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  • Harvard Project supports Nigeria's anti-AIDS campaign
    03 december 2001 19:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's efforts to stem its rising HIV/AIDS cases have received a boost with a five-year project by the US Harvard School of Public Health. Full text...

  • Liberian high court wants law to protect AIDS patients
    03 december 2001 19:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Chief justice Gloria Scott of the supreme court of Liberia is calling for a national debate on the legal framework to protect those infected with HIV/AIDS, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • African Health experts meet in Addis Ababa on immunisation
    03 december 2001 14:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Task Force on Immunisation (TFI) in Africa and the African Regional Inter-Agency Co-ordination Committee (ARICC), begin a four-day meeting Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Kenyan teenagers crowned as local beauties
    03 december 2001 09:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Beautiful Rose Atieno, 18, is an orphan whose parents succumbed to the dreaded HIV/AIDS some years ago. Full text...

  • Second AIDS outbreak feared in Reunion after initial success
    03 december 2001 09:17:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Reunion is probably one of the few African regions where the AIDS epidemic, first reported on the island in 1987, was quickly brought under control. Full text...

  • Kenyan hospital managing scourge with antiretrovirals
    03 december 2001 09:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sharp reductions in prices of antiretrovirals (ARVs) announced by two leading pharmaceutical companies, and frenzied efforts by a Nairobi hospital to provide affordable treatment to HIV/AIDS patients, is revolutionising the management of the pandemic in Kenya. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso AIDS patients looking for alternatives
    03 december 2001 08:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- With 620,000 AIDS patients in 1997, representing an HIV prevalence rate of 7,71 percent, Burkina Faso is the third most affected country in West Africa, behind Cote d'Ivoire and Togo. Full text...

  • Musicians pull crowd with AIDS Day theme
    03 december 2001 08:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 10,000 people thronged Nairobi's Nyayo Stadium to listen and dance to music laden with strong anti-AIDS messages marking World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • Chissano now favours campaign for condom use
    02 december 2001 20:01:00
    Quelimane- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has urged citizens to break their taboos by speaking about AIDS "simply and very clearly". Full text...

  • World AIDS Day commemorated in South Africa
    02 december 2001 19:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa, the country with the highest recorded AIDS cases in the world, observed World AIDS Day with dozens of rallies, marches and speeches throughout the country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe marks AIDS Day amid increase in infection
    02 december 2001 18:28:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A recent press report that six Zimbabwean cabinet ministers had AIDS, though unconfirmed, has re-focused the attention of the public on the disease as the southern African nation joined other countries Saturday in marking World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • Curbing AIDS becoming elusive in Tanzania
    02 december 2001 16:44:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Almost two decades after it was first reported in Tanzania, AIDS has become the biggest threat to the country's development after malaria. Full text...

  • Kufuor wants community initiatives to curb HIV/AIDS
    02 december 2001 15:46:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's president, John Agyekum Kufuor on Saturday urged district assemblies to assist traditional leaders to develop community based initiatives to help curb the spread of the HIV/AIDS that is gradually wiping away the population. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS awareness spiral in Liberia in 2001
    02 december 2001 14:34:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Clad in T-shirts with messages inscribed on them and carrying banners about the danger of HIV/AIDS, hundreds of Liberians paraded the streets of Monrovia to mark World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS cases increasing in Libya
    02 december 2001 12:32:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to rise in Libya, according to official statistics released on World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • Behaviour change, key to halting AIDS spread
    01 december 2001 20:55:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Calls for positive behaviour change and unity in the fight against AIDS, dominated the commemoration of the World AIDS Day in Botswana Saturday. Full text...

  • Enlisting men in the fight against HIV/AIDS
    01 december 2001 20:33:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A young man made a fatal mistake on his 24th birthday and has a painful confession to make. Full text...

  • Nigeria battles AIDS on all fronts
    01 december 2001 17:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Rattled by the rising HIV infection in the country, Nigeria's federal government has mapped out a multi-pronged plan to stem new infections and cater for people already infected. Full text...

  • Demand for child sex is linked to spread of HIV/AIDS, UNICEF warns
    29 november 2001 23:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The head of UNICEF said Thursday that one of the most troubling and complex aspects of the spread of HIV/AIDS is its link to the widespread sexual exploitation of children. Full text...

  • ILO publishes guidelines on HIV/AIDS
    29 november 2001 21:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The International Labour Office (ILO) Wednesday presented a digest of practical guidelines on HIV/AIDS for workers, at a sub regional workshop in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Mozambican premier warns of rising AIDS deaths
    29 november 2001 21:19:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Large numbers of state employees are dying of AIDS in Mozambique, Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi said in Maputo Thursday. Full text...

  • Goitre ravages Burundi population
    29 november 2001 20:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Goitre affects 42 percent of the population in Burundi, with the prevalence highest in the eastern and southern regions, according to a recent survey. Full text...

  • Zambia launches 2001 World Health report
    29 november 2001 19:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Despite some 20-30 percent of the population suffering from mental illness, Zambia has only one psychiatrist, Health minister Levison Mumba conceded Thursday. Full text...

  • Point-Noire's HIV prevalence reaches 14 percent
    29 november 2001 17:45:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- An estimated HIV prevalence of 14 percent prevails in the southern Congolese port city of Pointe- Noire compared with about 8 percent in Brazzaville, the capital official sources said Thursday. Full text...

  • British Airways collects Ksh 55.5m for HIV/AIDS victims
    29 november 2001 16:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- British Airways, through the United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF), has collected over Ksh 55. Full text...

  • India wants to sell subsidised retrovirals to Kenya
    29 november 2001 15:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Anxious to expand the market for its drug companies, India says it is ready to sell retroviral drugs to Kenya at a subsidised price. Full text...

