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  • Kenya forms task force on HIV/AIDS
    13 june 2001 12:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has set up a legal task force to look into different aspects related to the control of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and protection of its victims. Full text...

  • Nigeria urges support for Africa's AIDS fight
    12 june 2001 22:51:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigeria has appealed for international support for Africa's efforts to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which it says endangers the continent's future. Full text...

  • AIDS reduces life expectancy in Zimbabwe
    12 june 2001 17:21:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Life expectancy in Zimbabwe is expected to drop from the current 44 years to 27 years in the next 10 years due to AIDS, UNICEF said Tuesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS medical training facility opens in Kampala
    11 june 2001 22:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Thanks to an alliance between African and Western experts in infectious diseases, African health providers are soon to start benefiting from an ultra modern medical training centre to be based in Kampala, Uganda. Full text...

  • Bill to protect HIV-positive workers debated
    11 june 2001 22:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Participants in a public debate on draft legislation seeking to protect workers who carry the HIV virus that causes AIDS on Monday called for "severe measures" against employers who discriminated against HIV-positive workers. Full text...

  • Report finds Chadian women more exposed to HIV/AIDS than men
    11 june 2001 19:45:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- A study conducted Chad has reported more HIV/AIDS prevalence among they country's women than among men. Full text...

  • Mother-Child HIV Infection Threatens Africa's Future
    11 june 2001 14:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nkosi Johnson, the 12-year old South African anti-AIDS activist was laid to rest at the weekend after succumbing to the incurable acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans divided on use of condoms to fight AIDS
    10 june 2001 17:42:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Condom debate is heating up in Zimbabwe as it battles the spread of AIDS, which health officials say could result in zero-growth in the country's population next year. Full text...

  • Mbeki criticised for missing AIDS icon's funeral
    10 june 2001 12:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has been lambasted by AIDS activists and international media for failing to attend the funeral of Nkosi Johnson, South Africa's youngest AIDS activist. Full text...

  • AIDS devours 10 percent of Kenya's annual budget
    09 june 2001 13:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan ministry of health says it requires a whooping 2 million US dollars annually to finance its HIV/AIDS control and prevention activities. Full text...

  • Kenya to Get Cheap Aids Drugs
    07 june 2001 22:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's estimated 2. Full text...

  • Young aids activist's death captures media attention
    07 june 2001 20:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The leading story in South Africa this week is the death of 12-year-old Aids activist Nkosi Johnson. Full text...

  • Kenya to book persons infecting others with HIV/AIDS
    07 june 2001 10:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has announced that soon it would begin prosecuting persons who deliberately infected others with the HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Experts assess STD, AIDS in Central Africa
    06 june 2001 21:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Some fifty experts are convening a workshop to examine the spread of sexually transmissible diseases (STD) and HIV/AIDS along the River Congo-Oubangui-Chari and to adopt means to combat them. Full text...

  • WHO welcomes free offer of fluconazole to poor countries
    06 june 2001 20:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The WHO Wednesday expressed appreciation to the multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, for its decision to offer fluconazole free of charge in least developed countries. Full text...

  • Hundreds bid farewell to Aids hero
    06 june 2001 18:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Hundeds of mourners on Wednesday paid tribute to 12-year-old Aids activist Nkosi Johnson who died Friday after a lengthy battle against the disease. Full text...

  • Pfizer offering free fungal drugs to AIDS patients
    06 june 2001 16:55:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- US pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer Incorporated offered Wednesday to provide its anti-fungal drug, Diflucan, free of charge to HIV/AIDS patients in 50 least developed countries. Full text...

  • Botswana Offers Free Anti-retroviral Treatment
    05 june 2001 22:01:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana President Festus Mogae announced Tuesday that government would soon give free anti-retroviral treatment to all people living with HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • 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...

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