A grant from the U.S. Department of State will create a clinical telehealth program in Botswana in partnership with Rutgers, the University of Botswana, and Botswana’s Ministry of Health and Wellness.
The dashboard, which displays information to help state residents, stakeholders, and policy makers understand the range of services available to youth and families, comes at a critical time. The pandemic continues to impact children and youth, who face increased levels of anxiety, stress, isolation, and a sense of loss and grief.
Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Botswana, and there is a dire need to improve timely access to care. Through research and training, the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health is working to identify and address crucial deficiencies in information and support.
A Rutgers Global Health Institute initiative combines advancements in telemedicine with lessons learned from earlier battles against HIV to increase cancer survival rates in an area that needs it the most.
In Botswana, there is a severe shortage of nurses who have advanced training in oncology and palliative care. To address the challenges this poses to the African nation’s ability to provide comprehensive cancer care, nurse leaders in Botswana and at Rutgers are collaborating to expand specialty education and training.
The experience of spending two weeks in Tanzania as part of a global health educational program opened nine Rutgers students to the realities of medicine in a low-income country. A portion of the donations to Rutgers Global Health Institute during last year’s Rutgers Giving Day helped support this year’s program.
A partnership in Las Carolinas, Puerto Rico, is helping the volunteers of a community kitchen grow vegetables and herbs to support their efforts feeding local residents. Beyond the garden, a sense of empowerment also is blooming.
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.