Discussion about a nation crippled by disease is not good news, but news reports about that nation overcoming the challenges posed by disease is welcome news. The news that the nation of Botswana is moving past the odds that were stacked against it just a decade ago is certainly encouraging to many around the world.
National Public Radio’s Jason Beaubien reports that the nation “has one of the most comprehensive and effective HIV treatment programs in Africa.”
It is a feat characterized as a “stunning achievement ” for the country.
How did Botswana do this and what are the lessons to be learned from the country?