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  • Top scholar's call to the media on HIV/AIDS management
    24 december 2001 19:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan university don has called for modification of HIV/AIDS messages by the country's electronic and print media with a view to linking awareness campaigns and behavioural change by the populace. Full text...

  • Kenya makes gains in AIDS fight
    23 december 2001 11:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- As the year 2001 comes to a close, many world societies are taking stock of their gains and losses, especially in regard to the ravaging HIV/AIDS pandemic, one of the greatest challenges to the present world's public health problems. Full text...

  • Court postpones ruling on Bulgarians' HIV infection case
    22 december 2001 20:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan People's Court on Saturday postponed its ruling in a case involving six Bulgarians and a Palestinian doctor accused of contaminating 400 Libyan children with HIV, which leads to the incurable AIDS. Full text...

  • Nigerian AIDS drugs administration starts next week
    21 december 2001 17:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's much-delayed haalth care project, aimed at giving HIV/AIDS patients access to anti- retroviral drugs, has been re-scheduled to start next week, according to an official of the Federal Ministry of Health. Full text...

  • Row breaks out in Kenya over blood samples to UK
    20 december 2001 15:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A bitter row has erupted between the owners of a Nairobi HIV/AIDS orphanage, Nyumbani Children's Home, and a researcher at Kenya's Institute of Primate Research, over blood samples which have allegedly been collected from the minors and siphoned off to Oxford University in the UK. Full text...

  • Burkina makes new attacks on STDs/AIDS
    19 december 2001 19:54:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso has launched a multi-sectoral project in Ouagadougou, all in to the struggle against AIDS and the sexually transmitted diseases. Full text...

  • Mali to organise day to sensitise populace on AIDS
    19 december 2001 15:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's Sharing Foundation chaired by Adam Ba Konare, President Omar Konare's wife, will Saturday organise a function called "Synchro-SIDA" to highlight the fight against AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Ghana's private urged sector to join HIV/AIDS fight
    18 december 2001 22:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has contracted a 25 million US dollars to augment the 15 percent national health budget to be allocated to the fight against HIV/AIDS, the country's Vice President Aliu Mahama announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • 28.9 percent of Malian prostitutes are HIV-positive
    18 december 2001 19:42:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Nearly 30 percent of Malian prostitutes are HIV-positive, according to an epidemiological survey conducted January-May this year throughout the country by the health ministry. Full text...

  • US House Approves $1.3 Billion for Global AIDS Programmes
    18 december 2001 19:00:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The US House of Representatives has set the tone for enhanced US financing of the global AIDS campaign by approving nearly 1. Full text...

  • Circumcise all men to stop AIDS, says MP
    18 december 2001 15:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan member of parliament who has advocated for the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) to continue has this week hit the headlines again - by demanding that all Kenyan men must be circumcised, too, as part of the war against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenyan Church translates AIDS book into local languages
    18 december 2001 10:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Methodist Church in Kenya has translated the English version of a book it produced on HIV/AIDS, into local languages, in a bid to reach a larger readership with the message highlighting the dangers of the scourge. Full text...

  • Zambian parenthood association refocuses on HIV/AIDS
    15 december 2001 16:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) has shifted focus from Family Planning to youth sexuality and reproductive health, PPAZ secretary general Alice Lungu said. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS wreaks havoc on Zambian teachers
    15 december 2001 16:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian authorities have expressed concern at the death from HIV/AIDS of 93 teachers in the Copperbelt region alone, in the last two years. Full text...

  • Nigeria's HIV/AIDS vaccine plan for 2002
    15 december 2001 12:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's efforts to produce its own HIV/AIDS vaccine would formally take off in 2002, when a vaccine plan would be launched, according to a top official of the National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA). Full text...

  • ICASA calls for switch from prevention to treatment
    14 december 2001 23:13:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 12th International Conference on AIDS and STDs in Africa (ICASA) ended Thursday evening in Ouagadougou with a recommendation to switch from prevention to treatment in efforts to control the pandemic. Full text...

