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  • Cholera kills six in Korhogo district
    10 september 2001 23:34:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Six persons died of cholera over the weekend in Korhogo district, 600 km north of Abidjan, bringing the death toll to 27 since the outbreak of the disease in the area three weeks ago, hospital sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Ghana monitors drug-resistant TB
    10 september 2001 20:58:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has set up a surveillance system to monitor the emergence of a drug-resistant tuberculosis bacterium, the country's health service director, Dr Emmanuel Mensah, announced on Monday. Full text...

  • Herbalists make windfall as health services collapse
    10 september 2001 12:57:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- After scouting around in vain for weeks for medical treatment at government hospitals in two towns, Joyce Tinarwo wound up at a traditional healer's surgery in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare as a last resort. Full text...

  • Kenya to set up community pharmacies
    09 september 2001 12:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Working in partnership with the World Health Organisation, Kenya's health ministry has Completed plans to set up community pharmacies in an effort to improve health services nationwide. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS body optimistic about control plans
    08 september 2001 17:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's National AIDS Control Council (NACC) expects to reduce the HIV\AIDS prevalence rate in the country by about 30 percent among young people in the next five years through a national control programme. Full text...

  • AIDS poses security threat to Africa
    07 september 2001 20:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sub-Saharan African countries, including Kenya, are facing security threats from the increasing number of HIV/AIDS cases, the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) said in Nairobi Friday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean doctors, nurses end strike
    07 september 2001 18:10:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Nurses and junior doctors in Zimbabwe Friday ended a two-month old strike for higher pay and allowances on humanitarian grounds. Full text...

  • Cholera kills seven in central Togo
    06 september 2001 22:37:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- A Cholera epidemic has killed at least seven people from the 155 cases recorded in Togo's central region over last one month, health officials said in Lome Thursday. Full text...

  • Kagame invites AIDS Vaccine researchers to Rwanda
    06 september 2001 14:51:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, Wednesday invited world's leading HIV/AIDS vaccine researchers to Kigali to explore possibilities of undertaking vaccine trials in his country, official sources reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Traditional medicine fair in Abidjan
    06 september 2001 10:02:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Traditional healers and herbalists from five west African countries are taking part in an international fair billed as 'Herbora 2001' in Abidjan. Full text...

  • South Africans, Tanzanians linked to AIDS drug scam
    06 september 2001 09:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- State House sources in Tanzania have linked senior health and defence ministry officials to an AIDS drug scam that culminated in the expulsion of two South African nationals Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia to benefit from Norway-UNICEF HIV/AIDS programme
    05 september 2001 22:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia is to benefit from a 1. Full text...

  • Norway and UNICEF to help Ethiopia's AIDS programme
    05 september 2001 14:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Norway and UNICEF on Wednesday signed a 1. Full text...

  • UNAIDS director denounces stigma against AIDS victims
    05 september 2001 14:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, Dr. Full text...

  • Kenya gets funds for immunisation campaign
    05 september 2001 11:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has received a 1. Full text...

  • Samba says he will not seek a new term as WHO-Africa chief
    04 september 2001 23:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Ebrahim Malick Samba says he will not seek a third term as World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. Full text...

  • Botswana ends first phase of tsetse fly spraying
    04 september 2001 23:00:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Veterinary authorities in Botswana have announced the successful conclusion of the first phase of a controversial tsetse fly control exercise. Full text...

  • Cape Verde short on yellow fever vaccines
    04 september 2001 20:39:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde is currently short on yellow fever vaccines after demand rose as students prepared travel papers to go pursue university studies in Brazil. Full text...

  • National malaria eradication campaign under way
    04 september 2001 11:49:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Authorities in Niger have geared up the fight against malaria to make it every person's concern. Full text...

  • Kagame to address AIDS vaccine conference in Philadelphia
    04 september 2001 07:53:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame has left Kigali for the United States where he is scheduled Wednesday to address an international conference on AIDS vaccine, the President's Office announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan pleads for equal access to AIDS treatment
    03 september 2001 14:12:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has appealed for equal access to HIV/AIDS drugs for people who have "the means to pay for treatment and the poor" in a bid to curb the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Health ministers end meeting
    01 september 2001 12:19:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The 51st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa ended here Friday with the adoption of several resolutions on public health promotion. Full text...

  • Burundi prepares 220 million dollar AIDS campaign plan
    31 august 2001 23:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has finalised its five-year plan to combat HIV/AIDS, which requires at least 220 million US dollars, an official source said in Bujumbura Friday. Full text...

  • World Bank funded AIDS project targets transport sector
    31 august 2001 22:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A yearlong programme to control sexually-transmitted diseases has been launched in Benin's transport sector with support from the World Bank. Full text...

  • Nurses strike in Sierra Leone for better conditions
    31 august 2001 21:41:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Nurses of all categories serving referral hospitals in Sierra Leone Friday began a nationwide strike in demand for better conditions of service from their government. Full text...

  • Brazzaville to host WHO's next regional committee session
    31 august 2001 15:08:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo will host the next session of the regional committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Africa, African health ministers decided Thursday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Nigerians sue Pfizer in US over fatal drug trials
    30 august 2001 23:00:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Thirty Nigerian families have filed a lawsuit in New York against drug maker, Pfizer for the unethical conduct of clinical tests of an antibiotic drug on children infected with meningitis in Kano in 1996. Full text...

