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  • Mauritian parliament set to pass bill on AIDS, chikungunya
    25 november 2006 12:05:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian parli-ament is set to pass on Tuesday two bills on AIDS and the fight against chikungunya, the institution secretariat told PANA on Saturday. Full text...

  • Mozambican firms ignorant of HIV/AIDS law - MP
    23 november 2006 21:16:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Many companies in Mozambique are unaware of the provisions of the law passed by the parliament in 2002 protecting HIV-positive workers against discrimination, an MP said here Thursday. Full text...

  • SA health body grills doctor for indicating AIDS as cause of death
    23 november 2006 20:37:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) – The Health Pro-fessionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) Thursday began disciplinary hearing in Bloemfontein against a medical doctor who entered AIDS on a death certificate. Full text...

  • 27,000 on ARVs in Cameroon
    22 november 2006 12:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – The number HIV/AIDS patient-s on antiretrovirals (ARVs) increased from 600 in 2000 to 27,000 last September in Cameroon, the World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Yaounde, Hélène Mambu-ma-Disu said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Global Fund's qualified welcome to AIDS update, urges more resources
    21 november 2006 18:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed the new UNAIDS/WHO "2006 AIDS Epidemic Update," which indicates that HIV prevalence has declined significantly in a number of African countries, while increased access to antiretroviral AIDS treatment has led to millions of additional years of healthy life. Full text...

  • Africa's HIV/AIDS laboratories staff need motivation
    07 november 2006 14:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Lack of motivation for technical staff and the shortage of diagnostic equipment are among critical constraints crippling anti-AIDS programmes in sub-Saharan Africa, according to participants of a regional World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting underway here. Full text...

  • Communication impacts behaviour on AIDS/HIV in South Africa
    07 november 2006 12:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The combined efforts of many AIDS communication campaigns in South Africa showed positive impacts on HIV prevention behaviours, increased positive attitudes towards people living with HIV and AIDS, and increased community involvement in response to the epidemic, according to a fresh survey released here. Full text...

  • Mali plans first AIDS Control Show in December
    06 november 2006 11:26:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The executive secretariat of the Malian National AIDS Control High Council (HCNLS) and its partners plan to stage the first AIDS control Show titled "Espace Info Sida 2006" (EIS-2006) at the Bamako Exhibitions Park 1-2 December, a reliable source told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • AIDS Vaccine Programme seeks partners for Media Centre in Africa
    05 november 2006 15:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African AIDS Vaccine Programme (AAVP) has invited applications from African institutions for an AAVP Collaborative Centre for Communication and Media. Full text...

  • Global Fund grant portfolio exceeds US$6 billion
    03 november 2006 22:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Friday approved a sixth round of 85 new grants totalling US$847 million to fight the three diseases, which kill some six million people yearly worldwide especially in Africa. Full text...

  • Francophone MPs nudged to up HIV/AIDS fight
    03 november 2006 10:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) – The speaker of -Burkina Faso's parliament, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, has called for sharing of knowledge and experience among Francophone parliamentarians in the fight against the deadly HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Most TB patients in southern Africa are HIV-positive
    02 november 2006 23:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – An official of the World He-alth Organisation (WHO), Kevin De Cock, declared Thursday in Paris that 60 to 80% of patients affected by tuberculosis in Southern Africa are also HIV- positive. Full text...

  • One million AIDS patients in Africa now on ARVs
    02 november 2006 22:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – One million AIDS patients i-n African were put under antiretrovirals (ARVs) over the past five years, according to Kevin De Cock, head of the HIV/AIDS department at WHO. Full text...

  • Global Fund approves US$604m new grants to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
    02 november 2006 15:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved a first US$604 million tranche of new grants to fight the three diseases, bringing the Fund's total portfolio of grants to US$6. Full text...

  • Global Fund to approve 6th Round funding, select new Executive Director
    27 october 2006 12:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is to elect a new Executive Director and approve the 6th Round grant funding at its 14th meeting in Guatemala City 31 October-3 November, the Fund said in a release Friday. Full text...

