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  • Diamond Company Takes Action To Curb HIV/AIDS
    05 june 2001 19:30:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's main diamond mining company has announced that firms wishing to do business with it must support its health policy on combating the spread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenya to formulate law on importing generic drugs
    05 june 2001 14:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities announced Tuesday that they were working on legislation that would allow the importation of anti-retroviral generic drugs. Full text...

  • Mineworkers demand AIDS fund
    05 june 2001 12:53:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) wants government to set up a National AIDS Fund to help fight the pandemic in the country. Full text...

  • AIDS control training for Benin journalists
    05 june 2001 11:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 60 journalists from Benin's print and broadcast media begin an AIDS training Wednesday in Bohicon, 100-km from Cotonou. Full text...

  • India Firm to market AIDS drugs in Tanzania
    05 june 2001 10:34:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- An Indian company, CIPL's Pharmaceuticals, plans to market in Tanzania, cheaper HIV/AIDS anti-retroviral drugs as the government grapples with the epidemic, the local press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • 12 billion CFA for AIDS control in Cote d'Ivoire
    04 june 2001 16:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire requires some 12 billion CFA francs for the implementation of its 2001-2002 action plan for AIDS control, a government official said. Full text...

  • Minister says anti-retrovirals will be available soon
    02 june 2001 16:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Health Minister Francisco Songane Friday said that generic anti-retroviral drugs will be available later this year in units of the Mozambican national health service. Full text...

  • Mozambique will import anti-retroviral drugs
    01 june 2001 23:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Health Ministry has pledged to introduce anti-retroviral drugs, which prolong the lives of people suffering from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, into the national health service. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan appoints envoy on HIV/AIDS to Africa
    01 june 2001 21:41:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has announced the appointment of Stephen Lewis, a former Canadian ambassador and an advocate for Africa, as his Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • UNAIDS grieves over death of Nkosi Johnson
    01 june 2001 14:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS Friday expressed sorrow over the death of South African AIDS activist, 12-year-old Nkosi Johnson, saying "we have lost a champion, a hero in the fight against AIDS". Full text...

  • AIDS on the increase among pregnant women
    31 may 2001 21:30:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Twenty of every 100 pregnant women who attend ante-natal consultations in Mozambican health units are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the lethal disease AIDS, according to Martinho Djedje, spokesperson for the Co-ordinating Council of the Health Ministry, which has been meeting in Maputo since Monday. Full text...

  • Anti-AIDS NGO Launches Website
    31 may 2001 15:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian non-governmental organisation, Journalists Against AIDS on Wednesday launched its media resource centre and new Website in Lagos as part of efforts to sensitise the media and the public to the scourge. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Slashes AIDS drug prices
    31 may 2001 11:35:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Two international drug manufacturers have slashed the prices of AIDS medicines for Zimbabwe, pharmaceutical officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • Opposition party unveils AIDS policy document
    30 may 2001 08:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has unveiled a living AIDS policy discussion document in an attempt to implement a comprehensive anti-retroviral treatment programme in the country. Full text...

  • Powell calls for all-out war on HIV/AIDS
    27 may 2001 12:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- US Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday in Nairobi called for an all-out war to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS, saying the disease has assumed the dimension of a crisis not only for Kenya but for Africa and the whole world. Full text...

  • Call for more aggressive approach to AIDS
    23 may 2001 21:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's deputy national director of health Avertino Barreto has called for a "more aggressive" approach to disseminating information about the incurable disease AIDS to the public. Full text...

  • Eastern African governments map out anti-HIV/AIDS strategies
    23 may 2001 13:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Governments in East Africa and the Great Lakes region have agreed on a common regional action plan against HIV/AIDS along the region's trunk roads. Full text...

  • Nujoma urges youth to change attitude on AIDS
    22 may 2001 17:26:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian president Sam Nujoma Tuesday urged the country's youth to change their attitudes towards AIDS and to make use of HIV/AIDS information readily available to them. Full text...

  • HIV positive man jailed 30 months for defiling a girl
    22 may 2001 09:58:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A self-confessed HIV-positive Zambian man, has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for forcing a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him. Full text...

  • Negotiations Begin at UN on Global Plan to Combat AIDS
    21 may 2001 23:37:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- Government delegates began week-long negotiations Monday in New York on a major document whose final form would be approved in June by world leaders at a special session of the UN General Assembly giving guidance to global efforts against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Four African Capitals for Teleconference on AIDS
    21 may 2001 19:54:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A teleconference on AIDS, with participants in four African capitals and Washington in the United States, will be held Wednesday and Thursday. Full text...

  • German firm signs AIDS drug agreement with Malawi
    21 may 2001 12:05:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi government has approved that the AIDS drug Nevirapine should be administered free of charge to HIV-positive pregnant women in the country. Full text...

  • UN officials decry Guinean raids into Sierra Leone
    19 may 2001 16:21:00
    Kambia- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- UN spokesperson in Sierra Leone Margett Novicki has confirmed reports that Guinean military forces Friday bombarded an area a few kilometres away from the Rokupr disarmament centre in the northern Kambia district. Full text...

  • Western Cape surges aheadwith HIV/AIDS treatment
    17 may 2001 16:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Excellent results have been reported following the distribution of free 'Flucanozole' medication to 200 HIV/AIDS patients in the Western Cape over the past two weeks. Full text...

  • Western Cape surges ahead with HIV/AIDS treatment
    17 may 2001 15:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Excellent results have been achieved with the distribution of free Flucanozole medication to 200 HIV/AIDS patients in the Western Cape over the past fortnight. Full text...

