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  • Mozambique, donors set up Common Fund against HIV/AIDS
    03 april 2006 18:40:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government and seven donors and funding agencies, Monday in Maputo, signed an accord setting up a Common Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, national news agency, AIM reported. Full text...

  • Nigerian experts urge more funding for HIV/AIDS fight in Africa
    03 april 2006 12:47:00
    Ibadan- Nigeria (PANA) -- To stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, Nigerian medical experts have called on governments in the continent to allocate more funding and to step up collaboration with international donor agencies. Full text...

  • HIV+ teachers detest stigmatisation
    31 march 2006 16:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- HIV positive teachers from Kenya Friday appealed for support from African education stakeholders to save them and other teachers in their situation from stigmatisation, as the five-day biennial conference on education in Africa rounded off in Libreville, Gabon. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS campaign fails to meet target, says UN report
    29 march 2006 20:00:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A massive two-year campaign by the UN's World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has failed to reach its target of expanding treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART) to three million people in low and middle income countries. Full text...

  • Mozambican First Lady urges support for people living with HIV/AIDS
    28 march 2006 23:29:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican First Lady, Maria da Luz Guebuza, Tuesday called on all segments of society to assist people living with HIV/AIDS and children affected by the pandemic. Full text...

  • U.S. NGO plans help for AIDS patients in DR Congo
    22 march 2006 19:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Bill Clinton Foundation has agreed to fund anti-retrovirals for AIDS patients in DR Congo, according to Jennifer Lissfelt, representative of the NGO in Africa. Full text...

  • Report alerts of resistance to AIDS drugs in Nigeria
    21 march 2006 12:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A confidential report by a Nigerian government committee on the state of AIDS treatment in the country has warned that the virus is now resistant to all the first line HIV drugs in use under the Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) programme, the private Guardian newspaper reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • WHO, UNAIDS discuss access to anti-AIDS drugs in Africa
    19 march 2006 14:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNAIDS will convene a two-day African regional conference here beginning Monday to assess universal access to anti-AIDS treatment on the continent. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS, a serious threat to Mozambique – Minister
    15 march 2006 23:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido Wednesday described HIV/AIDS as the most serious threat to the country's development. Full text...

  • Burundi, UNESCO sign accord to fight HIV/AIDS
    13 march 2006 23:22:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) - – Burundi and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Monday in Bujumbura signed an agreement aimed at strengthening the capacity of youths to fight against HIV/AIDS in schools. Full text...

  • UNESCO official sheds light on impact of HIV/AIDS on teachers in Africa
    12 march 2006 10:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Teachers in Africa are regularly singled out as being "a high risk group" with respect to HIV and AIDS, but the findings of recent surveys indicate that teachers are not necessarily more at risk than the adult population as a whole, a UNESCO official has explained. Full text...

  • Measures to scale up universal access to HIV/AIDS control in Africa
    11 march 2006 16:04:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A continental consultation on Scaling Up Towards Universal Access to HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support in Africa, has recommended wide ranging measures for arresting the deadly pandemic in the region. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS peer educator programmes critical for business - Report
    10 march 2006 13:02:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) – All South Afri-can companies are going to face increased costs and lower productivity for many years to come unless they have a pro-active approach to workplace peer education as a key component of their HIV/AIDS programmes, researcher David Dickinson from the Wits University in Johannesburg said here on Friday. Full text...

  • AU, WHO, ONUSIDA committed to reverse spread of HIV/AIDS
    09 march 2006 13:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) – The African Union (AU)-, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have signed in Brazzaville, a commitment expected to be translated in reality in order to reverse by 2010 the current trend regarding the HIV/AIDS epidemics in Africa. Full text...

  • Another Libyan child dies from HIV
    08 march 2006 17:41:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- One of hundreds of Libyan children reportedly infected with HIV by five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor at the Benghazi hospital, has died, the Libyan Association for assistance to the children announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenya, US teachers team up to fight HIV/AIDS
    08 march 2006 12:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya national union of teachers {KNUT} in conjunction with its American counterpart, the America Federation of Teachers, has started a three-year pilot project to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS among teachers in the eastern African country, KNUT executive secretary Chrispine Adede said on Wednesday here. Full text...

