Health - AIDS
  • 140 million dollars needed to fight HIV/AIDS in DRC, UNDP says
    06 december 2007 22:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- At least 140 million US dollars is needed to fight HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Full text...

  • UNESCO and Italian foundation sign agreement for HIV/AIDS prevention
    05 december 2007 19:29:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A partnership agreement pledging US$1. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso urged to improve access to ARV for PLHIV
    03 december 2007 22:07:00
    Ouagadougou- (PANA) -- The co-ordinator of the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Burkina Faso, Dr Mamadou Lamine Sakho, has urged the authorities to facilitate access to preventive services, condoms and antiretroviral drugs for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Full text...

  • Global Fund against AIDS gives Burkina Faso 26 million Euros
    03 december 2007 20:25:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Global Fund against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis has allocated 26 million Euros to Burkina Faso, officials told PANA in the Burkina capital on Monday. Full text...

  • Guebuza urges routine testing to fight HIV/AIDS
    03 december 2007 11:23:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has called fo r the introduction of routine testing for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, into the country's health units, the Mozambican news agency, AIM, reported. Full text...

  • Kenya's Cardinal Njue emphasises abstinence in war against HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2007 17:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's newly installed Cardinal John Njue on Saturday emphasised abstinence as the best tool against HIV/AIDS as thousands gathered to mark the World AIDS Day celebrations. Full text...

  • Mozambican President Guebuza urges routine HIV test
    01 december 2007 17:22:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Saturday urged that routine testing for HIV should be introduced into the country's health units. Full text...

  • Three million people under ARV treatment in the world
    01 december 2007 16:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, has said the number of people under antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in the world being taken care of by the Fund has reached three million. Full text...

  • Women have to be at forefront in war against HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2007 12:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – As the world celebrates Worl-d AIDS Day on Saturday calls to put women at the forefront of the war against the pandemic are becoming louder This should be done through deeper education and empowerment at all areas of their lives. Full text...

  • AIDS study says knowledge yields better policy
    30 november 2007 20:37:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- About one-third of the people in seven countries, including the U. Full text...

  • UN-backed Global Fund treats 1.5 million PLWHA
    30 november 2007 20:11:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced on Friday that about 1. Full text...

  • About 27,000 HIV-positive children identified in Rwanda in 2007
    30 november 2007 20:00:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- At least 27,000 children infected by HIV/AIDS, most of whom are orphans of the pandemic, were identified in Rwanda in 2007, the Director-General of the Rwandan Research and HIV Treatment Centre, Anitha Asiimwe, said on Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius to facilitate marriage between citizens and foreigners living with
    30 november 2007 18:57:00
    HIV/AIDS Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The government of Mauritius is to introduce a new bill to reduce discrimination against foreigners living with HIV/AIDS, official sources in Port-Louis told PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • African artists release album on HIV/AIDS
    30 november 2007 09:27:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Thirty-seven musicians from across Africa have partnered w ith the UN to produce an 11-title musical album to sensitise Africans on HIV/AID S , poverty, gender inequalities, illiteracy and conflicts. Full text...

  • WHO says HIV prevention efforts in Africa fragmented
    29 november 2007 16:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Despite progress made towards the acceleration of HIV prevention, programmes in most African countries remain fragmented, unco-or d inated and poorly funded, according to Luis G. Full text...

  • Senegal civil society begins discussion of pre-marriage HIV test bill
    26 november 2007 21:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese civil society groups, jurists, health professionals and development partners on Monday began discussion of a draft bill on pre-marital HIV screening before it is debated by Parliament. Full text...

  • One million HIV/AIDS cases in DR Congo
    26 november 2007 18:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- 1,230,000 cases of HIV/AIDS are reported among adult s and children, aged one to 39 in DR Congo, the Ministry of Human Rights said in a document made available to PANA Monday. Full text...

  • UN report says AIDS cases dropping
    22 november 2007 10:29:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- A UN report has revised downwards by 7 million its estimates of how many people are infected with the AIDS virus, from nearly 40 million to 33 million. Full text...

