oa Botswana Notes & Records - Botswana's 2003/04 to 2006/07 Budgets: The State with the Nation's Interest as a Priority in the War Against HIV and AIDS

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



The aim of this note is to highlight some of the socio-economic issues in proposed budget development expenditure that the Botswana Government has set out as a priority in the war against HIV and AIDS. Due to the impact of Hlv/AIDS scourge in Botswana, the child mortality rate has increased since the middle of the 1990s. Infant deaths are also found to be related to the prevalence of HIV and AIDS. One major target set by the Government of Botswana is to reduce the number of infants born to HIV-positive mothers by half by 2006 and to zero by 2009.

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