  • Stakeholders move to scale up HIV treatment, care in Africa
    07 march 2006 18:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Some 250 participants from 53 African countries, including representatives of government, MPs, faith-based organisations, civil society groups, people living with HIV and development partners, are meeting in Brazzaville on how to scale up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in Africa. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville plans condom popularisation drive
    04 march 2006 12:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The National AIDS Control Council (CNLS) in Congo Brazzaville plans to launch a condom popularisation and distribution programme this year to cover at least 60% of the country, according to the CNLS coordinator Franck Mboussou. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host leaders' summit on HIV/AIDS in May
    03 march 2006 23:30:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- African leaders will in May attend an HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis conference in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, the director of the AIDS programme management at WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO), Paul Samson Lusambo-Dikassa, said in Brazzaville on Friday. Full text...

  • Cameroon plans to halve HIV/AIDS cases by 2010
    02 march 2006 20:27:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian has launched an HIV/AIDS control strategic plan aimed at reducing by 50% the number of people infected with the disease in the country by 2010. Full text...

  • Kenyan govt empowers ministries to deal with HIV/AIDS
    01 march 2006 14:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Authorities in Kenya have disclosed plans to allocate funds in the 2006/2007 fiscal budget for all government ministries to deal with HIV/AIDS related cases at the workplace. Full text...

  • Kenya, US to conduct HIV/AIDS vaccine trials
    26 february 2006 10:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Following eight years of research, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) and the Walter Reed Foundation, a US Army medical research unit, will in the next two months start an HIV/AIDS vaccine trial on human volunteers in the country's western highlands district of Kericho, officials said here on Sunday. Full text...

  • US boosts AIDS control programmes in Kenya
    22 february 2006 15:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The US government has spent more than US$200 million over the last three years on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and advocacy programmes in Kenya, American ambassador to Kenya, William Bellamy, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS research centre to open in Cameroon
    22 february 2006 14:58:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's first lady, Chantal Biya, will inaugurate an International Reference Centre for the Research, Prevention and Care of HIV/AIDS on Thursday in Yaounde, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Do not dismiss herbalists' claims of AIDS treatment - Minister
    18 february 2006 16:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- While the world's scientists repeatedly have said that there was no known cure for HIV/AIDS, African herbalists have equally claimed that people living with HIV/AIDS responded to treatment by their herbal concoctions. Full text...

  • Dakar UN employees, dependents receive male, female condoms
    16 february 2006 17:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The regional advisor on HIV/AIDS at UNFPA, Country Support Team in Dakar, has warned that unless UN workers take the lead in safe sex practices, they could undermine the organisation's credibility in the fight against the pandemic in Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB alarms devastation of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland
    16 february 2006 11:00:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Donald Kaberuka, has raised alarm at the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Swaziland and the inadequate international support in the country's fight against the disease. Full text...

  • Male circumcision may protect women from HIV infection - Experts
    13 february 2006 19:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Despite the controversy surrounding the circumcision of males and females alike, and the belief that circumcision plays in the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases, researchers say they have evidence suggesting that male circumcision does reduce the risk of getting HIV/AIDS in female partners. Full text...

  • Africa faces hitches in scaling up HIV prevention
    07 february 2006 11:31:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa faces several obstacles as it races against time to scale up prevention, treatment, care and support services for HIV/AIDS affected people by 2010, the deadline agreed at the September 2005 World Summit of the UN, according to leading experts in the field who met here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria, UNAIDS to set up AIDS centre
    06 february 2006 12:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and the UNAIDS have signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of an Africa Centre for AIDS Management in the country, the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Nigeria's AIDS czar, Babatunde Osotimehin, as saying at the weekend. Full text...

  • South Africa, Rwanda begin AIDS vaccine trials
    03 february 2006 08:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three sites in South Africa, including Soweto, Cape Town and Medunsa recently began a clinical trial evaluating the safety and immunogenicty of tgAAC09, a recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector-based vaccine containing clade C HIV antigens. Full text...

  • New award for excellence in HIV/AIDS reportage in Africa
    02 february 2006 15:37:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation in collaboration with CNN International has announced a new award recognizing excellence in HIV/AIDS journalism in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria, US launch HIV/AIDS partnership project
    27 january 2006 07:45:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- An HIV/AIDS partnership programme between the US Department of Defence and the Nigerian Defence Ministry formally took off Thursday in Abuja, with the commissioning of a liaison office and equipment for the project. Full text...

