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  • Swaziland takes first delivery of anti-retroviral drugs
    26 february 2003 11:32:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland Tuesday received the first consignment of much-needed anti-retroviral drugs designed to stem mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission in the country. Full text...

  • DR Congo needs US$15 million to fight measles
    26 february 2003 11:06:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo requires some 15 million US dollars for the purchase of anti-measles vaccines and injection equipment, according to officials of the State-run Extended Programme on Immunisation (EPI). Full text...

  • AIDS: UNIFEM official urges Africans to protect women's rights
    26 february 2003 10:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Micheline Ravololonarisoa, a Regional Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), has urged African countries to protect women's fundamental rights in order to fight AIDS effectively. Full text...

  • FAO/WHO issue nutrition guide for people with HIV/AIDS
    25 february 2003 23:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A good diet is one of the simplest means of helping people live with HIV/AIDS and may even help delay the progression of the deadly virus, two UN agencies said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Japan boosts Mauritanian health care with US $2 million
    25 february 2003 19:11:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania and Japan Tuesday signed an agreement under which Tokyo would provide 2. Full text...

  • Study laments carefree attitude of Zimbabwean men towards AIDS
    25 february 2003 15:23:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean men remain unworried by AIDS, and continue to engage in unprotected sexual intercourse despite alarming statistics of infections and deaths, a joint study by the UN Population Fund and the University of Zimbabwe revealed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Authorities report outbreak of Meningitis in northwest Uganda
    25 february 2003 13:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- An outbreak of meningitis has killed 16 people and left 147 others hospitalised in Uganda's northwestern district of Nebbi, the Health Ministry confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ebola death toll climbs to 76 in Congo-Brazzaville
    25 february 2003 13:43:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- At least 76 people have died from the hemorrhagic Ebola fever which hit two districts in north-western Congo-Brazzaville since mid-January, according to health officials. Full text...

  • Kenya's low-income groups hardest hit by infections
    25 february 2003 07:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The prevalence of parasitic infections is high among low-income communities in such tropical countries as Kenya, Joyce Onsongo, the country's Deputy Director of Medical Services, told workshop participants in Nairobi recently. Full text...

  • 500 Ivorian lepers in rebel-held territory
    24 february 2003 18:31:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- At least 500 Ivorian leprosy patients are in rebel-controlled areas of the country, where they lack medical care, according to Minister of State in charge of Health, Richard Kadjo. Full text...

  • UNICEF worried by malnutrition among Mauritanian children
    24 february 2003 17:03:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern at the level of malnutrition among Mauritanian children, especially in the Brakna, Gorgol and Assaba regions. Full text...

  • Oil company joins campaign against HIV/AIDS in Mali
    24 february 2003 16:56:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Local oil outfit, Shell Mali has launched a wide-scale HIV/AIDS control initiative doling out 84,000 condoms free of charge at filling stations across the country, sources affirmed Monday in Bamako. Full text...

  • MSF steps up fight against measles, cholera in DR Congo
    24 february 2003 15:32:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reinforced personnel and medical supplies with a view to containing an outbreak of cholera and measles in DR Congo. Full text...

  • South African govt says cholera outbreak under control
    24 february 2003 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's health authorities have denied media reports that an outbreak of cholera in the Eastern Cape has resulted in the admission of 1,000 people to hospitals and clinics in the province over the past week. Full text...

  • DR Congo seeks Belgian partnership in health sector
    22 february 2003 10:00:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo Health Minister Mashako Mamba has called for a partnership between Belgian and his country's enterprises in supplying medical products, hospital facilities as well as the building of new health centres. Full text...

  • Ebola death toll rises to 69 in northwestern Congo
    21 february 2003 22:12:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Ebola epidemic, rife in Congo's north-west Kelle and Mbomo Districts, has killed 69 people, the country's Health and Population Ministry confirmed. Full text...

  • Liberian doctors, nurses train on anti-retroviral drugs
    21 february 2003 18:55:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Twenty-four Liberian doctors and nurses Friday completed a refresher course on the administration of anti-retroviral drugs on HIV/AIDS patients in the country. Full text...

  • Bats useful in fight against insects, study says
    21 february 2003 15:43:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Bats can be useful in fighting insects that are dangerous to human beings, according to the latest edition of French magazine 'Images-doc. Full text...

  • African Traditional Medicine Day to be marked 31 August
    21 february 2003 15:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The first African Traditional Medicine Day is to be commemorated in the 46 countries of the African Region of the World Health Organization (WHO-AFRO) 31 August 2003 under the theme "Traditional Medicine: Our Culture, Our Future. Full text...

  • Japan boosts Nigeria's insecticide treated bednet production
    21 february 2003 11:27:00
    Abuja- Nigerian (PANA) -- Japan has donated 130 million Naira (about US$1 million) to boost Nigeria's insecticide-treated bed net production, publicize its use, and raise awareness for home management of malaria, the country UNICEF office reported. Full text...

  • Meningitis cases leave 400 deaths in Burkina Faso
    20 february 2003 22:52:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Some 400 people have died in the first two months of this year in Burkina Faso due to severe meningitis, the country's disease control director, Souleymane Traore, said on Thursday in Ougadougou. Full text...

