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  • Ghanaian newspaper cautions youths about AIDS
    29 november 2001 15:01:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian newspaper has appealed to the National AIDS Commission and NGOs to step up their AIDS education campaign by focusing on the youth. Full text...

  • Massive AIDS campaign for December 1 in South Africa
    29 november 2001 08:53:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- More than 7000 HIV/AIDS volunteers have planned a door-to-door campaign in South Africa's Gauteng province to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. Full text...

  • ICRC takes HIV/AIDS campaign to Burundi prisoners
    28 november 2001 21:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Burundi has indicated plans to take the sensitisation campaign on HIV/AIDS to prisoners in the country, on the occasion of World HIV/AIDS Day coming up 1 December. Full text...

  • Cameroon records 600 new HIV/AIDS cases daily
    28 november 2001 20:14:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Health authorities in Cameroon estimate that some 600 people are infected by the AIDS virus each day. Full text...

  • South Africans take risks despite AIDS concerns
    28 november 2001 18:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Eight in 10 South Africans are concerned about contracting HIV/AIDS or another sexually transmitted infection, but many are not protecting themselves, a major international sex survey revealed. Full text...

  • Abidjan hosts sub-regional workshop on HIV/AIDS
    28 november 2001 14:58:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Managing directors, heads of human resource units, company doctors and representatives of water and electricity companies from six French-speaking countries in West Africa Wednesday ended a two-day an HIV/AIDS sensitisation workshop in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Cameroon launches information against AIDS campaign
    28 november 2001 08:09:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A third of Cameroon's young people have been infected with HIV and were likely to succumb to the fatal stage of AIDS soon, the national AIDS control committee has reported. Full text...

  • World Bank names Ethiopian its Adviser on AIDS
    27 november 2001 23:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The World Bank has appointed Ethiopian medical scientist, Debrework Zewdie, its Adviser on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Pre-marital HIV/AIDS tests become popular in Kenya
    27 november 2001 20:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Voluntary testing for HIV/AIDS is gaining acceptance among Kenyan youth intending to marry, say officials at the country's Centre for Disease Control (CDC). Full text...

  • Congo conducts census of AIDS orphans under 18
    27 november 2001 08:05:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (Congo) -- A census is underway in Congo to find AIDS orphans below the age of 18, official sources said in Brazzaville Monday. Full text...

  • Compaore leads anti-HIV/AIDS campaign
    26 november 2001 23:38:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- President Blaise Compaore Monday launched a National Council for the fight against HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Burkina's AIDS agency pleads for openness in resources sharing
    26 november 2001 23:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The first session of Burkina Faso's National Council for the Fight Against AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CNLS-STD) has pleaded for more openness in financing AIDS/STD activities. Full text...

  • Tri-therapy AIDS treatment to cost less in Congo
    26 november 2001 23:03:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The tri-therapy treatment of AIDS is expected to cost less than 80 US dollars per patient a month in Congo as opposed to the current monthly bills of 800 dollars per sufferer. Full text...

  • Ivorian First lady intensifies anti-AIDS campaign
    26 november 2001 21:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian first lady, Simone Ehivet Gbagbo and a number of industry chief executives have signed an AIDS covenant to boost the fight against the disease in the country. Full text...

  • Report underscores role of ICT in curbing HIV/AIDS in Africa
    26 november 2001 20:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Distance learning through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) could reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth in Africa, experts say. Full text...

  • Cameroon's Roger Milla appointed UNAIDS Ambassador
    26 november 2001 20:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Former African football celebrity Roger Milla has been appointed UNAIDS Ambassador, the State Radio in Cameroon reported at the weekend. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville to get anti-retroviral drugs by 2002
    25 november 2001 18:13:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo Brazzaville government plans to make anti-retroviral drugs available in 2002 for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in the country, Health Minister Leon Alfred Opimbat has said. Full text...

  • World Bank loans Ghana $25 million to fight AIDS
    25 november 2001 10:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The International Development Association, the World Bank's soft loan arm, has loaned Ghana 25 million US dollars for its fight against AIDS, Ghana Television reported Sunday. Full text...

  • 2 million condoms used monthly in Kinshasa
    24 november 2001 15:30:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Some two million condoms are used monthly in Kinshasa, comprising six million inhabitants, a local anti-AIDS NGO reported Friday. Full text...

  • Abidjan to host sub-regional workshop on HIV/AIDS
    23 november 2001 22:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Senior executives from water and electricity companies are to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS in six Francophone West African countries during a two-day workshop opening in Abidjan Monday, the organisers said Friday. Full text...

  • OAU stresses men's role in fighting AIDS
    23 november 2001 19:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Putting men in the front line to fight HIV/AIDS would be the surest way to contain the pandemic in Africa, the OAU said Friday. Full text...

  • Activists want AIDS Fund to subsidise cheap AIDS drugs
    23 november 2001 16:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Five African delegations are among activists who stormed the Global AIDS Fund's board meeting in Brussels Thursday demanding that the fund should subsidise cheap AIDS drugs, a Health GAP Coalition communiqué has said. Full text...

