Battling HIV and HPV since 2003.
- More than 44,000 men and boys have received voluntary medical male circumcision services, thereby benefiting from this procedure’s protective effect against HIV infection.
- Over 54,000 people have received HIV testing and counseling services, and those who tested positive were linked to treatment and care.
- With Jhpiego support, in 2015 the Ministry of Health launched a “See and Treat” strategy to combat cervical cancer. Since then, access to cervical cancer screening and prevention services has increased, with 57 sites around the country providing visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) to immediately identify women at high risk of developing cervical cancer.
- More than 60,000 women have been screened through VIA and 85% of those with pre-cancerous lesions were treated with cryotherapy or the loop electrosurgical excision procedure to prevent the development of cervical cancer.
Our Work in Botswana
Botswana Defense Force (BDF) Partnership for Sustainable HIV Epidemic Control
Through this award, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Jhpiego is bolstering the BDF’s HIV response through targeted, integrated investments in HIV prevention strategies, focused laboratory strengthening and strategic collection and use of information to help achieve epidemic control and to build BDF capacity to fully implement the program independently. With the BDF and the DOD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), Jhpiego is implementing an integrated HIV program that focuses on: 1) HIV prevention, 2) health systems strengthening, 3) strategic information and 4) cross-cutting program objectives. Activities target members of the BDF, their families and the civilian communities surrounding 13 military health facilities, as well as two civilian districts. Jhpiego is using the BDF’s organizational structure to ensure careful attention to data quality and data security, and to institutionalize capacity-building platforms and sustainability planning to ensure program transition to the BDF by project end.