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  • 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...

  • Workshop on HIV/AIDS holds in Libya
    02 february 2009 14:33:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan National Centre of Prevention and Fight Again st Transmittable and Endemic Diseases here on Sunday held a workshop on the norm s and processes of treatment of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • AIDS: Global Fund partners with Standard Bank in Africa
    26 january 2009 15:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) - – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Monday announced that it had signed a pilot partnership agreement with the St a ndard Bank, Africa’s largest banking group in terms of assets, geographical spre a d and market capitalization, to offer 'pro bono' support to Global Fund grant re c ipients in selected African countries. Full text...

  • Two Congos partner against HIV/AIDS
    16 january 2009 14:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- HIV/AIDS control associations from Congo and the Dem ocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Thursday agreed to join their efforts to fight t h e pandemic, a source close to the Congolese health ministry said here Friday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS telethon raises 191.4 million CFA F in Mali
    30 december 2008 16:48:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- About 191. Full text...

  • Gabonese women involved in fight against AIDS
    23 december 2008 10:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Women leaders in various sectors will work with the Gabonese ministry in charge of AIDS control to help lower HIV prevalence in the country, where the current average is 5. Full text...

  • Human rights body calls for urgent ARTs for Kenyan children
    16 december 2008 15:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- International Human rights watchdog, the Human Rights Wa tch Tuesday raised the red flag over the fate of over 40,000 children in Kenya s u ffering from the HIV/AIDS virus, saying they were likely to die in the next 24 m o nths if they do not receive antiretroviral treatment (ART). Full text...

  • Mali puts over 4,000 patients on ART
    15 december 2008 11:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A community-based organisation caring for people living with HIV/AIDS in Mali, CESAC, has placed more than 4,000 patients under anti-retroviral therapy (ART), officials told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Promising anti-AIDS tests carried out in Africa
    12 december 2008 19:20:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Promising tests of a drug for HIV/AIDS were carried out i n South Africa and Cote d'Ivoire, Jean-Claude Chermann, renowned French virology specialist, declared here. Full text...

  • Mali to intensify prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission
    12 december 2008 08:11:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Supreme National Aids Control Council (HCNLS) in Mali, which met in ordinary session Thursday under the chairmanship of President Amad o u Toumani Touré, has recommended the intensification of prevention of mother-to- c hild HIV transmission (PMTCT) across the country. Full text...

  • International AIDS conference ends in Dakar
    08 december 2008 07:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 15th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Africa rounded off in Dakar on Sunday, with participants recommending more efforts and resources to further contain the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the continent. Full text...

  • UNICEF supports HIV screening for Gabon babies
    06 december 2008 13:35:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- UNICEF has offered a technical plateau for HIV/AIDS s creening among newly-born babies from AIDS-positive mothers in Gabon as well as m edicines to the Owendo peadiatrical Hospital, near Libreville, an official source here told PANA Saturday. Full text...

  • 'No HIV/AIDS vaccine in the short-term'
    05 december 2008 23:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The director of the National Agency of Research on HIV/A IDS and viral hepatitis (ANRS), Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, declared on F riday in Dakar that there is no vaccine in the short-term to fight the HIV/AIDS e pidemic. Full text...

  • Herbalists urge cooperation between modern, traditional medicines
    05 december 2008 18:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Angered by their exclusion from the health sectors in mo st countries of the world, traditional medical practitioners Friday protested th e ir lot in Dakar, Senegal, saying there was the need for modern and traditional m e dicines to cooperate and collaborate. Full text...

  • High AIDS prevalence rate reported in Guinean mining sites
    05 december 2008 09:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mining development sites in Guinea have recorded a 5% HIV prevalence rate, four times higher than the national rate which is estimated at 1. Full text...

  • Rwandan First Lady calls for new leadership in HIV/AIDS war
    04 december 2008 22:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa needs very strong leadership that can help streng then its response to HIV/AIDS by creating an environment favourable for the war a gainst the pandemic, Rwandan First Lady, Mrs. Full text...

  • Wade throws challenge on HIV prevention in Africa
    04 december 2008 12:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has called on HIV/AIDS activists to do more towards preventing further spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, while stressing the importance and need of house-to-house sensitization campaign among communities. Full text...

