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  • 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...

  • Burundi needs US$ 159 million to fight AIDS
    25 october 2008 13:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi will need US$159 million over the next five years to roll back the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country, said the country's Publ i c Health Minister, Dr. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to get US$500m to fight AIDS
    23 october 2008 09:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health authorities in Zimbabwe said Thursday the country would get US$500 million in funding from the Global Fund to fight HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt plans scholarships for AIDS orphans
    13 october 2008 08:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government has announced plans to institute a scholarship initiative for the estimated 1. Full text...

  • Kenya's mass HIV testing drive gives villagers new lease of life
    24 september 2008 16:06:00
    Lurambi- Kenya (PANA) -- Edson Akala has never been so relieved in his lifetime. Full text...

  • NGOs, ACHAP collaborate against HIV/AIDS in Botswana
    17 september 2008 18:02:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Three non-governmental organisations in Botswana hav e joined forces in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, signing a partnershi p with the African comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP). Full text...

  • Bill underway to protect HIV/AIDS sufferers in Liberia
    05 september 2008 19:11:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian senate is debating a bill, already passe d by the lower chamber -- the House of Representatives -- seeking to protect peo p le living with HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • PANA Correspondent publishes book on HIV/AIDS in Niger
    03 september 2008 16:03:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Pan African News Agency correspondent in Paris, Seidi k Abba, has published in Paris, France, an essay titled "Niger at grips with Aid s : strong and weak points of the national strategy against the pandemic". Full text...

  • Mali, Burkina Faso collaborate against HIV/AIDS
    01 september 2008 19:59:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Health and Social Services Commission of the Parliamen t of the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) recently organised a public awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in the zone of Hérémokono - Koloko at the border between Mali and Burkina Faso, official sources told PANA h e re. Full text...

  • Mali, Burkina Faso collaborate against HIV/AIDS
    01 september 2008 18:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Health and Social Services Commission of the Parliamen t of the Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) recently organised a public awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in the zone of Hérémokono - Koloko at the border between Mali and Burkina Faso, official sources told PANA h e re. Full text...

  • Senegal to host 15th international conference on AIDS
    28 august 2008 15:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 15th edition of the international conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) will be held in Dakar, th e Senegalese capital, from 3 to 7 December, organisers told PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Uganda's efforts to fight on HIV/AIDS prevalence slacken
    21 august 2008 18:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Efforts to contain the HIV/AIDS pandemic seem to be dampening as many countries that had emerged as success stories are recording increasing prevalence rate, Ugandan AIDS Commission officials said. Full text...

  • Swaziland firms take lead in fighting HIV/AIDS in workplaces
    20 august 2008 12:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some enterprises in Swaziland have been cited as leading examples in bringing the fight against HIV/AIDS to the workplace, according to a new film and report from the International Labour Organization (ILO), to be released Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian church seeks support to fight HIV/AIDS
    12 august 2008 10:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has registered remarkable achievements in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, according to the church's patriarch, Abune Paulos. Full text...

  • High HIV/AIDS rate in Uganda blamed on extra-marital sex
    11 august 2008 18:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Extra marital sex is dealing a negative blow on Uganda' s adult population, as married Ugandans over 30 years have a higher risk of cont r acting HIV /AIDS than their single counterparts, according to the UNAIDS 2008 gl o bal epidemic report. Full text...

  • AIDS advocates blast wealthy nations on funding
    09 august 2008 18:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Health advocates at the just-concluded XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico have said the industrialised countries are falling short of their goal of universal HIV treatment by 2010. Full text...

  • Ban: Stigma the biggest hurdle in battle against AIDS
    07 august 2008 23:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Prejudice against people living with HIV/AIDS makes them a fraid to speak out and allows the disease to make its deadly impact around the g l obe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Botswana's ex-president launches campaign for HIV-free generation
    06 august 2008 20:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, who won international praise for his battle against the HIV epidemic in his country, has launched “Champions for an HIV-free Generation,” a group of renowned African leaders calling for their peers to rethink and step up efforts to prevent the spread of HIV. Full text...

  • Ghana voices cautious optimism in AIDS war gains
    05 august 2008 20:49:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Managers of Ghana's HIV/AIDS- programme have voiced cautiou s optimism in gains made in the war against the pandemic saying although the pre v alence rate is sliding, it is too early to heave a sigh of relief. Full text...

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