AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • 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...

  • Media to join Mali's bandwagon against HIV/AIDS
    01 january 2002 19:05:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- About 20 journalists and communication experts recently took part in a workshop at the Malian town of Selingue, 160 km south of the capital, Bamako on the involvement of traditional and modern media in the campaign against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Mauritius to offer free treatment to HIV positive people
    26 december 2001 23:01:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- HIV positive Mauritians will be offered anti-retrovirals starting from the first quarter of 2002, thanks to a health ministry initiative, sources close to the ministry said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Malian president honours people living with HIV
    24 december 2001 19:26:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian President Alpha Omar Konare has awarded a medal of the National Order to two associations of people living with HIV for making a significant impact in the fight against the AIDS pandemic in the country. Full text...

  • 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...

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