We Care: Chronic Disease Education in Botswana

Educate the general public in Botswana about chronic diseases.

We Care: Chronic Disease Education in Botswana

The Boehringer Ingelheim Botswana "We Care" Program, which includes the "Wellness Days" and the "Heart Art Competition", aims to educate the general public in Botswana, rather than healthcare professionals.

The Wellness Days seek to educate through a program of talks, blood pressure screening and counselling. Patients attend a "Wellness Talk" given by the Cardiac Clinic and the Boehringer Ingelheim staff to inform them about the dangers of high blood pressure, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, exercise and diet. By October 2009, 6,000 patients had been screened and informed.

The “Heart Art Competition” takes a series of lectures based on a healthy lifestyle exercise and diet to schools. Further contents of the lectures are high blood pressure, high blood sugar and obesity. For the competition, children do paintings depicting their understanding of the wellness message. The event was rolled out nationally in 2007, involving 86 schools.


  • Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, Inc.

    Goods Supplier
    Germany | Staff size: 10,000+

    The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 142 affiliates and more than 47,400...

  • Botswana Ministry of Health

    Botswana | Staff size: Unknown

    The Ministry of Health has the portfolio responsibility to provide leadership on health matters. The ministry formulates health policies, ensuring their correct interpretation and implementation...

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Key Information

LocationSouthern Africa, Botswana
  • Start Date 2007
  • End Date 2012
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