AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • Kenya finalises policy on HIV/AIDS Orphans
    21 june 2006 14:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In conjunction with stakeholders, the government in Kenya has drafted a National Policy on Orphans and vulnerable children to address the issues affecting these children in the country, Vice President Moody Awori told PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian media sensitise companies on AIDS
    15 june 2006 21:59:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The network of media and arts professionals engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other pandemic diseases in Côte d'Ivoire (REPMASCI) has decided to emphatically sensitise staffs and executives of Ivorian enterprises as a means to fully involve them in HIV/AIDS control. Full text...

  • Mauritius records 34 new HIV/AIDS cases
    15 june 2006 12:45:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Thirty-four new cases of HIV/AIDS were reported April in Mauritius, bringing the overall official number of people living with the virus on the island to 2,206, the health ministry announced. Full text...

  • Free phone service for Cameroonian HIV/AIDS sufferers
    14 june 2006 15:07:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- People living with HIV/AIDS in Cameroon can now dial a toll free telephone number to access information necessary for their support, according to SUNAIDS, the association that initiated this project. Full text...

  • UNAIDS says Malawi's new HIV infections 'unacceptable'
    14 june 2006 14:42:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- UNAIDS has described Malawi's new HIV infections as "unacceptably high" and called on the government and donor agencies to "do something to reverse the trend". Full text...

  • Top UN, British officials for AIDS-related visit to Malawi
    11 june 2006 14:48:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Two top officials from the United Nations and the British government will on Monday start a three- day official visit to AIDS-ravaged Malawi, the UN mission here said Sunday. Full text...

  • Actress Liz Taylor donates $30,000 for AIDS drugs
    02 june 2006 20:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor has donated $30,000 to the "Ithembalabantu" Clinic in Durban for the purchase of life-saving anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs and related services for patients. Full text...

  • AIDS leading killer in Addis Ababa, say local medics
    31 may 2006 15:48:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- As the Ethiopian government scales up anti-retroviral treatment of HIV/AIDS across the country, medical experts here said Wednesday that the proportional mortality due to AIDS was high as compared to other causes of death among residents of the capital Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Malawi increases centres dispensing AIDS drugs
    30 may 2006 18:56:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi government, through the National AIDS Commission (NAC), has announced an increase in health facilities that will distribute Anti-Retro-Therapy (ART) in the country. Full text...

  • French NGOs urge France to increase anti-AIDS funding
    29 may 2006 19:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Three French NGOs --- Aides, Act Up-Paris and Solidarité Sida -- on Monday urged France to allocate more funding toward the fight against AIDS in developing countries, particularly in Africa. Full text...

  • Important discovery on AIDS made in Cameroon
    26 may 2006 21:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) - – A team of international researchers working in Cameroon has identified "a natural reservoir" of the HIV 1 strain, one of the variants of the AIDS virus, according to a statement issued in the French capital on Friday. Full text...

  • Malawi planning countrywide HIV testing
    25 may 2006 19:11:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's National AIDS Commission (NAC) will organise an HIV testing week in July, a senior government official said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Niger MPs to get involved in war against HIV/AIDS
    23 may 2006 21:36:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) - – The speaker of the Niger parliament, Mahamane Ousmane, has asked his colleagues to help raise the people's awareness on the negative effects of the incurable but preventable HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Few Malawians go for HIV/AIDS testing - Official
    23 may 2006 21:26:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Only 15 per cent of Malawi's 12 million people have volunteered to undergo the HIV testing, a senior official said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Few Malawians go for HIV/AIDS testing - Official
    23 may 2006 21:25:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Only 15 per cent of Malawi's 12 million people have volunteered to undergo the HIV testing, a senior official said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mozambican NGOs campaign for ARVs access
    20 may 2006 18:11:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Non-governmental organisations in Mozambique working on issues regarding the deadly HIV/AIDS pandemic, Saturday launched a week of campaigning for universal access to treatment for victims of the disease. Full text...

  • Civil society groups want universal access to ARVs in Mozambique
    19 may 2006 21:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican network of Organisations Against AIDS (MONASO), a coalition of civil society groups, has called for speedier distribution, free of charge, of the life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS, especially in the country's rural areas. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS jeopardises education in central Mozambique
    18 may 2006 18:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to decimate teachers in the central Mozambican province of Tete, thus jeopardising all efforts made by the education sector in the province. Full text...

  • Italy props anti-AIDS drive in Cameroon
    13 may 2006 13:33:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) – Italy has granted 1. Full text...

  • Mauritian union wants mandatory HIV/AIDS screening
    05 may 2006 22:06:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – The Union of Civil -Servants has called on Mauritian authorities to make HIV/AIDS screening mandatory for certain categories of the population, including pregnant women and prisoners. Full text...

  • 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...

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