  • AIDS-infected Libyan children get treatment in Europe
    26 october 2006 21:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Libyan children with AIDS -are getting treated in several European cities within "a purely humanitarian framework", the spokesperson of the French foreign ministry, Jean-Baptiste Mattei, revealed here Thursday. Full text...

  • New death among HIV-contaminated Libyan children
    25 october 2006 22:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A nine-year-old girl who was among children allegedly contaminated by foreign health workers with the AIDS virus at the paediatric hospital of Benghazi, 1,050 km east of here, has died, the Libyan Association for assistance to the affected children announced. Full text...

  • African experts consult on HIV vaccine production
    25 october 2006 10:43:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A two-day AIDS experts meeting opened here Wednesday with an African Union (AU) official stressing that Africa, more than any other continent, was in urgent need of an HIV vaccine to protect populations and attain its development goals. Full text...

  • UN Youth Summit to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria
    21 october 2006 15:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – The UN Youth Summit 29--31 October in New York, is to give a fresh push to the global fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria, and spur the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UN said in a statement. Full text...

  • ECOWAS workshop urges concerted action against HIV/AIDS
    21 october 2006 14:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A four-day workshop on "developing a strategic plan of action on gender and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ECOWAS region" has ended in Abuja, with the adoption of recommendations to stem the rising tide of the disease in the region, an ECOWAS statement said. Full text...

  • US envoy urges intensification of anti-AIDS fight in Africa
    18 october 2006 21:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Visiting US Global AIDS Coordinator, Mark Dybul, here Wednesday, called for increased awareness and intensification of the fight against the incurable disease in Africa. Full text...

  • US Global AIDS coordinator due in Zambia
    17 october 2006 15:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The United States Government-funded projects on the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zambia come under close scrutiny early Wednesday when Mark Dybul, the newly appointed US Global AIDS coordinator starts an inspection tour of the Southern African nation. Full text...

  • UNDP grants DR Congo US$14 million for AIDS control
    16 october 2006 23:46:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has granted DR Congo about US$14. Full text...

  • Rights group condemns use of AIDS in armed conflicts
    14 october 2006 15:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Chairman Sidiki Kaba of the- Human Rights Leagues Federation (FIDH) Saturday expressed deep concern about AIDS being used as "a military weapon" in armed conflicts in Africa. Full text...

  • ADB props Benin health sector
    30 september 2006 16:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) has pledged more than 20 billion CFA franc support for two programmes on HIV/AIDS control and development of health system in Benin, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Rwanda intensifies anti-AIDS campaign
    30 september 2006 12:59:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission, CNLS, Friday launched a campaign to mobilise and empower the population against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • US props Kenya's fight against HIV/AIDS
    27 september 2006 15:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United States government will disburse some 2. Full text...

  • Mauritian religious leaders for training on HIV/AIDS
    24 september 2006 12:40:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Council of religions in Mauritius is to train leaders of all religious groups concerning how to better fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in the island. Full text...

  • Sao Tome seeks int'l help to fight HIV/AIDS
    11 september 2006 21:13:00
    Sao Tome- Sao Tome and Principe (PANA) -- President Fradique de Menezes has launched an appeal for international cooperation and assistance to help Sao Tome and Principe fight HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • African First Ladies against AIDS meet in Sirte
    09 september 2006 15:37:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The steering committee of the Organisation of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA), began a meeting here Friday on the strengthening of the fight against the spread of the pandemic. Full text...

  • Benin Telethon nets 400 million CFA francs
    09 september 2006 14:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 2006 edition of Benin television fund-raiser Telethon, organised between 7 July and 31 August, to boost the national fight against AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, realised about 400 million CFA francs, the organisers said here Friday. Full text...

  • HIV infection rate drops in Zimbabwe
    07 september 2006 14:51:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- HIV prevalence rate in Zimbabwe has dropped two percentage points to 18. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS case: Libyan court adjourns trial of Bulgarian nurses
    05 september 2006 21:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Benghazi Criminal Court sitting in Tripoli Tuesday adjourned to 12 September the trial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting 400 Libyan children with the HIV/AIDS virus. Full text...

