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  • Barbers in Bujumbura undergo AIDS awareness training
    15 june 2001 17:01:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 20 barbers in Bujumbura have undergone a training session on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention in their daily activities. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire tackles sickle-cell anaemia
    15 june 2001 15:36:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A sickle-cell control association in Cote d'Ivoire intends to launch an awareness campaign to enable sufferers to live with the disease. Full text...

  • Niger launches HIV/AIDS sensitisation campaign
    14 june 2001 21:48:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger has launched an information and sensitisation campaign on HIV/AIDS with officials urging the press and NGOs to join efforts at educating the public on preventive measures. Full text...

  • High rate of HIV complicates fight against TB
    14 june 2001 20:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- There are growing fears in health and administrative circles in Africa, and especially in Kenya, that the battle against tuberculosis on the continent could be lost as a result of the high rate of HIV infection among its population. Full text...

  • New rabies outbreak reported in Cote d'Ivoire
    14 june 2001 19:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian doctors have been on alert in the past few months over a new outbreak of rabies in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • OAU initiates Tsetse eradication campaign
    14 june 2001 17:41:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU on Thursday unveiled plans for a Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) in a bid to curb sleeping sickness. Full text...

  • Doctor says AIDS solution may rest in ecosystem
    14 june 2001 08:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian doctor has described HIV/AIDS as a national disaster which requires a research also in forests and ecosystems. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: both a health problem and a societal virus
    13 june 2001 23:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At the ongoing OAU-Civil Society conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a guest speaker Wednesday asserted that the HIV/AIDS pandemic was not simply a health problem but also an obstacle to economic development and social advancement. Full text...

  • Minister urges parliament to support children's movement
    13 june 2001 22:14:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The problem of HIV/AIDS, violence, abuse, neglect poverty, hunger and disease continued to negatively affect Namibian children, said Woman Affairs and Child Welfare Minister Netumbo NandiNdaitwah Wednesday. Full text...

  • Botswana reports success in HIV/AIDS pilot programme
    13 june 2001 21:20:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana Health minister Joy Phumaphi reported Tuesday that the country's house-to-house HIV/AIDS counselling pilot programme is succeeding. Full text...

  • Namibia launches polio immunisation campaign
    13 june 2001 20:10:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia has launched an immunisation campaign against polio, a disease prevalent in more than 126 countries across five continents, where it paralysed some 350,000 children in 1998 alone. Full text...

  • NGOs council accuses USAID head of racism
    13 june 2001 17:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's national council of non-governmental organisations has accused the US agency for International Development (USAID) of having a racial outlook in the provision of HIV Drugs to Africans. Full text...

  • Kenya forms task force on HIV/AIDS
    13 june 2001 12:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has set up a legal task force to look into different aspects related to the control of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and protection of its victims. Full text...

  • MSF happy with the WHO/Aventis pact on drugs
    13 june 2001 10:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA - Medecins Sans Frontiers (MS-F) has welcomed the agreement between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and an international pharmaceutical company, Aventis, for production of drugs to treat sleeping sickness in sub-Sahara Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria urges support for Africa's AIDS fight
    12 june 2001 22:51:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigeria has appealed for international support for Africa's efforts to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which it says endangers the continent's future. Full text...

  • Namibia's immunisation programme off to a spirited start
    12 june 2001 22:44:00
    Keetmanshoop- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's 2001 National Immunisation Days (NIDs) were Tuesday off to a spirited start at Keetmanshoop district, where organisers described the launch as a tremendous success. Full text...

  • UNDP donates drugs to Gambia
    12 june 2001 22:25:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Banjul, Tuesday donated drugs and medical supplies to Gambia's leading health institution, the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH). Full text...

  • WHO wants developing countries helped assess BSE status
    12 june 2001 19:27:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stressed the urgent need to help developing countries determine their Mad Cow Disease or BSE status with a view to curbing the spread of the animal disease. Full text...

  • AIDS reduces life expectancy in Zimbabwe
    12 june 2001 17:21:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Life expectancy in Zimbabwe is expected to drop from the current 44 years to 27 years in the next 10 years due to AIDS, UNICEF said Tuesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS medical training facility opens in Kampala
    11 june 2001 22:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Thanks to an alliance between African and Western experts in infectious diseases, African health providers are soon to start benefiting from an ultra modern medical training centre to be based in Kampala, Uganda. Full text...

  • Bill to protect HIV-positive workers debated
    11 june 2001 22:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Participants in a public debate on draft legislation seeking to protect workers who carry the HIV virus that causes AIDS on Monday called for "severe measures" against employers who discriminated against HIV-positive workers. Full text...

  • Malaria major killer disease in Ghana
    11 june 2001 22:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An analysis of institutional data has revealed malaria, anaemia, stroke, pneumonia and tuberculosis as the leading causes of death in Ghana, a Health Ministry report said. Full text...

  • Blind population to increase in Kenya
    11 june 2001 21:15:00
    Nairobi Kenya PANA - A global initiative aimed at -eliminating avoidable blindness by 2020 is to be formally launched Tuesday at Nairobi's Kenyatta national hospital. ) Full text...

  • Meningitis epidemic in central Namibia
    11 june 2001 21:05:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A meningitis outbreak in central Namibia has claimed seven lives with 24 other people hospitalised in the past two months, health authorities confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Report finds Chadian women more exposed to HIV/AIDS than men
    11 june 2001 19:45:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- A study conducted Chad has reported more HIV/AIDS prevalence among they country's women than among men. Full text...

