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Baz Semo

Bazghina-werq Semo, MD, MPH, is currently the country director for the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) Botswana, where she oversees service delivery programs, capacity building, and research projects of public health significance to Botswana. Dr. Semo started her medical career in the late 1980s caring for HIV-positive patients, and when Botswana rolled out its national antiretroviral program in 2002, she was among the first few doctors who provided antiretroviral treatment to people living with HIV. Along with her peers and the national governments of the countries she has worked in, Dr. Semo has contributed to the establishment of the first family-centered HIV clinic in Botswana and a safe male circumcision program in Botswana, the first early infant diagnosis laboratory and program in Tanzania, and the establishment of services for most at-risk populations in Zanzibar.

Interview date

2010-01

Biographical information

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