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  • 'Int'l donors on HIV/AIDS are abandoning Angola'
    13 may 2011 15:24:01
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The chairperson of HIV/AIDS Network in Angola (ANASO), António Coelho, on Friday raised the alarm that donors working with the Angolan government are abandoning the country, PANA reported, quoting the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • Italian foundation invests US$ 150,000 in Angolan district's AIDS projects
    11 may 2011 15:37:00
    Lubango, Angola (PANA) - An Italian foundation, Marco Di Martino, in the last three years, has invested US$ 150,000 for HIV/AIDS awareness campaign projects in the southern Huíla Province, Angola, the institution’s coordinator in Angola, Aldo Di Clemente, disclosed here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Group urges Gambian journalists to help HIV/AIDS victims fight stigma
    02 may 2011 20:44:00
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The President of Gambia Network of AIDS Support Society (GAMNASS), Fatima Gai, has urged the media to join efforts in support of people living with HIV/AIDS against stigma and discrimination. Full text...

  • Kigali hosts pan-African Youth Forum against AIDS
    26 april 2011 17:20:13
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A week-long forum for members of the Pan-African Youth Organisation Against HIV/AIDS (PAYA) was held in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, under the theme "Let us unite and fight together against AIDS", PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mali elected to US Global Health Initiative
    22 april 2011 14:05:34
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has been elected to the US programme of Global Health Initiative, according to a communique issued Friday after a meeting Thursday between Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré and the director general of Global Health Initiative, Ms. Lois Quam, an envoy of the US President, Barack Obama. Full text...

  • UNAIDS official calls for collective support to fight HIV
    21 april 2011 17:01:41
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - UNAIDS Country officer in The Gambia, Mr. Nuha Ceesay, on Thursday called for collective support to fight HIV and AIDS. Full text...

  • UNESCO organizes int'l symposium on sexuality education
    20 april 2011 14:24:19
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO is to organize an international symposium in New York, US, on 27 April to address ways of improving sexuality education in schools and filling the gaps in young people’s knowledge about HIV. Full text...

  • World youth to play more active roles in fight against HIV/AIDS
    19 april 2011 14:01:39
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Participants at the World Youth Summit on AIDS, which ended Sunday in Bamako, Mali, have called for action to secure financing for a sustainable response to HIV/AIDS.Full text...

  • Global Young Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS opens in Bamako
    15 april 2011 12:42:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Global Young Leaders Summit on HIV/AIDS opened Friday in Bamako, under the chairmanship of Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure. Full text...

  • Burundian govt. promotes male circumcision to fight AIDS
    14 april 2011 14:02:48
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A national awareness campaign to promote male circumcision to more effectively fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS is being implemented in Burundi, where the pandemic is said to affect at least three per cent of about 8.1 million citizens, PANA learnt from the Minister of Public Health, Ms. Sabine Ntakarutimana.Full text...

  • 'World Bank satisfied with fight against AIDS in Congo'
    07 april 2011 22:31:27
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Director of the Human Development Sector at the World Bank, Mrs. Ritva Reinikka, on Thursday expressed satisfaction with the implementation of strategies against HIV and AIDS in the Congo with funding from the Bank.Full text...

  • Ban hails Kenya's effort in fight against HIV
    31 march 2011 19:28:58
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Thursday lauded gains made by Kenya in the fight against HIV/AIDS, over the last three decades. Full text...

  • UN chief urges 'bold' action on global AIDS response
    31 march 2011 15:54:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday urged world leaders to take bold decisions to tackle the AIDS epidemic, warning that, "recent gains, while laudable, are fragile".Full text...

  • Angola recorded 17,​000 cases of HIV/AIDS in 2010
    29 march 2011 15:52:28
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - About 17,000 cases of HIV/AIDS were detected in 2010 in Angola, following 342,931 tests conducted throughout the country, the Director General of the National Institute for the fight against AIDS, Mrs. Dulcelina Serrano, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • France offers Mauritania 600,000 euros to fight HIV/AIDS
    25 march 2011 17:33:08
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - France, through the Red Cross, has decided to support the fight against HIV/AIDS in Mauritania with 600,000 euros, a communiqué of the French Embassy here, received Friday by PANA announced. Full text...

  • HIV prevalence drops in Nigeria
    24 march 2011 17:20:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's HIV prevalence has dropped from 4.6 per cent to 4.1 per cent, and the number of people infected is estimated at 3.1 million, Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Malian company to spend 5 billion CFA francs to fight AIDS in 2011
    16 march 2011 14:46:22
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The People's Pharmacy of Mali (PPM), a state-owned company under the Malian Ministry of Health, will spend over 5.1 billion CFA francs on anti-retrovirals (ARVs) and 320 million CFA francs on reagents this year as part of the fight against AIDS, PANA learnt Wednesday from the company. Full text...

