President of Liberia Visits BHP

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia - photo by Vusi Ndaba
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia – photo by Vusi Ndaba

This May, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia visited the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) as part of a five-day official visit to the Republic of Botswana. She met with the BHP leadership team and was given an overview of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in Botswana. She praised BHP’s work as a model for how African nations can successfully address the AIDS epidemic. President Sirleaf received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Harvard in May 2011. In October 2011, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

About Martha S Henry

Martha Henry is the Director of Communications for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative.