AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • Libyan court declares incompetence to handle AIDS case
    18 february 2002 22:53:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- In its ruling on a case involving six Bulgarians and a Palestinian doctor, accused of inoculating about 400 Libyans with the AIDS virus at the Benghazi paediatric hospital 1050 km east of Tripoli, the Libyan people's court Sunday said it was "incompetent" to handle the matter. Full text...

  • UN HIV/AIDS envoy visits Namibia
    18 february 2002 22:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS for Africa is currently in the country on a four-day visit to acquaint himself with efforts being taken by both government and non-governmental organisations to address the pandemic in the country. Full text...

  • South African province moots new HIV/AIDS treatment programme
    18 february 2002 20:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Premier Mbhazima Shilowa of South Africa's most populated province, Gauteng, has announced a 30-million rand (2. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS to orphan 2 million Ugandans by 2010
    17 february 2002 11:07:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A report in Uganda has expressed fears that some 2. Full text...

  • WFP assisting 3,500 Congolese AIDS victims
    15 february 2002 17:32:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo Brazzaville government and the World Food Programme (WFP) Friday signed an agreement for humanitarian assistance to 3,500 AIDS patients in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire. Full text...

  • Kenya plans new concept in AIDS campaign
    15 february 2002 13:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will in March introduce a new campaign strategy in the fight against the HIV/AIDS, health officials announced Friday. Full text...

  • Ghana marks Valentine Day with awareness on AIDS, drugs
    14 february 2002 20:39:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Education Service (GES) on Thursday marked this year's Valentine Day with a focus on HIV/AIDS and a strong appeal to the youth to avoid illicit drugs. Full text...

  • New book irritates Paris-based anti-AIDS campaigners
    14 february 2002 19:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Organisations combating the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa have regretted the distribution of 2,000 copies of Thomas Monfort's book titled "AIDS, the vaccine of truth", which discourages the utilisation of condoms. Full text...

  • Ghanaian president sues for affordable anti-retroviral drugs
    14 february 2002 12:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- President John Agyekum Kufuor of Ghana affirmed Wednesday that the country was continuing its war against HIV/AIDS, urging for anti-retroviral drugs to be made accessible and affordable to patients. Full text...

  • Togolese youths warned of risks in scarification
    14 february 2002 12:17:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- A local students association, in conjunction with the UN Population Fund, has launched a two-week campaign in Boufale, 430 km north of Lome, Togo, warning about the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS through shared razor blades at scarification rituals. Full text...

  • Botswana gets free supply of anti-fungal drug
    13 february 2002 23:35:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Pfizer Pharmaceutical, an international drug manufacturer, Wednesday announced it would supply Botswana government hospitals an anti-fungal drug that has proved very effective in fighting HIV/AIDS-related infections. Full text...

  • AIDS kills 17 percent of NGO's staff in Mozambique
    12 february 2002 22:47:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- About 17 percent of the staff working with a Norwegian non-governmental organisation "People AID" in Mozambique have died of HIV/AIDS, Inger Sandberg, the NGO's information officer told PANA in Paris Tuesday. Full text...

  • Girls asked to say "no" to sex on Valentine's Day
    12 february 2002 20:02:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Two days before Valentine's Day, youth leaders in Ghana are cautioning their colleagues to be wary of sex because HIV/AIDS is real. Full text...

  • AIDS reduces by 42 % time spent on agriculture in Ethiopia
    12 february 2002 19:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Households affected by HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia have reduced the time they spend on agriculture by 42 percent per week, says a paper presented Tuesday at a national AIDS workshop in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Anti-AIDS campaigners use CAN 2002 to reach viewers
    11 february 2002 22:06:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Various groups in Liberia involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS could not have found a better medium for their campaign than to place adverts through local television stations which were transmitting the African Cup of Nations finals in Mali. Full text...

  • Rawlings to serve on International AIDS Board
    11 february 2002 19:39:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's former President Jerry Rawlings has accepted an invitation to serve on the Advisory Board of the International AIDS Trust, a new US-based NGO on the fight against the dreaded disease. Full text...

