2 February 2017
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Xhute left school because her family could not afford to buy her shoes to wear to class. She plans to continue her education and become a teacher. © UNFPA Botswana/Nchidzi Smarts
GHANZI, Botswana – Two years ago, 12-year-old Xhute could not afford shoes to wear to class. She was forced to drop out of school – like her mother before her. Xhute’s mother also started having children when she was... Read more
7 September 2016
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Rose Matuulane, 24, with one of her children. She is able to access antenatal care, cervical cancer screening, HIV testing and family planning counselling all in the same clinic visit. © UNFPA Botswana/Nchidzi Smarts
Otse, Botswana – When Rose Matuulane was pregnant five years ago, she had to wait for a nurse to visit her small village, Otse, to provide antenatal check-ups. When the nurse could not make it, Ms. Matuulane had to... Read more
23 March 2015
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Traditional dancers entertain participants at the record-breaking HIV counselling and testing event in Gambella, Ethiopia. © UNFPA Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia/GABORONE, Botswana – Record-breaking numbers of people have received HIV counselling and testing through two historic initiatives in Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.  In the Gambella... Read more
6 March 2013
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UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin urged that young people be given space and opportunities to contribute to national development in Botswana. Dr. Osotimehin made this call at a discussion with youths... Read more
22 April 2001
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Francistown -- Botswana is the front line of the war against AIDS. This insidious disease has spread silently, but all too swiftly through the population of this southern African nation, that sits on top of South Africa... Read more
12 July 2004
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Helen Ditsebe-Mhone is an outspoken advocate of the need to take action to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This tall, robust-looking entrepreneur has a compelling reason for doing so – Helen is one of only two-dozen women... Read more