The Embassy of the United States of America in partnership with Rutgers University, the University of Botswana, and Botswana’s Ministry of Health and Wellness has officially launched a $160,000 (BWP 1,750,000) grant that will create a clinical telehealth program in Botswana and further enhance existing medical and higher education partnerships between the two countries. The grant is part of the U.S. Department of State’s University Partnerships Initiative, which seeks to strengthen existing ties and foster new collaborations between U.S. and African universities. This project supports the Government of Botswana’s pandemic mitigation efforts in remote and under-resourced communities across the country as well as establishes a framework to bolster health systems through telehealth and expanded educational opportunities.  To read the full story.