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  • 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...

  • Taylor expresses concern about breast cancer in Liberia
    24 may 2002 19:41:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor Friday announced he would donate a breast cancer-detecting machine to the government-run John F. Full text...

  • Swazis fall sick after eating canned fish from South Africa
    24 may 2002 08:22:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Scores of people were this week treated and discharged in various hospitals across Swaziland after eating canned fish from South Africa that was consequently found toxic. Full text...

  • Mauritian smokers to give up the habit
    23 may 2002 20:29:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least a thousand Mauritians have registered for the '2002 Stop Smoking' competition, organised by the island's Heart Centre to help interested smokers abandon the cancer stick. Full text...

  • Health experts discuss anti-malaria programme
    23 may 2002 18:48:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 60 public health officials, representatives of development partners and NGOs are meeting in Cotonou, Benin, on the fight against malaria. Full text...

  • Ghana launches 'Home-Based care for malaria'
    22 may 2002 19:38:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Wednesday launched the national "Home-Based Care for Malaria" campaign, which is the first phase of a major multi-year initiative to improve the health of Ghanaian children. Full text...

  • AIDS Kills Over 600,000 in Zimbabwe
    22 may 2002 19:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- More than 600,000 people have died of AIDS in Zimbabwe in the last five years, while another two million were infected with the incurable disease, a top AIDS control official said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • World Bank flays health programme in Senegal
    22 may 2002 16:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's integrated health development programme has come under sharp criticism from the World Bank, with an official asserting that efforts against malaria and Bilharziasis in the north of the country had failed. Full text...

  • New maize meal makes its mark in Southern Africa
    21 may 2002 16:29:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African children as a whole consume just 67-percent of the recommended dietary intake of nutrients and nearly half of all long-distance truck drivers are night blind because of deficiency in vitamin A. Full text...

  • CESA holds forum on how health impacts African security
    21 may 2002 07:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Strategic Studies Centre (CESA) is holding a seminar in Dakar to "extend and consolidate talks on security and health tendencies in the region. Full text...

  • Polio vaccination under way in Niger
    20 may 2002 19:04:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Health officials in Niger and in neighbouring Nigeria at the weekend launched a synchronised vaccination of children against polio, Niger's state radio has announced. Full text...

  • Kenya moves to review joint HIV/AIDS programme
    20 may 2002 17:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Stakeholders including the National AIDS Control Council (NACC), the ministry of Health, the ministry of Education, NGOs and donors began meeting Monday in Nairobi in a meeting to review a joint programme aimed on the scourge. Full text...

  • Sickle Cell Anaemia, a health hazard in Niger
    20 may 2002 14:47:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Sickle cell anaemia is a real public health problem in Niger where 22 percent of the population is affected by the disease, according to medical sources in Niamey. Full text...

  • South Africa participates in Candlelight Memorial Day
    20 may 2002 11:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African town of Jozini Sunday joined the international community in a candlelight memorial to honour those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate support for those around the world who are living with the disease. Full text...

  • Zambia's HIV/AIDS programme gets UNAIDS grant
    17 may 2002 21:43:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- UNAIDS is to provide Zambia with 92 million US dollars for the country's HIV/AIDS programmes, President Levy Mwanawasa hinted Friday in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Health group supports US new anti-malaria drive
    17 may 2002 21:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- US-based Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), has expressed strong support for a new Senate bill seeking to boost US efforts to combat AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Full text...

  • South African company stops building drugs factory
    02 may 2002 23:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A South African construction company, WBHO, which was constructing a multi-million dollar drugs manufacturing plant for Mohamed Al-Amoudi's Pharmacure Plc, has pulled out of the project due to the latter's failure to pay construction bills regularly. Full text...

  • Bubonic plague hits southern Malawi
    02 may 2002 21:12:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Health authorities have announced an outbreak of bubonic plague in Malawi's southern border District of Nsanje. Full text...

  • South African company withdraws from Ethiopian project
    02 may 2002 10:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- South African construction company WBHO has withdrawn from a 300 million US dollar drugs manufacturing plant being established in Addis Ababa by Mohamed Al-Amoudi's Pharmacure Plc. Full text...

  • Ethiopia gets 7 million dollars to tackle killer diseases
    01 may 2002 18:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has been granted more than seven million US dollars from the Global Fund supported by computer billionaire Bill Gates, to tackle killer diseases, the State radio announced Wednesday. Full text...

  • Health panel calls for guidelines on ethical review
    30 april 2002 18:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An expert panel on health research has called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop and disseminate guidelines on the establishment and strengthening of ethical review Committees on health to countries in the African Region. Full text...

  • East Africans to jointly control diseases
    30 april 2002 12:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Health ministers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have resolved to form joint committees to regulate and establish a standard framework for combating diseases that afflict the region. Full text...

  • Angolan teachers attend seminar on sexual diseases
    29 april 2002 22:13:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan teachers are attending a five-day seminar on sexually transmitted diseases which opened Monday in Luanda, the Angolan capital. Full text...

  • Former Minister hopeful on Nigerian healthcare
    29 april 2002 16:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former Nigerian Health Minister Olikoye Ransome-Kuti says ongoing changes in the health sector would make primary health care accessible and affordable within the next 15 years in the country. Full text...

  • Sudanese warring parties blamed for high mortality
    29 april 2002 12:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Warring parties in western Sudan's Upper Nile region have been collectively blamed for the area's high civilian mortality rate caused by infectious diseases and violence. Full text...

  • Ethiopia needs 270 million dollars for anti-AIDS drugs
    28 april 2002 15:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia requires some 270 million US dollars to import anti-HIV/AIDS drugs and build the necessary national capacity for the introduction of the drugs, an official of the National HIV/AIDS Protection and Control Council said. Full text...

  • Cholera outbreak claims 16 lives in Somalia
    28 april 2002 13:47:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- At least 16 Somalis have died in the past 24 hours following an outbreak of cholera in Kismayo, some 500 km south of Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Full text...

  • Cameroon unveils strategic plan against malaria
    28 april 2002 10:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Cameroonian government has heralded a malaria control strategic plan whose implementation will require 82 billion FCFA (over 111 million USD). Full text...

  • Zimbabwe applauds Global Fund's anti-AIDS donation
    27 april 2002 17:54:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean health officials on Saturday applauded the 22. Full text...

  • WHO launches new country cooperation with Ethiopia
    26 april 2002 20:59:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The WHO Friday announced the launching of a new Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) with Ethiopia, to continue until 2020. Full text...

  • Malaria treatment costs Uganda $50 million yearly
    26 april 2002 18:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Stung by the heightened death rate caused by malaria which has emerged the second killer disease in Uganda after HIV/AIDS, national medical authorities have developed a home-based management of fever strategy using pre- packed anti-malaria materials. Full text...

  • Burundi records 2.8 million malaria cases
    26 april 2002 13:21:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 2. Full text...

  • Botswana commemorates Africa malaria day
    26 april 2002 12:41:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA -- While the rest of Africa grapples with malaria, Botswana has managed to restrict the deadly disease to the rural areas, completely eliminating the disease from the urban areas. ) Full text...

  • Malaria, leading killer in Niger
    25 april 2002 23:53:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity in Niger, according to the State Secretary responsible for the fight against the disease, Abdoulwahid Halimatou. Full text...

  • Richard Feachem becomes chief executive of Global Fund
    25 april 2002 23:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Officials of the Global Fund to fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria Thursday appointed Professor Richard Feachem as Executive Director of the Global Fund. Full text...

  • WHO calls for more efforts to fight malaria in Africa
    25 april 2002 21:54:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Africa Regional Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Ebrahim Malick Samba Thursday called for increased efforts to combat malaria on the continent, with a particular focus on prevention and treatment. Full text...

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