Botswana Ordered to Provide ARVs to Prisoners

Botswana's High Court orders government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners

Botswana's High Court orders the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.

Justice Bengbame Sechele, ruled that the denial of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights.

The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS supports the challenge against government policy, saying it violated the prisoners' constitutional right to equality, dignity and non-discrimination.

To read the article titled, “Botswana has to pay HIV treatment for foreigners,” click here.

Source: 
News 24

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