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  • Botswana: Court rules in favour of HIV/AIDS positive prisoners
    26 august 2015 14:55:24
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s Court of Appeal has ruled that foreign prisoners should get Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARVs) after government appealed a High Court judgment that said otherwise. Full text...

  • Botswana: SADC challenged to do more to fight HIV/AIDS
    17 august 2015 12:54:48
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has challenged the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) secretariat to put more into fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Full text...

  • UN: UN report says world has delivered on halting, reversing AIDS epidemic
    14 july 2015 18:44:32
    New York US (PANA) - The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released on Tuesday in Addis Ababa by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Full text...

  • UN: UN chief launches new report on HIV/AIDS reponse
    03 july 2015 22:27:37
    New York US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday in Barbados in the Caribbeans launched a major new UN report, stressing the need for an inclusive, rights-based and stigma-free response to wipe out the AIDS epidemic.Full text...

  • UN: UN study calls for boosted AIDS treatment efforts to stop new infections
    25 june 2015 17:23:28
    New York, US (PANA) -The world risks a deadly AIDS rebound unless the countries most affected by the virus expand access to anti-retroviral treatments and boost their focus on stopping new infections, a new UN report has warned. Full text...

  • Kenya: Al Shabaab conducts daring raid on Garissa villages
    22 may 2015 12:16:12
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Fighters loyal to the Somali Al Shabaab militia group have raided three villages in Kenya’s northern Eastern region in a hunt for local government officials, residents and the Interior Ministry said Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Al Shabaab militants raid mosques in northeastern Kenya
    21 may 2015 17:46:09
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan government officials remain alert for possible Al Shabaab militants strikes in Garissa County of northeastern Kenya after a raid on two mosques by gun-wielding militants.Full text...

  • Botswana: VP calls for behavioural change to fight HIV/AIDS
    23 april 2015 09:17:14
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has expressed concern about the HIV/AIDS epidemic that continues to trouble the country despite several initiatives put in place to fight the scourge. Full text...

  • Zambia: President Lungu seeks Chinese intervention over Zambians living with HIV in China
    31 march 2015 14:40:13
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu, who is currently in China for an official state visit, has disclosed that he has held discussions with the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, over the issue of Zambians living with HIV/AIDS who are being sent back from China. Full text...

  • Zambia: HIV/AIDS prevalence rate drops in Zambia
    31 march 2015 13:55:37
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Zambia has declined to 13.3 percent of adults infected, translating into a one percent reduction from 2007, according to the latest survey released here by the Zambian Central Statistical Office (CSO). Full text...

  • UN: UN launches 'All In' initiative to end adolescent AIDS
    17 february 2015 19:32:29
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday launched a new global Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: PACF moves to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa
    09 february 2015 14:48:11
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) on Monday launched an appeal for 5 million Pounds sterling, with which to finance the community partnerships whose goal is to eradicate the mother-to-child HIV transmission in West and Central Africa in 2016. Full text...

  • Equatorial Guinea: CAF President honoured for achievement on HIV/AIDS through football
    09 february 2015 07:42:17
    Bata, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou has been honoured with the prestigious 2015 Certificate of Achievement by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on the occasion of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Equatorial Guinea. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Global Fund to grant Cape Verde 4 million euros for HIV/AIDS programmes
    09 december 2014 15:00:16
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - The Global Fund will grant Cape Verde 4million euros to enable the archipelago to finance programmes against HIV/AIDS and malaria over the next three years, PANA learnt Tuesday from official sources. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: HIV/AIDS prevalence rate low in Cape Verde
    04 december 2014 14:20:26
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has not risen in Cape Verde, where it remained at 0.8% for sometime now, the coordination committee on the fight against AIDS (CCS-AIDS) said here Thursday.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: IGAD health ministers strategise HIV/AIDS control amongst pastoralists
    03 december 2014 20:54:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - East African ministers of health kicked off talks on Wednesday on how to effectively prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst the pastoralist communities across the Horn of Africa region.Full text...

  • Togo: HIV prevalence rate down in Togo
    02 december 2014 20:03:38
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The prevalence rate of HIV in Togo has fallen from 5 per cent to 2.3 per cent over the last 13 years, the National AIDS Committee (CNLS) has announced. Full text...

  • Algeria: Algeria records 700 cases of AIDS per year
    02 december 2014 14:33:16
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Algeria records 700 new cases of HIV/AIDS annually, bringing the number of people living with the virus to more than 22,000, PANA learnt from appropriate health sources on the occasion of the celebration of the World AIDS Day.Full text...

