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  • Health scheme scores successes in Kenyan capital
    13 june 2002 21:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Started as a village football tournament in Nairobi's Dagoretti zone last April, 'Exodus from the Streets,' a campaign directed at youth in the slums and streets of the Kenyan capital, is scoring its first goals. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe plans measles immunisation
    13 june 2002 19:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Health Ministry said Thursday it plans a nation-wide immunisation campaign against measles for children under age five. Full text...

  • WHO confirms Ebola epidemic in Congo Brazzaville
    13 june 2002 19:48:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday confirmed latest outbreak of Ebola deadly fever in Congo Brazzaville's north-western Cuvette-Ouest region. Full text...

  • 14.6 million kids for immunisation against measles in Kenya
    13 june 2002 10:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UNICEF representative in Kenya, Dr. Full text...

  • African clergy throw weight behind fight against HIV/AIDS
    12 june 2002 19:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African religious leaders Wednesday pledged to advocate for more resources from their governments and the international community to combat the AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS cure claimants to face prosecution in Nigeria
    12 june 2002 17:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Orthodox and traditional medicine practitioners in Nigeria laying claims to HIV/AIDS cure, are to face imminent prosecution, according to a parliamentary panel, which has dismissed the claims. Full text...

  • Zambian women to receive anti-retrovirals
    11 june 2002 15:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Free anti-retrovirals will supplied free of charge to about 800 pregnant women living with HIV/AIDS in the northern Zambian town of Ndola in a bid to prevent mother-to- child transmissions of the incurable disease. Full text...

  • No respite for Nigeria despite huge spending on AIDS
    11 june 2002 15:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the rising prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country despite government's huge expenditure to contain the disease. Full text...

  • Ebola fever kills five in northern Congo
    11 june 2002 14:51:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Ebola fever has killed five people who ate monkey meat in Oloba area of northern Congo's West Basin region, official sources confirmed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroonian medics guard against contaminated blood
    10 june 2002 19:57:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A seminar holding at the behest of the National Aids Control Committee and French NGO 'Entraide Santé,' is afoot in Yaounde to alert medics in Cameroon against professional hazards inherent in exposure to contaminated blood. Full text...

  • Mauritian students reject tobacco, alcohol adverts
    10 june 2002 19:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian High School students met at the Idrice Goomany Centre in Port-Louis at the weekend to decry "the hypocrisy of government, civil society, politicians and cigarette manufacturers" regarding tobacco and alcohol advertisement in the country. Full text...

  • UN official sees racism in fight against HIV/AIDS
    10 june 2002 17:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya, (PANA) -- Racism in the developed countries is responsible for the denial of funds to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, the UN secretary general's envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis, claimed Monday. Full text...

  • USAID boosts anti-AIDS fight in Benin
    09 june 2002 16:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a 4. Full text...

  • WHO regional director for Africa visits Angola
    07 june 2002 11:21:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- WHO Regional Director for Africa Ibrahim Malik Samba is currently visiting Angola at the invitation of the country's Health ministry, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • WHO Regional Director Visits Angola
    06 june 2002 22:28:00
    Angola- Luanda (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation's Regional Director for Africa, Ibrahim Malick Samba arrived in Luanda Thursday to discuss with government officials health needs of the population devastated by war in areas which were under former UNITA rebels. Full text...

  • Journalists challenged on AIDS reporting
    06 june 2002 20:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The president of the World Free Press Institute, Clayton Haswell Thursday urged journalists to raise awareness and understanding of the dreaded HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • More than 300 Ethiopian doctors work abroad
    06 june 2002 20:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- More than 300 Ethiopian doctors reportedly left the country to work in developed countries during the past decade, it was revealed in Addis Ababa Thursday. Full text...

  • UNMEE joins AIDS awareness campaign in Ethiopia, Eritrea
    05 june 2002 17:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) has joined the campaign against HIV/AIDS in the two countries, educating their troops as well as its own peacekeepers on preventive measures against the scourge. Full text...

  • Japan grants Sudan 2.28 million dollars for immunisation
    05 june 2002 13:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Japan has earmarked 2. Full text...

  • South Africa, Senegal sign co-operation agreement
    05 june 2002 12:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Health Minister Manatao Tshabalala-Msimang and her Senegalese counterpart Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Tuesday signed a Declaration of Intent pledging to implement health programmes under the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) framework. Full text...

  • Burundian doctors attend course on anti-retrovirals
    04 june 2002 21:12:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 50 Burundi's doctors are currently undergoing a week-long course in Bujumbura on the prescription of anti-retrovirals (ARV) to people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Japan gives six nations $17 million to eradicate polio
    04 june 2002 20:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Japan has donated 17 million dollars for polio eradication and the control of other infectious diseases in six countries, including Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Sudan, UNICEF said Tuesday in a press release. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets 2.85 million dollars from Japan to fight polio
    04 june 2002 15:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Japan has granted Nigeria 2. Full text...

  • Pressmen gather in Kenya for UNESCO drills on AIDS reporting
    04 june 2002 12:00:00
    Nairobi- (PANA) -- Journalists from several African countries have converged in Nairobi for a three-day workshop on investigative coverage of HIV/AIDS in East Africa, under the auspices of the regional office of UNESCO and the media fraternity. Full text...

  • Mauritian women demand new legislation on abortion
    03 june 2002 23:51:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Citing advances in medicine, a Mauritian non-governmental organisation Monday called for the legalisation of abortion. Full text...

