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  • Zambian children plead for ARVs
    02 december 2005 16:55:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian children living with HIV/AIDS Friday gathered at the Civic Centre in Lusaka for discussions with Youth, Sport and Child Development Minister George Chulumanda on issues affecting them, including the accessibility of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to them. Full text...

  • AIDS "doctor" Gallo due in Nigeria
    02 december 2005 11:40:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Robert Charles Gallo, American world famous physician/scientist who, two decades ago, co-discovered HIV, the virus that causes the incurable disease AIDS, is due in Nigeria next week, according to his organisation. Full text...

  • Solidarity for HIV-infected Libyan children
    02 december 2005 10:36:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- To mark the World AIDS Day Thursday, members of several Libyan civil society organisations staged a sit-in at the Tripoli International airport to express their support for Libyan children infected with HIV, the virus that causes the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Kufuor unhappy with Ghana's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
    01 december 2005 21:11:00
    Bolgatanga- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian president John Kufuor on Thursday said the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the West African country was "still too high and unacceptable," even though it had dropped from 3. Full text...

  • Cameroonians with HIV/AIDS protest in Yaounde
    01 december 2005 16:06:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonians living with HIV/AIDS Thursday staged a demonstration in Yaounde to denounce what they termed as government neglect of their plight and pressed for free access to care and treatment against the incurable infection. Full text...

  • Africa's response to AIDS needs stronger push
    01 december 2005 15:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African families whose lives have been shattered by the unabating HIV/AIDS epidemic, the struggle to rebuild their existence from scratch has not been easy across the continent. Full text...

  • UN seeks timely prevention of HIV/AIDS in Somalia
    01 december 2005 13:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia still has an opportunity to be one of the few countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to avert an HIV/AIDS epidemic of major proportions, a UN survey released ahead of the World Aids Day on Thursday showed. Full text...

  • Obasanjo leads nation in HIV/AIDS march
    01 december 2005 13:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Reaffirming his commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Thursday led his nation in a march highlighting the activities of the World AIDS Day in the country. Full text...

  • US Foundation supports HIV patients in South Africa
    01 december 2005 12:06:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a leading US-based AIDS organisation announced Thursday it had entered into partnership with a South African NGO, LifeLine to provide social support services, including counselling and mentorship at a clinic run by AHF in Durban. Full text...

  • WHO pats Lesotho on HIV testing initiative
    01 december 2005 12:03:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Lesotho's plan to launch the world's first initiative to have all citizens of a country tested for HIV, the virus that causes the incurable disease AIDS, saying this will increase access to treatment and prevention. Full text...

  • South African health minister under fire for HIV upsurge
    01 december 2005 11:38:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- An opposition leader charged here Thursday that mismanagement by the minister of health was to blame for the infection of more than 5 million South Africans with the incurable HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Increased services can halve HIV transmission to unborn
    30 november 2005 21:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The number of children who become HIV positive annually could be more than halved if pregnant women living with HIV received comprehensive services, including anti- retroviral (ARV) drugs, the UNICEF said Wednesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate drops 3% in Benin
    30 november 2005 16:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's national HIV/AIDS prevalence rate has dipped from 5 percent in 2001 to 2 percent in 2004, the permanent secretary of the National AIDS Commission, Pr Hospice Sèclonde, announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Africa's missing link in combating HIV/AIDS
    30 november 2005 00:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Greater involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS in the fight against the pandemic can reverse Africa's grim story and strengthen support structures to eliminate abuse of basic human rights of the sufferers. Full text...

  • Rwanda gets US$14m new Global Fund grant
    28 november 2005 21:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Rwanda and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, on Monday in Kigali signed a grant agreement worth 14. Full text...

  • Cameroon targets youths in AIDS control campaign
    28 november 2005 18:51:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Officials involved in education and health in Cameroon on Monday launched a national AIDS control campaign dubbed "Lesson of life against AIDS" ahead of the observance of World AIDS Control Day on 1 December. Full text...

  • Ten million kids to join giant HIV/AIDS lesson
    28 november 2005 14:01:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Over ten million children from 60 countries will join a giant simultaneous lesson on HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day which falls on 1 December, the Global Movement for Children (GMC) confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Employers in Kenya bar HIV/AIDS testing of workers
    27 november 2005 14:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Major employers in Kenya have put in place guidelines that bar HIV/AIDS testing before the hiring and promotion of their employees. Full text...

  • Agency forecasts 9,000 AIDS deaths in Benin
    25 november 2005 19:35:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin National AIDS Control agency, PNLS, projected Friday that some 9,100 deaths would be recorded from the disease this year in the country. Full text...

  • Everyday 24 kids die, 40 are infected due to HIV/AIDS in Uganda
    25 november 2005 19:26:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- One Ugandan child dies and 40 of them are infected daily due to HIV/AIDS in the country, a senior UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) official said here Friday. Full text...

  • "Dramatic" rise in AIDS cases in Morocco
    23 november 2005 23:12:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- The chairman the Pan African AIDS Control Organisation (OPALS), Nadia Bezad, said Wednesday in Rabat that the disease had "dramatically" increased in Morocco in the past months. Full text...

  • Italy, UNAIDS, WFP stress 'good nutrition' in HIV/AIDS fight
    22 november 2005 15:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Italian government, UNAIDS and the World Food Program have underlined the crucial role of prevention and good nutrition in the fight against AIDS, particularly in Africa. Full text...

  • Senegalese anti-AIDS campaigner for stronger prevention measures
    21 november 2005 17:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Strong prevention methods against the virus that causes AIDS, access to treatment and caring for those living with the incurable disease could go a long way in combating the pandemic in Africa, according to a leading Senegalese anti-AIDS campaigner, Dr Ibra Ndoye. Full text...

  • UNAIDS commends Kenya, Zimbabwe in anti-HIV battle
    21 november 2005 15:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The reduction of previously high HIV prevalence in Kenya, Zimbabwe and certain Caribbean countries should encourage sub- Saharan countries to bolster their HIV-prevention methods, a senior UNAIDS official said here Monday. Full text...

  • AIDS killing hundreds of Mozambican policemen
    18 november 2005 17:31:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Between 500 and 600 Mozambican policemen die annually from the disease Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the general commander of the police, Miguel dos Santos, has said. Full text...

  • Verdict on Libyan children's case postponed
    16 november 2005 10:56:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Dozens of parents of HIV victims threw stones Tuesday at Libyan security forces outside the Supreme Court in Tripoli protesting the latest postponement to 31 January 2006 of the court's decision in the case of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death for the HIV contamination of 400 children in Benghazi in 1998. Full text...

  • Ghana gets $20m in IDA credit to fight HIV/AIDS
    16 november 2005 08:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ghana has secured a 20-million US dollar International Development Association (IDA) credit for mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the health and socio-economic systems in the West African country. Full text...

  • North Africa, Middle East had new 92,000 HIV patients in 2004
    14 november 2005 11:08:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Some 92,000 people contracted HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2004, according to the UNAIDS in a report on the development of the epidemic in the region. Full text...

  • Dutch NGO props ARV programme in DR Congo
    11 november 2005 20:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Catholic Organisation for Development and Aid (CORDAID), a Dutch international NGO, is to provide antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to 3,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in DR Congo, an official of the NGO said here Friday. Full text...

  • Global Fund lifts suspension on Uganda grants
    10 november 2005 18:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, has lifted the suspensions on all its five grants to Uganda, following the signing of an Aide Memoire setting out actions for restructured management of the grants, the Fund said in a release Thursday. Full text...

  • Mozambique projects 600,000 AIDS orphans by 2010
    10 november 2005 15:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Minister of Women's Affairs and Social Welfare, Virgilia Matabele, has warned that the number of children in the country who have lost one or both parents to AIDS will rise to 600,000 by 2010 if the current trend is not reversed. Full text...

  • UN agencies agree to accelerate HIV prevention in Africa
    09 november 2005 18:43:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Seven UN agencies have adopted a 10-point Declaration to support countries in the African Region to accelerate HIV prevention. Full text...

  • Activists slate protest over Bush's AIDS policy
    06 november 2005 19:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Hundreds of people living with HIV, young people and people of faith from across the United States will Monday stage a march in the streets of Washington, DC to protest the Bush administration's policy emphasising abstinence over condom use. Full text...

  • Guebuza says AIDS decimates Mozambique's foundation
    05 november 2005 16:03:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Saturday warned Mozambicans to take all possible measures against the spread of AIDS, which was "not just a set of statistics, but a matter of the life or death of our dreams and our hopes". Full text...

  • Sambo urges strong partnerships against HIV/AIDS in Africa
    04 november 2005 14:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Luis Gome Sambo, has called for "strong partnerships," to scale up interventions against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • WHO leads new initiative to accelerate HIV prevention in Africa
    03 november 2005 10:22:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) is spearheading a robust new partnership initiative with other UN agencies to accelerate the prevention of HIV infection in Africa in 2006. Full text...

  • Liberian youth at risk of HIV/AIDS - UNICEF
    28 october 2005 20:59:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A new report by the UN children's agency (UNICEF) office here, said although young Liberians had a high level of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and its transmission, they still engaged in risky sexual behaviours. Full text...

  • Senegal urged to reinforce children's protection against HIV/AIDS
    26 october 2005 20:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's National AIDS Control Commission (CNLS)'s director, Ibra Ndoye, has said that the country needed to reinforce its current programmes of preventing the mother-to-child AIDS transmission in order to limit infections among children. Full text...

  • Rwandan singer Corneille, named UNICEF envoy against AIDS in Africa
    26 october 2005 19:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN children's agency, UNICEF has appointed Rwandan singer Corneille Nyungura as its Ambassador in the campaign against HIV/AIDS among children in Africa. Full text...

  • Nairobi, Dakar host children and HIV/AIDS campaign launches
    26 october 2005 12:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations children agency (UNICEF) and UNAIDS Tuesday launched a global campaign focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS on children in Nairobi, Kenya and Dakar, Senegal, to raise public awareness about the global toll of the scourge on the future generation. Full text...

  • Pretoria defends HIV/AIDS policies
    26 october 2005 09:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Pretoria said Wednesday it was "outraged" by a media report in which UN special envoy to Africa on AIDS, Stephen Lewis, accuses President Thabo Mbeki and his government of implementing "bewildering" policies on HIV. Full text...

  • Africans urged to do more to fight AIDS among children
    25 october 2005 19:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African countries are not doing enough to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS among children, with the young ones bearing the brunt of the pandemic due to Lack of proper care and access to treatment, a senior African Union official said here. Full text...

  • UNICEF and UNAIDS launch campaign for children with HIV/AIDS
    25 october 2005 17:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNICEF, UNAIDS and other partners Tuesday launched a global campaign focusing on the enormous impact of HIV/AIDS on children. Full text...

  • US props Kenya's HIV/AIDS child care initiative
    25 october 2005 17:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United States will spend over US$48 million in Kenya during the next five years in a campaign aimed at protecting children against HIV/AIDS, a senior US HIV/AIDS coordinator revealed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Guebuza urges greater action against HIV/AIDS
    20 october 2005 21:09:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza Thursday called for more co-ordinated efforts in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and the mitigation of the effects of the pandemic in Mozambique, and across the continent. Full text...

  • AIDS affects more women than men in Senegal
    19 october 2005 20:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic in Senegal tends to be "concentrated" among women, the Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) office in Dakar, Olivier Carduner, has said. Full text...

  • 1.4 million Mozambicans living with HIV
    19 october 2005 16:03:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Some 1. Full text...

  • Libyans chide Bush on AIDS-infected children slur
    19 october 2005 14:39:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Scores of Libyans demonstrated here Tuesday against US president George Bush's call for the release of the Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death by a Libyan court for infecting more than 400 Libyan children with the AIDS virus at a paediatric hospital in north- eastern Benghazi. Full text...

  • African Ministers review HIV vaccine development project
    17 october 2005 15:05:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A three-day ministerial level meeting opened here Monday to review the status of HIV vaccine research and development, as well as Africa's active participation and contribution to the programme in collaboration with various stakeholders and partners. Full text...

  • African AIDS commission winds up
    17 october 2005 10:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Africa must reinforce prevention efforts to save its nations from further ravage by the AIDS pandemic, the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (CHGA) says in its final report. Full text...

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