  • UN: 'We must leave no one behind to end AIDS by 2030' - Ban says
    01 december 2014 18:56:18
    New York, US (PANA) - Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach Full text...

  • Nigeria: Why Africa should intensify the fight against HIV/AIDS (Feature by Abudu Babalola, PANA Correspondent)
    01 december 2014 15:06:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – As the HIV/AIDS is being marked Monday across the globe, African countries are making appreciable progress in their fight against the disease, but they need to sustain current momentum, medical experts and People Living With HIV (PLWHIV) have said in their messages to continental leaders.Full text...

  • Tunisia: About 1,400 living with HIV in Tunisia
    28 november 2014 17:26:26
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – Persons living with HIV in Tunisia are currently estimated at 1,400 with males being the majority, according to the coordinator Tunisian National Programme for Control of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hayatt Hamoudi. Full text...

  • Kenya: African countries making progress in fighting HIV/AIDS
    27 november 2014 22:17:43
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – With less than six months to the deadline set to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, African countries have made appreciable progress in fighting the scourge of HIV/AIDS, according to a medical expert, Dr. Lawrence Oteba. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges 'fast-track' approach to end AIDS epidemic by 2030
    18 november 2014 22:31:04
    New York, US (PANA) - Taking a fast-track approach in the battle against AIDS over the next five years will avert 21 million deaths and allow the world to end the epidemic by 2030, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said in a new report on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Congo: Global Fund grants Congo US$3m
    09 september 2014 12:23:22
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Global Fund for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria has given Congo US$3.6 million to finance HIV intervention activities in six departments of the country, according to an official statement.Full text...

  • Libya: West condemns 'foreign interference' in Libya after mysterious air raids
    26 august 2014 21:56:27
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Several western countries on Tuesday condemned "foreign interference" in Libya after a US official said that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) secretly carried out air raids in Libya with the help of Egypt. Full text...

  • Botswana: Foreign prisoners win ARV court case in Botswana
    22 august 2014 10:54:16
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - A court in Botswana Friday ordered the government to provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to imprisoned foreigners in the country living with HIV, at state expense.Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNAIDS calls for less discrimination against people living with HIV
    12 august 2014 22:11:48
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – UNAIDS adviser in human rights and laws in Africa, Béchir Ndaw, says the restriction imposed to foreigners living with the HIV virus is a discriminatory practice. Full text...

  • Australia: UNAIDS, ASLM and partners launch initiative to improve HIV diagnostics
    30 july 2014 15:34:56
    Melbourne, Australia (PANA) - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) have joined with global partners to launch the Diagnostics Access Initiative which calls for improving laboratory capacity to ensure that all people living with HIV can be linked to effective, high-quality HIV treatment services. Full text...

  • Zambia: Scotland announces plan to aid Zambia’s health sector
    24 july 2014 12:44:40
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Scotland has said it will send a team of medical experts to Zambia to assess the critical areas of need where the European country would render technical and financial aid to improve Zambia’s primary healthcare delivery.Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS chief calls for end to HIV/AIDS
    21 july 2014 16:17:35
    New York, US(PANA) - The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Full text...

  • Switzerland: People most at risk of HIV not getting required health services - WHO
    11 july 2014 11:08:58
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups - men who have sex with men, people in prison, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people - threatens global progress on the HIV response, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Full text...

  • E. Guinea: 'More funds freed from lower HIV treatment costs'
    27 june 2014 13:47:31
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Michel Sidibe has dismissed fears over possible drying up of HIV/AIDS funds, saying steps have been taken to reduce the global cost of treatment to free more resources for investments.Full text...

  • Cameroon: Clinton Foundation, MTN to combat HIV infection in Cameroonian newborns
    24 june 2014 18:01:17
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - The Clinton Foundation and MTN Cameroon have signed a partnership agreement to "save 10,000 newborns infected by HIV/AIDS in Cameroon over the three years during which the partnership will be implemented," PANA learnt Tuesday from reliable sources.Full text...

  • Senegal: UNAIDS wants “Test and Treat” strategy implemented
    04 june 2014 14:01:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Regional Deputy Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in West and Central Africa, Leopold Zekeng, has called on representatives of countries in the two regions to speed up the implementation of the ''Test and Treat'' strategy with a view to reducing the transmission of the pandemic by 2030.Full text...

