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  • WHO says HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria can be controlled in Africa
    04 may 2006 19:10:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Thursday Africa could bring HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria under control with adequate resources to scale up cost-effective and proven interventions towards universal access to healthcare. Full text...

  • Obasanjo inaugurates African HIV/AIDS Management Centre
    04 may 2006 16:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has launched the African Centre for HIV/AIDS Management (ACHAM), expected to set the tone for a continental policy environment on human development using AIDS as the entry point. Full text...

  • Africa needs up to US$10billion to fight HIV/AIDS in 2007
    04 may 2006 16:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Executive Director of UNAIDS, Peter Piot, said Thursday that Africa required between US$9 billion and US$10 billion to fight HIV/AIDS in 2007, but lamented that only half of the amount might be available. Full text...

  • AU summit on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria opens in Abuja
    04 may 2006 15:26:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Eleven African leaders converged on Abuja the Nigerian capital Thursday for the special summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with host President Olusegun Obasanjo announcing support for a Nigerian woman living with HIV/AIDS, who gave a testimony at the opening of the summit. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe runs out of anti-AIDS drugs
    03 may 2006 18:58:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health officials in Zimbabwe said Wednesday the country was running out of anti-retroviral drugs for the treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS because of foreign currency crunch. Full text...

  • Sambo harps on universal access to healthcare in Africa
    03 may 2006 15:12:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Luis Sambo, said here Wednesday that universal access to essential healthcare could only be achieved by addressing the human resources crises related to training and retraining, motivation, retention and appropriate deployment of skilled health workers. Full text...

  • Ministerial session of AU Summit on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria opens in Abuja
    03 may 2006 14:55:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Ministerial session of the Special Summit of the African Union (AU) on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria opened here Wednesday with African Ministers responsible for health, national planning and finance attending. Full text...

  • NGO urges African leaders to step up action against HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria
    03 may 2006 12:24:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) – A leading NG0 has urged Af-rican leaders meeting in Abuja to take practical steps to reverse the impact of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on the continent. Full text...

  • Mauritian religious body to join war against HIV/AIDS
    03 may 2006 10:09:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Council of Religious Affairs said it has a plan of action to help the population become aware of the reality of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenyan healthcare providers launch anti-AIDS initiative
    02 may 2006 16:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A network of Kenyan private healthcare providers Tuesday launched an initiative to assist people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets US$180m from Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
    02 may 2006 14:16:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Tuesday granted Nigeria some US$180 million to strengthen the fight against the three deadly diseases, the Fund's Director, Richard Feachem, said. Full text...

  • AU Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB opens in Abuja
    02 may 2006 13:43:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Special Summit of the African Union (AU) on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis got underway in the Nigerian capital Abuja Tuesday, under the theme "Universal access to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria services by a united Africa by 2010". Full text...

  • Leaders to meet in Abuja on HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB
    29 april 2006 15:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- African Leaders will gather in Abuja 2-4 May for a special summit of the African Union (AU) on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, organisers have said in Abuja. Full text...

  • SA govt to research on new HIV prevention technology
    26 april 2006 15:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has prioritised research into microbicide as the next most powerful anti HIV Aids prevention technology. Full text...

  • Youth health in Burundi worries UNFPA
    24 april 2006 14:00:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 40 youths and instructors recently ended a weeklong training on sexual and reproductive health in Burundi, with emphasis on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexual violence, the UN Population Fund's office in Bujumbura said Monday. Full text...

  • Cape Town to host international HIV/AIDS workshop
    21 april 2006 13:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- AfriCap, the leading African micro- finance investment fund, will host an international workshop in Cape Town on Monday to examine the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on small-scale financial firms. Full text...

  • Ghana HIV prevalence rate drops to 2.7%
    21 april 2006 11:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The HIV prevalence rate in Ghana dropped from 3. Full text...

  • South Africa leads in feminisation of HIV/AIDS
    20 april 2006 13:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) – A major breakt-hrough in the fight against HIV/AIDS may be possible following research into a revolutionary new type of product known as microbicides, researchers have said here Thursday. Full text...

  • HIV positive patients flock into Beira hospital
    18 april 2006 17:26:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS epidemic has hit hard Mozambique's second largest health unit, the Beira Central Hospital, with an average of 30 HIV-positive patients admitted daily to the clinic, reports Tuesday's issue of the Beira daily "Diario de Mocambique. Full text...

  • Mozambique launches initiative to speed up HIV prevention
    12 april 2006 20:19:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Deputy Health Minister Aida Libombo on Wednesday urged her fellow compatriots to redouble preventive efforts against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Full text...

  • AU, UN agencies join forces on HIV/AIDS prevention
    12 april 2006 19:34:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- As the world grapples with ways to mitigate the daunting impact of AIDS on Africa's development, African leaders and UN agencies have launched a bold initiative declaring 2006, a "Year for Accelerating HIV Prevention" in the Region. Full text...

  • Medical experts canvass new strategies against HIV/AIDS
    12 april 2006 08:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Participants at a symposium on HIV/AIDS here Tuesday underscored the need to formulate new and comprehensive strategies against the disease in the country. Full text...

  • Africa renews commitment to HIV/AIDS fight
    11 april 2006 15:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commission and UN agencies Tuesday renewed their commitment to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS on the continent, laying emphasis on leadership and prevention as key to bringing the killer disease under control. Full text...

  • Kenyan academic says response to HIV/AIDS inadequate
    11 april 2006 15:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A majority of higher learning institutions in sub-Saharan Africa have failed to respond adequately to the fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge, Professor Crispus Kiamba, a retired Vice Chancellor of one of Kenya's public universities, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigeria commends Harvard's HIV/AIDS initiative
    11 april 2006 10:47:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Health Minister Eyitayo Lambo has commended the efforts of the US Harvard School of Public Health, through its AIDS Prevention Initiative Nigeria (APIN) programme, in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • AU, UN agencies to launch HIV prevention acceleration in Africa
    09 april 2006 14:06:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) and the UN system in Africa, will Tuesday launch "the Acceleration of Prevention of HIV Initiative in the African Region" in several African cities, including Addis Ababa, the AU Headquarters. Full text...

  • AIDS prevalence soars among white South Africans - Institute
    06 april 2006 17:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The HIV infection rate among white South Africans in 2005, was 20 times higher than in Western Europe and 10 times higher than in North America, the South African Institute of Race Relations said in its latest annual report. Full text...

  • Kenya to benefit from US anti-AIDS funding
    04 april 2006 17:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is among 15 developing countries earmarked to benefit from a 15 billion-dollar US President George W. Full text...

  • 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...

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