In Botswana, cooperation with US Government started in 2002, when a cooperative agreement was signed between local HPP member, HPP Botswana, and CDC-BOTUSA. This was partly a result of the national government’s decision (H.E. President Mogae and Minister of Health, Joy Phumaphi) to adopt the TCE model as an integrated part of the country’s national strategy to fight HIV/ AIDS.
Over the course of five years, more than 900,000 people were systematically mobilized and reached with prevention and counseling messages and referrals to testing and treatment. (CDC financed 20 percent, while the Government of Botswana financed 80 percent of the costs of implementing TCE). Since then, HPP Botswana implemented a range of PEPFAR-funded projects.
Today, HPP Botswana implements the PEPFAR-funded Advancing Partners and Communities project (APC 1.0) over three years as a sub-recipient to FHI360 in Greater Francistown to deliver high impact HIV and TB services for young men and women. HPP Botswana is implementing APC activities in Good-Hope, Kweneng East, and Greater Francistown districts covering a total of 25 high volume facilities.
HPP Botswana works to link facilities and communities to identify people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in hot spots and hard-to-reach areas through index case testing, enrolling and maintaining PLHIV in care for viral suppression and strengthening community TB care. HPP Botswana also provides prevention and behavior change communication, and delivers differentiated models of community-based HIV care and support and genderbased violence screening and care for those affected.
Partners Supporting TCE in Botswana
- National ADIS Coordinating Agency (NACA), Botswana
See our Partnerships page for a comprehensive list of organizations supporting TCE worldwide.