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  • Botswana with acute shortage of medical staff, sends SOS
    10 april 2002 22:29:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana President Festus Mogae has sent out an SOS for expatriate doctors and nurses to help run the multi-million pula HIV/AIDS project in Gaborone. Full text...

  • Abidjan hosts meeting on blood 'security' in Africa
    10 april 2002 16:05:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Delegates from some 10 African countries are meeting in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan to discuss blood protection in Africa. Full text...

  • AIDS orphans more and more children in Africa
    10 april 2002 14:39:00
    Yamoussoukro- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A study carried out by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has warned that about 70-percent of the 267 million children under 15 in sub- Saharan Africa would in under ten years lose one or both parents if nothing is done to stem the spread of AIDS. Full text...

  • Cholera hits the Comoros archipelago
    10 april 2002 12:04:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- A cholera outbreak first noticed on 23 December in the Grand Comoro island has now swept the entire Comoros archipelago, according to the island nation's health authorities. Full text...

  • Africa lagging in health development
    10 april 2002 08:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- One billion people or one in six of the world's population, entered the 21st century without benefiting from the health and human development revolution, the World Health Organisation (WHO), said in a report. Full text...

  • Cholera kills one person in Benin
    09 april 2002 23:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Out of 158 cases of cholera recorded in the last three months in Benin only one succumbed to the bacterial disease, it was officially announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Calls for Modernisation of Herbal Medicine
    09 april 2002 22:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The rich knowledge of traditional herbal medicine will remain unexploited unless the modern pharmaceutical industry works together with herbalists to develop the sector, an official of the Commonwealth Secretariat said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Africa reconciles poverty and health issues
    09 april 2002 21:31:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) is formulating a strategy to guide Africa in adopting pro- poor interventions in and outside the health sector for millions of its people trapped in poverty, regional health experts said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Diseases kill two million children in Africa, says expert
    09 april 2002 20:06:00
    Mbour- Senegal (PANA) -- Respiratory infections, diarrhoea-related diseases, measles and malaria kill more than two million children in sub-Saharan Africa before their fifth birthday, a Senegalese health expert has revealed. Full text...

  • Nigeria denies misapplying EU's immunisation grant
    09 april 2002 12:21:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has described as "unfounded" foreign media reports that it has misappropriated EU's 20. Full text...

  • Agencies step up war against cholera in Somalia
    09 april 2002 11:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Members of the Somali Aid Co-ordination Body (SACB) --which includes UN agencies, NGOs and donors-- are working with local health authorities to prevent widespread illness and death in Somalia related to the annual "cholera season. Full text...

  • Swazis to get free medical treatment at clinics
    09 april 2002 08:22:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- For the first time in the history of Swaziland, Swazis will now receive free medical treatment at the country's state-owned clinics. Full text...

  • Ghanaians urged to adopt healthy lifestyles
    08 april 2002 22:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Health Minister Kwaku Afriyie on Monday urged his compatriots to take an interest in their well-being and adopt healthy lifestyles by engaging in physical exercises. Full text...

  • Employers rue AIDS threat to economy (Feature)
    08 april 2002 09:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Federation of Kenya Employers aids control unit, a programme sponsored by UN Development Programme, is apprehensive of HIV/AIDS transmission rates at the workplace, saying the disease is hampering the productivity of enterprises in the country. Full text...

  • Rabies spreads in Malawi due to dearth of vaccine
    07 april 2002 14:42:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The high cost and shortage and of vaccines for dogs and human beings are contributing to the wild- spread of rabies in Malawi, a government veterinary department officer said. Full text...

  • Cholera epidemic hits Grand Comoro
    06 april 2002 17:07:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- The Health Ministry in Moroni has reported 26 deaths from some 757 cases of cholera in Grand Comoro island in the past week. Full text...

