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  • Donated blood contaminated by HIV
    05 may 2001 19:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 80 percent of blood donated by students and teachers in Kenya's Nyanza Province schools has the HIV virus that causes AIDS, according to health officials. Full text...

  • Health cards to be issued to all employees
    05 may 2001 13:16:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Health minister Ashok Jugnauth announced Friday the introduction shortly of a health card for every employee in the country. Full text...

  • WHO moves against sleeping sickness
    04 may 2001 20:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Drug company, Aventis Pharma AG, is providing 25 million US dollars to support WHO's activities in tackling trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness in Africa, over a five-year period. Full text...

  • Government to build new hospital
    03 may 2001 14:47:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government Thursday announced plans to construct a new hospital at a cost of 160 million rupees (27. Full text...

  • African mayors in AIDS control
    03 may 2001 13:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 70 mayors from 17 African countries are holding a three-day workshop in Abidjan devoted to the search for affective measures to reduce the socio- economic impact of HIV/AIDS in their respective cities. Full text...

  • Health workers risk HIV/AIDS with plastic bags 'gloves'
    02 may 2001 20:46:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Health workers in Tanzania's rural areas are now quite aware of HIV/AIDS and how the disease is transmitted but many of them lack the proper protective gear. Full text...

  • UNAIDS Boss hails Summit, urges concrete action
    02 may 2001 20:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Decisions taken at last week's African Summit in Abuja on HIV/AIDS will amount to nothing unless they are translated to action to save the continent from the AIDS pandemic, according to a senior official of the UN agency for AIDS. Full text...

  • Tobacco industry launches anti-youth smoking programme
    02 may 2001 16:30:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The British American Tobacco (Mauritius) launched Wednesday the Youth Smoking Programme to discourage vendors from selling cigarettes to minors. Full text...

  • Fifty transport workers attend AIDS open days
    02 may 2001 16:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- At least 50 transport operators including drivers attended open days in Kinshasa organised by the "Fondation Femmes Plus" a non-governmental organisation that offers counselling to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • AIDS campaigners move to bus terminals
    02 may 2001 15:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian health ministry last weekend launched a vast anti-AIDS campaign targeting Bamako's bus terminals to sensitise passengers on ways to prevent the incurable pandemic. Full text...

  • Experts caution on Ebola in Kenya
    02 may 2001 07:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Barely a fortnight after medical authorities ruled out the presence of the Ebola in Kenya, scientists now say the country is home to primates carrying the virus of the deadly disease. Full text...

  • Nigeria coordinates regional HIV/AIDS battle
    01 may 2001 14:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Fired by the renewed vigour of African leaders to battle the HIV/AIDS scourge, Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has announced the setting up of a West African HIV/AIDS coordination centre in the country. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS researchers in East Africa indict European firms
    30 april 2001 19:35:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian and Kenyan researchers have expressed optimism about finding a cure for the HIV/AIDS disease within seven to 15 years, but intimated that a vaccine for its prevention may never be discovered. Full text...

  • Companies to supply cheaper anti-retrovirals to Burundi
    30 april 2001 17:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has reached an agreement with four pharmaceutical laboratories to obtain anti-retrovirals at a cost 90 percent less than in the United States. Full text...

  • Kenya faces shortage of psychiatrists
    30 april 2001 08:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Mental patients admitted in Kenyan hospitals have outnumbered their medical minders, making it difficult for them to attend to patients efficiently, a medical official has disclosed. Full text...

  • European Union supports Annan's appeal against AIDS
    28 april 2001 13:34:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has expressed support for UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan's appeal for the creation of a world AIDS control fund, an EU statement said in Brussels Friday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi accuses CIA of spreading AIDS virus
    28 april 2001 13:06:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Libyan revolutionary leader, Col. Full text...

  • World Bank promises additional $500 million to fight AIDS
    28 april 2001 10:30:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- The president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn said the institution would shortly provide additional 500 million US dollars toward the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • African leaders to battle AIDS with clout, money
    27 april 2001 17:17:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Determined to wrest their continent from the jaws of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other related infectious diseases, African leaders rose from a two-day historic meeting in Abuja Friday with a new resolve to battle the diseases with all the power in their arsenal. Full text...

  • OAU's Salim paints bleak picture in AIDS report
    27 april 2001 15:54:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim's report submitted to the African summit on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases which opened in Abuja (Nigeria) Thursday, paints a very bleak picture of the scope of the pandemic in Africa. Full text...

  • Kadhafi denounces industrialised countries on HIV/AIDS
    27 april 2001 14:49:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • ADB joins Africa's struggle against Malaria
    27 april 2001 13:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based African Development Bank (ADB) this week indicated it was throwing its weight behind Africa's fight with Malaria. Full text...

