The Botswana-UPenn Partnership is highlighted.
PHILADELPHIA — Whether human or baboon, it helps to have friends. For both species, studies have shown that robust social networks lead to better health and longer lives. Now, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has helped show that baboon personality plays a role in these outcomes, and, like people, some baboons’ personalities are better suited to making and keeping friends than others.
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership can trace its roots back 11 years to a collaboration of medical professionals recruited to help stem the tide of AIDS infections in that southern African country. Over time, however, this health-care partnership expanded to include non-clinical summer internships for students from other University of Pennsylvania schools.
PHILADELPHIA – Former President George W. Bush will visit Gaborone, Botswana, Thursday, July 5, to launch a program that will expand women’s health initiatives in that country.
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Three sessions of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s 10th anniversary celebration are open to the public: a student-perspective forum, a research update and an anniversary symposium. All will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
PHILADELPHIA -- Ten Botswana-UPenn Partnership faculty and staff based in that southern African nation will join their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Monday, Oct. 10, to begin a weeklong reflective celebration of their 10 years of collaboration.
The anniversary observance will include a host of discussions reflecting on the Partnership’s efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and developing other medical, research and academic programs to benefit the people of Botswana and students at Penn.
Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s mobile-phone health-care service is featured.
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | email@example.com | 215-898-4820July 22, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — Eight undergraduate students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing raised more than $20,000 in medical supplies for clinics in Botswana, where they will work this summer to provide care as part of a Penn Nursing course.
The students, along with two instructors, will depart from the School of Nursing at noon on Thursday, July 23, and travel to Botswana carrying eight 50-pound bags of medicine and medical supplies.