Health Sector

The health sector comprises of people, institutions and resources arranged together in accordance with established policies, whose primary purpose is to promote, restore and maintain health. The Botswana Health Sector is comprised of both Government (Public), Private and Civil Societies health service providers. Healthcare delivery is decentralized with an extensive network of primary healthcare facilities: hospitals, clinics, health posts and mobile stops.

The sector can be segmented into six sub-sectors which include the health service delivery; pharmaceutical services; diagnostic services (imaging services and laboratories); biomedical engineering services (medical equipment and maintenance); health training institutions and health insurance services.

The health sector alone had employed a population of 23 644 (3.7%) of the 640 567 total employed in the economy (Statistics Botswana, 2015). The sector had employed more females (14 285) than males (9 359), 60% and 40% respectively.  

Botswana continues to import labour on scarce skills that are not available locally. Most of the imported labour is placed in the public facilities. The private sector also absorbs imported labour. The private sector predominantly consists of specialists having their private health business.

The following are the names of the Committee members; 

Dr Bangwato Sikwa – Chairperson

Mr Onkemetse Mathala Deputy Chairperson

Ms Neo Habangana

Dr Kefalotse Sylvia Dithole

Prof Mosepele Mosepele

Mr Moagi Mbayi

Mr. Tebogo Johannes

Dr. Tiroyaone Mampane

Mr. Kenosi Mogorosi

Mr Baipusi Gulubane

Mrs Dorcas Taukobong

Mr Joe Van der Walt

Ms Martha Mbayi

Mr Modisa Motswaledi