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  • Church suggests HIV carrier should lead fight against AIDS
    29 august 2003 11:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Anglican Church in Kenya has suggested that an infected person be appointed to head the country's HIV/Aids control body. Full text...

  • WHO director general assesses anti-polio drive in Angola
    28 august 2003 22:14:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Lee Jong-Wook arrived here Thursday to assess efforts aimed at eradicating poliomyelitis and strengthening primary health care delivery in the country. Full text...

  • Zambia gets World Bank grant to fights HIV/AIDS
    28 august 2003 13:57:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The World Bank is to make Zambia a grant of 42 million dollars for a five-year national HIV/AIDS programme dubbed the Zambia National Response to AIDS (ZANARA), billed to start later this year. Full text...

  • 40 Cape Verdean young doctors return from Cuba
    28 august 2003 12:13:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- More than 40 young Cape Verdean medical doctors have returned home after completing their training in Cuba, official sources said in Praia. Full text...

  • World Bank allots Tanzania $70 million to fight HIV/AIDS
    27 august 2003 19:57:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The World Bank announced on Wednesday it had approved a $70-million grant to support a project by the Tanzanian government to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS for five years. Full text...

  • Niger First Lady launches anti-Malaria week
    27 august 2003 15:07:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger First Lady Fati Tandja has launched a week-long campaign against Malaria, involving general cleaning of homes, streets and public places so as to deny mosquitoes breeding ground. Full text...

  • UNAIDS worries over rising cost of managing HIV/AIDS in Kenya
    27 august 2003 14:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A UNAIDS report on HIV/Aids in Kenya has expressed concern at the socio-economic impact of the pandemic, noting a disturbing rise in the cost of managing the disease. Full text...

  • Minister urges families to discuss AIDS with children
    27 august 2003 13:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya Wednesday urged families in the Western Cape to join the fight against AIDS, crime and poverty, by discussing the problems with children. Full text...

  • Sudanese conjoined twins die after birth
    27 august 2003 09:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese Siamese twins died immediately after birth Tuesday in the country's Western Kordufan region, the press office of the Interior Ministry said in a statement Wednesday. Full text...

  • WHO Regional Committee for Africa to meet in Johannesburg
    27 august 2003 08:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 53rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa (RC53) holds 1-5 September in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Three African states plan joint anti-AIDS structure
    26 august 2003 21:58:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Culture ministers from three African countries have agreed to explore the possibility of creating a common structure to fight the growing HIV/AIDS pandemic, DR Congo health minister Jean Sitolo said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Germany supports anti-AIDS fight in Mozambique
    26 august 2003 19:38:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The German government has pledged a 2. Full text...

  • African First Ladies to discuss AIDS in Venice
    26 august 2003 19:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African first ladies will attend a meeting in Venice, Italy on the theme "AIDS in Africa and the threat of new emerging viruses", as well as a scientific information conference in the presence of the French virologist Professor Luc Montagnier. Full text...

  • Kenya health authorities mobilise against Elephantiasis
    26 august 2003 09:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Health authorities in Kenya's coastal district of Kilifi have targeted more than 32,000 Elephantiasis and Hydrocele sufferers for treatment beginning September 2003. Full text...

  • South Africa approves human trial of AIDS vaccine
    26 august 2003 08:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Medicines Control Council (MCC) has given approval for the human trial here, of a preventive AIDS vaccine. Full text...

  • Doctors urged to return to Cote d'Ivoire's Korhogo
    25 august 2003 20:56:00
    Korhogo- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Authorities at Korhogo regional hospital in the former rebel held northern Cote d'Ivoire have pleaded for the rapid return of doctors and other health workers who fled the area after the eruption of fighting on 19 September 2002. Full text...

