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	CDC works in Botswana

CDC has collaborated with the government of Botswana since 1995 to strengthen tuberculosis (TB) control through public health research. In 2001 the partnership expanded to include HIV/AIDS programs.

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iconBotswana at a Glance

Population: 2,139,900
Per capita income: $17,460
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 67/62 yrs
Infant mortality rate: 31/1000 live births
Population Reference Bureau World Population Data Sheet, 2014

iconTop 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare, 2013
  1. HIV 32%
  2. Malaria 7%
  3. TB 6%
  4. Diarrheal Diseases 4%
  5. Cancer 4%
  6. Pre-Term Birth Complications 2%
  7. Ischemic Heart Disease 2%
  8. Stroke 2%
  9. STDs 2%
  10. Road Injuries 2%

What CDC Is Doing

  • Groundbreaking CDC clinical trial of isoniazid prevention therapy (IPT) to prevent TB found:
    • Risk of TB disease in persons with positive TB skin test decreased 30-60% with six months treatment
    • 36 months was more effective than six to prevent TB disease
    • Botswana used results to design new IPT program and to form WHO guidelines for using TB skin tests and IPT in high HIV areas
  • More than 90% of HIV-infected pregnant Botswana women received antiretroviral prophylaxis
  • Mother-to-child HIV transmission was reduced to less than 4%
  • Botswana achieved over 95% coverage for antiretroviral therapy in eligible HIV-infected persons
  • Page last reviewed: May 12, 2017
  • Page last updated: May 12, 2017
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