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  • HIV/AIDS ravages remote Kenyan settlement
    14 february 2003 16:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A settlement in Kenya's north-eastern Isiolo district, hitherto thought to be immune to HIV/AIDS, partly due to strict morals advocated by the Islamic faith practised by most of its residents, is now being hit by the dreaded pandemic. Full text...

  • Poor wages expose factory workers to HIV/AIDS
    14 february 2003 16:25:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland, (PANA) -- Poor salaries paid to female factory workers in Swaziland forced them to resort to sex work that may expose them to HIV/AIDS, according to a study of the Family Life Association of Swaziland (FLAS). Full text...

  • Thousands of HIV/AIDS activists march to Parliament
    14 february 2003 14:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of people marched through Cape Town's city centre on Friday to protest the South African government's HIV/AIDS policies. Full text...

  • Study claims usefulness of hepatitis drug in HIV/AIDS therapy
    14 february 2003 10:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Six months of treatment with the hepatitis C drug 'Peg-Intron' can dramatically reduce the active virus in newly infected HIV patients and at the same time boost their immune systems, according to a new study conducted by American and German medics. Full text...

  • China props up Zimbabwe's health, agriculture sectors
    14 february 2003 09:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- China Friday provided Zimbabwe with a grant for 275 million Zimbabwean dollars (about US$5. Full text...

  • Ebola fever kills 51 people in northwestern Congo
    13 february 2003 21:58:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Ebola hemorrhagic fever has killed 51 patients in north-west Congo's Mbomo and Kelle districts, the country's health and population minister Alain Moka confirmed Thursday. Full text...

  • 170,000 children living with AIDS in DR Congo
    13 february 2003 19:10:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UNICEF estimates 170,000 children under 14 in the Democratic Republic of Congo are living with AIDS, while 930,000 have been orphaned by the deadly disease. Full text...

  • Suspected Ebola kills 44 persons in northwestern Congo
    13 february 2003 18:21:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Hemorrhagic fever has killed at least 44 persons in Kelle and Mbomo districts in Congo's west basin region bordering Gabon, announced Congolese national assembly member Flavien Mbela in Brazzaville Wednesday. Full text...

  • MSF laments Africa's none access to essential drugs
    13 february 2003 15:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Access to available essential medicines with affordable cost was a major problem for medics in Africa, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) director of generic treatments, Dr Bernard Pecoul, observed here Thursday. Full text...

  • S. African police arrest doctors in medicine scam
    13 february 2003 13:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African police in the country's northern Mpumalanga Province have arrested 34 doctors implicated in a medicine racket in the past 24 hours. Full text...

  • Nigerian President to receive 2002 AIDS Leadership Award
    13 february 2003 11:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US-based Harvard AIDS Institute will on 20 February present Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo with the 2002 Leadership Award at a special ceremony in Abuja, the institute announced Thursday in a statement in Lagos. Full text...

  • Cholera outbreak claims 28 in Malawi
    13 february 2003 10:30:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- At least 28 people have died following a cholera outbreak in Malawi, Preventive Health official Habib Somanje told journalists Thursday in Blantyre, adding that close to 2,000 cases have been recorded. Full text...

  • Ireland allots 14 million euros to Zambian health sector
    12 february 2003 12:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The government of Ireland plans to invest 14 million euros toward the health sector in Zambia over the next three years, Irish charge d'affaires, Patrick Curran announced in Lusaka Wednesday. Full text...

  • Leprosy cases drop in Mali
    10 february 2003 20:28:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali has drastically reduced its leprosy caseload from 35,000 patients in 1986 to 610 lepers, Health Minister Keita Rokiatou N'Diaye has disclosed. Full text...

  • Maputo health officials anticipate cholera outbreak
    10 february 2003 18:40:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Maputo provincial health authorities are bracing for a possible outbreak of cholera following diarrhoea cases near the city, the daily "Noticias" reported Monday. Full text...

  • Rwanda launches immunisation campaign against measles
    10 february 2003 18:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda Monday launched a two-week campaign to immunise some 3. Full text...

