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  • Congolese herbalist claims diabetes treatment
    12 november 2003 21:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese herbalist Joseph Nkongolo who in 1982 manufactured PHD 30, affirmed here Wednesday that the herbal treatment for diabetes now has an efficiency rate of 80 percent. Full text...

  • Over 70% AIDS-infected youths live in sub-Saharan Africa
    12 november 2003 16:22:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo's Health and Population minister, Dr. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister urges African men to lead anti-AIDS war
    12 november 2003 15:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Men in the East African region have been called upon to play a pro-active role in the fight against HIV/AIDS in their countries. Full text...

  • Workers down tools at Zambia's biggest state hospital
    12 november 2003 15:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Medical care at Zambia's University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka was under threat Wednesday as most workers downed their tools demanding payment of housing allowances backdated to April 2003. Full text...

  • Kibaki hails church's role in combating AIDS in Kenya
    12 november 2003 13:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Wednesday expressed his government's recognition of the role played by churches in the fight against HIV/AIDS in his country. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone purchases HIV screening equipment
    12 november 2003 08:36:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's HIV/ AIDS response group has procured CD4 cell counters worth US$39000 for monitoring the immunity of people living with the incurable pandemic. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe orders arrest of striking doctors
    11 november 2003 20:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The government in Zimbabwe Tuesday ordered the arrest of striking doctors after they defied a court order to return to work. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire to cater for 600,000 AIDS orphans
    11 november 2003 20:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian authorities have formulated a national action plan to cater for the estimated 600,000 AIDS orphans and more than one million people living with HIV in the country. Full text...

  • US AIDS Healthcare in partnership with local clinic
    11 november 2003 16:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The US-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation Global Immunity (AHFGI) Tuesday formed a partnership with the South African Xakaza Medical Laboratory to establish a HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy) monitoring laboratory in Durban which will process viral load tests for South African AIDS patients. Full text...

  • Cameroonian govt to subsidise diabetes care by 95%
    11 november 2003 15:12:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian government has announced a 95 percent subsidy to reduce the cost of hemodialysis treatment in the country. Full text...

  • South African firm evacuates staff over chemical fear
    11 november 2003 13:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- About 73 employees of Medscheme here were Tuesday evacuated by emergency services for the second time and rushed to hospital after showing symptoms of nausea and vomiting due to smelly chemicals at the office building. Full text...

  • Britain props up Ethiopia's fight against malaria
    11 november 2003 11:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Britain has offered a $2. Full text...

  • Brazil seeks partners to build ARV plant in Mozambique
    10 november 2003 22:35:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Brazilian government has pledged to seek international partners to help Mozambique build an anti- retrovirals plant in its fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Officials of Global Fund against AIDS in Zambia
    10 november 2003 18:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Officials from the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and the NGO Massive Effort Campaign (MEC), Southern region, are in Zambia to sensitise journalists in the country on the role of the media in the fight against the three diseases. Full text...

  • Six die from cholera in southern DR Congo
    10 november 2003 16:39:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- At least six deaths have been reported from the 54 cases of cholera recorded last week in Kasenge, in DR Congo's southern Katanga province. Full text...

  • Ebola haemorrhagic fever kills nine in northern Congo
    08 november 2003 09:12:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Ebola haemorrhagic fever has killed nine people over the past week in Mbomo district more than 800-km north of Brazzaville, according to latest statistics issued Friday by the Congolese ministry of health and population. Full text...

  • Cholera kills 17 in northern Mali's Mopti
    07 november 2003 23:21:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Cholera killed 17 patients out of 153 cases detected between 19 October and 4 November this year in northern Mali's Mopti region. Full text...

  • Brazil to manufacture anti-retrovirals in Mozambique
    07 november 2003 19:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Brazil has pledged to establish a plant to produce generic anti-retrovirals in Mozambique, the country's president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva said here Thursday at the end of his two-day state visit. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire cuts mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission
    07 november 2003 17:28:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Cote d'Ivoire has dropped in a few years from 30 to 14 percent, according to the country's AIDS Control Ministry. Full text...

  • Contraception studies begin in Cape Town
    07 november 2003 15:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A contraception study, which is part of an international attempt to develop improved contraception for both men and women has been launched here with a call for local volunteers. Full text...

  • Southern Africa gets infant cardiac surgery centre
    07 november 2003 14:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Erstwhile president Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, wife of the late veteran politician Walter Sisulu have opened the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa, which shall provide life-saving cardiac surgery to children across Southern Africa. Full text...

  • Uganda, Kenya praised for fighting HIV/AIDS, corruption
    07 november 2003 10:39:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda and Kenya have received awards for HIV/AIDS and corruption fights from the New York-based African-American Institute (AAI). Full text...

  • Ethiopian woman says Americans using HIV to wipe out Africans
    07 november 2003 09:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia faces a dreary future as facts about HIV/AIDS are taking long to sink in, especially among the most vulnerable portions of the country's population. Full text...

  • Opposition MP criticises Mbeki over AIDS report
    07 november 2003 07:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African opposition MP has accused President Thabo Mbeki of "global jet setting" and ignoring the country's HIV/AIDS problems. Full text...

  • Two African doctors win awards for combating AIDS
    06 november 2003 23:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Two leading African health professionals, Dr Fred Wabwire-Mangen and Dr Miriam Were received awards Tuesday at the Africa-America Institute (AAI) 50th Anniversary Awards Gala in New York City, in recognition of their work to combat AIDS. Full text...

