Gaborone 
CAPITAL


English, Tswana
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)


2,127,825
POPULATION


 340,000
# OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS


 73,000
# OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH TB


 1,141
# OF MALARIA CASES


 *All data is courtesy of globalhealthfacts.org Updated March 2011

ASM Impact

  • 3 Laboratories Renovated and Infrastructure Built   
  • TB Laboratory Mentorship
  • Workshop
  • 75 Laboratory Staff Trained


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ASM has worked with local Botswana partners since 2008 to improve microbiology laboratories throughout the country. ASM helps to train technologists and scientists on clinical procedures, provides technical guidance for laboratory infrastructure development, and strengthens the laboratory quality assurance programs.  

 

LabCap in Botswana

Program Areas

  • TB- Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) smear microscopy, AFB-EQA, and liquid and solid culture
  • General Microbiology

 

Success Stories

The Botswana Local Mentoring Program

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) along with Botswana-USA CDC Partnership (BOTUSA) has provided technical support to the Botswana laboratory diagnostic services and to the National Health Laboratory.

Over the last few years, ASM has facilitated various initiatives and programs in the form of mentoring and training workshops in the areas of diagnostic laboratory techniques and Quality Management Systems (QMS). In order to achieve the goal of sustainable mentoring, ASM trained three staff from the National Health Laboratory (NHL) in the skills of mentoring. These staff continue to successfully roll out the Local Mentoring Program to staff in local district laboratories. 

 

BioResource Centers

BRC at the Institute of Health Sciences – Gaborone

Address: 1836 Corner North Ring Road and Hospital Way, Gaborone, BOTSWANA

 

BRC at the University of Botswana, Department of Medical Lab Sciences 

Address: Private Bag UB 00704, Gaborone, Botswana

 

Ambassadors to Botswana

Country Ambassador - Taking Applications

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Young Ambassador

Moses Vurayai-Botswana

 

 

 

 

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