Health -
  • Botswana Centre dismisses condom claims
    14 october 2003 20:46:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Botswana Centre for People with AIDS, COCEPWA, has dismissed as unfounded claims attributed to the Roman Catholic Church that condoms can transmit HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to re-introduce DDT to fight malaria
    14 october 2003 17:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean Health Minister David Parirenyatwa said on Tuesday the country was re-introducing dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), a banned chemical in most countries, to combat malaria. Full text...

  • Preventable blindness rises in Sudan, says WHO official
    14 october 2003 13:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Extremely poor levels of hygiene in Sudan, coupled with the lack of health care facilities, medicines and trained personnel, are contributors to widespread preventable blindness in the country, an international health official has said. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso kicks off 2003 anti-polio campaign 22 October
    14 october 2003 09:44:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The fourth National Immunisation Days (JNVs) against poliomyelitis in Burkina Faso take off 22-26 October for the first phase, while the second phase is scheduled for 3-7 December, health authorities said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Maternal mortality on the increase in Nigeria
    14 october 2003 07:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Maternal mortality in Nigeria has continued to increase due to the lack of basic essential obstetric care facilities, a survey of health facilities in 12 selected states has revealed. Full text...

  • Niger sets up anti-fistula network
    13 october 2003 19:57:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Representatives of the state, health sector and the civil society in Niger have set up a network for the eradication of fistula (REF), Public Health ministry sources indicated here Monday. Full text...

  • African journalists drill in HIV/AIDS coverage
    13 october 2003 16:09:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Journalists from six African countries Monday started a two-week workshop on HIV/AIDS coverage convening in the Malian capital Bamako. Full text...

  • South African churches discuss AIDS crisis
    13 october 2003 15:13:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- At least 450 delegates from South African churches attended an inter-denominational HIV/AIDS conference here over the weekend in a move to counter the incurable pandemic. Full text...

  • Kenya starts control scheme for water borne-diseases
    13 october 2003 09:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) has launched a programme to fight diseases caused by water-borne parasites among pupils in primary and secondary schools in the Mwea irrigation scheme in Central Kenya. Full text...

  • Poor pay, insecurity hindering war against TB
    12 october 2003 15:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Poor pay and conditions, unhealthy and unsafe working environments are some of the factors hindering the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s bid to contain the spread of tuberculosis by 2005, the global health body says. Full text...

  • Gates kicks off nutritional programme for poor countries
    11 october 2003 13:32:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Bill Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau acts against illegal pharmacists
    10 october 2003 20:31:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Health authorities in Guinea Bissau have launched a campaign against illegal mobile sellers of medicines, which has recently attained worrying proportions and turned into a health hazard. Full text...

  • WHO-Africa boss sees virtues in African pharmacopoeia
    10 october 2003 19:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The director general of WHO-Africa, Dr Ebrahim Malick Samba has reiterated that there existed virtues in traditional medicine in Africa where some 80 percent of the people turn to it for treatment, state radio reported here Friday. Full text...

  • US supports mitigation of HIV/AIDS impact in Ethiopia
    10 october 2003 16:02:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- US Charge d'Affaires Thomas Hull has called on Ethiopia's private sector to work with the government in ongoing efforts to strengthen public/private partnerships towards the long-term goal of an HIV/AIDS-free nation. Full text...

  • Experts call for AIDS fund at CEN-SAD forum
    10 october 2003 15:39:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Experts at a sub-regional HIV/AIDS control workshop which ended here Thursday have recommended the creation of a sub-regional fund to combat the pandemic. Full text...

  • Central Africa braces up against AIDS, Malaria and Ebola
    10 october 2003 12:41:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The Organisation for the Coordination of Endemic Control in Central Africa (OCEAC), at the close of its 33rd ministerial committee meeting here has said it was now focusing notably on malaria, HIV/AIDS and the haemorrhagic Ebola fever. Full text...

  • Psychiatrists decry discrimination against mental patients
    10 october 2003 11:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, the South African Society of Psychiatrists announced its participation Friday in the drafting a White Paper to address the stigma and possible discrimination of patients with psychiatric disorders. Full text...