  • Mozambique's HIV prevalence climbs to 13.6%
    06 november 2003 21:55:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- At least 13. Full text...

  • Ghana launches campaign ahead of World AIDS Day
    06 november 2003 18:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has launched a campaign ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December as health authorities continued to warn about the pandemic's menace. Full text...

  • Ugandan company unveils plans to produce cheap ARVs
    06 november 2003 15:37:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As Uganda seeks low cost Antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for an estimated one million HIV/AIDS sufferers, a local company has unveiled plans to set up a factory that will produce and supply ARVs at less than 50 US Cents a day. Full text...

  • Angola, Brazil to collaborate in anti-AIDS battle
    05 november 2003 21:07:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have pledged to cooperate in efforts to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS and support for the production of generic anti-retrovirals. Full text...

  • Woman activist accuses Mozambican employers of discrimination
    05 november 2003 19:44:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Cesta Chiteleca, co-ordinator of the Working Women's Committee (COMUTRA), an affiliate of Mozambique's main trade union federation, OTM, Wednesday accused employers in the country of discriminating against HIV-positive women workers. Full text...

  • South Africans prepare for World AIDS Day
    05 november 2003 16:58:00
    Pretoria- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africans are expected to show care and support for their compatriots infected and affected by HIV/AIDS on the World AIDS Day marked 1 December, health officials said. Full text...

  • Ebola-like disease kills 7 in northern Congo
    05 november 2003 15:25:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A disease bearing symptoms similar to the Ebola hemorrhagic fever has killed seven and infected 15 others currently under medical observation near Mbomo city, northwestern Congo, official sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kenyan resort faces water shortages
    05 november 2003 15:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Residents of Kenya's Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa are facing threats of contracting waterborne diseases due to an acute water shortage that has forced them to rely on untreated water from boreholes. Full text...

  • UNESCO calls for global strategy to combat HIV/AIDS
    04 november 2003 10:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, has called for a comprehensive global strategy and consolidated action to combat HIV/AIDS, a statement from the UN agency said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Lobbyists push for Kenya to ban smoking in public
    04 november 2003 08:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan body campaigning against drug abuse has petitioned the Ministry of Health asking for a ban on smoking in public places. Full text...

  • Swarm of locusts provoke fatal allergies in central Sudan
    04 november 2003 08:19:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- At least 11 people have died and thousands more have been hospitalised in central Sudan following what health authorities said was an outbreak of "lung eczema," a mass allergy blamed on a locust plague in the region. Full text...

  • Global Fund assesses projects in Swaziland
    03 november 2003 12:15:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- A team from the Geneva-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis is on a three-day mission here to asses how funds disbursed were being used in Swaziland, according to Thembi Gama, assistant coordinator at the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA). Full text...

  • Swazi HIV/AIDS activist weds partner
    03 november 2003 12:04:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Hundreds of Swazis, some visibly embarrassed, attended the marriage at the weekend of Swazi HIV/AIDS activist Vusi Matsebula, who is also vice-president of the Swaziland Aids Support Organisation (SASO). Full text...

  • Who succeeds Samba at WHO-AFRO?
    03 november 2003 07:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Having publicly declared his intention to retire in 2004 from the post of WHO Regional Director for Africa (WHO-AFRO) after 10 years, Ebrahim Samba is not only strongly resisting the pressure of being asked to stay on, but insists on handing the mantle to a successor with integrity. Full text...

  • Respiratory illness kills 11 in Sudan
    02 november 2003 09:30:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- At least 11 people in central Sudan have died and more than 16,000 have been hospitalised with a respiratory illness suspected to be linked with to an annual locust invasion, the national news agency reported. Full text...

  • EU donates to Global Fund to Fight AIDS
    31 october 2003 20:30:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union would disburse 170 million euro next year to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, according to a release issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • EU donates to Global Fund to Fight AIDS
    31 october 2003 20:29:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union would disburse 170 million euro next year to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, according to a release issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • MSF attends to AIDS patients in Benin
    31 october 2003 19:58:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The international medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has indicated plans to take charge of vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS in Benin. Full text...

  • Botswana appoints Price Water Coopers to help manage AIDS funds
    31 october 2003 18:05:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Botswana government has appointed private auditing firm Price Water Coopers to help administer the 80-million-Pula (about 18. Full text...

  • UNFPA advocates condom use in Zambia
    31 october 2003 17:46:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) ended a two-day workshop in Lusaka for the media to help popularise the use of condoms so as to reduce the spread of HIV infections in Zambia. Full text...

  • Kenya to train paramedics on malaria management
    31 october 2003 15:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's eastern district of Kitui's health office plans to train 100 community health workers to manage malaria in the malaria-prone area. Full text...

  • Research body says alcohol is dominant abuse substance
    31 october 2003 15:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Medical Research Council has blamed alcohol as the country's dominant substance of abuse in a report released on Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan region eyes workplace programme on HIV/AIDS
    31 october 2003 13:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A workplace programme to provide workers with knowledge of HIV/AIDS to reduce incidents of stigmatisation among the infected kicks off November in the central Kenya districts of Murang'a and Maragwa, officials announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Relief for AIDS babies in South Africa's Western Cape
    31 october 2003 09:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The most vulnerable victims of the AIDS pandemic in South Africa's Western Cape will now receive medical care, good nutrition and support as they live out their last weeks and months. Full text...

  • Malian youth mobilise against Aids
    30 october 2003 22:53:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- More than a thousand youths, mostly school children organised a march Wednesday in Kangaba, 120 km south of Bamako to raise public awareness about the dangers HIV/AIDS. Full text...

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