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  • 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...

  • Report underscores role of ICT in curbing HIV/AIDS in Africa
    26 november 2001 20:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Distance learning through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) could reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among the youth in Africa, experts say. Full text...

  • Cameroon's Roger Milla appointed UNAIDS Ambassador
    26 november 2001 20:02:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Former African football celebrity Roger Milla has been appointed UNAIDS Ambassador, the State Radio in Cameroon reported at the weekend. Full text...

  • Stepping up anti-Trypanosomiasis campaign in Central Africa
    25 november 2001 18:30:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Health Ministers from Central African countries have at their just-ended meeting in Bangui, agreed to intensify the fight against Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville to get anti-retroviral drugs by 2002
    25 november 2001 18:13:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo Brazzaville government plans to make anti-retroviral drugs available in 2002 for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in the country, Health Minister Leon Alfred Opimbat has said. Full text...

  • African experts approve tools on traditional medicine
    25 november 2001 17:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A panel of African experts on traditional medicine has approved four documents developed as tools to raise the profile of traditional medicine on the continent. Full text...

  • Sudan bans tobacco-use inside health facilities
    25 november 2001 11:34:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese health authorities in the Khartoum Region have banned the use of all types of tobacco inside all state-run health facilities, according to a decree issued Sunday. Full text...

  • World Bank loans Ghana $25 million to fight AIDS
    25 november 2001 10:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The International Development Association, the World Bank's soft loan arm, has loaned Ghana 25 million US dollars for its fight against AIDS, Ghana Television reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenya to make policy changes in health sector
    25 november 2001 10:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will soon make major policy changes in the health sector, according to the country's director of medical services, Richard Otieno Muga, in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Angola to produce anti-retrovirals with Brazilian help
    23 november 2001 23:15:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola will soon produce anti-retrovirus, which are known to delay the development of full-blown AIDS, the country's news agency, Angop, reported Friday, quoting a senior health official. Full text...

  • Abidjan to host sub-regional workshop on HIV/AIDS
    23 november 2001 22:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Senior executives from water and electricity companies are to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS in six Francophone West African countries during a two-day workshop opening in Abidjan Monday, the organisers said Friday. Full text...

  • WHO says 450 million suffer mental disorder world-wide
    23 november 2001 20:54:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Some 450 million people suffer from mental disorders world-wide, making the condition a leading cause of ill health and disability in the world, a WHO report said. Full text...

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