  • Mother-Child HIV Infection Threatens Africa's Future
    11 june 2001 14:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nkosi Johnson, the 12-year old South African anti-AIDS activist was laid to rest at the weekend after succumbing to the incurable acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Full text...

  • Harry Belafonte assesses AIDS situation in South Africa
    11 june 2001 10:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte arrived in South Africa Monday morning with his wife Julie to assess the AIDS situation in the country. Full text...

  • Saudi Arabia to build teaching hospital in Morocco
    11 june 2001 10:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Saudi Arabia has agreed to build a university teaching hospital in Fes under a cooperation agreement between both countries, state television TVM reported. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans divided on use of condoms to fight AIDS
    10 june 2001 17:42:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Condom debate is heating up in Zimbabwe as it battles the spread of AIDS, which health officials say could result in zero-growth in the country's population next year. Full text...

  • Mombasa launches reproductive health service
    10 june 2001 10:53:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- A private reproductive health service initiative, called Amkeni (Swahili for wake up), was launched Sunday at Kenya's coastal port city of Mombasa. Full text...

  • AIDS devours 10 percent of Kenya's annual budget
    09 june 2001 13:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan ministry of health says it requires a whooping 2 million US dollars annually to finance its HIV/AIDS control and prevention activities. Full text...

  • Diabetes joins major killer diseases in Mauritius
    08 june 2001 22:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 50 percent of deaths in Mauritius was caused by cardio vascular diseases while diabetes remains the other major cause, health minister Ashok Jugnauth disclosed Friday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • UNICEF gives Namibia 500 mosquito nets
    08 june 2001 19:40:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- UNICEF Friday donated 500 mosquito nets to the Namibian ministry of health and social services for distribution in the four northern regions currently hard hit by malaria epidemic. Full text...

  • Meningitis breaks out in Windhoek area
    08 june 2001 14:13:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A meningitis outbreak in the Namibian capital and the surrounding areas has killed seven people in the last two months, the health ministry said Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya to Get Cheap Aids Drugs
    07 june 2001 22:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's estimated 2. Full text...

  • Shortage of Nurses Hits Botswana
    07 june 2001 20:38:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's health delivery system is seriously affected by shortage of medical staff at a time when it is burdened with diseases, health minister Joy Phumaphi has said. Full text...

  • Paris to host conference on mad cow disease
    07 june 2001 20:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A four-day conference opens in Paris Monday to discuss the impact of bovine spongiform encephalopathy or "mad cow disease" on human and animal health as well as in international trade. Full text...

  • Hospital-contracted infections worry Congolese authorities
    07 june 2001 14:34:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Participants at a symposium in Kinshasa have decried the scope of hospital-contracted infections in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Bissau authorities seize 140 kg of expired drugs
    07 june 2001 14:21:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Health authorities in Guinea- Bissau have seized some 140 kg of expired medicines from several pharmacies and peddlers in the black market. Full text...

  • Kenya to book persons infecting others with HIV/AIDS
    07 june 2001 10:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has announced that soon it would begin prosecuting persons who deliberately infected others with the HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenya to enact anti-tobacco legislation to protect lives
    07 june 2001 10:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's public health minister, Sam Ongeri, said Thursday in Nairobi that a draft bill on the country's tobacco and tobacco products would soon be tabled in parliament. Full text...

  • Experts assess STD, AIDS in Central Africa
    06 june 2001 21:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Some fifty experts are convening a workshop to examine the spread of sexually transmissible diseases (STD) and HIV/AIDS along the River Congo-Oubangui-Chari and to adopt means to combat them. Full text...

  • WHO welcomes free offer of fluconazole to poor countries
    06 june 2001 20:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The WHO Wednesday expressed appreciation to the multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, for its decision to offer fluconazole free of charge in least developed countries. Full text...

  • Pfizer offering free fungal drugs to AIDS patients
    06 june 2001 16:55:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- US pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer Incorporated offered Wednesday to provide its anti-fungal drug, Diflucan, free of charge to HIV/AIDS patients in 50 least developed countries. Full text...

  • A Burkinabe claims inventing anti-malarial vaccine
    06 june 2001 14:54:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Traditional therapists from 12 countries attending the second international natural medicines exhibition, referred to as Sirena-Pharma-Expo 2001 in Ouagadougou, included Burkinabe Charles Hermann Kabore who presented an anti-malarial vaccine to the gathering. Full text...

  • Saudi doctors on 10-day mission in Cameroon
    05 june 2001 23:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Three medical doctors from Saudi Arabia are visiting Cameroon's remote northern Maroua hospital for ten days to do child surgery, treat bone ailments and practice general medicine. Full text...

  • Botswana Offers Free Anti-retroviral Treatment
    05 june 2001 22:01:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana President Festus Mogae announced Tuesday that government would soon give free anti-retroviral treatment to all people living with HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • NGO Says Condom Protects Against HIV/AIDS
    05 june 2001 21:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An official of a Lagos-based NGO, the Society for Family Health (SFH) Tuesday debunked claims in certain circles in Nigeria that condoms do not protect users against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Diamond Company Takes Action To Curb HIV/AIDS
    05 june 2001 19:30:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's main diamond mining company has announced that firms wishing to do business with it must support its health policy on combating the spread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Medical charity undertakes malaria prevalence survey
    05 june 2001 17:25:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A survey has commenced in 30 randomly selected villages in western Liberia on the people's knowledge, attitude, practice and prevalence of the disease malaria, a medical charity official said here Tuesday. Full text...

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