  • Cameroon to reduce ARVs costs by 66% in December
    05 september 2006 11:14:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Beginning December this year, the price of antiretrovirals (ARVs) will fall in Cameroon from CFA 3,000 francs to CFA 1,000 francs per person and per month, according to Urbain Olanguéna Awono, minister of Public Health. Full text...

  • Adult AIDS prevalence rate now 4% in DR Congo
    31 august 2006 15:53:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The 2005 report by DR Congo's National AIDS Programme put the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among adults in the country at 4%. Full text...

  • CAR to pass law on rights of HIV/AIDS patients
    29 august 2006 19:43:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- MPs in Central African Republic (CAR) have begun debating a bill governing the rights and obligations of people living with HIV/AIDS, a parliamentary source said in Bangui Tuesday. Full text...

  • WHO calls for speedy prevention of HIV in Africa
    29 august 2006 18:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- With nearly two-thirds of the world's HIV-positive population in sub-Saharan Africa, the continent needs urgent action to arrest the progression of the pandemic, Dr Luis Sambo, the World Health Organisation's Regional Director for Africa, said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malawi physicians warn anti-AIDS drugs raise cancer risk
    29 august 2006 18:06:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's two pathologists Charles Dzamalala and George Liwomba have warned that while anti-retroviral drugs prolong the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, they also make patients susceptible to cancer. Full text...

  • US Senator seeks more funding to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya
    27 august 2006 15:37:00
    Siaya- Kenya (PANA) -- Visiting US Senator Barrack Obama Sunday petitioned President George Bush to urgently consider increasing funding to Kenya to intensify the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Mauritius prepares anti-HIV/AIDS bill
    24 august 2006 20:23:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian officials are preparing a legislation designed to HIV/AIDS and protect patients in order to slow down the spread of the pandemic that already infected 2,440 people in the island since 1987. Full text...

  • WFP supports HIV/AIDS sufferers, families in Addis Ababa
    23 august 2006 10:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some 54,000 people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, including their family members, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, are to receive nutritional assistance from the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the agency announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • WFP wants twinning of ARVs and nutrition
    17 august 2006 16:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Donor countries have poured billions of dollars into antiretrovirals and other medication to counter the growing impact of AIDS in Africa, Asia and Latin America with barely a thought to nutrition. Full text...

  • Activists vandalise SA exhibit at AIDS confab
    17 august 2006 14:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A group of Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) activists has vandalised the South African exhibition at the International AIDS Conference in Toronto, which displayed vegetables, anti-retroviral drugs and condoms. Full text...

  • Ivorians sensitised on HIV-positive breastfeeding mothers
    16 august 2006 15:04:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Mothers who are HIV positive may breastfeed their babies until they are six months old, according to Dr Kouakou Virginie of the National Infant Health Programme in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Ghana to support herbalists on HIV/AIDS treatment
    10 august 2006 23:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – The Ghana health Ministry sa-id it had instituted an accelerated research programme to support herbal medicine practitioners who have been helping people living with HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Bill Gates Foundation props Global Fund with US$500m
    09 august 2006 18:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Wednesday announced it had received a contribution of US$500 million over five years from the Bill Full text...

  • Trial of Bulgarian nurses postponed to 29 August in Libya
    08 august 2006 22:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Benghazi Magistrate's Court Tuesday adjourned to 29 August, the trial of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting 400 Libyan children with the AIDS virus. Full text...

  • UN supports anti-AIDS religious group in Mauritius
    06 august 2006 12:59:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Religius Council has received US$52,000 grant from the UN to support its anti-HIV/AIDS drive, a member of the religious group said here at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian agency probes "unethical" HIV research
    03 august 2006 13:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has announced a probe into the activities of an unidentified researcher for allegedly using unsuspecting women to test the efficacy of lemon to prevent HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Public, private sectors join Eastern Cape AIDS fight
    03 august 2006 12:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Key public and private sector stakeholders in the Eastern Cape have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to unite and strengthen provincial efforts against HIV and AIDS. Full text...

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