Botswana

[Research Report] Accountability and Redress for Discrimination in Healthcare in Botswana, Malawi and Zambia

Southern Africa bears a disproportionate burden of HIV globally and indications are that stigma and discrimination remain high, not only amongst people living with HIV but also amongst those most vulnerable to HIV. Stigma and discrimination violate human rights and are barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. This research report is concerned …» Read More

Reaching for Zero Discrimination in Healthcare

          1 March is Zero Discrimination Day, a day to celebrate diversity and strengthen our resolve for inclusive societies free from discrimination and inequality. The impact of stigma and discrimination has been catastrophic in the fight against HIV/AIDS. When discrimination occurs in healthcare facilities or at …» Read More

NEWS RELEASE: VICTORY FOR HIV-POSITIVE FOREIGN PRISONERS IN BOTSWANA COURT OF APPEAL

Gaborone–On Wednesday, 26 August 2015, the Botswana Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a 2014 decision of the High Court, affirming the government’s legal obligation to provide foreign prisoners with antiretrovirals (ARVs) at government expense. In August 2014, two foreign prisoners and the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and …» Read More

COURT DIARY: ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHERS V TAPELA AND OTHERS

By: Annabel Raw On 23 July 2015, the Botswana Court of Appeal heard oral arguments in an appeal against a High Court decision of August 2014 in which the government’s policy refusing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign prisoners was declared unlawful and unconstitutional, and the government was ordered to provide …» Read More

SEX WORKERS, ARVS AND THE IRRATIONALITY OF EXCLUDING FOREIGNERS

By Anneke Meerkotter and Annabel Raw In recent weeks, the Government of Botswana has announced plans to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy to all sex workers regardless of their CD4 counts. The commendable aim of the initiative, as described by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, is “to help …» Read More