  • Piot says HIV needs to be at centre of development policy
    16 may 2001 22:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Responding to HIV must be a core element of development policy, said Peter Piot, the executive director of the joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS Wednesday. Full text...

  • Christian leader opposes compulsory HIV/AIDS testing
    16 may 2001 19:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Following a growing trend among Nigerian Churches to demand HIV/AIDS test certificates from prospective marriage couples, a prominent Church leader has condemned the practice in the country. Full text...

  • NGO takes HIV/AIDS war to the hapless
    16 may 2001 16:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Laikipia West Rural Community Education Centre has been preaching the bible and urging displaced people to change sexual behaviour in a bid to prevent HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • AIDS to have devastating effects in Africa
    16 may 2001 10:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) projects that deaths caused by HIV/AIDS in most affected African countries will reduce the labour force by as much as 26 percent by 2020. Full text...

  • Govt organises HIV/AIDS training for municipal councillors
    16 may 2001 09:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Local Government Association in partnership with national departments of health, provincial and local authorities is training local councillors to help combat HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Opposition calls on state to help reduce AIDS drugs cost
    15 may 2001 19:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Until anti-retroviral drugs are available in the public sector, the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) believes the government should help to reduce their cost in the private sector and make them more accessible to the poor. Full text...

  • WHO welcomes US pledge towards HIV/AIDS health fund
    15 may 2001 10:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland welcomed the announcement by the United States government to contribute 200 million US dollars to a global HIV/AIDS and health fund aimed at fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Full text...

  • Niger urges religious leaders to join HIV/AIDS campaign
    14 may 2001 21:13:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's religious leaders have been enjoined to add their voices to the campaign against HIV-AIDS and sexually transmissible diseases (STDs). Full text...

  • South Africa remembers lives lost to HIV/AIDS
    14 may 2001 14:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africans on Monday began weeklong activities to show support for people living with HIV/AIDS, raise awareness and mobilise community involvement in the fight against the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Meeting calls for epidemiological surveillance of HIV
    12 may 2001 17:00:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- French-speaking African countries have been urged to adopt and carry out a second generation surveillance strategy to stop the spread of HIV infections. Full text...

  • Obasanjo appeals for contribution to global AIDS fund
    11 may 2001 23:33:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo Friday called on all nations, businesses, foundations and individuals to join the fight against AIDS and other infectious diseases by contributing to the global AIDS fund recently proposed. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS crusades demonstrate at South African clinic
    11 may 2001 12:28:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African HIV/AIDS consortium including Community AIDS Response (CARE) Friday held a placard demonstration to protest against a Johannesburg HIV Clinic which has stopped taking any new patients. Full text...

  • FAO says HIV/AIDS devastates labour force in Africa
    10 may 2001 20:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that AIDS related diseases had killed seven million peasants in 27 of the most affected African countries since 1985. Full text...

  • Kenya needs billions of shillings to fight HIV/AIDS
    10 may 2001 17:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's National AIDS Control Council (NAC) says it needs about 14 billion Kenyan shillings (1 US dollar = 80 Ksh) to implement a five-year national strategic plan for HIV/AIDS control. Full text...

  • Windhoek to host mayors' anti-AIDS alliance offices
    09 may 2001 21:34:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian capital has been chosen to host the secretariat of the "Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS," the country's news agency reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso starts talks to reduce AIDS drugs costs
    09 may 2001 14:51:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A meeting on generic anti-HIV/AIDS drugs has opened in Ouagadougou with the aim of discussing the possible reduction of prices of these products. Full text...

  • Minister against sacking of HIV/AIDS employees
    09 may 2001 14:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Labour Minister Musa Gwadabe has advised employers not to sack or discriminate against their workers suffering from HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Stay away from drinking holes to avoid AIDS - official
    08 may 2001 17:41:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- A senior official in Namibia's health and social services ministry has said that he supported President Sam Nujoma's recent advice to men to stay away from alcoholic bars in order to spend more time with their families. Full text...

  • Trade union welcomes anti-AIDS drugs breakthrough
    08 may 2001 16:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has welcomed the move by the South African Chamber of Business and Anglo-American to provide cheap anti-AIDS drugs to suffering employees. Full text...

  • Pharmaceutical Companies set to supply HIV drugs
    08 may 2001 12:41:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Three Ethiopian pharmaceutical companies have submitted documents for the importation of different life-prolonging drugs for people living with HIV/AIDS, an official statement said. Full text...

  • Kenya hosts Great Lakes region AIDS workshop
    07 may 2001 11:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Governments within the Great Lakes region have been urged to harmonise their programmes to target migratory populations in order to forestall the widespread scare of HIV/AIDS infection in the area. Full text...

  • Togo launch school reproductive health project
    06 may 2001 16:05:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Population Health International has launched a communication project aimed at improving knowledge of reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases among Togolese school children. Full text...

  • Donated blood contaminated by HIV
    05 may 2001 19:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 80 percent of blood donated by students and teachers in Kenya's Nyanza Province schools has the HIV virus that causes AIDS, according to health officials. Full text...

  • Use Of Condoms - Protestant Denominations Say Yes, But ...
    03 may 2001 14:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Should the Church accept to promote condoms? If it did, then in what case should the faithful be advised to use the sheaths? These are some of the questions which a section of church leaders have been trying to answer. Full text...

  • African mayors in AIDS control
    03 may 2001 13:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 70 mayors from 17 African countries are holding a three-day workshop in Abidjan devoted to the search for affective measures to reduce the socio- economic impact of HIV/AIDS in their respective cities. Full text...

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