Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP), Gaborone, Botswana

Dr Simani Gaseitsiwe PhD
  • Site Deputy Laboratory Director
  • Co-recipient of the SANTHE grant
  • Member of the SANTHE CSC

The Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) was established in 1996 and is a collaborative research and training initiative between the Government of Botswana and Harvard AIDS Initiative. BHP is an organisation that supports the country’s HIV/AIDS and public health research, education, prevention, and treatment services. The institute has partnered with the Botswana government to conduct research and provide assistance in education, training, monitoring, and evaluation to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other pressing public health issues. Its research areas include virology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, epidemiology, and social and behavioural issues relevant to the AIDS epidemic in Botswana and southern Africa.

BHP’s vision is to be a world renowned institute of excellence in research and education on HIV/AIDS and emerging public health challenges. Its mission is to remain dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS and respond to emerging public health challenges through collaborative research, education, capacity building, and community engagement.