  • Global Fund rejects Namibia's funding application
    04 december 2008 09:52:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Global Fund has thrown out Namibia's round eight application for US$160 million to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, after the country failed to meet standards set by the Fund's technical review panel, government said Thursday. Full text...

  • Mozambican public service suffering effects of HIV/AIDS
    02 december 2008 18:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The public service in Mozambique is seriously suffer ing the effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic which translates into high levels of mo r tality and absenteeism and makes it difficult to meet planned targets, according to the Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Ministry, Eduardo Nhampossa. Full text...

  • Documentary on HIV/AIDS for launch in Senegal, Switzerland
    02 december 2008 16:13:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The association of Partnership for Child Development, with the support of the World Bank, will launch simultaneously in Senegal and Switze r land, a documentary from the book: "Courage and Hope: The Story of sub-Saharan H I V Positive Teachers". Full text...

  • More HIV patients in Benin benefit from ARVs
    02 december 2008 03:46:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The number of HIV-positive people with access to antiret roviral drugs (ARVs) in Benin leapt from 400 in 2002 to 11,350 last September, a c cording to official figures published on Monday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • 2,798 Moroccans suffering from AIDS
    01 december 2008 21:14:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- About 2,798 Moroccans have been afflicted by the dreaded AIDS disease since 1986, sources close to the Moroccan health ministry told PAN A here Monday. Full text...

  • PROMETRA launches 5 traditional products against HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2008 18:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International Association for the Promotion of Tradi tional Medicines (PROMETRA) and the University Morehouse School of Medicine of A t lanta in Georgia, US, here Monday launched five products against the virus of th e HIV/AIDS, in the form of plants powder coming from four African countries. Full text...

  • US fought HIV/AIDS in Nigeria with US$ 1 billion – Ambassador
    01 december 2008 17:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US embassy in Nigeria says it disbursed over US$ 1 b illion to support the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria in the past four years, p romising more funds in the coming year, according to its ambassador, Robin Renee Sanders. Full text...

  • UNAIDS commends DRC for fight against AIDS
    01 december 2008 17:14:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AI DS, has commended the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) "for h aving made progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, " Dr. Full text...

  • Mozambique launches new HIV preventive strategy
    01 december 2008 16:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Monday launc hed a new "Strategy to Accelerate Prevention of HIV Infection" in the country. Full text...

  • Koroma urges Sierra Leoneans to know HIV status
    01 december 2008 13:14:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's President Ernest Koroma has urged all Sierra Leoneans to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, as the World AIDS Day is observed in the country and around the world. Full text...

  • 'Condom offers 95% protection against HIV if...'
    26 november 2008 13:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Condom, if used properly and consistently, offers 95% protection against HIV, the head of Nigeria's National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. Full text...

  • 'Voluntary annual testing, immediate treatment may slow HIV epidemics'
    26 november 2008 09:07:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- A mathematical model developed by a group of specialists in the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that using annual, universal voluntary HIV testing, followed by immediate Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) - irrespective of clinical stage or CD4 count - reduces new cases by 95% within 10 years. Full text...

  • More pregnant women in Cameroon under ARV therapy
    21 november 2008 16:36:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Access to the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs by pregnant women in Cameroon has increased considerably, vaulting from 9% in 2006 to 50. Full text...

  • Britain gives Nigeria 100m pounds to fight AIDS
    18 november 2008 07:38:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The British government has pledged to give Nigeria 100 million pounds sterling to lift the African nation's battle against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Botswana tribe to resume make circumcision to fight HIV/AIDS
    16 november 2008 10:18:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Bakgatla tribe of Botswana is to resume its age-long but abandoned tradition of male circumcision, after scientific studies revealed that circumcised males are less likely to be infected with HIV than their uncircumcised counterparts. Full text...

  • Global Fund board approves US$ 2.75 billion to fight AIDS
    10 november 2008 20:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Mond ay announced the board’s approval of 94 new grants, worth US$ 2. Full text...

  • Botswana to focus on male circumcision for HIV/AIDS prevention
    03 november 2008 09:09:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana, one of the countries with the highest HIV prevalence in the world, is focusing on the use of male circumcision as a means of preventing new infections in the country, the local press reported. Full text...

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