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  • Zambia permits clinical trial of Chinese HIV/AIDS remedy
    09 august 2002 16:44:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Government of Zambia has given the go-ahead to clinical trial of a remedy developed by a Chinese scientist to treat HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Health authorities phase out chloroquine in Cameroon
    09 august 2002 13:32:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Health minister Urbain Olanguena Awono said chloroquine was being gradually replaced in Cameroon by amodiaquine, better known as flavoquine, for the treatment of malaria. Full text...

  • More cases of tuberculosis recorded in Brazzaville
    09 august 2002 13:22:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A paediatrician has disclosed a growing rate of tuberculosis among children in Congo, blaming precarious living conditions, the drop in natural body defence agents, malnutrition and prolonged contacts with TB sufferers. Full text...

  • Flu kills more than 280 people in Madagascar
    09 august 2002 11:07:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The flu epidemic currently raging in Madagascar has killed 283 out of the 3,857 cases diagnosed in the Indian Ocean island, according to statistics issued by the health ministry in Antananarivo. Full text...

  • About 200,000 Sierra Leoneans living with HIV/AIDS
    08 august 2002 16:45:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- An academician has urged the Sierra Leonean government to take immediate steps to prevent the further spread of the incurable HIV/AIDS which currently affects 5 % of the country population. Full text...

  • Increase in malnourished children in Cameroon
    08 august 2002 16:34:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- More children are suffering from delayed growth or and weight defects in Cameroon because of malnutrition, according to latest report by the Public Investment and Town Planning Ministry. Full text...

  • Foday Sankoh falls sick in detention in Freetown
    08 august 2002 08:47:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The leader of the defunct rebel Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone, Cpl. Full text...

  • Medical aid agency hails Burundi's new drug policy
    07 august 2002 20:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The international medical relief agency, Doctors without Borders (MSF), has praised Burundi's new engagement which gives hope to large numbers of people suffering and dying from malaria every year in the country. Full text...

  • 1,250 Botswana diamond workers infected with HIV
    07 august 2002 20:01:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Some 1,250 workers of Botswana's major Debswana diamond mining Company, are infected with HIV/AIDS, according to an official of the Company. Full text...

  • Malagasy capital threatened by flu epidemic
    07 august 2002 15:09:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A flu epidemic that has killed about 175 people in the central southern region of Madagascar, is drawing near the high lands threatening Antananarivo, the Indian Ocean Island nation's capital. Full text...

  • Study launched on venous thrombosis on airline passengers
    07 august 2002 14:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a comprehensive research programme to investigate the still unresolved issues regarding air travellers' deep vein thrombosis. Full text...

  • South African mining giant to distribute anti-AIDS drugs
    07 august 2002 12:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African mining giant Anglo American on Tuesday announced that it plans to start distributing anti-AIDS drugs to its workers living with the incurable HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • African health experts discuss disease control
    06 august 2002 15:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Experts from eight African countries are meeting in Nairobi on the control of parasitic diseases on the continent. Full text...

  • Rabies break out in northern Zambia
    06 august 2002 11:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Health authorities have started an anti- rabies campaign in Zambia's northern copper and cobalt mining town of Chililabombwe, following the outbreak of rabies. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso hosts sub-regional conference of medics
    05 august 2002 23:06:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 5th sub-regional conference of the West African Network of Medicine Students (REMAO) kicked off Monday evening in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Mali gets WHO Health-and-Tobacco award
    05 august 2002 19:57:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday awarded its Health-and-Tobacco prize to the Malian government, in recognition of the work of the organising committee of the last Africa Cup of Nations finals (COCAN). Full text...

  • UN envoy pitches for women's rights over AIDS
    05 august 2002 17:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic has become a woman's disease that will require tremendous efforts from African governments in order to see a breakthrough, UN special envoy for AIDS, Stephen Lewis said Monday. Full text...

  • 10,000 vaccinated against meningitis in northern Burundi
    05 august 2002 12:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least 10,000 persons have received doses of anti-meningitis vaccine in Burundi's northern provinces where the disease broke out 17 July, health ministry sources said Monday in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Angolan conflict exacerbates AIDS crisis
    18 june 2002 13:17:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Emerging from three decades of civil war, Angola is up against an HIV/AIDS crisis largely exacerbated by the conflict, health experts and aids agencies point out. Full text...

  • Burundi launches vaccination campaign against polio, measles
    18 june 2002 11:33:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The 6th national vaccination campaign against measles and poliomyelitis kicked off Monday across Burundi. Full text...

  • Reunion launches campaign against premature pregnancies
    18 june 2002 11:06:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Health and social welfare workers in Reunion (DRASS) have launched a sensitisation campaign against unwanted pregnancies, official sources said Monday. Full text...

  • UNICEF to provide impregnated mosquito nets in Angola
    17 june 2002 23:16:00
    Kuito- Jun 17 (Angop) -- UNICEF will distribute impregnated mosquito nets to UNITA soldiers in the quartering areas of central Bie province, the agency's representative, Leopoldina Neto, said here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria building special water laboratories
    17 june 2002 13:48:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is building six reference water laboratories across the country as part of efforts to achieve clean water delivery to the population. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to vaccinate two million children against measles
    17 june 2002 08:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Health officials in Zimbabwe said Monday two million children under the age of five will be vaccinated against measles next month, under a disease-control programme jointly funded by the government and UNICEF. Full text...

  • Niger gets Japanese equipment grant
    16 june 2002 19:38:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Japan has granted to Niger mammography and other maternity ward equipment worth 160 million Yen, according to the country's minister of health and control of endemic diseases, Ibrahima Koma. Full text...

  • Sudanese doctors perform unusual kidney transplant
    16 june 2002 17:12:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A team of Sudanese kidney surgeons on Saturday performed a kidney transplant for an ageing patient by applying partial anaesthesia on the lower part of the body. Full text...

  • Nigerian NGO enlists religious into anti-AIDS battle
    16 june 2002 16:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A local Nigerian NGO is enlisting more than 100 religious leaders in the war against HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country. Full text...

  • US supports Rinderpest eradication in Sudan
    15 june 2002 15:26:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has offered 1. Full text...

  • Renowned Cameroonian researcher claims finding AIDS cure
    15 june 2002 10:54:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian researcher Pr Victor Anomah Ngu went public earlier Thursday to announce that he had perfected a treatment capable of eliminating the AIDS virus from the body. Full text...

  • False alarm of Ebola fever in Gabon
    15 june 2002 10:03:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon's director-general of Health, Pr Pierre André Kombila, has dismissed as "a false alarm," earlier reports of an outbreak of a haemorrhagic fever of the Ebola strain in the south-eastern town of Okondja. Full text...

  • South African Province intensifies home-based care
    14 june 2002 16:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Gauteng Department of Health Friday ended a two-day Home-Based Care conference in Midrand, attended by some 500 delegates from NGOs. Full text...

  • Angola faces deepening health crisis
    14 june 2002 12:58:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- After almost three decades of war, Angola faces a deepening health crisis, the government and international aid agencies say. Full text...

  • WHO Africa boss in Ghana for three-day visit
    14 june 2002 12:57:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Ebrahim Samba has reiterated that the recipe for promoting good health was accelerated economic growth and development. Full text...

  • 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...

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