  • Global Fund welcomes new private sector initiative against HIV/AIDS
    26 january 2006 13:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed the announcement Thursday of a new corporate initiative to create a sustainable and profitable brand - Product RED - which will raise funds for and awareness of the Global Fund and the fight against the three deadly diseases. Full text...

  • SA institutions join international HIV vaccine initiative
    25 january 2006 11:04:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Four South African health institutions will this year join an international research initiative for an HIV vaccine, the American embassy said in a statement in Pretoria Wednesday. Full text...

  • US funds Kenya highway HIV/AIDS awareness campaign
    24 january 2006 21:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United States government has spent 19. Full text...

  • British clergy appeals for cheaper AIDS drugs
    24 january 2006 13:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A senior clergy from Britain's Church of Scotland, David Lacy, Tuesday in Nairobi urged international pharmaceutical firms to reduce or subsidise the cost of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) sold to Africa as one way of fighting the HIV/AIDS scourge in the continent. Full text...

  • Benghazi International Fund officially established
    23 january 2006 14:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Benghazi International Fund board and the Association of the Families of Libyan Children Victims of AIDS have agreed on the official establishment of a fund meant to assist children suffering from AIDS as a result of the Benghazi Paediatric Hospital contamination eight years ago. Full text...

  • Laura Bush announces US$163 million anti-AIDS assistance to Nigeria
    18 january 2006 21:17:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- US First Lady Laura Bush Wednesday here announced US$163 million assistance to Nigeria to help fight the incurable disease AIDS. Full text...

  • Cameroon minister slams rogue media ads on AIDS cure
    18 january 2006 13:09:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameronian public health minister Urbain Awono has urged the local media to bar from their airwaves and newspapers advertisements by individuals claiming to have cure for the deadly HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Libya-Bulgaria talks on AIDS infected kids postponed
    17 january 2006 22:35:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Negotiations between Libya and Bulgaria on the creation of a fund to compensate families of Libyan children infested with AIDS virus by Bulgaria nurses and a Palestinian doctor, have been postponed till 21 January, EU sources said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • US first lady Bush visits AIDS patients in Ghana
    17 january 2006 14:44:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- American first lady Laura Bush on Tuesday visited the Fevers Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where HIV/AIDS patients are admitted for treatment. Full text...

  • UNESCO, Global Business Coalition on AIDS enter partnership
    17 january 2006 08:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS have signed an agreement on partnership in the fight against the deadly HIV/AIDS scourge. Full text...

  • NGO doubts Kenyan govt estimated HIV/AIDS prevalence
    16 january 2006 17:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A charitable organisation based here has disputed official HIV/AIDS prevalence figures released by Kenyan authorities, saying the number of people infected was still rising contrary to the low figures reported by the government at the end of 2005. Full text...

  • Nigeria to spend 10% of debt relief on HIV/AIDS
    16 january 2006 14:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has directed that 10 percent of the country's US$18 billion debt relief be used in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the country, according to Babatunde Osotimehin, chairman of the National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA). Full text...

  • Kenya moves against HIV/AIDS in education sector
    14 january 2006 15:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan ministry of education says it has begun an HIV/AIDS investment programme to protect the education sector against negative impact of the pandemic, maximise the sector's interventions to prevent further infection and mitigate against the most damaging effect of the disease. Full text...

  • Kinshasa to host HIV/AIDS international exhibition
    10 january 2006 21:41:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Kinshasa, the DR Congo capital is to host an international exhibition on HIV/AIDS awareness later this year, the country's "Stop AIDS" ambassador, Didier Kabeya Shikika, announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • DR Congo sets up HIV/AIDS assessment commission
    10 january 2006 10:33:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congolese Health Minister Emile Bongeli has officially set up a commission of experts to monitor the detailed assessment of the HIV/AIDS fight in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria begins free ARV treatment
    09 january 2006 22:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has started free distribution of anti-retroviral drugs to persons infected with HIV/AIDS in accordance with a directive which President Olusegun Obasanjo issued late last year to that effect. Full text...

  • DRC to host world HIV/AIDS conference
    06 january 2006 23:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An world conference on HIV/AIDS and poverty will be held in late 2006 in N'Sele near Kinshasa, officials said here Friday. Full text...

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