  • Belgium funds Ivorian AIDS programme
    25 august 2003 20:22:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Belgian has donated US$760,000 dollars to finance a three-year programme aimed at promoting reproduction health, prevent sexually-transmitted infections (STI) and combat HIV/AIDS among the youth in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Official says Mozambican anti-AIDS messages ineffective
    25 august 2003 18:39:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Joana Mangueira, Executive Secretary of the Mozambican National Council for Fight Against AIDS (CNCS), said messages being used in the Fight against the disease in the country were ineffective. Full text...

  • Cholera kills 7 in Mali
    25 august 2003 16:08:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Seven people have died from the 47 cases of cholera reported this month in Mali's Segou region, some 240-km east of Bamako, health officials said Monday. Full text...

  • Kenyans to benefit from health insurance scheme
    25 august 2003 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The government here is in the process of establishing a comprehensive health insurance scheme for all Kenyans, a senior official indicated Monday. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville gets village committees on Ebola
    25 august 2003 11:36:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Village committees have been set up to tackle Ebola virus in Congo Brazzaville's northern province of Sangha, a month after a government appeal for the sensitisation of the population against the disease that killed more than 100 people near the area. Full text...

  • HIV cited as main cause of death among South African females
    25 august 2003 10:08:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A survey by the South African Institute of Race Relations has cited HIV/AIDS as the leading cause of death among females in the country, between 1997 and 2001. Full text...

  • Chissano receives American Senators on AIDS assessment mission
    23 august 2003 21:19:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano Saturday received six American Senators on a three-day visit, part of their African tour to assess the effects HIV/AIDS on the continent. Full text...

  • Traditional healer claims cure for HIV/AIDS
    23 august 2003 15:43:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A Ghanaian herbalist practising in Gambia, Al-Hassan Ibn Aboubacarr, has triggered an intense debate following his claim about discovering a cure for HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Gates Foundation props CCA to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa
    22 august 2003 18:31:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) has announced an 875,000 dollar grant awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen U. Full text...

  • US Mayors Plan HIV/AIDS Mission to Africa
    22 august 2003 16:23:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- U. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe records drop in HIV/AIDS infection
    22 august 2003 15:53:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health Minister David Parirenyatwa said Friday a survey conducted by the Zimbabwean government revealed HIV/AIDS infection had dropped from 33 percent in 2001 to 24. Full text...

  • Minister's refusal to meet senators angers opposition
    22 august 2003 15:48:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance has criticised Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang for failing to meet US senators assessing Washington D. Full text...

  • Cameroonian pharmacists enlisted to curb street sale of drugs
    22 august 2003 14:50:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The proliferation of street peddlers of medicinal drugs has prompted the Cameroonian Health ministry to enlist the country's National Order of Pharmacists to curb the illicit practice. Full text...

  • Swaziland gets new AIDS vaccine
    21 august 2003 20:38:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The World Council of Churches for Southern and Eastern Africa (WCSEA), based in Mozambique has introduced the Thai-proposed HIV/Aids immune system vaccines V-1, V-2, V-3 and V-4 in Mbabane, Swaziland. Full text...

  • WFP grants Kenya $2 million for HIV/AIDS project
    21 august 2003 14:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Thursday announced the start of a project to help thousands of Kenyans affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Zambia plans joint purchase of ARVs with Malawi, Zimbabwe
    20 august 2003 15:47:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is exploring the possibility of buying anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) jointly with Zimbabwe and Malawi so the three countries could reap the benefits of bulk purchase, Zambian Health Minister Brian Chituwo said in Lusaka Wednesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian drug control agency certifies polio vaccines safe
    20 august 2003 12:28:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has described as "wicked rumours" the controversy surrounding the efficacy and safety of the polio vaccines being administered on children under five years in the country. Full text...

  • Outdated Swazi customs undermine fight against HIV-Aids
    19 august 2003 21:02:00
    Malakatsa- Swaziland (PANA) -- Though Swazis have been widely admired for preserving their customs and traditions even while managing a blend with Western values in modern times, indications are that the kingdom must now discard certain cultural practices, if only to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • 30,000 children orphaned by AIDS in Mozamnican province
    19 august 2003 19:18:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A recent survey has shown that some 30,480 children had been orphaned in Mozambique's central Sofala district, the Welfare provincial Director Antonia Charre said. Full text...

