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  • Doctors for Life supports AIDS orphans
    13 july 2001 23:07:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Doctors For Life (DFL) is supporting its first day care centre for AIDS orphans in the Etete area of KwaDukuza, north of Durban. Full text...

  • Chad graduates 17 new doctors
    13 july 2001 20:18:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Seventeen new graduate doctors from Chad's Faculty of Health Sciences are to join the Public Health Ministry in N'djamena next Monday, official sources said in the Chadian capital. Full text...

  • Uganda embarks on countrywide distribution of AIDS drugs
    13 july 2001 10:41:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda has embarked on a countrywide distribution of anti-retroviral drugs that prolong the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • AIDS council encourages voluntary HIV tests
    13 july 2001 10:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A meeting of the Gauteng AIDS Council on Thursday encouraged pregnant women to go for voluntary HIV-testing as a way of preventing the possible transmission of the lethal virus to the unborn babies. Full text...

  • IDRC commends OAU decision on traditional medicine
    13 july 2001 08:56:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Canada's International Development Research Centre has welcomed the launch of the '2001-2010 Decade for African Traditional Medicine' by the recent summit of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • AIDS reduces Botswana's human development ranking
    12 july 2001 22:40:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's ranking in the UN Human Development assessment has fallen to its lowest position in 16 years due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Full text...

  • All patients have equal rights - NGO
    12 july 2001 21:53:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The newly-elected president of Namibia Network of AIDS Services Organisation (NANASO), Eivalastus Kaaronda, said that people living with HIV/AIDS and those who are not infected with the virus have equal rights. Full text...

  • Planned condom imports sparks debate in Kenya
    12 july 2001 20:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Plans by the government to import 300 million condoms sparked off a furious debate in Nairobi, with President Daniel arap Moi even suggesting that Kenyans abstain from sex for two years. Full text...

  • Chad reports cholera outbreak
    12 july 2001 19:14:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- A cholera epidemic is raging in Chad where some 176 cases were reported between 26 June and 8 July, according to health officials. Full text...

  • Nigeria trains health workers on HIV/AIDS drugs
    12 july 2001 19:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government Thursday started a two-day training for medical officers selected to administer the anti-retroviral drugs it recently ordered, the News Agency of Nigeria reported. Full text...

  • Niger assembles data on HIV/AIDS status
    12 july 2001 19:02:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- For the first time since embarking on the fight against HIV/AIDS in 1996, Niger has released data on the actual situation of the pandemic, sources close to the National Programme on AIDS (PNLS) affirmed Wednesday in Niamey. Full text...

  • Health specialists attribute rise in TB to AIDS
    12 july 2001 16:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's National AIDS Control Council has attributed the alarming rise in the number of tuberculosis patients to the high HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. Full text...

  • Tanzania's capital put under cholera quarantine
    12 july 2001 09:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Government authorities in Tanzania have imposed a ban on the sale of local brews and unsafe drinking water in a move to halt new cases of cholera in the capital, Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • Buruli ulcer patients keep faith in spite of the pain
    11 july 2001 23:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Lying on a bed, his eyes wide open, young Fidel Ego, a victim of Buruli ulcer, cautiously gazed at his visitors at the Raoul Follereau Institute in Adzope, 120 km north of Abidjan. Full text...

  • Mauritian senior citizens get anti-flu vaccination
    11 july 2001 20:56:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Social Security and National Solidarity Minister Sam Lauthan Wednesday launched an anti-influenza vaccination campaign for the elderly. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso gets UNFPA assistance
    11 july 2001 19:46:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkina Faso and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) have signed several financial agreements to the tune of 3. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches counselling service for youth
    11 july 2001 19:10:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of increasing teenage pregnancies, and on the occasion of World Population Day, Mauritius Health minister Ashok Jugnauth Wednesday launched a youth counselling service at the University of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Private sector urged to provide cheaper hearing aids
    11 july 2001 15:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A two-day meeting started Wednesday in Geneva where the World Health Organisation (WHO) is trying to convince the private sector to make a 25-fold reduction in the cost of hearing aids in developing countries. Full text...

  • Catholic Church opposes abortion bill
    11 july 2001 12:34:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Legalising abortion would be tantamount to encouraging impunity among rapists, perpetrators of incest and unfaithful partners, the Roman Catholic Church in Congo says in a message to the country's transitional parliament. Full text...

  • Minister launches HIV/AIDS training course
    11 july 2001 12:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Minister of Social Development, Zola Skweyiya on Wednesday launched the first local capacity-building training course for government planners on HIV/AIDS in Mafikeng. Full text...

  • Scientist awarded for AIDS vaccine work
    11 july 2001 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African virologist researching on HIV vaccines, Dr Carolyn Williamson, has won a top award at the World Technology Summit in London for her work. Full text...

  • New hope for HIV-AIDS patients
    10 july 2001 18:43:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Chinese professor Tuesday told a press conference in Lusaka, Zambia that he had developed and manufactured a new retroviral drug against the HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Cancer kills over 730 persons in Mauritius
    10 july 2001 14:51:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- About 731 persons died of several forms of cancer in Mauritius in 1999, the Mauritian League Against Cancer announced Tuesday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Church supports AIDS intervention measures
    10 july 2001 14:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Orthodox Church would remain committed to supporting the national HIV/AIDS prevention and control measures alongside its apostolic mission, Patriarch Abune Paulos has said. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: health authorities advise care in circumcision
    09 july 2001 22:52:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, PANA -- Health authorities in Namibia have cautioned for prudence in the practice of traditional circumcision, warning that HIV/AIDS could be transmited where a single knife is used on several boys. ) Full text...