  • Female cyclist tours Ethiopia in crusade against HIV/AIDS
    06 april 2002 16:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- In her crusade against HIV/AIDS, it took lone female cyclist Hirut Gedlu 49 days and a lot of stamina to cover a distance of 2,115 km from Addis Ababa to Ethiopia's southernmost town of Moyale on the border with Kenya. Full text...

  • Female cyclist tours Ethiopia in crusade against HIV/AIDS
    06 april 2002 16:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- In her crusade against HIV/AIDS, it took lone female cyclist Hirut Gedlu 49 days and a lot of stamina to cover a distance of 2,115 km from Addis Ababa to Ethiopia's southernmost town of Moyale on the border with Kenya. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso battles meningitis epidemic
    06 april 2002 16:21:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A strain of meningitis which re-emerged in Burkina Faso is taking a huge toll and causing concern among the population, according to health officials. Full text...

  • HIV may have originated from wild primates - Nature Magazine
    05 april 2002 22:16:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The prestigious science journal, Nature, has reported that more than one-fifth of the monkeys sold for meat in the markets of Cameroon are infected with the Simian immuno-deficiency virus (SIV) and this may have evolved into the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV). Full text...

  • Pretoria to respect court ruling on AIDS drugs
    05 april 2002 19:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Health minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, has said her government will respect Thursday's ruling on the provision of antiretroviral medication for HIV/AIDS patients in the country. Full text...

  • EU plans conference on anti-AIDS vaccine
    05 april 2002 16:10:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The EU has fixed a conference for 19-20 April in the Spanish city of Barcelona, to launch an initiative with developing countries on clinical trial of drugs against three diseases. Full text...

  • Campaign afoot to check cavities among Mauritian pupils
    04 april 2002 20:18:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Health minister Ashok Jugnauth launched a campaign Thursday for the screening of cavities among school pupils. Full text...

  • UNDP commends Ethiopia's PRSP démarche
    04 april 2002 19:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UNDP Resident Representative Samuel Nyambi has commended Ethiopia's grassroots consultations, as the country samples opinion with a view to elaborating its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). Full text...

  • USAID donates 162 million dollars for AIDS prevention
    04 april 2002 14:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The US Agency for International Development has awarded 162 million US dollars to Family Health International (FHI) and its partners to expand HIV/AIDS prevention, care and mitigation programmes for the next five years. Full text...

  • WHO recommends physical exercises
    04 april 2002 11:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 2002 World Health Day being marked 7 April, is focusing on the advantages of physical activity, WHO has said. Full text...

  • Diabetes, high blood pressure screening campaign in Mauritius
    03 april 2002 22:51:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government has launched a vast diabetes and high blood pressure screening campaign, detecting 14,220 cases among people who did not know that they were suffering from the two problems, official sources in Port Louis said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Silence at African 'varsities abetting spread of AIDS' - Report
    03 april 2002 19:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Failure by many African universities to speak out and confront the HIV/AIDS crisis on the continent is raising concern among international donor agencies, who claim that the move may affect development gains and at the same time affect prospects for future economic growth. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets new guidelines on drug importation
    03 april 2002 18:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued new guidelines for drug importation to stem adulteration, which has assumed a serious dimension in the country. Full text...

  • Cholera epidemic in DR Congo recedes
    03 april 2002 18:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Cholera outbreak in Katanga province has receded after claiming 479 lives in the past five months. Full text...

  • Nigeria orders five-million-dollar AIDS drugs from India
    03 april 2002 15:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has ordered another consignment of AIDS anti-retroviral drugs worth 500 million naira (about five million US dollars) from India, Nigerian junior Health Minister Amina Ndalolo has announced. Full text...

  • South African scientists uncover cause of genetic disorder
    03 april 2002 08:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A team of geneticists from South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand and the National Health Laboratory Service has uncovered the cause of lipoid proteinosis, a genetic disorder that is common in Northern Cape's Namaqualand area. Full text...