  • 8,000 women tested HIV-positive in Rwanda in 2010
    10 march 2011 19:45:01
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - More than 8,000 women tested positive to HIV, representing 2.7 per cent of the womenfolk in Rwanda in 2010, a report issued Thursday by the country's National Statistical Institute (NISR) said. Full text...

  • Civil society urged to be deeply involved in AIDS control
    28 february 2011 22:03:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – UNAIDS Executive Director for the West and Central Africa region, Mrs Meskerem Gruniky Békélé, on Monday called on civil society to be deeply involved in the prevention against the pandemic, especially in universal access to anti-retroviral drugs. Full text...

  • Congo gets 17b CFAF from World Fund against HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria
    21 february 2011 16:42:08
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The World Fund against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will grant 17 billion CFAF to Congo to fight against HIV/AIDS, the Committee of National Coordination of Projects announced Monday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • UN to support Guinea to treat children with AIDS
    10 february 2011 11:31:34
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea Wednesday became the 17th country to join the United Nations project to care for 8 in 10 children with AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • USAID joins forces to combat HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
    08 february 2011 13:25:43
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Tanzania has acquired expanded resources to help fight HIV/AIDS, with the opening of a new paediatric Centre of Excellence through a public-private partnership involving the government, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other American institutions. Full text...

  • Official wants Angola to step up HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns
    03 february 2011 12:12:15
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - The chairperson of the Angolan Network of HIV/AIDS Services Organizations (ANASO), Teresa Cohen, has said much remains to be done in taking HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns to all parts of the country. Full text...

  • Activist denounces use of tea said to cure AIDS in Madagascar
    28 january 2011 11:49:09
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The president of the Network of People living with HIV in the Indian Ocean (Ravanne Plus), Nicolas Ritter, has questioned the effectiveness of JMAR, a type of tea sold in Madagascar and supposedly said to cure AIDS. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts forum on people living with HIV/AIDS
    25 december 2010 17:56:22
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A forum that brings together people living with HIV/AIDS and their families opened on Saturday in Tripoli on the initiative of the Libyan Association "Al-Tahadi" in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the Libyan Centre against diseases. Full text...

  • More women being infected with HIV in Pointe-Noire
    20 december 2010 22:40:18
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – More women are being infected by the HIV virus in Pointe-Noire, the major economic and industrial centre in southern Congo, according to a survey carried out by the HIV/AIDS Department. Full text...

  • Libya, Spain sign pact to take care of 30 HIV-affected children
    17 december 2010 09:42:13
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya and Spain Thursday in Tripoli signed a cooperation agreement under which Spain will take care of 30 Libyan children living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • African Youth meet in Congo over measures to halt HIV/AIDS spread
    16 december 2010 14:14:42
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The fourth meeting of the Regional Youth Forum against HIV/AIDS (FREJES) opened Wednesday in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • Germany gives 23m Euros to fight against AIDS in Central Africa
    15 december 2010 11:19:11
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The German government has announced a grant of 23 million Euros to three central African countries to fight HIV/AIDS, under the second phase of the Strategic Plan to fight against HIV/AIDS in Central Africa (PPSAC), the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population announced. Full text...

  • US, South Africa sign partnership framework on HIV/AIDS
    15 december 2010 08:19:29
    New York, US (PANA) - The United States and South Africa Tuesday signed a Partnership Framework that will guide future efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Full text...

  • Libya raises awareness on HIV/AIDS
    03 december 2010 11:08:46
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Libya has used the commemoration of the World AIDS Day 2010 to raise awareness about the disease. Full text...

  • 1.2 million people live with HIV in DRC
    02 december 2010 14:05:40
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - About 1.2 million people live with the HIV virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo and only 40,000 or 10 to 15% of them receive anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs, Dr. Dede Watchiba, Coordinator of the country's National Multi-sectoral Programme for the fight against AIDS (PNMLS), said here Wednesday on the occasion of the World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • Over 5,000 HIV/AIDS cases reported in Morocco
    02 december 2010 11:28:41
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - A total of 5,319 HIV/AIDS cases were reported in Morocco at the end of September, with young women aged 15-24 making up 62 per cent of cases, according to Nadia Bezzad, chairperson of the Pan African AIDS Control Organisation (OPALS). Full text...