  • Alternate technique presented at AIDS conference in Burkina Faso
    14 december 2001 22:15:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- An alternate technique for the counting of CD4-lymphocytes in the human body, developed by the Muraz Centre of Bobo Dioulasso in western Burkina Faso, in collaboration with the France's National AIDS Research Agency (ANRS), was presented to the public Thursday. Full text...

  • South African govt loses anti-AIDS drug court case
    14 december 2001 13:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A high court in Pretoria on Friday ordered the South African government to start supplying anti-AIDS drugs to pregnant mothers living with HIV, which leads to the incurable AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenyan HIV/AIDS task force given more time
    13 december 2001 19:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Attorney General Amos Wako Thursday extended for a further six months, the mandate of a task force recently appointed to look into legal issues relating to HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Montagnier calls for greater AIDS awareness in Africa
    13 december 2001 14:23:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- African countries most affected by AIDS need to be aware of the significance of the incurable disease, the chairman of the Global Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, Prof. Full text...

  • Traditional medicine found to cure AIDS symptoms
    13 december 2001 11:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A scientific research institute in Zimbabwe said Thursday it had found that a variety of local traditional herbal medicines cured AIDS symptoms, particularly mental disorders. Full text...

  • Burkinabe pharmacists forgo profits on AIDS drug sale
    13 december 2001 10:29:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Pharmacists in Burkina Faso have agreed to forgo profits emerging from the sale of antiretrovirals drugs in the country. Full text...

  • Initiative to broaden access to antiretrovirals in Africa
    12 december 2001 12:03:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- "Accélérer l'Accès", a joint initiative by the World health organization (WHO), the World Bank and five pharmaceutical companies, is improving access to health care for AIDS patients in Africa. Full text...

  • WHO recommends the validation of traditional medicine
    11 december 2001 22:59:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday recommended in Ouagadougou the validation of "the efficiency, the harmlessness and the quality" of traditional medicine and remedies which offer an alternative for the management of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections. Full text...

  • Traditional medicine can cure HIV infections -- Doctor
    11 december 2001 22:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Eric Gbodossou, a Senegal-based medical doctor, who also practices herbal medicine, says traditional medicine can cure several opportunistic infections associated with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Doctor Says AIDS Management In Niger Is Ineffective
    11 december 2001 14:18:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- AIDS patients in Niger will have to wait for some time before they gain access to triple therapy, National AIDS Control Programme director Kari Moukaila has said. Full text...

  • Burkina rights body urges curative approach to HIV/AIDS
    11 december 2001 08:52:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso' Human and People's Rights Movement has urged African governments to opt for a curative approach in their fight against AIDS. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS forum honours Burkinabe President
    10 december 2001 23:38:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The African Union against Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sunday in Ouagadougou awarded an honorary distinction on the fight against HIV/AIDS to President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou forum urges youth to take up HIV/AIDS challenge
    10 december 2001 22:02:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Speakers at the African Youth forum against HIV/AIDS holding in Ouagadougou Saturday challenged the continent's youth to come up with new strategies against the pandemic by the time the conference ends on 13 December. Full text...

  • Uncertainty over Nigeria's AIDS drugs administration
    10 december 2001 17:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The start of an ambitious health care project aimed at providing access to anti-retroviral drugs for AIDS sufferers in Nigeria was mired in uncertainty Monday. Full text...

  • UNAIDS director calls for new commitment against AIDS
    10 december 2001 16:22:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The head of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, Dr Peter Piot, has said the commitments made at international conferences this year must be met if the epidemic is to be effectively pushed back in Africa and other seriously affected areas. Full text...

  • Compaore declares AIDS as a developmental crisis
    10 december 2001 14:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso has declared AIDS as a major development crisis in African countries, where it is decimating the most economically active sections of the population. Full text...