  • UN, Panos target men in the fight against HIV/AIDS
    09 february 2002 14:24:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- UNAIDS, in collaboration with Panos Institute, an international media research organisation, is to target young men in an attempt to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS especially in Africa. Full text...

  • World Bank approves 500 million to combat AIDS in Africa
    08 february 2002 13:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Bank approved Friday an additional $500 million to finance the second stage of its Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Programme for Africa (MAP), bringing the amount of the no-interest HIV/AIDS lending to $1 billion dollars this financial year. Full text...

  • AIDS prevalence rate rises in Northern Congo
    05 february 2002 19:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- AIDS prevalence in parts of northern Congo Brazzaville has risen to 7. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS decimates teachers in Malawi
    05 february 2002 07:47:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A least 7,500 teachers die of AIDS-related illnesses each year in Malawi further straining government resources in the already under-staffed sector. Full text...

  • Cameroonian woman accused of deliberately spreading AIDS
    31 january 2002 21:44:00
    Nkongsamba- Cameroon (PANA) -- A bizarre incident that smacks of a fairy tale has sent shock waves through the town of Nkongsamba, about 240 km from Douala, Cameroon's economic capital. Full text...

  • Generic AIDS drugs offer new lease to South African patients
    31 january 2002 20:48:00
    Nairobi Kenya (PANA) -- Two international healthcare groups, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), have delivered the second shipment of generic AIDS drugs from Brazil in South Africa. Full text...

  • AIDS Vaccine Trials to Start in Kenya
    31 january 2002 19:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya AIDS Vaccine Initiative, or KAVI, will embark on a second phase of one of the vaccine candidate trials in Nairobi next week. Full text...

  • Kenya To Use Herbal Remedies for AIDS Treatment
    31 january 2002 19:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Authorities in Kenya intend to authorise the use of locally available herbal remedies for the treatment of AIDS, Health Minister Sam Ongeri has disclosed. Full text...

  • Tanzanian Muslims wake up to the HIV/AIDS peril
    31 january 2002 11:18:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A national HIV/AIDS campaign initiated by the Tanzanian Muslim community to bolster the country's war on the pandemic, rolled off Wednesday urging the public to eschew illicit sexual intercourse. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to distribute cheap AIDS drugs
    29 january 2002 20:50:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government said Tuesday it would start distributing cheap anti-retroviral drugs to people infected with AIDS from next month as part of efforts to combat the incurable disease. Full text...

  • US pastors on HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in Kenya
    29 january 2002 16:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A group of 62 pastors from the US are in Kenya to engage in preaching the gospel as awareness campaign against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Zambian NGO encourages HIV/AIDS screening
    28 january 2002 17:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) has hinted of immediate plans to introduce mobile HIV/AIDS testing and counselling services in the country. Full text...

  • Togo in renewed mobilisation against HIV/AIDS
    28 january 2002 14:29:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- In a renewed mass mobilisation against HIV/AIDS in Togo, religious leaders ended a two-day workshop at the weekend in the northern town of Bagbe to ponder effective contributions toward the struggle. Full text...

  • Conference recognises AIDS as a development hitch in Africa
    27 january 2002 13:07:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Participants at conference in Paris have warned that HIV/AIDS could hinder all development efforts in Africa unless a long-term strategy is put in place to curb the incurable disease's further spread. Full text...

  • Nigeria to conduct behavioural sentinel survey on HIV/AIDS
    26 january 2002 15:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Worried by seeming indifference in the sexual habits of many Nigerians, the federal ministry of Health plans to conduct a behavioural sentinel survey on HIV/AIDS next March, an official in the ministry confirmed. Full text...

  • Cameroon to set up regional research centre on AIDS
    26 january 2002 15:34:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Prof. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS takes toll on Africa's military
    26 january 2002 15:12:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A senior official of the Washington-based International Crisis Group (ICG) has drawn attention to the impact of HIV/AIDS on the military in some parts of Africa, warning of the consequent threat on the very stability of nations and the international system itself. Full text...

