Botswana, Barbados Agree To Cooperate To Exchange HIV/AIDS Expertise, Research
Botswana President Festus Mogae and Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur on Wednesday in Bridgetown, Barbados, signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the Barbados Advocate reports (Barbados Advocate, 2/24). Mogae and Arthur agreed that their countries should share strategies in areas such as HIV/AIDS research and prevention, according to the AP/Fox23news.com. According to UNAIDS, Barbados has an HIV/AIDS prevalence of 1.5%, and Botswana has a prevalence of 37% (AP/Fox23news.com, 2/23). The Caribbean region has the second-highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world after sub-Saharan Africa (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 3/9/04).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.