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  • Inter-state workshop on yellow fever opens in Dakar
    25 june 2001 11:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A five-day inter-state workshop to train laboratory technicians in the diagnosis of yellow fever opened Monday at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, WHO country office in Dakar said in a press release. Full text...

  • Doctors operate teenager with rare disease
    25 june 2001 10:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Doctors, who at the weekend operated on a 13-year-old South African boy suffering from a rare disease, Monday expressed caution over his successful recovery. Full text...

  • Health minister represents Pretoria at UNAIDS session
    25 june 2001 10:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is leading the South African delegation to the special UN General Assembly session on AIDS, which begins Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Vice-President leads Burundi's team to UN AIDS Session
    24 june 2001 18:46:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Second Vice-President Mathias Sinamenye, is leading Burundi's delegation to the UN General Assembly's Special Session on AIDS, which opens in New York Monday. Full text...

  • Vice-President leads Burundi's team to UN AIDS Session
    24 june 2001 18:45:00
    Bujumbura (PANA) -- Second Vice-President Mathias Sinamenye, is leading Burundi's delegation to the UN General Assembly's Special Session on AIDS, which opens in New York Monday. Full text...

  • Africa to make strong representation at UN AIDS meeting
    24 june 2001 15:55:00
    New York- United States (PANA) -- With 17 of its Heads of State and government scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly special session on HIV/AIDS, Africa would have the strongest representation at the three-day event opening Monday in New York. Full text...

  • World Bank to grant Benin NGOs 120 million FCFA
    24 june 2001 15:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin and the World Bank have signed a financial agreement for the disbursement of 120 million francs CFA (1 US dollar = 750 FCFA) destined for HIV/AIDS NGOs working in rural areas. Full text...

  • Benin delegation leaves for HIV/AIDS meeting
    24 june 2001 15:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A high-level delegation led by Planning minister Bruno Amoussou, left Benin Saturday for New York to attend the UN General Assembly's special session on HIV/AIDS billed for 25-27 June. Full text...

  • Nurses demand compensation for broken contract
    23 june 2001 19:00:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana government could face court action over an alleged breach of contract with 15 nurses it recruited from the Caribbean two years ago. Full text...

  • Niger strives to beat polio
    22 june 2001 20:13:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A nationwide anti-polio immunisation campaign started Friday in Niger with health workers striving to meet the national deadline for wiping the disease out of the country. Full text...

  • African doctors in ARV prescription training
    22 june 2001 15:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 50 African medical experts will attend a three-day training session on the prescription of anti- retrovirals (ARV) starting Monday in Dakar, the Senegalese News Agency (APS) reported Friday. Full text...

  • WHO says malaria kills 32 percent of Burundians
    22 june 2001 15:20:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Health authorities in Burundi said malaria is the country's "most serious public health problem," killing about 32 percent of the population. Full text...

  • Cape Verde to get AIDS control plan
    22 june 2001 14:39:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Health authorities in Cape Verde have started developing a national plan to control HIV/AIDS for the period 2002-2006, official sources said. Full text...

  • Kenya's Moi off to US for AIDS forum
    22 june 2001 08:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi last evening left for New York, to attend the 26 session of the UN General Assembly on HIV/AIDS, slated for 25-27 June. Full text...

  • MOCUMBI wants frank discussion on adolescent sexuality
    21 june 2001 22:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi has warned that unless political leaders deal frankly with questions of adolescent sexuality, there can be little hope of stopping the spread of the lethal disease AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • Namibian teachers coercing schoolgirls
    21 june 2001 21:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Aids is no longer a health issue alone, but indeed a developmental issue, the director of Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL), Frances van Wyk, said Thursday. Full text...

  • Parliament in uproar over free Aids drugs
    21 june 2001 20:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan parliamentarians were in uproar Thursday following revelations that the government refused a free offer of drugs to curb mother-to-child infections in HIV positive women. Full text...

  • 6 Congolese children for heart surgery in Israel
    21 june 2001 17:09:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Six Congolese children with heart problems have been flown to Tel Aviv for medical treatment, financed by the Israeli government, official sources said in Kinshasa Thursday. Full text...

  • Ghana bans beef from three European countries
    21 june 2001 16:13:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Trade and Industry Ministry Thursday announced a temporary ban on the importation of beef and beef products from Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands. Full text...

  • Tobacco kills 700 a year in Mauritius
    21 june 2001 16:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 700 people die each year in Mauritius from diseases associated with tobacco consumption, Health Minister Ashok Jugnauth disclosed said Thursday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence low, but disaster looms in the Comoros
    21 june 2001 13:51:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- As countries prepare for the AIDS conference in New York, Comoros (to be represented by Prime Minister Hamada Madi Bolero) does not appear to shown much interest in the fight against the pandemic. Full text...

  • UN agencies donate equipment to health sector
    21 june 2001 10:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two UN agencies Thursday donated over 257,000 US dollars worth of equipment to Kenya's health sector in a bid to strengthen its services throughout the country. Full text...

  • UN convenes special session on HIV/AIDS
    21 june 2001 07:31:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The UN General Assembly will on Thursday convene a special session on HIV/AIDS in New York, USA. Full text...

  • HRW urges frank language at UN conference on AIDS
    20 june 2001 23:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- If government censors get their way at next week's UN conference on HIV/AIDS, the denial and discrimination that have helped spread the disease will continue unabated, Human Rights Watch charged Wednesday. Full text...