  • Cameroon reports 510,000 AIDS sufferers this year
    21 november 2007 16:38:00
    Yaoundé- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 510, 000 AIDS patients have been reported in Cam eroon this year against the 43,000 sufferers in 2004, the National Aids Control C ommittee (CNLS) revealed during its second annual meeting here. Full text...

  • Gambia President denies HIV/AIDS cure claim
    06 november 2007 08:31:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has denied ever saying he can cure HIV/AIDS, but noted he could treat the incurable disease and prolong the lives of those living with it. Full text...

  • Mauritians urged to remain vigilant on HIV/AIDS
    18 october 2007 23:31:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – The Mauritian Healt-h Minister Satish Faugoo on Th ursday launched the 2007-2011 multi-sectoral national plan on HIV/AIDS with an a p peal to the population to be eternally vigilant. Full text...

  • Adverts for anti-AIDS drugs banned in Benin
    16 october 2007 13:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The High Communication and Broadcasting Authority (HAAC), Benin's media regulatory body, has banned all advertisements of anti-AIDS drugs and their reagents, according to an order it made Monday in Cotonou, the capital of Benin. Full text...

  • Benin bans advertisements on anti-AIDS medicines
    15 october 2007 21:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's media regulatory body, the High Communication and Broadcasting Authority (HAAC), has banned all advertisements of anti-AIDS products and reagents saying it is doing so as a protective measure, according to a a statement released in Cotonou on Monday. Full text...

  • 'Maniema has highest HIV/AIDS infection in DRC'
    05 october 2007 11:40:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The remote, war-ravaged province of Maniema in DR Congo has the highest HIV/AIDS infection rate of 29% in the country, according to the country's Ministry of Human Rights. Full text...

  • Tanzania gets 1 million AIDS quick test kits
    18 september 2007 16:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Pharmaceutical Group Abbott will provide one million AIDS quick test kits to Tanzania to reinforce the access to screening, treatment and the management of people infected contaminated with HIV, according to a release sent to PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Africa's declining HIV/AIDS prevalence 'dangerous'
    16 september 2007 09:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Researchers have expressed fears that the reduction in HIV/AIDS incidences in Africa could be an indication that more people are succumbing to the disease, rather than as a result of effective campaigns to help reduce new infections. Full text...

  • Nigeria set to host HIV/AIDS tri-country confab
    09 september 2007 19:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least 200 research scientists and experts on HIV/AIDS will meet in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja 11-15 Sept. Full text...

  • WHO unveils strategy to curb AIDS/TB
    29 august 2007 09:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (Congo) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday in Brazzaville, Congo, unveiled a strategy to control tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Africa, an official source disclosed here. Full text...

  • Mauritian health minister acts against HIV/AIDS
    10 august 2007 21:47:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius health ministry presented at Friday's cabinet meeting here the 2007/2011 national strategic plan aimed at preventing new cases of infection by the HIV virus, and providing comprehensive and continued treatment to affected people. Full text...

  • Burundi seeks funds to fight AIDS
    10 august 2007 14:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi seeks US$144 million to fund its 2008-2012 national programme to fight HIV/AIDS, the executive secretary of the National AIDS Control Council, Dr Françoise Ndayishimiye, said here Friday. Full text...

  • Nouadhibou inaugurates first HIV/AIDS screening centre
    22 july 2007 14:53:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) – Nouadhibou, the co-mmercial capital of Mauritania, Saturday inaugurated its first HIV/AIDS screening centre, according to the pro-government news agency, AMI. Full text...

  • Kenya gets US$80 million WB support for HIV/AIDS programme
    27 june 2007 11:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The World Bank Wednesday announced a credit of US$80 million for Kenya to expand the country's coverage of targeted HIV and AIDS interventions as well as mitigate the impact of the disease. Full text...