  • Stakeholders applaud Nigeria's population activities
    03 june 2002 15:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Increased local and foreign funding coupled with greater commitment have impacted positively on population activities in Nigeria, stakeholders said at the weekend. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS scares Nigerian teenagers into maintaining virginity
    03 june 2002 09:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Teenaged virgins, especially in the 15-17 age bracket, have been on the increase in Nigeria in the last four years due to abstinence from sex to avoid contracting HIV/AIDS, according to a survey. Full text...

  • Ivorian First Lady hands out funds raised to fight HIV/AIDS
    03 june 2002 08:40:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire, (PANA) -- First Lady Simone Gbagbo has distributed 156 million francs CFA (220,071 US dollars) to Ivorian NGOs involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS, official sources affirmed in Abidjan at the weekend. Full text...

  • WHO official advocates tobacco-free society
    31 may 2002 22:54:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Angola, Pier Paolo Balladelli, urged the public Friday to strive for a tobacco-free society. Full text...

  • A third of Botswana's babies born to HIV-positive mothers
    31 may 2002 20:39:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- About a third of all newborn babies in Botswana are born to HIV-positive mothers, a senior doctor has said in Gaborone. Full text...

  • Zambia to get 42-million-dollar World Bank anti-AIDS grant
    31 may 2002 15:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- World Bank Vice-president for Africa Region, Callisto Madavo says the Bank plans to disburse 42 million dollars to Zambia for its anti-HIV/AIDS programmes. Full text...

  • Japan grants 780,000 dollars for Ghana's immunisation
    31 may 2002 15:08:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Japan and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Friday exchanged notes on a 780,000-dollar Japanese grant to Ghana for the immunisation of almost eight million children against poliomyelitis and measles. Full text...

  • Cholera kills three in Zimbabwe
    31 may 2002 14:31:00
    Buhera- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Three people died of cholera Friday in the eastern Zimbabwe district of Buhera in an outbreak which had already claimed 11 lives in the same area. Full text...

  • Ivorian leader's wife says HIV transmission should be a crime
    30 may 2002 23:31:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo's wife, Simone, said she would like to see those who deliberately infected others with the HIV/AIDS arrested and tried for committing "homicide. Full text...

  • Screening of cervical cancer on in western Kenya
    30 may 2002 22:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A new technology for screening cervical cancer in women is under trial in Western Kenya, and if successful, the facility may help save thousands of lives of poor women in the country. Full text...

  • Kenyan AIDS widows document their history
    30 may 2002 20:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A group of AIDS widows from Kenya's Nakuru District has started a unique project of documenting their experiences for their children. Full text...

  • Accelerating Africa's AIDS vaccine programme
    30 may 2002 17:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A meeting by African scientists and donor agencies slated for 3-4 June in Cape Town, South Africa is expected to accelerate research for the development of AIDS vaccine for the continent. Full text...

  • Cholera kills 11 in eastern Zimbabwe
    30 may 2002 12:33:00
    Buhera- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Eleven people have died of cholera in the eastern Zimbabwe district of Buhera, the area's health officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • WHO calls for total eradication of polio
    30 may 2002 07:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- There are growing fears in medical circles that polio, a child killer disease, is yet to be stamped out due to an unstable global situation. Full text...

  • Disabled in South Africa discuss HIV/AIDS conditions
    29 may 2002 23:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Disability Sector in South Africa presented its HIV/AIDS report to Deputy President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, at the second Disability Indaba in Gauteng. Full text...

  • Measles kill four Angolan children daily in Uije province
    29 may 2002 22:18:00
    Uije- Angola (PANA) -- At least four children are dying of measles daily in Cangola and Kimbele districts of Angola's northern Uije province, the Angolan news agency (ANGOP) reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Experts take stock of ten years of endoscopic surgery in Africa
    29 may 2002 00:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A symposium on endoscopic surgery in gynecology opened Tuesday in Yaounde on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the implantation of the technique in Africa. Full text...

  • Giant balloons raise AIDS awareness in Africa
    28 may 2002 21:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Cape Town-based "Umbono" ("visual message") project was launched Monday night when 12 seven-metre high balloons were air-fanned into the sky as part of a five-day art display at the Castle in this southern-most South African city. Full text...

  • Row in Malawi breaks out over condoms
    28 may 2002 20:01:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A row has broken out in Malawi between the state-run Censorship Board and a reproductive health company whose adverts for a brand of condoms has been condemned as being too suggestive and offensive to Malawians. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe declares AIDS state of emergency
    28 may 2002 15:44:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Tuesday declared an AIDS state of emergency to allow mobilization of local and international resources for dealing with a sharp upswing in HIV infection. Full text...

  • African week on illegal sale of medicines
    28 may 2002 11:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Association of African pharmacists unions (IOPA) is observing an African week meant to sensitise populations and public authorities about the dangers of the illegal sale of medicines, Cheikh Diaw, one of the organisers of the event, said in Dakar. Full text...

  • Outgoing President Konare urges abstinence against AIDS
    27 may 2002 20:41:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Out-going Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare Monday launched an anti-AIDS campaign in Banamba, 160 km from Bamako, with a call on youths to adopt abstinence to stem the pandemic. Full text...

  • Niger AIDS Centre tests 650 volunteers
    26 may 2002 19:42:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's Anonymous and Voluntary AIDS Screening Centre (CDAV), has carried out tests on 650 volunteers since its inception, an official of the Niamey-based Centre has said. Full text...

  • South African Health minister due in Angola
    26 may 2002 15:18:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- South African Health minister Manto Tshabalala Msimang is expected in Luanda on Monday for a 3-day visit to Angola, designed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt to build 370 health centres
    26 may 2002 13:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria government has released 5. Full text...

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