September 27, 2021
Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity
Institute of Human Virology
Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist
Monday, March 21, 2022
The Maryland Global Initiatives Cooperation (MGIC) and Botswana-University of Maryland School of Medicine Health Initiative (Bummhi) held a handover event for equipment used in the Fifth Botswana AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) on March 8, 2022 in Gaborone. BAIS V was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by MGIC-BW.
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Preliminary results of national HIV survey (BAIS V) demonstrate Botswana’s remarkable progress achieving HIV epidemic control
Preliminary results from the fifth Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V), announced today by the President, His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi demonstrate that for the first time at a national level among adults aged 15-64, Botswana has exceeded the 2020 UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets which call for 90 percent of all people living with HIV (PLHIV) to be aware of their status, 90 percent of those aware of their status to be on antiretroviral treatment (ART), and 90 percent of those on ART to achieve viral load suppression.
Friday, October 29, 2021
In 2017, the Government of Kenya adopted a new policy called “A Framework for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis of IV in Kenya.” This framework directed the roll out of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Kenya, addressing the key focus areas of: availability, acceptability, accessibility of PrEP, and the holistic integration into the national HIV combination prevention strategy. To align with the government, Ciheb in Kenya’s PACT Endeleza program, which recently ended, also started offering PrEP that same year.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
At the resumption of the fifth Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V), the project convened a small group of three to lead the COVID-19 response. Over the following months, this trio would lead a herculean effort to safeguard the health of staff and participants and allow the survey to proceed as safely as possible.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
The Fifth Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) has successfully completed six months of field implementation, and teams have demobilized out of the field. BAIS V reached nearly 20,000 participants, more than 13,500 households, and completed more than 10,000 household interviews.
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
The Fifth Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) has now been in the field for nearly two months and has completed the first wave of implementation. Approximately 3,800 households have been surveyed across the project’s three regions (see map below). This represents approximately one-third of the 13,564 households that will be surveyed nationwide before the project concludes this summer.