HIV/AIDS Survey in Botswana Enters New Phase

The Fifth Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) has now been in the field for nearly two months and has completed the first wave of implementation. Approximately 3,800 households have been surveyed across the project’s three regions (see map below). This represents approximately one-third of the 13,564 households that will be surveyed…

The Race is on to End HIV

Botswana Launches the Fifth Botswana AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) “We have been fighting HIV since 1985 in Botswana when the first case was identified in Francistown. This is a marathon, this is not a sprint, and in any good marathon, you have to know the route or a map,…

Central Level Training and Field Practice Completed

The BAIS V recently completed training of staff in preparation for the re-launch of the survey on February 26. The survey was originally scheduled to begin in 2020, but was paused due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The training, entitled Central Level Training (CLT) for Field Implementation, began…

BAIS V Update

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are living in unprecedented times as a global community. In March 2020, the Steering Committee made a decision to pause the BAIS V Survey. Following that decision, the Botswana Government declared a state of emergency with a 28-day lockdown with strict guidelines on extreme…

BAIS V Central Training of Field Teams

The BAIS V training-of-trainers workshop. The workshops were primarily conducted to kicked off on 13-23 January, 2020. The workshops focused on community mobilization, linkage to care for district and facility focal point persons, laboratory trainings for field satellite and central laboratory staff, and field implementation for master trainers and field…

Community Mobilization Implemented for BAIS V Field Practice

BAIS V field practice entails testing of all survey procedures, including community mobilization, data collection and data management, HIV counseling and testing, and linkages to care that will be conducted in selected EAs and households that are not a part of the sampling frame. In February 2020, the BAIS V…

Statistics Botswana Conducts BAIS V Mapping and Listing

Statistics Botswana, which is one of the BAIS V principal investigating agencies, conducted a household mapping and listing exercise during the month of January 2020. The mapping and listing exercise was conducted as part of the preparatory work for BAIS V activities. Household mapping and listing is an operation that…