We first heard this statement as a group during an evening with Dr. Avalos, a leading HIV/AIDS doctor in Botswana. After eating dinner outisde in Botwana’s evening chill, we sat around a fire inside Maru-a-Pula principal Mr. Taylor’s home. Dr. Avalos described the many facets of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Botswana. Although Botswana has many resources, and a successful program that provides antiretroviral medication to all in need, Dr. Avalos explained that a lack of health care professionals plagues Botswana more than just about anything. Because of Botswana’s stability and economic success, charities and the like want to invest money here, but the country lacks the numbers to execute new program. For example, circumcision has been shown to decrease the chance of infection by 60% and could be a promising way to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS. Also, some tribes in Botswana already practice circumcision, however not always safely. Doctors want to encourage circumcision but only if its safe with a health professional. Ideally, doctors would be able to go into the field to ensure the safety of circumcision procedures. As Dr. Avalos explained, this simply isn’t possible because doctors are too preooccupied with the clinics full of patients to take the time off to complete this task. As a result, Botswana cannot harness this new research due to a lack of health care professionals.