  • WHO warns of imminent cholera, diarrhoea outbreak
    20 june 2001 22:49:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation Wednesday warned that "bloody" diarrhoea and cholera cases might increase in Liberia during this rainy season. Full text...

  • Cotonou paediatric ward records over 16,0000 HIV cases
    20 june 2001 22:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou teaching hospital's paediatric ward accounted for 16,071 out of the 25,307 cases HIV/AIDS among children born in Benin's economic capital. Full text...

  • Cuban doctors presented to parliamentarians
    20 june 2001 19:47:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- A score of Cubans doctors recruited to work in Guinea Bissau were on Tuesday introduced to the country's National Assembly. Full text...

  • Niger journalists attend seminar on AIDS prevention
    20 june 2001 14:25:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger's public and private radio journalists Tuesday underwent a day-long training programme to help them improve their knowledge of the HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • WHO, UNICEF mobilise against measles
    20 june 2001 08:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a move expected to be a boon to Sub-Saharan Africa where infant mortality rates continue on the rise, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with the UNICEF have announced a new initiative designed to halve deaths through measles by 2005. Full text...

  • Guinean NGOs network against HIV/AIDS
    20 june 2001 08:03:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Some twenty NGOs in Conakry, Guinea have joint ranks to fight HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in the country. Full text...

  • Doctor questions safety of surgery systems
    19 june 2001 22:01:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A Sudanese anaesthetist doctor has questioned the safety measures followed in the country's surgical wards with respect to the drugs and apparatus used. Full text...

  • Cape Verde moves to ensure equity in health care
    19 june 2001 21:59:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Health authorities in Cape Verde say their general health objective is to improve access and health care for the population, increase the level and efficiency of health services and reduce the rate of infant and maternal mortality. Full text...

  • Cape Town surgeons save Russian child's heart
    19 june 2001 17:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A seven-year-old Russian child has been given the chance of leading a normal life after undergoing extensive heart surgery in Cape Town. Full text...

  • WHO programmes in Ethiopia upward 24 million dollars
    19 june 2001 17:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated its programmes in Ethiopia for 2000-2001 at more than 24. Full text...

  • WHO spends over 24.5 million dollars on health programmes
    19 june 2001 17:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday said it spent over 24. Full text...

  • WHO spending 24.5 US dollars on programmes in Ethiopia
    19 june 2001 10:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is spending 24. Full text...

  • MONUC staff to be involved in DR Congo Immunisation
    19 june 2001 09:35:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Health Minister Leonard Mashako Mamba has solicited the active involvement of the UN Observer Mission in the Congo (MONUC) staff, in the country's 2001 National Immunisation programme. Full text...

  • Senegal for bulk purchase of drugs from Africa
    19 june 2001 09:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Health Minister, Awa Marie Coll Seck, has unveiled plans to promote bulk purchase of drugs at regional and sub-regional level. Full text...

  • HIV infection rate up in camps of displaced persons
    18 june 2001 22:47:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Concentration of displaced persons in camps and promiscuity are blamed for the increasing rate of HIV infection in Burundi's population. Full text...

  • Humanitarian situation in Kono desperate
    18 june 2001 22:45:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Scabies, bloody Diarrhoea malnutrition and other undiagnosed diseases are rampant among residents returning to Sierra Leone's diamond-rich Kono district. Full text...

  • AIDS causes high mortality rates in Kavango
    18 june 2001 20:55:00
    Rundu- Namibia (PANA) -- AIDS has turned into a major killer in Namibia's Kavango region where it has rapidly increased mainly among people aged between 15-45 years. Full text...

  • Doctors Suspend Strike
    18 june 2001 19:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's public sector medical doctors have suspended their 18-day strike, called to press for better remuneration and payment of backlog of salaries. Full text...

  • Kenya to train public servants on AIDS
    18 june 2001 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Public service officers in Kenya are to be drilled in dealing with new challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Ghanaian doctor warns AIDS patients off spiritual healers
    18 june 2001 16:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian medical doctor has cautioned patients against turning to spiritual healers, warning that such clerics do not have the cure for HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Typhus fever kills nine in Burundi
    18 june 2001 13:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A typhus epidemic, reported in several communes of the Muramvya Province in Burundi where 126 cases were declared several days ago, has killed nine people. Full text...

  • Bulgarians in court for HIV contamination
    17 june 2001 16:48:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Lawyers defending six Bulgarian health personnel and a Palestinian doctor accused of infecting more than 400 Libyan children with HIV were expected to wind-up their submission Sunday in the Libyan People's Court. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso sets up network AIDS sufferers
    16 june 2001 19:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A national network composed essentially of persons living with HIV/AIDS, was Saturday set up in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at the end of a forum advocating greater involvement of patients in the fight against HIV. Full text...

  • Mozambique to include Hepatitis B in vaccination campaign
    16 june 2001 16:31:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Health ministry has indicated it plans to include, beginning July, Hepatitis B vaccination in the ongoing national immunisation programme. Full text...

  • Nigerian doctors return to work after suspending strike
    16 june 2001 12:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's public sector medical doctors have suspended their 18-day strike called to press for a better remuneration package and the payment of salary arrears. Full text...

  • Senegalese Pharmacists want access to anti-retrovirals
    15 june 2001 22:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The chairman of the National Order of Pharmacists in Senegal, has appealed for pharmacists across the country to have access to anti-retrovirals (ARV) in order to make them available to needy citizens. Full text...

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