  • Diarrhoea strikes 600 in central Zimbabwe
    10 february 2003 15:24:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A diarrhoea epidemic has struck more than 600 people in Zimbabwe's central city of Gweru, health authorities said Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria approves new quality for bednets
    09 february 2003 11:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, the country's quality control agency, has approved a new quality standard for insecticide-treated bednets as part of efforts to eliminate the malaria scourge, which kills 2,000 Nigerian children daily. Full text...

  • Seychelles launches national survey on HIV/AIDS
    22 january 2003 22:08:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Seychelles has launched a vast study on the people's perception and behaviour vis-à-vis HIV/AIDS, according to a communiqué from the Health Ministry. Full text...

  • Book on HIV/AIDS launched in Nigeria
    22 january 2003 14:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's anti-HIV/AIDS campaign received a boost Tuesday with the launch of a book to carry awareness on the scourge to the grassroots. Full text...

  • Nigerian drug control agency enlists banks support
    22 january 2003 14:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration has enlisted the support of banks in the country in its fight against fake and sub-standard drugs. Full text...

  • Malaria outbreak put under control in South African province
    22 january 2003 13:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Though 60 patients were still being treated at South Africa's Tshilidzini hospital in Thohoyandou, provincial health spokesperson Aluwani Netshianda said Wednesday that no new cases had been reported in the past week. Full text...

  • Mozambican workers to test voluntarily for HIV/AIDS
    21 january 2003 19:26:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The MOZAL aluminium smelter on the outskirts of Maputo has announced a programme of voluntary tests for its work force with a view to assessing the prevalence of HIV, according to a release issued Tuesday. Full text...

  • Angola to vaccinate seven million children against measles
    21 january 2003 17:39:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Seven million children aged between nine months and 15 years, are to be vaccinated in Angola April-May 2003, according to health officials. Full text...

  • Two African candidates on list for WHO top job
    21 january 2003 15:46:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- Two Africans are still among five candidates short-listed Tuesday morning to stand for the post of director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • SADC nations need improved nutrition to combat AIDS
    21 january 2003 12:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A UN official and a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat have urged SADC countries to substantially invest in agriculture in order to cope with the growing nutritional needs of the region's starving masses, especially people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). Full text...

  • 'Strange' Ghana epidemic identified as Meningitis
    20 january 2003 19:27:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Health officials in Ghana have identified as Meningitis, the disease that has killed at least seven people, including four children in parts of the country's Volta Region. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe extends AIDS emergency declaration
    20 january 2003 16:12:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The Zimbabwe government Monday extended by five years an emergency declaration on AIDS intended to mobilize local and international resources to combat the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Strange disease claims seven lives in Ghana
    20 january 2003 14:55:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A strange disease that emerged last December in a district in Ghana's Volta Region has claimed seven lives, and political authorities have appealed to the Volta Regional Health Administration (VRHA) to dispatch a team of medical personnel to the area to assess the situation. Full text...

  • SADC health ministers discuss impact of HIV/AIDS
    20 january 2003 11:37:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Health Ministers from 14 Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member states began a two-day consultative meeting here Monday on HIV/AIDS and nutrition. Full text...

  • Mocumbi steps up bid for office of WHO chief executive
    19 january 2003 15:51:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi, who is gunning for the office of World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general, has said the mobilisation of health care support for Africa would be one of his main goals if elected to the highly coveted position. Full text...

  • Cameroon to conduct Polio vaccination campaign next week
    17 january 2003 17:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The second phase of a vaccination campaign against Poliomyelitis in Cameroon has been slated for 21-25 January in 50 districts, mostly located in border areas, informed sources indicated Friday. Full text...

  • Conakry launches campaign against iodine deficiency
    17 january 2003 08:00:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A national campaign against iodine deficiency was launched Thursday in the five communes of Conakry, the Guinean capital, where only 12 percent of the households consume iodized salt, health officials said. Full text...

  • Botswana disinfects entry points against cattle disease
    16 january 2003 21:37:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- In a precautionary measure after foot-and-mouth disease broke out in Botswana a week ago, local veterinary authorities have installed disinfectant dips along the Botswana-Zimbabwe border in an attempt to curb further spread. Full text...

