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  • Libya marks World AIDS Day
    01 december 2009 23:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Use of contaminated syringes by drug users remains the main source of HIV/AIDS infection in Libya, official sources in Tripoli said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: More men are HIV/AIDS positive in Cape-Verde
    01 december 2009 22:45:00
    Praia- Cape-Verde (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Cape- Verde is higher among men (1. Full text...

  • Gambia commemorates World AIDS Day
    01 december 2009 22:00:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian Minister for Health and Social Welfare Baboucarr Gaye said on Tuesday that the country was fulfiling its promise at the 2006 United Nations high level meeting on HIV and AIDS to provide universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support for patients of the pandemic by 2010. Full text...

  • Pretoria shifts HIV/AIDS policies
    01 december 2009 21:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government on Tuesday announced that it will provide treatment for all HIV-positive babies in a significant policy shift for the country which has been ravaged by the pandemic. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: US supports Cote d''Ivoire with US$124m
    01 december 2009 19:55:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The United States has mobilised over US$124 mill ion (about 55 billion CFA francs) to support actions against HIV/AIDS in Cote d'Ivoire, the US Embassy in Abidjan told PANA T uesday. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Protest disrupts observance in Nigeria
    01 december 2009 18:40:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- A protest by the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NEPWHAN) disrupted the observance of the World AIDS Day in Nigeria's capital ci t y of Abuja Tuesday Chanting protest songs, the NEPWHAN members carried a mock coffin with the name of the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), P r of. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Fear of rising gay infections in Kenya
    01 december 2009 18:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya marked the World AIDS Day Tuesday amid a renewed s tress in the war against the pandemic, complicated by the rise in the number of gay couples and a massive decline in th e sources of external funding for fighting the disease. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence drops in Congo
    01 december 2009 14:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese Health Minister Georges Moyen announced Tuesday in Brazzaville that the HIV prevalence in his country had dropped from 4. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: UNDP restates commitment to HIV/AIDS fight
    01 december 2009 14:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP), a key actor in the gl obal efforts to stem HIV/AIDS, has restated its commitment to supporting countries and communities in their fig ht against the pandemic ''With just six years left to reach the 2015 target date for achieving the Mille nnium Development Goals, we have learned that effective action on HIV/AIDS is essential to the human rights based and broader developmen t agenda. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: UNICEF wants greater focus on vulnerable groups
    01 december 2009 09:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- As global celebrations to mark the World AIDS Day Tuesday gets into top gear, the UNICEF has released a report focusing on combating the effects of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable families and providing hardship protection for mothers and children at risk. Full text...

  • SA to unveil new strategy against AIDS
    01 december 2009 09:56:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was due to address the nation Tuesday on his government's new plans to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, as part of activities marking the World AIDS Day, observed annually on 1 Dec, the government said. Full text...

  • World AIDS Day: Sambo tasks health workers on pry HIV prevention
    01 december 2009 09:55:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, has called on health workers at all levels to play a greater role in primary HIV prevention and encourage safe sex behaviour - abstinence, delay of age at first sexual intercourse, faithfulness and correct and consistent condom use - to stem the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the African Region. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe gets US$180m for AIDS
    25 november 2009 11:39:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health authorities in Zimbabwe said Wednesday the coun try would get US$180 million from the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS, tubercu l osis and malaria. Full text...

  • 'New HIV infections down 17%, most progress in sub-Saharan Africa'
    24 november 2009 11:53:00
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  • UNFPA gives Congo 5.6 million condoms
    12 november 2009 15:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The representative of the UN Fund for the Population (UNFPA) in Congo, David Lawson, on Thursday presented the National Council of t h e Fight against HIV/AIDS (CNLS) ith 5. Full text...

  • African states face new health catastrophe as GF plans budget cuts
    05 november 2009 14:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A global campaign is underway to urge US President Barac k Obama to avert a looming health catastrophe that African nations face as a res u lt of a 15 per cent budget cut, which could deny each African state as much as 1 million mosquito-bed nets a year, activists said here Thursday, ahead of a key m e eting on future funding. Full text...

