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  • Swaziland mayors win Commonwealth award on HIV/AIDS
    25 october 2001 22:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNDP announced Thursday that an alliance of mayors in Swaziland has received the 2001 Commonwealth Award for Action on HIV/AIDS for its innovative approach, linking local action with national policy-making and international partners. Full text...

  • Media women launch plan against HIV/AIDS
    25 october 2001 17:16:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's media women have teamed up with a host of local and foreign NGOs to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Mbeki refutes criticism over national AIDS policy
    24 october 2001 22:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki rebuffed opposition parliamentarians over allegations that the South African government was in denial of the seriousness of the spread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Obasanjo on Nigeria's anti-AIDS fight
    22 october 2001 19:01:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Monday lauded the country's "vanguard role" in raising world-wide awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as Nigerian workers staged a multi-sectoral walk/rally to boost the campaign among the population. Full text...

  • Minister calls for involvement of men in HIV/AIDS fight
    22 october 2001 18:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Minister of Women and Children's Affairs on Monday appealed to non-governmental and civil society organisations engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS to involve men in their programmes. Full text...

  • National HIV/AIDS initiative marks third year
    22 october 2001 13:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Partnership Against AIDS has marked its third year with a call by Deputy President Jacob Zuma for concerted action at stemming new HIV infections and providing care and support to the infected. Full text...

  • Abject poverty blamed for inability to prevent AIDS
    21 october 2001 18:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The President of the South African Nkosi AIDS Association, Gail Johnson said extreme poverty was a major bottleneck in efforts to contain HIV/AIDS in South Africa where 1700-1900 new HIV positive cases were recorded daily. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou to host HIV/AIDS awareness concert
    20 october 2001 13:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Top African musicians would on 8 December stage a concert in Ouagadougou, the proceeds of which would be used to in the fight against HIV/AIDS, sources said. Full text...

  • Muslim leaders recommend premarital AIDS test
    20 october 2001 13:29:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Muslim leaders in Niger have asked the authorities to encourage premarital AIDS tests and to take strong measures for the observance of moral values. Full text...

  • USAID earmarks $8.8 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
    19 october 2001 10:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The US Agency for International Development has earmarked 8. Full text...

  • Cleric wants HIV/AIDS declared state of emergency
    19 october 2001 08:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane is consulting governments in southern Africa, the ecumenical movement, organised labour and NGOs about declaring the HIV/AIDS situation a state of emergency. Full text...

  • Pretoria urged to channel resources against HIV/AIDS
    18 october 2001 22:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- NMG-LEVY, one the leading business service companies focused on private sector HIV/AIDS management initiatives, Thursday called on government to urgently channel resources to meet the HIV/AIDS challenge to the South African economy rather than become "side-tracked by statistical sniping". Full text...

  • Action Aid to grant Burundi 6 million dollars
    18 october 2001 21:52:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The British NGO, Action Aid, is to grant 6 million dollars to the government of Burundi to finance several HIV/AIDS control projects in the next four years, official sources said Thursday in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Press rallies behind national policy on HIV/AIDS
    18 october 2001 21:41:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania government's decision to establish a national policy on HIV/AIDS this week won support among the country's prominent newspapers, which said it was long overdue. Full text...

  • Father sues HIV carrier son for trespassing
    18 october 2001 17:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The 42-year-old son of a prominent Kenyan hotelier has gone to court accusing members of his family of disowning him because he has contracted the HIV virus. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS infection on the rise in Zimbabwe
    16 october 2001 23:37:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A Zimbabwean health official said Tuesday that HIV infection continued to rise unabated in the country, with four children being born with the incurable disease every hour. Full text...

  • Francophone MPs intensify fight against AIDS
    16 october 2001 22:40:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- African francophone MPs, belonging to a Parliamentary Network for the fight against HIV/AIDS, have agreed at a meeting in Niamey, Niger, to mobilise efforts in their respective countries for the intensification of the campaign against the pandemic. Full text...

  • Gender inequality blamed for high rate of HIV/AIDS among women
    16 october 2001 19:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Health authorities in Tanzania have identified gender inequality and creeping poverty as prime causes for the high rate of HIV/AIDS cases among women in the country. Full text...

  • Kenyan NGO mounts HIV/AIDS campaign on radio
    15 october 2001 18:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan NGO, Programme for the Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), has launched a radio talk shop dubbed "Ni Nini Kati Yetu" (Kiswahili for "what is in our midst") in furtherance of the campaign against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Children orphaned by AIDS gain schooling in Burkina Faso
    13 october 2001 09:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In Burkina Faso, 3,500 children orphaned by AIDS began school this week, thanks to a pilot project supported by the National HIV/AIDS Commission, UNDP and several donors. Full text...

  • African Francophone MPs vow to fight AIDS
    12 october 2001 21:05:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- African Francophone MPs, comprising the parliamentary network for HIV/AIDS control, have expressed commitment to mobilise national efforts against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Artists urged to reach out to HIV/AIDS orphans
    12 october 2001 13:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Social Development minister Zola Skweyiya has commended the growing number of artists and musicians who are promoting the fight in South Africa against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Nigeria to establish AIDS control agency
    11 october 2001 12:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has sent to the National Assembly (Parliament), a bill seeking to establish a National Agency for the Prevention and Control of AIDS (NAPCA) in the country. Full text...

  • Grandmother jailed for infecting boy with HIV
    10 october 2001 20:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A 60-year-old Malawian grandmother has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment with hard labour after beings found guilty of infecting an 11-year-old boy with HIV, the virus that can lead to the incurable AIDS. Full text...

  • USAID backs HIV prevention in Maputo corridor
    09 october 2001 22:14:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The United States Agency for International Development is to grant 11. Full text...