  • Annan hails Bill Gates Foundation for combating HIV/AIDS
    09 october 2003 23:52:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- UN secretary general Kofi Annan on Thursday commended Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda for their understanding that a global partnership is required to defeat HIV/AIDS, a unique global crisis. Full text...

  • West African experts focus malaria treatment in mothers
    09 october 2003 22:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Experts in reproductive health and malaria control programmes Thursday began consultations here to establish a network for the prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnant women in Francophone West Africa. Full text...

  • Ghana selected for paediatric eye care in West Africa
    09 october 2003 21:40:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has been chosen as a West African Centre for the provision of quality paediatric eye care and the training of specialists in the sub-region, Health Minister Kwaku Afriyie said Thursday. Full text...

  • Unfulfilled promises disappoint blind Kenyans
    09 october 2003 14:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Chairman of the Kenya Union for the Blind (KUB), Mohammed Masood, Thursday said blind people in the country were disappointed that promises made to improve their lot never come to fruition. Full text...

  • S. Africa's armed forces court controversy over HIV recruits
    09 october 2003 13:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Council of Churches (SACC) on Thursday said it was shocked and dismayed at Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota's announcement that the country's armed forces would "no longer accept HIV positive people into its ranks. Full text...

  • UN moves to check spread of HIV/AIDS in Swaziland
    09 october 2003 11:33:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- A UN team is in Swaziland to explore ways of reducing the exposure of young women to HIV/AIDS, in the wake of figures indicating that women below 30 were hardest hit here by the pandemic. Full text...

  • Cataract still leading cause of blindness in Cameroon
    09 october 2003 10:40:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The eye ailment cataract is still the leading cause of blindness in Cameroon, accounting for about 85 percent of the disability, health authorities revealed here as the country observed the 4th World Sight Day on Thursday. Full text...

  • UNICEF distributes malaria drugs in Ethiopia
    09 october 2003 08:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UNICEF, in conjunction with Ethiopia's Health ministry has begun the delivery of vital malaria drugs to three endemic regions in the country. Full text...

  • Swazi doctors breach confidentiality code to fight HIV/AIDS
    08 october 2003 16:34:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Doctors belonging to the Christian Fellowship group under the Swaziland Medical and Dental Society have threatened to reveal names of HIV/AIDS sufferers who continue to practise unsafe sex, Dr Samuel Hynd said at a press briefing Wednesday in Mbabane, Swaziland. Full text...

  • Paris City to combat HIV/AIDS in West Africa
    08 october 2003 16:19:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris City Council has released 100,000 euro to support HIV/AIDS programmes in Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger and Senegal, Aurelie Gal, the official in charge of projects at the French NGO, Equilibres and Populations, told PANA on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Malawi to observe World Sight Day
    08 october 2003 14:57:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- As the world commemorates World Sight Day on Thursday, the Malawi government and Sight Savers International will embark on an ambitious project to restore sight to the blind or partially blind people in the country. Full text...

  • Second South African health census gets underway
    08 october 2003 14:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 150 fieldworkers weighed down with scales, questionnaires and testing devices have begun a three-month census in the course of which they will call on 10,000 homes around South Africa asking families to take part in the country's second Demographic and Health Survey. Full text...

  • Germans use athletics to promote HIV/AIDS awareness
    08 october 2003 13:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A team of German athletes has arrived in South Africa to compete in the inaugural "Run and Bike for Help" event which began Tuesday as part of an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign. Full text...

  • Cameroon moves to eradicate Onchocerciasis by 2015
    08 october 2003 13:12:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's National Onchocerciasis Control Programme (PNLO) has indicated plans to launch a campaign next year for the free distribution of Mectizan to eradicate the disease, otherwise called River Blindness. Full text...

  • New material offers hope for world's cataract victims
    08 october 2003 08:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A new gel-like material being tested in the US on the world's common eye ailments is reportedly showing positive results, according to researchers. Full text...

  • Anglo American supports South African HIV/AIDS project
    07 october 2003 15:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Anglo American said it would provide about 30 million Rand during three years to LoveLife- South Africa's national HIV prevention programme for youth to accelerate LoveLife's national adolescent friendly clinic initiative (NAFCI) in communities associated with operations in the company in South Africa. Full text...

