Keitshokile Dintle Mogobe

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This paper describes the maternity monitoring system in Botswana, developed in 1998, and the main methods used: maternal death and morbidity reviews at service delivery level, analysis by the National Maternal Mortality Audit Committee of data from the reviews as reported on two forms, perinatal reviews and surveys using process indicators. We carried out a(More)
Botswana currently has one of the highest HIV-positive prevalence rates in the world. University students are an important group seriously affected by this pandemic. They represent one of the country's richest resources for the future, and faculty at University of Botswana believe there is a responsibility to educate them in a way that helps them preserve(More)
BACKGROUND Botswana is one of the countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS. Prevalence rates of 22.8% and 38.6% have been reported for age groups 15-19 and 20-24 years respectively. The government has solicited a concerted effort of all individuals and agencies in both the public and private sector in the fight against HIV/AIDS. PURPOSE This report is part of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to review published studies to identify and describe barriers to Papanicolaou (Pap) smear screening among women in sub-Saharan Africa. DESIGN AND METHODS Guided by Cooper's integrative review methodology, studies published between 2006 and 2015 were identified by searching electronic databases: Cumulative Index to Nursing(More)
BACKGROUND The failure to reduce preventable maternal deaths represents a violation of women's right to life, health, non-discrimination and equality. Maternal deaths result from weaknesses in health systems: inadequate financing of services, poor information systems, inefficient logistics management and most important, the lack of investment in the most(More)
Western studies of adolescent development are beginning to corporate not only the traditional ideas of nature and nurture, but also contextual factors such as culture, ecology and historical time. This article explores how adolescent development is influenced by both a specific culture (Botswana) and a specific ecological situation (the rampant HIV pandemic(More)
BACKGROUND In Botswana the maternal mortality ratio in 2010 was 163 per 100 000 live births. It is a priority to reduce this ratio to meet Millennium Development Goal 5 target of 21 per 100 000 live births. OBJECTIVE To investigate the underlying circumstances of maternal deaths in Botswana.Method. Fifty-six case notes from the 80 reported maternal deaths(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding the pattern and gaps in blood product utilisation in post-abortion care is crucial for evidence-based planning and priority setting. OBJECTIVE To describe the current use of blood and blood components in post-abortion care in Botswana. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study across four hospitals in Botswana(More)
BACKGROUND In 2007, 95% of women in Botswana delivered in health facilities with 73% attending at least 4 antenatal care visits. HIV-prevalence in pregnant women was 28.7%. The maternal mortality ratio in 2010 was 163 deaths per 100,000 live births versus the government target of 130 for that year, indicating that the Millennium Development Goal 5 was(More)
Engaging men as partners in childrearing is critical because of the positive aspects on the child's development and reduction of childhood illnesses. The paper presents findings from a literature review whose aim was to assess the extent to which males are involved in child care activities. Findings revealed a limited number of studies conducted in the area(More)