  • Germany donates 23m euros to fight HIV/AIDS in Central Africa
    27 october 2009 10:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Germany has granted 23 million euros to the Organiza tion coordinating the fight against Endemics in Central Africa (OCEAC) as part o f its project for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Central Africa. Full text...

  • People Living with HIV/AIDS protest in Nouakchott
    14 october 2009 21:45:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Some 50 People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) on W ednesday staged a sit-in at the World Bank office in Nouakchott to protest again s t the bank's decision to stop the financing of an HIV/AIDS project in Mauritania . Full text...

  • '4 million people on ART therapy in low, middle income nations'
    30 september 2009 11:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 4 million people in low and middle income coun tries were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the close of 2008, representing a 36% increase in one year and a 10-fold increase over five years, according to a new report released Wednesday by the World Health OrganiSation (WHO), the UNICEF and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AID S (UNAIDS). Full text...

  • Human Rights groups condemn deportation of HIV-positive migrants
    24 september 2009 14:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- National governments, in cooperation with international agencies and donors, should reconsider their decision to deport people living wi t h HIV/AIDS, human rights groups said. Full text...

  • UNAIDS, political, business leaders partner against HIV/AIDS
    22 september 2009 14:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the president s of Senegal and Uganda and some leading businessmen, on Monday in New York, US, signed an agreement to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mothers to their b abies in Africa. Full text...

  • 95 countries request large amounts of funding to fight AIDS
    18 september 2009 17:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced here Friday that 95 countries had requested a total of US$ 4. Full text...

  • Germany boosts HIV/AIDS prevention within ECOWAS
    10 september 2009 15:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS and the Federal Republic of Germany have further deepened their cooperation through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support ECOWAS member states on reproductive health and HIV-AIDS preven t ion. Full text...

  • Bamako to host world conference on HIV/AIDS
    09 september 2009 11:49:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian capital, Bamako, will next November host a world conference on the status of research for vaccine against HIV/AIDS, PANA learnt from the Malian Health Ministry Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNAIDS Executive Director expected in Rwanda 27 August
    24 august 2009 18:20:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/ AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibأ©, is expected in Rwanda on an official visit last f r om 27 August to 3 September. Full text...

  • US, Angola sign pact to fight HIV/AIDS
    10 august 2009 12:36:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Angol an Minister of External Relations Assunأ§أ£o Afonso dos Anjos Monday signed the â?Partnership Framework between the Government of the Republic of An gola and the Government of the United States of America to Combat HIV/AIDS for 2009 to 2013. Full text...

  • Senegal calls for joint efforts in fighting AIDS
    31 july 2009 21:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Prime Minister Souleymane Ndene Ndiaye Thursd ay called on its development partners, including the civil society groups, to join the government in its efforts to "deal a deadly blow" to HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Economic crisis 'slows AIDS spread' in Zimbabwe
    27 july 2009 12:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's long running economic crisis has slowed the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, a researcher said Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Health Minister to chair Global Fund Board
    10 july 2009 16:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Ethiopian Minister of H e alth, as the new board chair, the global fund announced Friday. Full text...

  • Global AIDS control fund provides treatment for 2.3 million people
    09 july 2009 23:48:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria control Global Fu nd provides anti-retroviral treatment for 2. Full text...

  • UNAIDS chief urges renewed focus on HIV cure
    02 july 2009 19:07:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Researchers and policy makers must refocus their attention to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS to safeguard the future of mothers and the unbor n children, 300,000 of whom are infected in Africa every year, a top UN official s aid here Thursday. Full text...

  • UNAIDS chief urges renewed focus on HIV cure
    02 july 2009 12:34:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Researchers and policymakers must refocus their attention on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS to safeguard the future of mothers and the unborn children, 300,000 of whom are infected in Africa every year, a top UN official said here. Full text...

  • Ban seeks more commitments to HIV/AIDS battle
    17 june 2009 06:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that economic crisis should not be an excuse for UN member states to abandon commitment to the fight against HIV and AIDS, but should rather be ''an impetus'' to make the right investments that will yield be nefits for generations to come. Full text...

  • UNICEF hails departed SA youth AIDS activist
    14 june 2009 14:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UNICEF has hailed departed South African youth AIDS activist and Digital Diarist Thembi Ngubane, who died Thursday at the age of 24. Full text...

