The Bank is fully committed to supporting the health and welfare of the employees. To ensure that staff members have ready access to quality health care, the Bank enrolled staff members with the Botswana Medical Aid Society (BOMAID). Another initiative by the Bank was the establishment of a Staff Health Clinic within the Bank premises. The Clinic is manned by a full time nurse (the Occupational Health Officer) and is visited regularly by contracted medical doctors. Further, in pursuit of wellness and healthy lifestyles for the employees, the Bank facilitates periodical medical examinations for all staff members. Moreover, the Bank has contracted counselling services, which offer advice on emotional, psychosocial and personal matters.
Recognising that regular exercise contributes to a healthy and productive workforce, the management of the Bank fully supports the activities of the Sporting Club, and has provided an integrated sporting facility for staff use.
The impact of HIV/Aids has been particularly severe in Botswana. To help meet the challenges of the pandemic, the Bank has established an HIV/Aids Coordinating Committee, made up of representatives at Manager level from all Departments. In addition, there is a Peer Educators Committee, which works hand in hand with the Wellness Committee to sensitise staff and disseminate information on health matters relating to prevention and treatment of the disease. To help staff at a medical level, the Bank also encourages staff to enrol in the Staff Benefit Programme (SBF). More broadly, the Bank participates in various national health committees and events which deal with HIV/AIDS, this also evidenced by the Bank through participation in the World AIDS Day events.