  • Annan calls for anti-AIDS campaign in African rural areas
    20 february 2003 12:14:00
    Rome- Italy (PANA) -- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, on Wednesday urged international institutions to direct more attention towards problems generated by HIV/AIDS in the African continent's rural areas. Full text...

  • Obasanjo receives Leadership Award, vows to intensify AIDS fight
    19 february 2003 22:41:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Wednesday pledged to step up his fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Nigeria and across Africa, as he received the 2002 AIDS Leadership Award from the Harvard AIDS Institute. Full text...

  • Ebola death toll rises to 67 in Congo-Brazzaville
    19 february 2003 20:07:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- At least 67 people have died from the Ebola fever, which hit two districts in north-west Congo-Brazzaville from mid-January, the Health and Population Ministry said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Scientists arrive in Abuja for HIV/AIDS vaccine
    18 february 2003 21:03:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Scientists working on a possible vaccine for the HIV/AIDS have started arriving in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja for a four-day workshop on the project. Full text...

  • Malawi minister admits losing 3 children to AIDS
    18 february 2003 17:56:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's Lands, Physical Planning and Surveys Minister Thengo Maloya Tuesday disclosed losing three of his children to AIDS in the past 10 years. Full text...

  • Swaziland nurses prepare for cholera epidemic
    18 february 2003 13:30:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's health ministry will hold a two-day workshop for nurses and health motivators beginning Wednesday to curb the possible spread of cholera in the tiny kingdom. Full text...

  • Burkinabe project launches comic book on HIV/AIDS
    17 february 2003 22:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A comic strip aimed at sensitising people about the need to promote a positive attitude about living with the HIV/AIDS was recently launched in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • Free HIV/AIDS test for would-be Sudanese couples
    17 february 2003 16:27:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese National Programme for HIV/AIDS Control has promised free HIV/AIDS test for would-be couples in the country. Full text...

  • South African president accused of neglecting AIDS issue
    17 february 2003 16:14:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Almost a year since South African President Thabo Mbeki withdrew from the AIDS debate, he has come straight into a collision course with activists over his comments that government has no agreement to offer anti-AIDS drugs. Full text...

  • Cholera kills 33 in Mozambique in four months
    17 february 2003 16:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Cholera has killed 33 patients in Mozambique since September 2003, when the first case was diagnosed in the northern province of Niassa. Full text...

  • WHO-AFRO's Samba wins Distinguished Service Award
    17 february 2003 15:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Health Organization's Regional Director for Africa, Ebrahim Malick Samba, has been selected for the 2003 Distinguished Service Award of the New York-based International Health Medical Education Consortium (IHMEC). Full text...

  • Curative urine drinking gaining ground in Cameroon
    17 february 2003 11:30:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Some Cameroonians, particularly women, have turned to drinking their first urine in the morning (urinotherapy) as a cure, although health experts have spoken against this bizarre prescription. Full text...

  • Pulmonary diseases break out in Nouakchott
    17 february 2003 10:51:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- For the past several days, Nouakchott and its environs have experienced a cold spell marked by dry dusty wind that has prompted an outbreak of pulmonary diseases and other respiratory infections. Full text...

  • Lobby pushes for exclusive breastfeeding among Gabonese women
    16 february 2003 17:24:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Only 8 percent of babies between 0 and 4 months get exclusive breastfeeding in Gabon, says the president of the Gabonese association for the promotion of breastfeeding (AGPAI), Marcelle Epoulou, who nonetheless insists this is a great improvement from what obtained in the past. Full text...

  • Nigeria forms coalition against HIV/AIDS
    16 february 2003 15:59:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and leaders of the organised private sector have established a coalition against HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • UNDP helps break silence on HIV/AIDS in North Africa, Arab world
    16 february 2003 15:26:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with regional establishments to break the silence HIV/AIDS in North Africa and the Arab world at large, in the wake of findings indicating the pandemic was steadily spreading across the region. Full text...

  • Nigeria plans 200 additional health centres
    16 february 2003 14:57:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to build 200 primary health centres, in addition to the 200 already under construction, as it intensifies efforts to make health care delivery available, accessible and affordable in the country, according to Health Minister Alphonsus Nwosu. Full text...

  • Affordable medicines for poor nations at risk in Tokyo
    16 february 2003 09:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Developing countries must act to prevent reversal of public health policy gains made under the Doha Declaration on TRIPS (trade-related rights on drugs) and Public Health in 2001, three organisations fighting for the right to affordable medicines have warned. Full text...

  • 74 Cuban doctors arrive in Zimbabwe
    14 february 2003 19:44:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Seventy-four Cuban doctors arrived in Zimbabwe Friday to help bolster the country's health sector, which has been crippled by under-staffing and poor funding in recent years. Full text...

  • Ebola death toll rises to 60 in Congo
    14 february 2003 17:23:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Ebola fever has killed at least 60 people in two districts of West Basin region, south west of Congo Brazzaville, State radio reported Friday. Full text...

  • 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...

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