  • Senegal: UNAIDS mounts new strategy to speed up fight against AIDS
    02 june 2014 18:01:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS in West and Central Africa wants to accelerate its strategy for the fight against the pandemic through a new approach, called ''Test and Treat '', aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS transmission by 2030, Mamadou Diallo, the programme's regional Director, said Monday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Nouakchott to host regional meeting on AIDS
    26 may 2014 18:14:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Mauritania will host a regional meeting of the Advisory Committee of Experts on the AIDS observatory in Africa (Awa), PANA learnt Monday from official sources.Full text...

  • Cote d’Ivoire: Cote d'Ivoire features in UNAIDS campaign against HIV/AIDS at FIFA World Cup
    16 may 2014 09:35:49
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has indicated his country's willingness to be involved in UNAIDS sensitisation campaign, ''Protect the Goal'', that will be launched at next month's FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Tunisia to host 2015 International Conference on AIDS, STDs
    14 may 2014 18:40:33
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia will host the International Conference on the fight against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and AIDS in 2015, Mohamed Kamoun, president of the Tunisian Association against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Trade unionist wants "beer tax" to fund HIV treatment in Cameroon
    01 may 2014 17:04:22
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroonian trade unionist, René Bernard Ekédi, has asked the government to impose a tax worth 50 FCFA on each bottle of beer sold to fund the struggle against HIV/Aids in the country, indicating that about 12 million of bottle of beers are consumed yearly in Cameroon, a PANA correspondent reported from here.Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNAIDS Chief predicts Mauritius can achieve HIV/AIDS zero-death
    22 april 2014 16:48:40
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé, has predicted that Mauritius could be one of the first countries to achieve total success in the HIV/AIDS zero-transmission, zero-discrimination and zero-death. Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNAIDS Chief lauds Mauritian achievement in the struggle against HIV/Aids
    21 april 2014 14:32:56
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibe, said Mauritius is among the first African countries with almost 80% of funds allocated to HIV/Aids coming from local sources. Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNAIDS Executive Director arrives in Mauritius
    18 april 2014 15:31:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - UNAIDS Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Michel Sidibé, arrived in Mauritius late Thursday for a five-day official visit, PANA reported from Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Mauritius: New cases of HIV/AIDS going down in Mauritius
    14 april 2014 20:10:57
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The number of new cases of HIV/AIDS is going down in Mauritius with 27 cases detected monthly in 2012 compared to 31 cases monthly in 2011, according to a communiqué published in Port-Louis on Monday by the Mauritian Health Ministry. Full text...

  • Mauritius: UNAIDS director Sidibe expected in Mauritius next week
    12 april 2014 13:33:46
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – UNAIDS director Michel Sidibé will visit Mauritius from 17-21 April, official sources said on Saturday.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Senate enacts HIV/AIDS anti-discrimination bill
    10 april 2014 17:09:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian Senate Thursday moved to end discrimination against persons living with the HIV in the country by passing the HIV and Aids Anti-Discrimination Bill. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Orange's first healthcare hotline launched in Cameroon
    25 march 2014 14:58:47
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - In collaboration with the Cameroonian Ministry for Health, Orange Cameroon plans to launch a preventive medical service, called My Healthline, which will be expanded to other sub-Saharan African countries and extend the scope beyond sexual health, all built on a common Orange Healthcare platform. Full text...

  • Mauritania: UNAIDS boss visits Nouakchott treatment centre
    20 march 2014 20:09:38
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – UNAIDS executive director, Michel Sidibé, on Thursday visited the Nouakchott HIV/AIDS treatment centre and expressed “satisfaction" at the care and treatment being given people living with HIV/AIDS in Mauritania.Full text...

  • Mauritania: UNAIDS Executive Director in Nouakchott
    20 march 2014 12:02:27
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Mr. Michel Sidibé, arrived in Nouakchott on Wednesday evening for one-day working visit to Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritania: UNAIDS to fight alarming spread of HIV/AIDS in Arab world
    19 march 2014 21:03:26
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – UNAIDS is working to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Arab world following "records of alarming" spread of the pandemic in those countries, sources told PANA on Wednesday ahead of the visit of the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé.Full text...

  • UN: UNAIDS appeals for tolerance, dignity for all
    27 february 2014 21:59:43
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of "Zero Discrimination Day" to be marked on 1 March worldwide, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday called for the promotion and celebration of everyone’s right to a full life with dignity no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love.Full text...

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