Programs & Partnerships
- Academic Partnerships | Capacity-building | Clinical Rotation
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 healthcare 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.
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 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.