  • Rwanda prepares for anti-measles vaccination
    15 january 2003 23:23:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan medical authorities are conducting an awareness campaign for parents to massively bring out their children to be vaccinated 10-23 February against measles, medical sources said. Full text...

  • Swazi mortuary workers cry exposure to fatal diseases
    15 january 2003 19:10:00
    Manzini- Swaziland (PANA) -- Employees of a prominent mortuary in Swaziland, Dups Funeral Home and Undertakers, have accused management of exposing them to incurable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, by not providing them with relevant protective equipment and outfits. Full text...

  • Nigeria to produce auto-disabled syringes
    15 january 2003 17:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has entered into a partnership with a Japanese firm to produce syringes which can only be used once, as part of the government's efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS, Health Minister Alphonsus Nwosu said. Full text...

  • AIDS patients in Nigeria decry treatment
    15 january 2003 13:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs) in Nigeria has called on the federal government to close down one of the 25 designated centres for the treatment of infected people, charging that it lacks a "human face". Full text...

  • Botswana reports decline in HIV/AIDS prevalence
    15 january 2003 13:27:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Health ministry in Botswana has reported that HIV prevalence was showing signs of decline in the southern African country, known to have one of the highest rates in the world. Full text...

  • 69,000 new cases of cancers recorded in Africa
    14 january 2003 22:19:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- About 69,000 new cases of gynaecological cancers are recorded in Africa yearly, according to participants of the 7th congress of the African Gynaecology Society (SOMAGO) convening in Bamako. Full text...

  • Nigeria bans importation of drugs through land borders
    13 january 2003 15:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has banned the importation of drugs through land borders and approved four ports for the imports as part of ongoing war against fake and adulterated drugs in the country. Full text...

  • Congo to launch AIDS research programme in 2003
    11 january 2003 16:49:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Health authorities in Congo have hinted about plans to launch a vast research programme on the most common diseases in the country, including HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Mocumbi seeks Gabon's support for WHO post bid
    11 january 2003 11:24:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Mozambican Premier Pascoal Manuel Mocumbi, a candidate for the post of director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Friday appealed to Gabon to support his bid, official sources said in Libreville. Full text...

  • Madagascar reports drop in number of leprosy patients
    10 january 2003 23:37:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The number of leprosy cases has markedly dropped in Madagascar, going from 10,629 in 2001 to 6,626 in 2002 according to latest figures published by the Health ministry, although officials insist the disease remains a public health concern in the island. Full text...

  • 7th SAGO congress opens next Monday in Bamako
    10 january 2003 13:40:00
    Bamako- Mali (Mali) -- The 7th congress of the African Society of Obstetricians-gynaecologists (SAGO) convenes in Bamako next Monday under the chairmanship of Malian President, Amadou Toumani Toure, the health ministry said here Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyan doctors complain quacks infiltrate medical profession
    10 january 2003 10:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Quacks and charlatans in Kenya, who pretend to master medicine, pose danger to the profession by taking advantage of the ignorance and poverty bedevilling most Kenyans, top medics here complain. Full text...

  • African gynaecologists to meet in Mali
    09 january 2003 21:39:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Bamako, the Malian capital, is to host from 13 to 17 January the seventh congress of the African Gynaecology Society (SAGO), sources close to organisers have said. Full text...

  • Cholera epidemic under control in Guinea-Bissau
    09 january 2003 19:20:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Health authorities in Guinea- Bissau affirmed this week that a cholera outbreak in the country had finally been brought under control. Full text...

  • Kaunda to campaign against child rapists
    08 january 2003 21:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's former president Kenneth Kaunda is to embark on a regional HIV/AIDS campaign to solicit for support from leaders within the region to fight child rapists. Full text...

  • AIDS campaign takes new turn in Cape Verde
    08 january 2003 21:26:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A meeting of the Cape Verde Coordination Committee in the fight against AIDS (CCS-SIDA) is due mid-January, according to official sources. Full text...

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