  • 4,705 people live with HIV in Mauritius
    02 december 2010 10:26:28
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius officially has 4,705 people living with the HIV virus, but the Mauritian Minister of Health, Maya Hanoomanjee, estimated that more than 9,000 Mauritians were currently suffering of the disease. Full text...

  • Angola marks World AIDS Day with counselling, voluntary testing
    02 december 2010 00:22:38
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – A counselling and voluntary testing awareness campaign marked Luanda celebration of World AIDS Day on Wednesday in Viana district. Full text...

  • Niger Health minister hails efforts to fight AIDS
    01 december 2010 22:35:14
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - Niger's health minister, Hassan Nouhou, on Wednesday in Niamey hailed the efforts made by his country in the fight against the HIV and AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Nigerian bank chief joins global business coalition on HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2010 18:44:38
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC), the world's largest group of businesses dedicated to fighting HIV and promoting the health of employees as well as communities in their work places, has elected the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Bank Plc in Nigeria, Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, as its board member. Full text...

  • UN chief urges nations to continue fight against HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2010 18:07:28
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urged governments not to relent in their efforts to roll back the HIV/AIDS pandemic, stressing the need to redouble their efforts to prevent new infections and deaths. Full text...

  • Tanzania, US consolidate success in fight against AIDS
    01 december 2010 17:51:51
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - As the largest development partner working in Tanzania on HIV and AIDS, the US has contributed over US$ 1.5 billion to the African country's fight against the incurable killer disease since the start of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003, American Ambassador Alfonso E. Lenhardt disclosed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • SA University takes lead on HIV/AIDS research
    01 december 2010 15:52:38
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - To mark the World AIDS Day, Johannesburg’s Wits University has become the first South African institution to produce the most scientific research publications pertaining to HIV/AIDS, according to a report entitled Scientometrics of a pandemic: HIV/AIDS research in South Africa and the World. Full text...

  • WHO AFRO wants human rights of PLWHAs protected
    01 december 2010 14:02:35
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, Wednesday called for the protection of the basic human rights of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs), including their rights to employment, access to financial services and other basic conditions required for them to fulfill their social and economic needs. Full text...

  • DR Congo has 3.24% HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
    01 december 2010 13:12:48
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The average prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo is 3.24 percent, with peaks at the border, mainly in the South-east, Central and South-west of the country, according to Minister of Public Health, Victor Makwenge. Full text...

  • Nigeria to increase HIV/AIDS funding
    01 december 2010 12:47:01
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has promised to increase its contribution on HIV to 50% in the next five years, a US official announced U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator for AIDS, Mr Eric Goosby, gave the indication during a teleconference with newsmen on the activities of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Full text...

  • UK charity urges donor govts to honour HIV commitments
    01 december 2010 09:37:18
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - With 10 million people worldwide in desperate need to access vital treatment for HIV, donor governments should maintain their commitments to the fight against the virus, an international charity Christian Aid said Wednesday in commemoration of World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • SA varsity leads in HIV/AIDS research
    01 december 2010 09:33:06
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - To mark the World AIDS Day (1 Dec.), Johannesburg's Wits University has been acknowledged Full text...

  • Angolan district records 21 cases of HIV in 10 months
    10 november 2010 14:33:00
    Lucala- Angola (PANA) -- Twenty one cases of HIV/AIDS from 721 tests conducted fr om January to October were recorded at the Counselling and Voluntary Testing Cen t re (CATV) in Lucala District in the northern Kwanza Norte Province of Angola. Full text...

  • AIDS accounts for 13% of agric staff deaths in Zambia - Research
    10 november 2010 07:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A research study on Zambia, released by the Regional Net work on AIDS, Livelihoods and Food Security (RENEWAL), has revealed that AIDS and other chronic illnesses accounted for close to 13 per cent of agricultural staff deaths from 2002-2007, robbing extension agencies of their valuable workforce and reducing their effectiveness. Full text...

  • US gives Zimbabwe US$57m for HIV/AIDS
    01 november 2010 08:33:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The United States said Monday it would give Zimbabwe U S$57 million next year to finance programmes to combat HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • US signs 5-year agreement to support Ethiopia's HIV/AIDS response
    27 october 2010 15:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia and the US on Wednesday signed a five-ye ar cooperation agreement under which the Americans would provide support to Ethi o pia's HIV/AIDS response. Full text...

  • Gambian President takes over AIDS Secretariat
    12 october 2010 12:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Yahya Jammeh's Office at the Gambia's State Ho use in Banjul has announced the transfer of the West African country's national AIDS Secretariat t o the President's office, PANA reported from here Tuesday. Full text...

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