  • Citizens endorse radical plan to fight HIV/AIDS
    08 june 2009 14:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A summit attended by people living with AIDS, AIDS commi ssioners, government representatives, development organisations and the UN has e n dorsed a radical plan to end Aids especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, organizers s a id here Monday. Full text...

  • WB lends Mali US$6m for HIV/AIDS control
    22 may 2009 11:58:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The World Bank Board Thursday approved a US$6-million loan to Mali as additional funding for the country's Multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS Con trol Project (MAP), the World Bank said in a statement made available to PANA Fr i day in Bamako. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to protect PLWAs from discrimination
    15 may 2009 07:27:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has sent a bill to th e national assembly (parliament) which, if passed into law, will make it an offe n ce to discriminate against any person on the grounds of actual or perceived HIV s tatus. Full text...

  • 'Political, legal discrimination increases HIV infection'
    05 may 2009 07:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said legal and political discrimination against vulnerable groups had continued to un dermine public health responses to HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Global Fund strengthens efforts to prevent corruption
    01 may 2009 14:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced Friday that it would issue a code of conduct within the coming weeks f o r all suppliers of goods and services in an effort to prevent, detect and sancti o n anyone involved in misuse of its financing. Full text...

  • Global Fund strengthens efforts to prevent corruption
    01 may 2009 13:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced Friday that it will issue a code of conduct for all suppliers of goods and services in an effort to prevent, detect and sanction anyone involved in misuse of its financing. Full text...

  • Zambia scales up HIV/AIDS prevention programmes
    22 april 2009 11:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government said it would target over 3 milli on people, in particular pregnant women and HIV-exposed children, under the prog r amme to be administered from the 15 million Canadian dollars grant committed to t he scaling up of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) s e rvices in nine African countries with high prevalence rates. Full text...

  • Kenyan researchers confront hurdles in fight against HIV/AIDS
    17 april 2009 11:49:00
    Eldoret- Kenya (PANA) -- International scientists working in the field of HIV/AID S research in western Kenya have stumbled on a new challenge involving the testi n g and effectively curbing the spread of the disease amongst discordant couples. Full text...

  • France expresses concern about Pope's condom view
    18 march 2009 22:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – France on Wednesday express-ed concern about comments by P ope Benedict XVI that HIV/AIDS could not be fought with the distribution of cond o ms. Full text...

  • Zambian doctors dump hospitals for HIV/AIDS NGOs
    08 march 2009 12:47:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Medical doctors in Zambia are leaving government institu tions to join various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) dealing with HIV/AID S , the Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) has said. Full text...

  • 7th 'Fuuta' initiative on AIDS awareness to kicks off
    03 march 2009 07:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Musician Abou Thiam will on Wednesday begins the 7th edition of his annual caravan, called 'Initiative Fuuta', meant raise consciousness on dangers of HIV/AIDS and other activities affecting the people. Full text...

  • World Bank grants Burundi US$ 15 million to fight AIDS
    10 february 2009 19:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The World Bank will grant US$ 15 million to the gove rnment of Burundi within the framework of the implementation of the second multi s ector project of fight against HIV/AIDS over the next three years, PANA learnt f r om official sources here. Full text...

  • Mozambique's ex-president suggests circumcision to halt HIV spread
    10 february 2009 18:29:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, has recommended that African leaders consider circumcision as a way of reducing the s pread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • African First Ladies call for more political power to check HIV/AIDS
    03 february 2009 20:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's First Lady Azeb Mesfin Tuesday called for greater political power for women to prop their influence in the war against the triple threat of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis on the continent. Full text...

  • African First Ladies call for more political power to check HIV/AIDS
    03 february 2009 19:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's First Lady Azeb Mesfin Tuesday called for greater political power for women to prop their influence in the war against the triple threat of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis on the continent. Full text...

  • African First Ladies call for more political power to check HIV/AIDS
    03 february 2009 14:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's First Lady Azeb Mesfin Tuesday called for greater political power for women to prop their influence in the war against the triple threat of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis on the continent. Full text...

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