  • Benin schools get anti-AIDS Committee
    09 december 2001 19:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin government has set up a Committee for the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the country's schools and Universities. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso among countries hit hardest by HIV/AIDS
    08 december 2001 15:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- About half a million people in Burkina Faso, close to 10 percent of adults, are infected with HIV/AIDS, according to Burkina Faso Human Development Report 2001, prepared with support of the UN Development Programme. Full text...

  • Chissano warns Mozambicans of threat posed by AIDS
    07 december 2001 17:05:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique is facing a challenge which, "if not overcome, will compromise the country's social and economic development efforts", President Joaquim Chissano warned on Friday. Full text...

  • South African freighters boost anti-AIDS campaign
    07 december 2001 15:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Road Freight Association (RFA) is injecting three million rand (about 280,000 US dollars) into the country's fight against AIDS, in conjunction with Department of Health. Full text...

  • Rise in HIV infection along Tanzania-Zambia highway, says study
    07 december 2001 13:48:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian health experts have reported a drastic increase of HIV cases in urban centres situated along the 1,000-km Tanzania-Zambia highway. Full text...

  • Mozambique Labour Ministry Staff Discuss AIDS
    06 december 2001 21:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi on Thursday stressed the importance of involving the country's working class in the struggle against AIDS. Full text...

  • Migrants in France intensify AIDS awareness inititives
    05 december 2001 19:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- "Migrants Against AIDS", "AIDS Info Service" (immigrants' radio), "AIDS Info Immigrants", says a broadcast on Paris-based FM 106. Full text...

  • UNICEF to lay more emphasis on HIV/AIDS in its programmes
    05 december 2001 16:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan office of UNICEF Wednesday said that it would lay more emphasis on HIV/AIDS in its programmes for the next two and half years, in a major policy shift that will see 60 percent of the UN body's resources devoted to the scourge. Full text...

  • Six out of 10 Malawian patients are HIV positive, says report
    05 december 2001 13:24:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A World Bank report says that six out of every 10 patients admitted to Malawi's hospitals are HIV positive, a situation that is over-burdening the country's health ministry. Full text...

  • US firms deny Kenya access to generic anti-retrovirals
    05 december 2001 08:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A cartel of American firms are against the manufacture or import of cheap generic anti-retrovirals (ARVs) by Kenyan pharmaceutical companies, a parliamentarian claimed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal gets second AIDS screening centre
    04 december 2001 20:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal has been equipped with a second anonymous and voluntary HIV/AIDS screening centre based in Kaolack, the third most populated city. Full text...

  • Women in Botswana learn how to use anti-retrovirals
    04 december 2001 19:52:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- In a bid to protect unborn babies against infection with HIV, a non-governmental organisation in Botswana Tuesday started teaching HIV-positive women about proper use of anti-retrovirals. Full text...

  • 12th African AIDS Conference opens Sunday in Ouagadougou
    04 december 2001 10:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 12th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in Africa (ICASA), opens in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Sunday, to examine new approaches in the fight against the diseases. Full text...

  • Film star warns of imminent AIDS explosion in Madagascar
    03 december 2001 20:47:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy film director, Solo Randrasana warns in his latest production, Liza, against trivialising AIDS in the country where "explosive relaxation of sexual behaviours" exists. Full text...

  • Botswana President Mogae wins anti-AIDS award
    03 december 2001 20:46:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana President Festus Mogae has been awarded the Harvard AIDS Institute's 2001 AIDS leadership award in recognition of his contribution in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Harvard Project supports Nigeria's anti-AIDS campaign
    03 december 2001 19:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's efforts to stem its rising HIV/AIDS cases have received a boost with a five-year project by the US Harvard School of Public Health. Full text...

  • Liberian high court wants law to protect AIDS patients
    03 december 2001 19:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Chief justice Gloria Scott of the supreme court of Liberia is calling for a national debate on the legal framework to protect those infected with HIV/AIDS, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • Kenyan teenagers crowned as local beauties
    03 december 2001 09:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Beautiful Rose Atieno, 18, is an orphan whose parents succumbed to the dreaded HIV/AIDS some years ago. Full text...

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