  • Botswana gets modern HIV/AIDS laboratory
    29 november 2001 15:16:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's President Festus Mogae is scheduled to commission a sophisticated AIDS research and testing laboratory in Gaborone Saturday as part of activities marking World AIDS Day. Full text...

  • Massive AIDS campaign for December 1 in South Africa
    29 november 2001 08:53:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- More than 7000 HIV/AIDS volunteers have planned a door-to-door campaign in South Africa's Gauteng province to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. Full text...

  • Eradicated diseases make comeback in DR Congo
    28 november 2001 23:39:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Diseases formerly regarded as eradicated, such as plague and whooping cough, have recently resurfaced in the DR Congo, due to lack of access to health care, charity organisations reported. Full text...

  • ICRC takes HIV/AIDS campaign to Burundi prisoners
    28 november 2001 21:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Burundi has indicated plans to take the sensitisation campaign on HIV/AIDS to prisoners in the country, on the occasion of World HIV/AIDS Day coming up 1 December. Full text...

  • Namibian workshop updates Angolan health workers on Malaria
    28 november 2001 20:34:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Fifty three Angolan health workers have ended a three-week training workshop in Namibia on Malaria, organised within the framework of a border health control programme between the two countries. Full text...

  • Malaria claims more lives than AIDS in Africa
    28 november 2001 20:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Malaria, Africa's biggest killer disease, is also one of its biggest impediments in the continent's progress. Full text...

  • Cameroon records 600 new HIV/AIDS cases daily
    28 november 2001 20:14:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Health authorities in Cameroon estimate that some 600 people are infected by the AIDS virus each day. Full text...

  • South Africans take risks despite AIDS concerns
    28 november 2001 18:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Eight in 10 South Africans are concerned about contracting HIV/AIDS or another sexually transmitted infection, but many are not protecting themselves, a major international sex survey revealed. Full text...

  • Cape Verde conducts anti-polio immunisation campaign
    28 november 2001 17:05:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- More than 200,000 children are expected to be inoculated in the second phase of the anti- poliomyelitis vaccination campaign in Cape Verde, according to sources close to the health ministry. Full text...

  • Abidjan hosts sub-regional workshop on HIV/AIDS
    28 november 2001 14:58:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Managing directors, heads of human resource units, company doctors and representatives of water and electricity companies from six French-speaking countries in West Africa Wednesday ended a two-day an HIV/AIDS sensitisation workshop in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Global Polio Eradication Gets Near to Completion
    28 november 2001 11:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The eradication of polio, a crippling and highly infectious disease that affects children under three years, is almost complete, says the Global Polio Eradication Initiative or GPEI. Full text...

  • Indian Ocean psychiatrists to strengthen cooperation
    28 november 2001 10:40:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Psychiatrists of the Indian Ocean region are meeting this week in Reunion to explore ways of cooperation in management of mental disorders. Full text...

  • Cameroon launches information against AIDS campaign
    28 november 2001 08:09:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A third of Cameroon's young people have been infected with HIV and were likely to succumb to the fatal stage of AIDS soon, the national AIDS control committee has reported. Full text...

  • World Bank names Ethiopian its Adviser on AIDS
    27 november 2001 23:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The World Bank has appointed Ethiopian medical scientist, Debrework Zewdie, its Adviser on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Portuguese-Speaking African countries plan health training Centre
    27 november 2001 21:11:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- African Portuguese-speaking countries have agreed to set up a regional health training Centre. Full text...

  • Benin launches Phase II of anti-polio immunisation
    27 november 2001 20:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin Tuesday launched the second phase of its National Immunisation Days (JNV) against the crippling childhood disease, poliomyelitis. Full text...

  • Kenyan research body to hold conference ahead of AIDS Day
    27 november 2001 20:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan branch of the Association of African Women for Research and Development (AAWORD) will this week host a major national conference on the HIV/AIDS scourge and its impact on Kenyan families. Full text...

  • Pre-marital HIV/AIDS tests become popular in Kenya
    27 november 2001 20:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Voluntary testing for HIV/AIDS is gaining acceptance among Kenyan youth intending to marry, say officials at the country's Centre for Disease Control (CDC). Full text...

  • 1300 cases of sleeping sickness in Angola's Uige province
    27 november 2001 17:27:00
    Uige- Angola (PANA) -- Some 1,300 cases of sleeping sickness were diagnosed at a treatment centre for the disease in Angola's northern Uige province in the past three months, a Portuguese NGO said. Full text...

  • Congo conducts census of AIDS orphans under 18
    27 november 2001 08:05:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (Congo) -- A census is underway in Congo to find AIDS orphans below the age of 18, official sources said in Brazzaville Monday. Full text...

  • Compaore leads anti-HIV/AIDS campaign
    26 november 2001 23:38:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- President Blaise Compaore Monday launched a National Council for the fight against HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Burkina's AIDS agency pleads for openness in resources sharing
    26 november 2001 23:34:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The first session of Burkina Faso's National Council for the Fight Against AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CNLS-STD) has pleaded for more openness in financing AIDS/STD activities. Full text...

  • Tri-therapy AIDS treatment to cost less in Congo
    26 november 2001 23:03:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The tri-therapy treatment of AIDS is expected to cost less than 80 US dollars per patient a month in Congo as opposed to the current monthly bills of 800 dollars per sufferer. Full text...

  • Ivorian First lady intensifies anti-AIDS campaign
    26 november 2001 21:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian first lady, Simone Ehivet Gbagbo and a number of industry chief executives have signed an AIDS covenant to boost the fight against the disease in the country. Full text...

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