The heart of Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) operations is the busy, three-story building on the grounds of Princess Marina, the main public hospital in Gaborone. The crowded research building houses the Botswana- Harvard HIV Reference Laboratory, the Data Management Centre, and office space for BHP staff.
Celebrating 20 Years of Life-Saving Research
Lives saved are always cause for celebration. The morning of January 26, 2017, in a hotel meeting room in Gaborone, Botswana, AIDS researchers, government officials, and others came together to celebrate 20 years of research, education, and training efforts by the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) to end the AIDS epidemic in southern Africa.
Essex Considers the BHP’s First Two Decades
In January, the Botswana Harvard Partnership (BHP) celebrated its 20th anniversary. At the ceremony in Gaborone, Dr. Max Essex , Chair of both the BHP and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative, delivered these remarks: Botswana and the Botswana Harvard Partnership have much to celebrate. Although AIDS in Africa was recognized as a major epidemic in east and central Africa in the early to mid 1980s, it…
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Featured Presentations at CROI
The annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI 2017 will be held from February 13 to February 16, 2017, in Seattle, Washington, at the Washington State Convention Center. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic…
Botswana Harvard Partnership Revisited: Remarks by Soon-Young Yoon
Dr. Soon-Young Yoon is an anthropologist and advocate for women’s human rights. She made the following remarks at the Botswana Harvard Partnership’s 20th anniversary celebration in Gaborone on January 26, 2017: His Excellency former President Ketumile Masire, Honorable Minister Dorcus Makgatho, H. E. Ambassador Miller, distinguished speakers and guests. In 2001, I was honored to represent the Harvard AIDS Initiative’s International Advisory Council when we presented His Excellency former President Festus Mogae…
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The Press and the Partnership: Remarks by Richard M. Smith
Richard M. Smith is a member of HAI’s International Advisory Council. He attended the Botswana Harvard Partnership’s 20th anniversary celebration in Gaborone, Botswana on January 26, 2017 and delivered the following remarks: It was in 1983 that I first heard about HIV/AIDS. I was the Executive Editor of Newsweek magazine, and our medical editors and reporters had come in to describe a mysterious disease that had received no national media attention,…
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HIV & Opioids: Crisis in Indiana, Boston, and Beyond
World AIDS Day Symposium Thursday, December 1, 2016 8:00 – 9:30 am • Coffee & Breakfast Provided Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health • Kresge G2 In 2015, experts were caught off guard when an HIV epidemic exploded in a rural Indiana town. Prescription painkillers were being ground up and injected, often with shared needles, an easy route for HIV transmission. The U.S. is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid…
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CROI, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, brings together top scientists, clinicians, and policy makers from around the world to discuss the latest studies and developments in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. This year’s meeting is being held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources are available online.
How HIV/AIDS Shapes U.S. Foreign AID
By Martha Henry On March 30th, Michelle Gavin, former U.S. Ambassador to Botswana (2011-14), spoke to a packed house at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her topic was “What Botswana’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS Teaches Us About Foreign Assistance.”
What Botswana’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS Teaches Us About Foreign Assistance
Michelle Gavin Managing Director THE AFRICA CENTER U.S. Ambassador to Botswana 2011-14 12:30 to 1:30 Monday, March 30th 2015 FXB 301 LUNCH PROVIDED For a summary of her talk click here