  • Tanzanian NGOs network against HIV/AIDS
    09 july 2001 20:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian NGOs fighting against HIV/AIDS have formed an umbrella body, the Tanzania Network of HIV/AIDS Service Organisations (TANASO), to coordinate their campaign against the scourge. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS hitting the Armed Forces in Africa
    09 july 2001 19:41:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian Deputy Minister of Defence, Victor Simunja said Monday, that HIV/AIDS is threatening security and military establishments in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Full text...

  • Cholera outbreak kills seven in Cote d'Ivoire
    09 july 2001 15:10:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A cholera outbreak has killed seven people in Oume location, about 240 kilometres from Abidjan, health officials in the Ivorian capital reported Monday. Full text...

  • Samba expected in Abidjan Sunday
    07 july 2001 21:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Ebrahim Malick Samba arrives in Abidjan Sunday for a one-week working visit to Cote d'Ivoire, the WHO country office in Abidjan said Saturday. Full text...

  • AIDS costs Namibia 37.5 million US dollars in 10 years
    07 july 2001 08:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia spent over 37. Full text...

  • World Bank Approves Credits for AIDS in Burkina Faso, Nigeria
    06 july 2001 21:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The World Bank approved Friday a loan of 90. Full text...

  • Anti-retrovirals to curb the enemy's progress
    06 july 2001 16:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Anti-retrovirals, the drugs that make it possible to curb the progress of AIDS, today constitute one of the few weapons Africa has to slow down the advance of a very powerful enemy. Full text...

  • UNICEF to include AIDS prevention activities in its projects
    06 july 2001 14:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has decided to strengthen its co-operation programme with Benin within the next two years. Full text...

  • South African catering industry urged to enforce smoking rules
    06 july 2001 10:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The National Council against Smoking has called on the catering industry in South Africa to enforce new smoking regulations in force since the beginning of July. Full text...

  • Ethiopian NGO decries deliberate spread of HIV/AIDS
    05 july 2001 16:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Organization for Social Service for AIDS in Ethiopia (OSSA) Thursday intimated that some HIV/AIDS carriers in parts of the country have through marriage and prostitution deliberately passed the infection to others. Full text...

  • Benin traditional healers train to handle malaria
    05 july 2001 16:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 40 traditional healers in Benin have at a workshop in Adjara, 40 km south-east of the capital, Cotonou, been understudying modern methods in the treatment of malaria. Full text...

  • WHO regional committee to meet in Brazzaville
    05 july 2001 15:19:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A meeting of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for Africa has been scheduled for 27 August to 1 September in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Ethiopian hospital begins corneal transplantation
    05 july 2001 15:00:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- In the first of its kind in the country, Ethiopia's Menelik II Hospital has launched a corneal transplantation operation. Full text...

  • West African Education Ministers to meet on HIV/AIDS
    05 july 2001 14:08:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- West African Education Ministers will meet in September to adopt a common strategy in combating the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which is also threatening the education sector. Full text...

  • Tripoli commends initiative by US group
    05 july 2001 12:27:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has commended an initiative by a US pharmaceutical group, Fayser, to distribute free of charge HIV/AIDS drugs to 50 poor countries. Full text...

  • Cholera deaths now stand at 17 in Kenya
    05 july 2001 11:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The death toll from the cholera outbreak reported in the northern Kenya district of Wajir has reached 17 following the deaths Wednesday of five more people. Full text...

  • Major workshop to tackle AIDS in Africa set for August
    05 july 2001 11:16:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 150 delegates from 30 African countries and 40 international donors will meet next month in Boksburg, South Africa, to map out strategies to combat the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Full text...

  • Africa fights pandemic through caring
    05 july 2001 08:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- You may call it a week of concerted action against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Samba speaks for traditional medicine
    04 july 2001 23:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Ebrahim Malick Samba has renewed appeals to African governments to set the conditions for the practice of traditional medicine in the benefit of the region. Full text...

  • UNICEF's Salah visits Kinshasa
    04 july 2001 22:18:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UNICEF regional director for Western and Central Africa, Rima Salah arrived Wednesday in Kinshasa to participate in the official launching of the National Immunisation Days (NID 2001) in Central Africa. Full text...

  • Christian council launches anti-AIDS plan
    04 july 2001 21:09:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Christian Council which groups the main protestant Christian denominations, has earmarked five million US dollars to finance a five-year strategic plan to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Minister calls for HIV testing of sex offenders
    04 july 2001 20:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's constitutional and technology minister Dr Audrey van Zyl, has added her voice to calls for the imposition of compulsory HIV-tests on sex offenders as soon as possible. Full text...

  • Kenya to redress plight of AIDS orphans
    04 july 2001 14:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities said Wednesday that they are organising a stakeholders consultative forum to deliberate on the plight faced by children orphaned by AIDS. Full text...

  • Benin mobilises finances for HIV/AIDS fight
    04 july 2001 09:27:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin plans to allocate some two billion francs CFA (1 US dollar = 750 FCFA) to its national programme on HIV/AIDS, the Health ministry hinted Tuesday. Full text...

  • Sun eclipse leaves two teenagers blind in Namibia
    03 july 2001 22:40:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Two teenagers who last month watched the partial solar eclipse with naked eyes in Namibia will be permanently blind, eye specialists have confirmed. Full text...

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