  • Francophonie mayors to engage in AIDS control programmes
    02 april 2002 23:15:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The International Association of Francophonie Mayors (AIMF) said it would start supporting AIDS control programmes in African Francophone countries, Port Louis mayor, Moorgesh Veerabadren, said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon holds 14th national medical conference
    02 april 2002 20:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some 500 modern and traditional health professionals are taking part in the 14th national medical conference, which opened Monday in Yaounde on the theme "Traditional Medicine and National Therapeutic Heritage. Full text...

  • UN condemns detention of health workers in Sudan
    02 april 2002 17:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN has condemned the recent detention of 14 health workers in southern Sudan by the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. Full text...

  • France to fund anti-malaria project in Mauritius
    02 april 2002 15:38:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- France and the University of Mauritius have signed an agreement to fund an anti-malaria project in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Health minister assesses conditions at Soweto hospital
    02 april 2002 08:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- As part of her ongoing focus on strengthening service delivery at provincial health institutions, the local Minister for Health in Gauteng province, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa visited Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto Monday to assess conditions there. Full text...

  • Tuberculosis kills 600,000 in Africa, says WHO
    18 march 2002 23:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Tuberculosis killed at least 600,000 people in Africa in 2000, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Full text...

  • Africa's mental patients lack modern facilities - Experts
    18 march 2002 22:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Participants in the first Panafrican Congress on Mental Health, which opened its proceedings Monday in Dakar, deplored the lack of modern facilities to manage mental patients in Africa. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire, Benin discuss AIDS control
    18 march 2002 20:11:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Secretary of State (Minister) in charge of AIDS Control, Assana Sangare and Benin's Health Minister, Yvette-Celine Kandissounon, met in Abidjan at the weekend to discuss a sub-regional project, "Abidjan-Lagos Migration Corridor. Full text...

  • Cholera Outbreak Reported in Zimbabwe
    18 march 2002 15:17:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health authorities in Zimbabwe Monday reported an outbreak of cholera in three provinces but said the disease had not yet claimed lives. Full text...

  • American NGO involves African faith groups in AIDS campaign
    18 march 2002 15:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Balm of Gilead, an American non-profit organisation mobilising black religious groups in the US to fight HIV/AIDS, has initiated a five-year project specifically targeted at Africa. Full text...

  • Algeria had 527 AIDS cases by end of 2001
    18 march 2002 13:55:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria had registered 1183 cases of people living with HIV and 527 others who had fully developed the incurable pandemic by 31 December 2001, it was revealed in Algiers Sunday. Full text...

  • Medicines sold on Benin's streets of poor quality
    17 march 2002 16:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- More than 80 percent of medicines sold in Benin's informal sector are of poor quality, according to a study carried out by the national quality control laboratory, and published this week in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Malnutrition, tropical diseases blamed for high infant mortality
    17 march 2002 13:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria and malnutrition, account for more than 70 percent of deaths among children under age five in developing countries, a senior Kenyan medical doctor, revealed Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenyan coastal women shun tetanus vaccination
    16 march 2002 10:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Rumours and misconception that vaccines were laced with family planning drugs are believed to have caused the low turn-out of women for immunisation against tetanus in Kenya's eastern Coastal Province. Full text...

  • AIDS prevention project underway in West Africa
    15 march 2002 19:34:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The World Bank has earmarked 25 million US dollars to fund a three-year STDs/AIDS prevention project in five West African countries, the health minister of Benin said in Lome. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso collects 1.2 million anti-AIDS signatures
    15 march 2002 16:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Some 1. Full text...

  • Burkinabe media to adopt plan of action on HIV/AIDS
    14 march 2002 20:36:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe media executives Thursday started a two-day workshop on the role their institutions should play in the fight against AIDS. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to Vaccinate Children against Measles
    14 march 2002 19:59:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- About two million children under five years in Zimbabwe will be vaccinated against measles in June when the country carries out its second campaign in four years to combat the disease. Full text...

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