Our Partners

The Government of Botswana

With the highest reported HIV/AIDS rate in the world, Botswana is experiencing the most devastating pandemic to hit Sothern Africa in recent memory. An estimated 260 000 adult Batswana in a population of 1,6 million are now living with HIV/AIDS. Without affordable and accessible treatment, most of them will develop AIDS and die within a decade.

We need the support of the global community to ensure our survival. To this end, cultivating public/private partnerships is a priority on Botswana’s HIV/AIDS agenda. ACHAP is an integral part of Botswana’s comprehensive approach to the HIV epidemic.


Merck Company Foundation

The African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) is an initiative of the Republic of Botswana, along with MSD /Merck Company Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to demonstrate the feasibility of a comprehensive country-led approach to improving the entire spectrum of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment in Botswana.

Merck’s first responsibility in our fight against HIV/AIDS is to continue doing what we do best: to marshal our expertise and capacity in cutting-edge science to discover and develop breakthrough medicines and vaccines that will save lives and spare human suffering.


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

AIDS discriminates against the poor – those without the information or the power to protect themselves. More women are now infected with HIV/AIDS than men, and millions of mothers have passed HIV/AIDS to their children. This devastating disease has affected nearly every family in Botswana.