  • Group cautions US senators touring AIDS-affected Southern Africa
    19 august 2003 16:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Six American senators Tuesday begin a 10-day visit to South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, and Namibia to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS in these countries, which are hardest hit by the pandemic as well as tuberculosis and malaria. Full text...

  • Guinea launches anti-yellow fever campaign
    19 august 2003 16:24:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A 10-day vaccination campaign against yellow fever has been launched in Forest Guinea area of Guinea Conakry where some 22 cases of the disease have been reported, medical sources said. Full text...

  • South African physicians vouch for ART
    19 august 2003 16:10:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Independent Physicians Advisory Board (PAB), representing specialist physicians practising at Netcare hospitals across South Africa, has thrown its weight behind the need to distribute anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in the country. Full text...

  • Addis Ababa City Council sells AIDS drugs at low cost
    19 august 2003 10:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The City Council of Addis Ababa Public Pharmacy sold $19 million worth of the $102 million worth of Anti Retroviral Drugs (ARVD) for AIDS victims in the past 15 days, Drug Administration and Control Authority said Tuesday. Full text...

  • International workshop on tuberculosis control opens in Benin
    18 august 2003 23:27:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The 11th International workshop on tuberculosis control in sub-Saharan Africa opened Monday in Cotonou, Benin, with about health officials attending. Full text...

  • Low polio vaccination rate in Congo
    18 august 2003 21:29:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Poliomyelitis vaccination coverage is very low in parts of Congo, notably Likouala (north) and Pool (south) because of financial problems and difficult access, Health department officials conceded here Monday. Full text...

  • UNFPA boss loses adopted Nigerian child
    18 august 2003 15:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The adopted Nigerian daughter of Thoraya Obaid, the executive director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has died, according to UNFPA officials in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Epidemics loom in flooded areas in Sudan
    18 august 2003 09:32:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Residents of Kassala city in eastern Sudan are facing health hazards after floods from Al-Gash river killed at least 14 people, destroyed hundreds of homes and schools, swept away electricity poles and forced the closure of the city's only hospital. Full text...

  • Kenya government moves to avert health crisis
    17 august 2003 11:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Faced with a decline in the number of medics, the government in Kenya has hinted of plans to employ 500 new doctors to avert what Health minister Charity Ngilu admitted was a looming crisis in the health sector. Full text...

  • UNFPA official ends visit to Nigeria
    15 august 2003 16:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The deputy executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Imelda Henkin, ended her weeklong visit to Nigeria Friday urging the media to give reproductive health and advocacy priority attention with the aim to make population activities succeed in the country. Full text...

  • Angola plans new anti-AIDS strategy
    14 august 2003 14:19:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan government plans a four-year anti-AIDS strategy that would cost the country some 175 million US dollars, head of the National AIDS Programme, Dulcelina Serrano, said in Luanda. Full text...

  • US hospital to separate Nigerian conjoined twins free
    14 august 2003 12:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, US, has agreed to separate the Siamese twins delivered in Nigeria's economic capital of Lagos 16 July free of charge, the local press reported Thursday The report quoted Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro, as saying the hospital's chief executive officer, Paul Colombani, conveyed the decision to the government in a letter. Full text...

  • Cholera claims 12 new victims in DR Congo's Mbuji-Mayi
    13 august 2003 20:15:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Twelve new deaths from cholera have been reported in Mbuji-Mayi, administrative centre of eastern Kasai, where this disease is raging, sources at the health ministry here disclosed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville plans 2 AIDS screening centres
    13 august 2003 14:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Two HIV/AIDS screening centres are being built in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, Health Ministry sources said. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville launches anti-polio vaccination campaign
    13 august 2003 07:15:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Health authorities in Congo Brazzaville have launched a vaccination campaign against polio throughout the country, targeting more than 780,000 children under age five. Full text...

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