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  • 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...

  • Mauritius: HIV Operation Plan 2014 strengthened
    21 february 2014 18:27:44
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius will strengthen its HIV Operation Plan for 2014 in a bid to reduce the number of HIV cases registered on the island, according to an official communiqué issued here Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: SADC regional HIV/AIDS Training Opens in Mauritius
    17 february 2014 13:19:08
    Quatre Bornes, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo said Monday that one of the greatest challenges facing countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) as they move toward greater integration is the adverse effects of HIV/AIDS on social, political and economic development. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Senior SADC executives to attend workshop on HIV/AIDS
    14 february 2014 20:53:30
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health institute and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will organise a five-day workshop in Mauritius to train trainers on HIV/AIDS next week, a Mauritian government communiqué said on Friday.Full text...

  • UK: Ghana's President Mahama calls for local production of AIDS drugs
    13 february 2014 22:10:22
    London, UK (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday made a strong case for African nations, and the developing world, to be supported in the local manufacture of Anti Retroviral Drugs (ARV) to ensure a more affordable treatment of people living with AIDS. Full text...

  • Ghana: Fight against AIDS achieves 'remarkable' results
    15 january 2014 22:37:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Ghana has achieved "remarkable" results in the fight against AIDS, the National Youth Coordinator of Ghana, Ras Mubarak, said on Wednesday.Full text...

  • Senegal: Youth leader says battle against HIV/AIDS far from over
    15 january 2014 18:21:13
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Gabriel Adeyemo, a youth leader from Nigeria, has said that despite the significant progress made in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, the battle is, however, far from over. Full text...

  • Senegal: African countries urged to invest in ways of curing HIV/Aids
    14 january 2014 18:59:14
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – UN-African youth leaders, meeting in Dakar, Senegal, Tuesday urged African countries to strengthen their struggle against HIV/Aids and to invest in research to find a cure to the disease. Full text...

  • SA Deputy President opens International AIDS conference
    08 december 2013 09:10:03
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Saturday night noted that AIDS-related deaths in Eastern and Southern Africa continue to decline, as do the annual number of new HIV infections and that more people than ever are receiving life-saving anti-retroviral therapy. Full text...

  • EU earmarks US$ 500m to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria 2014-2016
    04 december 2013 19:02:29
    Brussels, Belgium (PANA) – The European Union (EU) will donate US$ 500 million to the World Fund Against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis during the period 2014 to 2016 to fight the three diseases, PANA learnt here Wednesday from official EU sources. Full text...

  • 5,385 HIV patients officially registered in Libya
    03 december 2013 15:15:53
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – There are 5,385 people suffering from HIV/AIDS in Libya, the Executive Director of the Libyan National Solidarity League with HIV patients, Mohamed Belhaj, has revealed.Full text...

  • President Khama calls for united force to fight HIV/AIDS epidemic
    02 december 2013 15:16:06
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s President Ian Khama has expressed optimism that a united force against the prevailing HIV/AIDS epidemic is the solution in fighting the scourge. Full text...

  • US hails Africa's anti-AIDS fight
    01 december 2013 20:25:22
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - New HIV infections In Africa have declined nearly 33 percent over the past decade, according to US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec. Full text...

  • UN hails gains in combating HIV/AIDS, urges more action on 'zero discrimination'
    01 december 2013 19:31:39
    New York, US (PANA) - UN officials have welcomed the ''solid progress'' being made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but urgently appealed to the international community to work even harder to end stigma, discrimination and complacency. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate declines in DRC
    01 december 2013 18:25:52
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declined from 1.4 per cent in 2006 to 1.1 per cent in 2013, according to the country's anti-AIDS body PNMLS. Full text...

  • Behavioral change is the cornerstone of HIV prevention - Mauritian Minister
    01 december 2013 16:05:06
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Health Minister Lormus Bundhoo said the majority of premature adult deaths are linked to behavior that begins in adolescence such as smoking, sniffing, alcohol intake and risky sexual behavior. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate stabilises in Rwanda
    01 december 2013 15:04:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Biomedical Centre of Rwanda announced Sunday that the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the country has been stabilised over the past three years at 3.1 per cent among the whole population. Full text...

  • IPPF wants renewed commitment to AIDS free world
    29 november 2013 10:49:14
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of the World AIDS day celebration on 1 December, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has called for a renewed global commitment to an AIDS-free world with no one left behind, according to a statement from the London-based organisation, made available to PANA here on Friday. Full text...

  • AIDS.lMinisters of Health and Finance on domestic financing for health
    08 november 2013 21:07:38
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will convene a high-level political meeting on increased domestic funding for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Addis Ababa next week.Full text...

  • Zambia gets US$156m grant from Global Fund for ARV
    17 october 2013 11:11:00
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Zambia and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have signed a US$156 million grant agreement aimed at ensuring a secure supply of antiretroviral (ARV) medicine to all those receiving HIV treatment. Full text...

  • South Sudan to strengthen national response to HIV/AIDS – UNAIDS
    02 october 2013 18:56:22
    New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Deputy Executive Director of Programmes, Dr. Luiz Loures, on Wednesday welcomed South Sudan’s renewed commitment in fighting the rate of new infections in the world’s youngest nation. Full text...

  • Over 10,000 people suffering from HIV/AIDS in Mauritius
    30 september 2013 12:54:24
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Health Ministry said here Monday that a total of 5,682 cases of HIV/AIDS has been recorded in the island from 1987 till the end of August 2013, of which 1,203 were females. Full text...

  • Report shows progress in global AIDS epidemic
    24 september 2013 07:55:57
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report from the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has shown a dramatic acceleration towards reaching the 2015 global targets on HIV, a UN statement said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECCAS validates provisions of action plan in fight against AIDS
    03 september 2013 15:34:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Ministers from member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) have validated certain parts of the larger plan of action in their fight against HIV/AIDS, according to an official statement here.Full text...

  • Human rights group denounces short supply of ARV in Congo
    28 august 2013 18:24:13
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The Thomas Sankara pan-African human rights association (APST), on Wednesday denounced the short supply of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in Congo, describing the situation as dramatic for the country’s AIDS sufferers. Full text...

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