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University of Pennsylvania Helps -- and Learns From -- Botswana's HIV Epidemic

December 12, 2013

This article was reported by Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Perelman School of Medicine collaboration with the University of Botswana and the Botswana government benefitted all partners. Penn medical students learned to make diagnoses based on their physical-exam skills, since diagnostic tests were not available, and Perelman School of Medicine staff have helped train local providers for Botswana's national HIV prevention and treatment program and assisted in founding Botswana's first medical school. The US Public Health Service, the National Institutes of Health, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant, and the Penn Center for AIDS Research have funded the partnership.

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