HiAP Experience

Botswana commenced the Health in All Policies (HiAP) initiative in earnest three years ago, with the development and operationalization of a three year plan of action (2016 – 2019), which focuses awareness creation on HiAP; enhance knowledge and skills through capacity building; facilitating engagement of relevant actors; assessment of selected sector policies implications on health equity; and establish monitoring and assessment for HIAP plan of action.

Key drivers in Botswana have been so far: creating strong alliances and partnerships that recognize mutual interest and share targets; building a whole of government commitment by engaging the head of government, cabinet and or parliament as well as the administrative leadership; and developing strong high level policy process; encouraging new models that integrate social, economic and environmental aspects.