or CHOP resident, click here to see what opportunities are available to you.