Rutgers welcomes senior government officials from Botswana to New Brunswick this month. They will participate in a leadership program as the next step in a unique partnership between Botswana and Rutgers that was launched in February 2019.
In an op-ed for the Star-Ledger, Richard Marlink discusses the need to address cancer care and prevention disparities in sub-Saharan Africa, where aging HIV-positive populations face an increased risk of certain cancers.
Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Botswana team was selected to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding for its “Improving Timely Access to Care for Women with Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana” research study.
Rutgers School of Nursing explores collaboration to advance oncology nursing and build care capacity through education in Botswana.
Every year, millions of people in developing countries die from tropical infectious diseases. Rutgers scientists are leading an effort to help researchers in these countries discover botanical compounds with medicinal potential.
Among the many impacts of a new partnership between Rutgers and Botswana will be improved cancer care and prevention. Because a key challenge in Botswana is workforce capacity in the health sector, an early action item will be to train more clinicians to provide the specialized medical services that are needed in oncology and related fields.
Rutgers is dedicated to serving New Jersey—and the world. The university’s new partnership with Botswana, located in sub-Saharan Africa, aims to create transformational change throughout the country. In addition to improving the national health system, the Botswana-Rutgers collaboration will address information technology, higher education research, entrepreneurship, and civic leadership.
President Masisi and his family attended the September 22 Rutgers football game as guests of Rutgers President Robert Barchi and his wife, Assistant Professor Francis Barchi.