AIDS Bulletin (UNAIDS) -
  • 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...

  • Health workers risk HIV/AIDS with plastic bags 'gloves'
    02 may 2001 20:46:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Health workers in Tanzania's rural areas are now quite aware of HIV/AIDS and how the disease is transmitted but many of them lack the proper protective gear. Full text...

  • UNAIDS Boss hails Summit, urges concrete action
    02 may 2001 20:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Decisions taken at last week's African Summit in Abuja on HIV/AIDS will amount to nothing unless they are translated to action to save the continent from the AIDS pandemic, according to a senior official of the UN agency for AIDS. Full text...

  • Fifty transport workers attend AIDS open days
    02 may 2001 16:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- At least 50 transport operators including drivers attended open days in Kinshasa organised by the "Fondation Femmes Plus" a non-governmental organisation that offers counselling to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • AIDS campaigners move to bus terminals
    02 may 2001 15:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian health ministry last weekend launched a vast anti-AIDS campaign targeting Bamako's bus terminals to sensitise passengers on ways to prevent the incurable pandemic. Full text...

  • Nigeria coordinates regional HIV/AIDS battle
    01 may 2001 14:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Fired by the renewed vigour of African leaders to battle the HIV/AIDS scourge, Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has announced the setting up of a West African HIV/AIDS coordination centre in the country. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS researchers in East Africa indict European firms
    30 april 2001 19:35:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian and Kenyan researchers have expressed optimism about finding a cure for the HIV/AIDS disease within seven to 15 years, but intimated that a vaccine for its prevention may never be discovered. Full text...

  • Companies to supply cheaper anti-retrovirals to Burundi
    30 april 2001 17:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has reached an agreement with four pharmaceutical laboratories to obtain anti-retrovirals at a cost 90 percent less than in the United States. Full text...

  • Burundian women soldiers learn HIV prevention
    28 april 2001 17:45:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundian defence ministry recently organised a two-day training seminar to sensitise women army recruits on ways to avoid HIV/AIDS infection. Full text...

  • European Union supports Annan's appeal against AIDS
    28 april 2001 13:34:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has expressed support for UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan's appeal for the creation of a world AIDS control fund, an EU statement said in Brussels Friday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi accuses CIA of spreading AIDS virus
    28 april 2001 13:06:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Libyan revolutionary leader, Col. Full text...

  • World Bank promises additional $500 million to fight AIDS
    28 april 2001 10:30:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- The president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn said the institution would shortly provide additional 500 million US dollars toward the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • Kadhafi denounces industrialised countries on HIV/AIDS
    27 april 2001 14:49:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • UNFPA urges greater preventive effort in HIV/AIDS fight
    27 april 2001 13:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Thoraya Obaid, Friday advocated stronger preventive effort to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, as a ground- breaking African Summit on the pandemic wound up in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • Churches to break 'awkward silence' about AIDS
    26 april 2001 23:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- "What are we going to do with AIDS? Are we going to adopt the Dakar Declaration after that of Kampala and then leave it at that?" a clergyman asked. Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Clinton remember Sullivan
    26 april 2001 19:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and former US President Bill Clinton Thursday paid tribute the Reverend Leon Sullivan, the African-American civil rights leader who died Wednesday in the US, aged 78. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit: Bill Gates supports UN efforts
    26 april 2001 19:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for world-wide response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, at the ongoing Africa AIDS Summit in Abuja Thursday, has received instant support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Full text...

  • Annan, Obasanjo call for Anti-AIDS Trust Fund
    26 april 2001 18:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo have called for the establishment of a global trust fund to help raise the necessary resources to battle HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit opens in Abuja
    26 april 2001 14:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Summit on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases opened in Abuja Thursday with several African Heads of State, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former US President Bill Clinton attending. Full text...

  • UNESCO stresses education in Africa's HIV/AIDS game plan
    26 april 2001 14:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the on-going African summit on HIV/AIDS in Abuja, Nigeria, UNESCO has recommended preventive education as a vital component in the continent's struggle against the scourge. Full text...

  • Euphoria over generic AIDS drugs in Mali
    26 april 2001 08:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The possibility of manufacturing generic drugs in Mali is far away despite the hope raised by the recent withdrawal of a court case lodged by pharmaceutical companies against the South African government over the issue, according to sources at the Malian Factory of Pharmaceutical Products (UMPP). Full text...

  • AIDS virus co-discoverer at Abuja Summit
    25 april 2001 21:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Luc Montaigner, the French scientist, who in 1983 announced the discovery of the AIDS virus with American Robert Gallo, has arrived in Abuja for the African AIDS Summit, called to forge a common front against the disease. Full text...

  • Local centre in Mali mounts an AIDS awareness campaign
    25 april 2001 17:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The social service of the Kati health centre, 18 km from Bamako, Wednesday launched an awareness campaign on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases as part of its activities aimed at protecting the population against these diseases. Full text...

  • Bamako hosts workshop on HIV/AIDS diagnosis
    25 april 2001 10:41:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A five-day workshop drilling participants on quality HIV diagnosis is into the third day in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Ivorian HIV/AIDS plan due release
    25 april 2001 08:10:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government would next 3 May unveil its 2000-2002 HIV/AIDS control plan of action, official sources in Abidjan said at the start of the week. Full text...

  • Ghana pleads for AIDS drugs for unborn babies
    24 april 2001 23:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's minister of health, Dr Richard Anane said the country stands to lose the moderate gains made in the Expanded Immunisation Programme and the control of infectious paediatric diseases if nothing is done to prevent pregnant women from transmitting the HIV virus to their unborn babies. Full text...

  • East Africa set to take AIDS cue from South Africa
    24 april 2001 20:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- If South Africans are celebrating the victory in the recent case in which 39 major pharmaceutical firms had challenged a law permitting the making or importation of cheaper AIDS drugs, drugs access lobby groups in Kenya are over the moon. Full text...

  • AIDS activists march on parliament
    24 april 2001 18:55:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- About 200 people living with HIV/AIDS on Tuesday marched on the Mozambican parliament in Maputo to demand legislation defending the rights of workers infected by HIV. Full text...

  • OAU seeks International assistance against HIV/AIDS
    24 april 2001 14:50:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has called for a massive international assistance to help Africa to successfully tackle HIV/AIDS, as the technical Ministerial session of the African AIDS Summit got underway in Abuja Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN Radio to transmit AIDS Summit live to Africans
    24 april 2001 14:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Radio says it is covering the Abuja Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases, with a view to reaching a wider audience. Full text...

  • Ministerial session kicks-off African AIDS Summit
    24 april 2001 14:19:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Ministerial/Technical session of the African AIDS Summit opened in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, Tuesday, prefacing a concerted effort by the continent to squarely confront the scourge of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and related infectious diseases. Full text...

  • Nigeria committed to AIDS fight
    24 april 2001 11:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria, host of this week's African Summit on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Related Diseases, has re-stated its commitment to the fight against AIDS. Full text...

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