  • Third HIV/AIDS vaccine for trial in Uganda
    07 october 2003 12:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Another vaccine to combat HIV/AIDS is slated for trial in Uganda early next year, bringing to three the number of such vaccines to undergo testing in the East African country, the state-owned daily 'The New Vision' reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • World Burns Foundation assist burn victims
    07 october 2003 11:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Representatives from the World Burns Foundation are visiting institutions in Cape Town this week to discuss the operation and development of Burns Camps. Full text...

  • Gabon wants to stabilise HIV sero-prevalence
    06 october 2003 23:28:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's National AIDS Control Programme's director Dr Gabriel Malonga Mouélet on Monday Declared his organisation's intention to stabilise the number of people living with HIV. Full text...

  • 3,500 Ivorian health staff to return to rebel-held areas
    06 october 2003 22:45:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Some 3,500 Ivorian health workers will return to the stations they occupied before the 19 September 2002 insurrection while others will receive new appointments, reliable sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Doctors say cancers on the rise in Ghana
    06 october 2003 18:54:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A research conducted by the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana's central city of Kumasi during ten years shows a rising incidence of liver, lymphoma, breast and cervical cancer in the country, a Specialist Physician of the hospital disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Yellow fever case reported in Burkina Faso
    06 october 2003 15:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A yellow fever wild virus has been detected in a 16-year-old Burkinabe boy from Gaoua district, some 310 km southwest of Ouagadougou, the Health Ministry said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Botswana allows routine HIV/AIDS testing in hospitals
    04 october 2003 11:54:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana citizens seeking treatment from public and private health institutions will in future undergo routine HIV/AIDS testing. Full text...

  • Gambian study says more men suffer from HIV/AIDS
    04 october 2003 09:26:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A new study on HIV/AIDS in the Gambia has found that infection rates are higher among men than women, confounding a long-held belief that the female gender bore the brunt of the disease in the tiny West African country of 1. Full text...

  • Suspected whooping cough kills 126 children in Sudan
    03 october 2003 17:40:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Some 126 children, most of them under age five, have died from a suspected outbreak of whooping cough in Sudan's Kimatong Budi county, in Equatoria State, according to an NGO, Medair. Full text...

  • Cameroon translates HIV/AIDS messages into 15 languages
    02 october 2003 20:56:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's HIV/AIDS awareness-raising messages have been translated into 15 local languages, authorised sources told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • Benin launches new anti-polio immunisation 11 October
    02 october 2003 15:54:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin will 11 October begin the eighth national anti-polio vaccination campaign to immunise more than two million children under age five in the country, health officials said. Full text...

  • Malawi committee wants MPs tested for HIV
    02 october 2003 15:43:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's parliamentary health committee has proposed HIV/AIDS screening for all the 193 legislators to highlight the pandemic's grave situation in the country. Full text...

  • Congolese discovers anti-AIDS drug, 'Doubase C'
    02 october 2003 14:48:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A Kinshasa-based researcher and pharmacist, Constatin Bashengezi, has produced a drug 'Doubase C' which he claims is efficient in fighting HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • South African women urged to undergo breast cancer tests
    01 october 2003 16:37:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Netcare Breast Care Centre has called on women over the age of 40 to undergo mammograms as part of their annual health check-up. Full text...

  • MSF begins free ARV treatment DRC's Bukavu town
    01 october 2003 15:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Wednesday said it has begun providing free treatment of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to HIV/AIDS patients in DR Congo's war-ravaged eastern provincial town of Bukavu. Full text...

  • S. African opposition wants AIDS drug plan fast-tracked
    01 october 2003 12:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Opposition parties in South Africa Wednesday urged the Health Ministry to swiftly submit to the cabinet an AIDS drug plan it received Tuesday from a task team on anti-retroviral drugs for people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenya records rising TB cases spurred by HIV/AIDS
    01 october 2003 10:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan medical practitioner has raised an alarm over increasing tuberculosis (TB) infections linked to HIV/AIDS, describing the trend as "worrisome". Full text...

parcours parcours [151] [152] [153] [154] [155] [156] [157] [158] [159] [160] [161] parcours parcours


xhtml CSS