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.