14th Biennial GNWHOCCNM 2022

University of Botswana

June 14, 2022 – June 16, 2022


The University of Botswana, School of Nursing, in conjunction with Global Network for WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery(GNWHOCCNM), is excited to bring together nurse leaders, practitioners, researchers, and educators from the global arena to Botswana for 14th Biennial GNWHOCCNM Conference. The diverse group of participants will engage to show the role of nurses and midwives so far in the achievement of Universal Health Coverage. Nurses and Midwives are pivotal in engaging with various stakeholders at the individual, family, community, and national levels. Alongside, the Midwifery Network group will host their meeting to extend opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas and knowledge. The conference will be hosted virtually.

The objectives of the Conference are to:

  1. Share experiences from nurses and midwives on their engagement and contribution to the achievement of universal health coverage.
  2. Provide networking and knowledge exchange opportunities at the global level to discuss and engage in tackling health issues that impact healthy positive outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate the role of nurses and midwives in transferring global health towards the attainment of UHC for improved health
  4. Develop effective collaboration action to build nursing and midwifery capacity

About Botswana

Botswana is landlocked with a population of 2.2 million located in Southern Africa. It is an Upper middle-income country with political and economic stability that has been maintained since independence in 1966. The word Pula means” rain” in Setswana and refers to the money being precious as Botswana does not get a lot of rain and therefore an important resource that sustains livelihoods.

Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana situated on the South East part and serves as the business centre on the South of the country. The University of Botswana (UB) is the first national university, based in Gaborone,  It has a state-of-the-art conferencing and accommodation facility within reach of the Central Business Development area.There is information technology support system in the university. Hotels have provision for free internet access and already on 4G in all Gaborone hospitality services.

Transportation services

Air Travel

There is reliable air transport from Johannesburg directly to Gaborone. Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airways have direct flights to Botswana which makes travel for the international community easier.

Local Air Travel

Local flights to tourist areas for example, the Okavango Delta, Maun and Kasane, are available and to other major cities.

Road: There is bus service from OR Tambo airport to Gaborone daily (Flight Connect)

Transport within Gaborone

Travel within Gaborone is by Taxis, Cabs, or car rental (AVIS etc).The transport fares will be determined by the type of service one chooses at the following rates namely; taxis and mini buses at the rate of P5.00 (0.46 USD) and the fare for cabs ranges from P50-100 (4.55 -9.10 USD equivalent) Some hotels offer shuttle services from and to the airport. All public transport have designated blue plate numbers.

Botswana Tourist Attraction

The Kalahari Desert is the home to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve that is host to many animals including the big five and other animals which is also serving as a tourism hub in the South. More details at www.botswanatourism.co.bw

About Gaborone

Location: Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana found on the south East part of the country. Botswana is landlocked with a population of 2.2 million people is a middle-income country with political and economic stability that has been since independence in 1966. . The word Pula means” rain” in Setswana and refers to the money being precious as Botswana does not get a lot of rain and therefore an important resource for that sustains livelihoods.

Botswana Tourist attraction

The Kalahari Desert is the home to the Central Kalahari Game reserve that is host to many animals including the big five and other animals which is also serving as a business centre in the South. More details at www.botswanatourism.co.bw

Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana. The University of Botswana (UB), based in Gaborone, has a state-of-the-art conferencing and accommodation facility within reach of the Central Business Development area. The internet connectivity at UB is fast and reliable through stable connectivity, namely the undersea optic fibre covering most cities and towns. Hotels have provision for free internet access and already on 4G in all Gaborone hospitality services.

Transportation services

Air: There is reliable air transport from Johannesburg directly to Gaborone. Qatar Airways and Ethiopian airways have direct flights to Botswana which makes travel for the international community easier.

Road: There is bus service from OR Tambo to Gaborone daily (Flight Connect)

Within Gaborone: Travel within Gaborone is by Taxis, Cabs, or car rental (AVIS etc)

In Local flights to tourists for example, the Okavango Delta, Maun and Kasane, are available and to other major cities. Local transport in Gaborone is available through taxis/cabs, and mini buses at the rate of P5.00 and the amount for cabs ranges from P50-100. Some hotels offer shuttle services from and to the airport. All public transport have designated blue plate numbers.

More details at www.botswanatourism.co.bw


Conference Information