AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • Tanzania unveils HIV/AIDS control policy
    04 november 2001 10:07:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The government of Tanzania has unveiled a national policy on HIV/AIDS to provide direction for a frantic assault on the disease that has infected an estimated two million people in the country in the past 20 years. Full text...

  • AIDS patients occupy 42 percent of hospital beds
    03 november 2001 17:46:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian health officials have disclosed that the country's hospitals are crowded with AIDS patients who occupy 42 percent of the beds. Full text...

  • Minister identifies AIDS as major health problem
    03 november 2001 17:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Health Minister Levision Mumba Saturday described HIV/AIDS pandemic as a serious health and developmental problem in Zambia. Full text...

  • Rawlings urges Zanzibar to step up AIDS fight
    02 november 2001 22:50:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings Friday asked Zanzibaris to sustain their efforts on the war against AIDS. Full text...

  • Ghanaian students want Parliament to approve AIDS loan
    02 november 2001 21:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian students Friday urged Parliament to approve a 25 million-US-dollar loan from the World Bank and the British Department for International Development (DFID), to boost the national campaign against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Ghana may produce HIV drug, says minister
    02 november 2001 20:44:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana might in the near future be producing HIV drugs to make it accessible to people infected with the disease, outgoing Health minister Richard Anane intimated on Thursday. Full text...

  • Rawlings blames some African practices for AIDS spread
    02 november 2001 09:20:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings has added his voice to the growing concern that certain African traditional practices and cultural norms were helping to spread or perpetuate the incurable HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Top Musicians for AIDS Awareness Concert
    01 november 2001 16:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Top Nigerian musicians will perform in Lagos Friday at an AIDS awareness concert being sponsored by Korean electronics company LG. Full text...

  • Botswana plans HIV/AIDS anti-retroviral therapy
    30 october 2001 22:22:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- President Festus Mogae said Monday that Botswana would launch an HIV/AIDS anti-retroviral drug therapy programme before the end of the year. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS strategic planning process rolls off
    29 october 2001 23:17:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The spread of HIV/AIDS in Niger has led to the implementation of a strategic planning process designed as a national response against the pandemic. Full text...

  • Kenyan physician takes condoms to task
    29 october 2001 19:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan physician has challenged the effectiveness of condoms, charging they are not safe and should not be depended on as preventive measure against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Doctor warns of more AIDS deaths in Ghana
    26 october 2001 20:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian doctor has warned that by 2014, over 1. Full text...

  • Zambia, India to step up health cooperation
    26 october 2001 08:28:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- After four days of talks Zambia and India have agreed to enhance cooperation especially in the field of science and technology, where India is mass producing cheap HIV/AIDS drugs desperately needed by Zambian patients. Full text...

  • 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...

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