Under Botswana’s ambitious Treat All Strategy, nearly 350,000 people living with HIV will require antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2020. With almost half of Botswana’s health expenditure already allocated to HIV, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will need to mobilize additional resources and achieve efficient use of available resources to sustain successful ART coverage.
Health outcomes have improved in Botswana over the last few decades. These successes have come at the same time as overall macroeconomic growth, with annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth averaging around 6 percent between 2010 and 2015 (IMF 2015), and Human Development Index ranking above the regional average. These improvements originate in a strong […]
The objective of this study was to analyze variations in the cost and efficiency of providing outpatient ART in public facilities in Botswana. Therefore, we applied an activity-based costing approach to collect data on the costs of delivering ART in a random sample of 120 facilities providing adult ART outpatient services in Botswana, including all […]
Despite substantial funding for tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment over the last 10 years, both by donors and governments, the worldwide incidence of TB remains troubling. Across lower- and middle-income countries, access to TB services is limited, and the quality of TB services is often substandard.
Resource Type: Journal Article Authors: Jonathan Cali, Heather A. Cogswell, Mompati Buzwani, Elizabeth Ohadi, Carlos Avila Published: December 2015 Resource Description: As published in the Journal of Hospital Administration 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1. As part of its national privatization strategy to diversify the economy, Botswana has started outsourcing nonclinical services at seven public hospitals. Hospital managers are signing contracts […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Sophie Faye, Benjamin Johns, Elaine Baruwa, Kelley Ambrose Published: October 2015 Resource Description: Integrating the delivery of health services is viewed as a priority in the fight for an AIDS-free generation, because this integration has the potential to improve access to HIV, family planning (FP), and other services and provide continuity of care for […]
Since gaining independence in 1966, Botswana has served as an example of development success—experiencing high economic growth and progressing to a middle-income country classification. Throughout this process, the private sector presence