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Dr. Patson Mazonde
Deputy Permanent Secretary In the Ministry of Health
Republic of Botswana
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In the welcome address, Dr. Patson Mazonde, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Republic of Botswana, representing the Minister of Health, Rt.
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The Botswana deputy permanent secretary in the ministry of Health, Dr. Patson Mazonde submitted an affidavit to court arguing the need for all children to be vaccinated in the interest of national health.
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"For us we believe they (TB and HIV/Aids) affect a person at the same time, they must be look at holistically," said Dr Patson Mazonde, the deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of health.
"If someone has TB
we ask if they are HIV-positive, and if one has HIV or Aids, we put them on preventive therapy," Mazonde
added the Ministry of Health is being restructured to reflect such realities.
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According to Dr. Patson Mazonde, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry, government had done all that it could to ensure the achievement of its health vision only to be thwarted by the outbreak of the incurable disease. He
said the aims of the vision should not be interpreted to mean the absence of disease in the country."Eradicating the disease is not possible," he
added that the Ministry was aggressively involved in improving the number of health personnel in the country by increasing the intakes at health institutions.
Since 1998, the Ministry has increased the number of health personnel inBotswana from 286 to 312. Mazonde
said plans are at an advanced stage to establish the first governmentmedical school in the country.
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Even Botswana, until recently the worst affected by HIV/AIDS with a prevalence of 37.5 percent, recognises the kinship of TB and HIV/AIDS. ‘'For us we believe they (TB and HIV/AIDS) affect a person at the same time, they must be look at holistically," Dr Patson Mazonde, the deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of health, told IPS.
‘'If someone has TB
we ask if they are HIV-positive, and if one has HIV or AIDS, we put them on preventive therapy," Mazonde
added the Ministry of Health is being restructured to reflect such realities. ‘'The current structure was developed when HIV-AIDS was not a factor."