Making the right to health a reality in Botswana.

Established in 2002, the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) is a Not For Profit, non-governmental organisation, registered under the Societies Act as a health and human rights organization whose vision is to ‘Make the Right to Health a Reality in Botswana’. BONELA’s mission is to ensure promotion, protection and fulfilment of the right to health.BONELA works to promote health and well-being of key and vulnerable groups- Children, Women, Migrant workers, LGBTI community; Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), Female Sex Workers (FSW), Adolescents, People Living with HIV (PLWHIV), People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) and Prisoners. The aim of BONELA’s interventions is to address structural barriers which hinders access to health services by key and vulnerable groups.

Strategic Plan at a Glance


Our Guiding Principles

To deliver on its mandate, ensure progress towards the realisation of the vision,  effective and efficient implementation of the strategic objectives BONELA will hold itself and other stakeholders accountable to fulfil their duty-bearer roles and obligations in service delivery to key populations. Accountability will be premised on the principles of trust, transparency, shared and common interests, wise use resources. This will be further guiding by the principles indicated in the Figure 5. Service delivery will be people centred, gender and human rights sensitive and responsive, non-stigmatizing and discriminatory, and will aim at removing social, human rights, policy, and legal barriers to access and utilisation. BONELA will not only advocate for, but also strengthen meaningful engagement and participation by key and vulnerable populations.