Ever since the country was confronted with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the late 80’s, the government of Botswana has successfully led in creating an enabling environment for the fight against the disease. This environment includes good governance guided by a comprehensive HIV/AIDS policy of Prevention, Care and Support, supported by a long term multi-sectoral multilevel strategy to combat the epidemic.
The multi-sector national response as articulated in the National Strategic Framework (2003-2009) is in conformity with the UNAIDS principle of the "Three Ones" highlighting the importance of countries to have ONE agreed AIDS action framework that provides the basis for coordinating the work of all partners; ONE national AIDS coordinating body with a broad-based multi-sector mandate (National AIDS Council); and ONE agreed country-level monitoring and evaluation system currently in place in Botswana.
It also became very clear that the magnitude of the epidemic will require extensive resources and partnerships both locally and internationally to contain it. It was in this spirit that strong local and international partnerships were built under the leadership of Government of Botswana, and have since then resulted in the enormous strides that the country has made in combating the epidemic. Click here to read complete document.