  • UNAIDS issues guidelines on HIV patient confidentiality
    25 june 2007 18:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Joint UN programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has released new guidelines to ensure that patient confidentiality is not compromised in the process of collecting and storing information on HIV. Full text...

  • Jammeh discharges 13 HIV/AIDS "treated" patients
    20 june 2007 16:31:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh said Wednesday he had discharged 13 HIV/AIDS patients that received "successful traditional treatment" from him. Full text...

  • Empowered communities, condoms slow AIDS pandemic in Africa
    14 june 2007 12:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Mobilisation of empowered grassroots communities, along with delivery of condoms and life-saving treatments, are beginning to slow the pace of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, says a new World Bank report launched Thursday. Full text...

  • International conference on AIDS for Kigali Thursday
    12 june 2007 21:08:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- At least 5,000 experts in the fight against AIDS from some 100 countries will participate in an international conference Thursday in Kigali concerning ongoing researches in the fight and management of the pandemic. Full text...

  • EU diplomats pursue plight of prisoners in Libyan AIDS case
    11 june 2007 20:52:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European commissioner in charge of foreign relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir, who have been on a working visit to Libya since Sunday, have met with the families of the AIDS-infected children and the five Bulgarian nurses and Palestinian doctor. Full text...

  • Global Fund welcomes G8 recommitment
    09 june 2007 13:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has welcomed the latest "endorsement by the G8 leaders of US$6 billion to US$8 billion per year for the Global Fund, a three-fold increase from the current level," as "a strong agreement that makes it possible to defeat" the pandemics. Full text...

  • G8 leaders pledge $60 billion to fight AIDS in Africa
    08 june 2007 13:56:00
    Heiligendamm- Germany (PANA) -- Leaders of the group of eight (G8) industrialised countries Friday announced a pledge of $60 billion naira to fight AIDS and other killer diseases in Africa, according to a document issued at the end of the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. Full text...

  • Global Fund saves 1.8 million from AIDS, TB, Malaria
    04 june 2007 20:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has saved 1. Full text...

  • EU gives Global Fund additional 100 million euros
    02 june 2007 11:11:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has donated an additional 100 million euros to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, EU Commission chair, José Manuel Barroso said Friday. Full text...

  • Bush seeks $30 billion to fight AIDS in Africa
    31 may 2007 18:29:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- President George Bush has asked the U. Full text...

  • Mauritius has 438 HIV-positive inmates
    28 may 2007 10:49:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius has 438 HIV-positive inmates, 39 of them already full blown AIDS patients, an official told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kenya roots for sustained ARVs in HIV/AIDS fight
    25 may 2007 19:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Director of Medical Services, Dr. Full text...

  • Global Fund boosts AIDS treatment, malaria nets delivery
    23 may 2007 22:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said more than one million people living with HIV had been reached with life-saving antiretroviral treatment provided through AIDS programmes it supports, doubling last year's results. Full text...

  • Kenya moves to stem HIV/Aids infection rate
    23 may 2007 19:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Vice President Moody Awori Wednesday said the country has come up with various intervention measures meant to bring down the HIV/Aids prevalence rate in the country to below 5. Full text...

  • Zambian appointed UN envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa
    22 may 2007 12:30:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday appointed a Zambian policymaker and activist as his new special envoy for AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • UN raises priority bar for HIV/AIDS
    22 may 2007 11:56:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has emphasised that "HIV/AIDS will remain a system-wide priority for the United Nations". Full text...

  • New report says impact of HIV/AIDS unlikely to wane soon
    21 may 2007 13:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- International NGO, ActionAid predicted here Monday in a statement that Africa was unlikely to meet its target of providing anti-retroviral drugs to over 40 million HIV/AIDS patients on the continent by 2010. Full text...

  • Global Fund welcomes AIDS drug price reduction by Clinton Foundation
    08 may 2007 21:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, has welcomed the Clinton Foundation/UNITAID announcement Tuesday to lower prices for HIV/AIDS medications. Full text...

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