  • Archbishop accuses Pretoria of sinning against God
    26 january 2002 12:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane has accused the government of sinning against God by denying life-saving medication to mothers and children facing the threat of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Universities join on research and training in AIDS
    25 january 2002 23:12:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- To enhance Africa's human capacity in dealing with the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the Pennsylvania State University is collaborating with some universities in a few African countries to establish a centre for research and training on AIDS issues. Full text...

  • Discoverer of AIDS visits Cameroon
    24 january 2002 23:43:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- French Professor Luc Montagnier, who identified the HIV/AIDS virus, is in Cameroon on four-day working visit. Full text...

  • Nigeria Plans March To Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness
    23 january 2002 17:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's southern Rivers state will hold a "one-million-person" march Thursday as part of efforts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in the state. Full text...

  • AIDS leading cause of deaths in Ghana's biggest hospital
    21 january 2002 22:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The President of the Ghana Registered Nurses' Association, Emma Banga, affirmed Monday that HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of deaths at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, the country's biggest medical facility. Full text...

  • American AIDS drug expert supports traditional medicine
    21 january 2002 09:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A visiting American anti-retroviral drug expert, Prof. Full text...

  • UN Official Lauds Kenya's Anti-HIV/AIDS Action
    19 january 2002 15:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A UN official on a fact finding mission on HIV/AIDS in Kenya Saturday praised the country's efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic. Full text...

  • Kenya Nursing 700,000 AIDS Patients
    18 january 2002 21:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya government is currently spending $687 million on HIV/AIDS patients a year, Public Health Minister Sam Ongeri disclosed here Friday. Full text...

  • Multinational firms in Africa urged to fight AIDS
    18 january 2002 19:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- An executive of the French Red Cross is urging multinational companies operating in Africa to get deeply committed in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • South Africa seeks vaginal microbicides against HIV transmission
    18 january 2002 14:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Medical Research Council (MRC), along with other research bodies, has been awarded 16 million pounds (23 million US dollars) to develop effective vaginal microbicides for the prevention of HIV transmission. Full text...

  • Zambian NGO wants presumed HIV drug tested
    16 january 2002 13:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Lusaka-based NGO, Global Information Network-Africa (GIN-A), has appealed to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to speed up laboratory tests on an anti-viral drug reportedly discovered early last year by a researcher based in Zambia. Full text...

  • African churches launch plan to combat HIV/AIDS
    16 january 2002 10:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Churches in Africa have launched an ambitious plan of action meant to support efforts instituted by other bodies to combat HIV/AIDS on the continent. Full text...

  • Nigeria sensitises youth corps on HIV/AIDS
    15 january 2002 18:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of a rise in HIV/AIDS cases in Nigeria, a two-day sensitisation programme on the incurable disease has been worked into the month-long orientation plan for the 40,000 members of this year's National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire starts fresh campaign against HIV/AIDS
    15 january 2002 12:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has launched a new assault against the HIV/AIDS through a campaign dubbed, "Cote d'Ivoire's Tour Against AIDS". Full text...

  • Malawi proposes SADC declaration on HIV/AIDS
    12 january 2002 16:50:00
    Malawi- Blantyre (PANA) -- Malawi has at a ministerial conference ahead of a special summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) proposed a declaration highlighting the urgency of action to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • Kenya turns to traditional medicine to combat AIDS
    09 january 2002 22:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) - – Kenya is shifting attention from conventional to herbal medicine in its fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge, public health minister Sam Ongeri has disclosed. Full text...

  • Cameroon uses essay contest to sensitises youths on AIDS
    04 january 2002 19:37:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Sidacameroun, a group of Cameroonian communicators against AIDS, has launched a short story contest on HIV/AIDS in a move to sensitise young people about the pandemic. Full text...

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