  • Pressure mounts for mother-to-child HIV prevention
    09 october 2001 17:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Over 1 000 people in Cape Town have demonstrated calling on the government to implement a countrywide HIV mother-to-child transmission Prevention (MTCTP) programme and develop a National Treatment and Prevention Plan to combat HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • 47 million CFA francs to educate 3,500 AIDS orphans
    09 october 2001 09:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Development partners including the UNDP, have donated some 47. Full text...

  • Prospects brighten for price cuts in HIV/AIDS drugs
    08 october 2001 13:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Prices for HIV/AIDS drugs looked set to become more affordable in South Africa with the announcement at the weekend of two initiatives aimed at cutting the cost of the most frequently prescribed anti-retrovirals. Full text...

  • Benin gets 33 million condoms in 11 years
    06 october 2001 19:45:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The NGO "Population Services International" (PSI), said Saturday it had distributed some 33 million condoms in Benin from 1990. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS cuts down food production in Zimbabwe
    06 october 2001 11:20:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The UN Food an Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has in a report released Saturday said that AIDS had reduced food production in Zimbabwe by as much as 50 percent in the last five years, warning that the situation would get worse in coming years. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS seminar for Burundi soldiers
    05 october 2001 22:41:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- More than 100 soldiers from several units of Burundi's Army are currently participating in an AIDS awareness seminar, south of the country. Full text...

  • Namibia's HIV-positive own up publicly
    05 october 2001 16:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- When former basketball wizard Magic Johnson went public in 1992 that he had been diagnosed HIV positive, the whole of America and the world basketball fraternity went frozen in disbelief. Full text...

  • Community commended for assisting HIV/AIDS orphans
    05 october 2001 08:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Social Development Minister, Zola Skweyiya, on Thursday commended the community of Masoyi in Mpumalanga for assisting children, particularly orphans whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Grassroots HIV/AIDS committees get funds
    04 october 2001 19:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Council in Ethiopia's Harari state is to disburse a total of 18. Full text...

  • Zambia queries delay over AIDS cure testing
    04 october 2001 18:18:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has officially queried the Joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS for its prolonged delay in testing the efficacy of a drug discovered by a Chinese doctor. Full text...

  • Four feared dead in cattle rustling incident
    04 october 2001 17:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least four people are feared dead while several others, including a security officer, were seriously wounded when armed cattle rustlers raided two cattle ranches in Trans-Nzoia district close to the Kenya/Uganda border on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • More Ghanaian teenagers in sex trade
    03 october 2001 21:15:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian health authorities fear an AIDS explosion could be looming in the country following the growing number of teenagers, as young as 13 years, in the sex trade. Full text...

  • WFP to feed AIDS patients in Congo
    03 october 2001 12:58:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The World Food Programme has launched a feeding project devoted to HIV/AIDS patients in Congo, sources close to the National AIDS Eradication Programme disclosed Wednesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS cases in Kenya stabilise
    03 october 2001 11:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- For the first time since 1984 when AIDS was detected in Kenya, health authorities in the east African country reported Wednesday that the pandemic has stabilised. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso obtains IDA loan to fight AIDS
    28 september 2001 22:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso and the International Development Agency (IDA) have signed a loan agreement worth 16. Full text...

  • Opening of ISC meeting of the 12th Conference on AIDS
    28 september 2001 15:43:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The president of the African Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) has expressed confidence that the AIDS epidemic in Africa would be reversed by 2006. Full text...

  • Papers support tests for HIV before wedding
    27 september 2001 23:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The battle against HIV/AIDS in Tanzania this week took a new turn with the church spearheading a national campaign to make it obligatory for couples to undergo blood screening before marriage. Full text...

  • Rawlings promotes AIDS awareness in Kenya
    27 september 2001 16:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings took Africa's fight against HIV/AIDS one step further in Nairobi Thursday, pulling out a pack of condoms from his jacket to demonstrate that prevention is better than cure in the anti-AIDS crusade. Full text...

  • Brazzaville creates project to care for AIDS orphans
    26 september 2001 22:25:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- An NGO called "Médecin d'Afrique" or doctors of Africa has created a project to cater for the wellbeing of AIDS orphans in Congo, health officials said in Brazzaville Wednesday. Full text...

  • Study on cultural influence on AIDS prevalence
    26 september 2001 20:15:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A study on the influence of cultural practices on behaviour and HIV/AIDS transmission will be undertaken soon in Botswana under a joint project of UNESCO and UNAIDS. Full text...

  • UNICEF cautions Ethiopia against culture of silence on AIDS
    26 september 2001 19:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Marginalization of HIV/AIDS sufferers would open the way for a culture of silence around the disease and enhance its spread in Ethiopia, the UN Children's Fund has warned. Full text...

  • Kenya's HIV/AIDS infection rate is down
    25 september 2001 14:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's HIV/AIDS infection rate has gone down, thanks to the widespread condom use in the country. Full text...

  • Meles, Rawlings discuss HIV/AIDS
    25 september 2001 08:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has briefed Ghanaian former President Jerry Rawlings on Ethiopia's efforts at combating the spread of HIV/AIDS, the State radio reported in Addis Ababa Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rawlings on anti-AIDS campaign in Ethiopia
    24 september 2001 12:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings is in Addis Ababa as a UN Volunteers Eminent Person to advocate on the role of volunteers in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Trial of Bulgarians for HIV contamination adjourned again
    23 september 2001 18:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Ruling in a case involving six Bulgarians (a doctor and five nurses) accused of contaminating over 400 Libyan children with HIV/AIDS at Benghazi hospital, 1,050 km east of Tripoli, was Saturday adjourned to 22 December. Full text...

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