  • Rwanda to get World Bank assistance to fight HIV/AIDS
    30 august 2001 21:42:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda is set to benefit from the World Bank's assistance in the fight against HIV/AIDS, health officials said in Kigali on Thursday. Full text...

  • Ministers examine performance of health systems in Africa
    30 august 2001 20:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Participants at the ongoing 51st session of the WHO regional committee for Africa Thursday began reviewing the performance of the health systems on the continent, the role of the health sector in poverty eradication and the role of social mobilisation in the fight against diseases. Full text...

  • WHO boss urges women to apply for WHO secretariat jobs
    30 august 2001 19:09:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- World Health Organisation Director General, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, has called for improved representation of women among staff members at the health agency's secretariat in Geneva. Full text...

  • Government warns Ivorians against street food
    30 august 2001 15:51:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian ministry of Health and Social Welfare has warned the population against consuming fruit juice and food sold in the street. Full text...

  • Conflicts constitute an obstacle to health in Africa
    29 august 2001 22:25:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- World Health Organisation Director General, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, has said that emergencies and conflicts were undermining efforts to improve health in Africa. Full text...

  • Gbagbo consoles relatives of food poisoning victims
    29 august 2001 21:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday visited a village near Yamoussoukro to sympathise with families who lost 25 relatives to food poisoning there, a source at state house in Abidjan said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Brundtland proposes Initiative on Health and Ethics
    29 august 2001 20:23:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- WHO Director General, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, has proposed an initiative on health and ethics covering the entire WHO system. Full text...

  • WHO Regional Office for Africa back in Brazzaville
    29 august 2001 19:47:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- WHO Regional Office for Africa will return 1 October to its original headquarters in Brazzaville, which it vacated in 1997 after the premises were ransacked during the height of the civil war in Congo. Full text...

  • Congo fever reported in South Africa
    29 august 2001 13:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Department of Health in South Africa's North West Province Wednesday confirmed that a patient from Zeerust District was admitted Monday with Congo haemorrhagic fever at the Ferncrest Hospital. Full text...

  • Spiralling HIV/AIDS cases worry administrators
    29 august 2001 10:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Administrators in Kenya's Nyanza province say the rise in HIV/AIDS infection among communities along the Lake Victoria beaches has reached alarming proportions. Full text...

  • Viagra dealers anticipate brisk business in Namibia
    29 august 2001 09:59:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The use of Viagra is expected to increase in Namibia during the next few years when Pitzer South Africa opens shop in the country before the end of the year, company sources said. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS drugs to be manufactured in Ghana
    29 august 2001 08:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An HIV/AIDS drug, Anti Retro Viral drugs (ARV), would soon be manufactured in Ghana for patients at an affordable price, Health minister Richard Anane announced Tuesday in Accra. Full text...

  • President Nguesso commends WHO's return to Brazzaville
    28 august 2001 22:30:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese President Sassou Nguesso has commended the pending the return of the World Health Organisation's regional office for Africa to Brazzaville which he described as its "home base". Full text...

  • Anti-retrovirals not cure for AIDS
    28 august 2001 21:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A medical expert has cautioned persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia against reverting to risky behaviour after getting anti-retroviral drugs. Full text...

  • General health status in Africa satisfactory, report says
    28 august 2001 20:57:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Ebrahim Malick Samba, has described as "satisfactory" the overall health situation in Africa. Full text...

  • WHO-Africa budgets 438 million dollars for 2002-2003
    28 august 2001 12:02:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The WHO Regional Office for Africa has budgeted 438 million US dollars for the 2002-2003 period, according to Regional Director Ebrahim Malick Samba. Full text...

  • American scientists float anti-Malaria net
    27 august 2001 16:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- From a research conducted in Kenya, American scientists have pioneered a new mosquito net that cuts the death of infants from malaria by 20 percent. Full text...

  • WHO regional committee meets in Brazzaville
    27 august 2001 16:19:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The 51st session of the World Health Organisation (WHO) regional committee for Africa rolled off Monday in Brazzaville, with the opening proper billed for Tuesday. Full text...

  • Libyan health team tours Mali
    27 august 2001 15:19:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A five-man Libyan medical team has concluded a tour of Bamako and the Malian village Segou, under the framework of the World Islamic Appeal Association. Full text...

  • Women's Day focuses on fight against AIDS
    27 august 2001 14:46:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The Guinean national Women's Day, celebrated 27 August, is focusing this year on the fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Full text...

  • Cape Verde Minister for WHO Brazzaville meeting
    27 august 2001 14:14:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Health Minister Dario Dantas dos Reis is leading Cape Verde's delegation to the 51st WHO African Health Minister's meeting opening Monday in Congo Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Mixed results for polio immunisation campaign
    27 august 2001 13:35:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The first phase of Burundi's fifth national polio immunisation campaign has been fairly successful in the capital Bujumbura, but very satisfactory in the rest of the country, health sources said. Full text...

  • WHO to reopen Brazzaville office in October
    26 august 2001 13:42:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation will reopen its Africa regional bureau in Brazzaville on 1 October, informed sources said. Full text...

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