  • Human Rights Watch calls on Mbeki to change stance on HIV/AIDS
    23 november 2001 08:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch has urged South African President Thabo Mbeki to have his government drop its fight against a legal appeal for low-cost HIV/AIDS treatment for pregnant women. Full text...

  • Doctors want better case management for AIDS in Congo
    22 november 2001 22:01:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- At least 30 doctors working in 29 private companies and parastatals in Brazzaville are pressing for better management of people living with HIV/AIDS at their workplace, the National AIDS Control Programme revealed Thursday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Newspaper says 6 Zimbabwean Ministers have AIDS
    22 november 2001 16:48:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's weekly Financial Gazette reported Thursday that six of the country's cabinet Ministers had AIDS, and were using anti-retroviral drugs to prolong their lives. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso church leaders meet over HIV/AIDS
    21 november 2001 21:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- AIDS has become an outstanding challenge to church leaders in Burkina Faso, according to a pastor involved in the fight against the pandemic in the west African country. Full text...

  • Women mostly hit by HIV/AIDS in Mali
    20 november 2001 16:17:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- There are more Malian women infected with the HIV than men, said a study of the Counselling, Care and Assistance Centre (CESAC) released Tuesday in Bamako. Full text...

  • Congo earmarks FCFA 584 million for 1,000 HIV/AIDS patients
    20 november 2001 16:11:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government has decided to provide 584 million francs CFA (779 000 US dollars) a year to treat 1,000 HIV/AIDS patients, Health ministry sources said Tuesday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS takes toll on Botswana's teachers
    19 november 2001 17:47:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Eighty teachers die annually from HIV/AIDS related ailments in Botswana, authorities in Gaborone said Monday. Full text...

  • US organizations to set up HIV/AIDS resource centre in Ethiopia
    19 november 2001 13:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A new resource centre with accurate and up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS is to be set up in Ethiopia, a country with one of the world's highest prevalence rates, by the John Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programmes (JHU/CCP). Full text...

  • AIDS threatens life expectancy in Mozambique
    16 november 2001 23:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Although the number of Mozambicans infected with the HIV, the virus that causes the lethal disease AIDS, has been revised downwards, it has been revealed that the pandemic could still reduce life expectancy in the country by 14 years over the next decade. Full text...

  • AIDS negatively impacts on South African economy
    16 november 2001 11:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African banking group Absa on Thursday released an update of its 15-year scenario forecast for the South African economy, this time focusing on the impact of AIDS. Full text...

  • Morocco officially declares 913 cases of AIDS
    16 november 2001 10:07:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's health ministry revealed that 913 people living with AIDS, 65 percent of whom were males, had been registered in the kingdom by 30 September 2001. Full text...

  • AIDS lessens life expectancy in Zambia
    12 november 2001 19:52:00
    Livingstone- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) said Monday that 1. Full text...

  • Three sub-African regions to trim AIDS cases by 2006
    12 november 2001 10:19:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Countries of the Commonwealth Regional Health Community of East, Central and Southern Africa have mounted a joint strategy to trim the scale of HIV/AIDS by 50 percent in the next four years beginning 2002. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire launches HIV/AIDS awareness campaign
    10 november 2001 19:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The First Lady of Cote d'Ivoire, Simone Ehivet Gbagbo has kicked off a national awareness campaign against HIV/AIDS in a move to reawaken consciousness about the pandemic. Full text...

  • Rawlings sceptical of Africa's chances against HIV/AIDS
    08 november 2001 16:11:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings has cast serious doubts over Africa's battle against the killer disease AIDS, lamenting that efforts against the scourge continued to be challenged by limited behavioural change. Full text...

  • Will WTO put health before wealth in Qatar?
    08 november 2001 15:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Delegates arriving Doha, Qatar for the fourth ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation holding 9-13 November are sceptical as to whether the meeting would achieve much more than the last session in Seattle did. Full text...

  • Secrecy blamed for HIV/AIDS spread in Tanzania
    07 november 2001 13:49:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian Health authorities blame the lack of openness among parents and teachers on HIV/AIDS as one of the factors helping the spread of the scourge in the country. Full text...

  • Niger stages AIDS awareness campaign
    07 november 2001 08:50:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's National AIDS Control Programme, whose mission is to increase public awareness of the dangers of HIV/AIDS and its causes, recently visited the district of Tahoua (south-west) which is seriously affected by the pandemic due to emigration. Full text...

  • Luxembourg Agency supports Niger AIDS fight
    05 november 2001 12:56:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Luxembourg Agency for Development Co-operation has granted Niger some 2. Full text...

  • World Bank support Benin's fight against HIV/AIDS
    05 november 2001 10:42:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The International Development Association (IDA) has made a 25-million dollar grant to Benin for the country's anti-HIV/AIDS multi-sectorial project, official sources confirmed in Cotonou Sunday. Full text...

  • Sudan to introduce AIDS tests for future civil servants
    04 november 2001 19:11:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's health ministry will soon introduce AIDS tests for all job seekers before they are allowed to join the public service. Full text...

  • 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...

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