  • UNFPA urges greater preventive effort in HIV/AIDS fight
    27 april 2001 13:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Thoraya Obaid, Friday advocated stronger preventive effort to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, as a ground- breaking African Summit on the pandemic wound up in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • Central African countries sign protocol against polio
    26 april 2001 23:29:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Angola, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon and DR Congo have signed a protocol of agreement relating to the synchronisation of the National Immunisation Days (JNV) against polio in Central Africa. Full text...

  • Churches to break 'awkward silence' about AIDS
    26 april 2001 23:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- "What are we going to do with AIDS? Are we going to adopt the Dakar Declaration after that of Kampala and then leave it at that?" a clergyman asked. Full text...

  • People advised to use nets to curb malaria
    26 april 2001 20:54:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Malaria is a growing epidemic in Rwanda, health and government officials have warned, advising people to use nets in order to keep out mosquitoes which spread the disease. Full text...

  • Mali cancels tax, import duty on mosquito nets
    26 april 2001 20:45:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali has cancelled all taxes on impregnated mosquito nets and insecticides imported into the country in accordance with a decree adopted by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday in Bamako. Full text...

  • ADB observes Africa Malaria Day
    26 april 2001 20:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based African Development Bank on Wednesday joined in celebrations marking the first annual Africa Malaria Day to show its solidarity with its member countries battling the killer disease. Full text...

  • African states urged to uplift health research capacities
    26 april 2001 19:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Advisory Committee for Health Research and Development (AACHRD) on Thursday ended a four-day session in Dakar with a call on governments to recognise research as a critical factor for the people's well-being. Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Clinton remember Sullivan
    26 april 2001 19:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and former US President Bill Clinton Thursday paid tribute the Reverend Leon Sullivan, the African-American civil rights leader who died Wednesday in the US, aged 78. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit: Bill Gates supports UN efforts
    26 april 2001 19:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for world-wide response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, at the ongoing Africa AIDS Summit in Abuja Thursday, has received instant support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Full text...

  • Annan, Obasanjo call for Anti-AIDS Trust Fund
    26 april 2001 18:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo have called for the establishment of a global trust fund to help raise the necessary resources to battle HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Full text...

  • Obasanjo says Africa endangered by AIDS
    26 april 2001 18:38:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Against the grim realities of HIV/AIDS devastation in Africa, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Africa as an endangered continent. Full text...

  • Clinton steals the show at African AIDS Summit
    26 april 2001 18:29:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Making his second visit to Nigeria in nine months, but this time as a private citizen, former US President Bill Clinton stole the show at the opening session of the African AIDS Summit in Abuja Thursday, attracting the loudest ovation from the crowd. Full text...

  • Malaria poses major health problem in Burundi
    26 april 2001 16:15:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- As Africa Wednesday reflected on its lot with Malaria, authorities in Burundi conceded that the disease was a leading health problem in the country, accounting for more than 40 per cent inpatients. Full text...

  • Gambian youths against malaria
    26 april 2001 16:14:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- In continuation of the commemoration of the Africa Malaria Day, Gambian youths have been observing a "Malaria Week" with sundry activities including a symposium and a declaration against the scourge. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit opens in Abuja
    26 april 2001 14:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Summit on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases opened in Abuja Thursday with several African Heads of State, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former US President Bill Clinton attending. Full text...

  • UNESCO stresses education in Africa's HIV/AIDS game plan
    26 april 2001 14:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the on-going African summit on HIV/AIDS in Abuja, Nigeria, UNESCO has recommended preventive education as a vital component in the continent's struggle against the scourge. Full text...

  • Benin gets first public sector drug plant
    26 april 2001 14:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's first plant for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products in the public sector is to be inaugurated 15 May, an official source said in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Clinton steals the show at African AIDS Summit
    26 april 2001 12:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Making his second visit to Nigeria in nine months, but this time as a private citizen, former US President Bill Clinton stole the show at the opening session of the African AIDS Summit in Abuja Thursday, attracting the loudest ovation from the crowd. Full text...

  • Malaria is major cause of death in Benin
    26 april 2001 12:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Malaria is a major cause of death among children aged between zero and five in Benin, according to the country's National Malaria Control Programme (PNLP). Full text...

  • Tanzania stops using chloroquine for malaria treatment
    26 april 2001 11:45:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Tanzanian government said it would stop using chloroquine as a cure for malaria in the country starting August, press reports said Thursday. Full text...

  • Experts say rural doctors are expected to train nurses
    26 april 2001 11:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Doctors working in rural areas should impart certain areas of their knowledge to primary care nurses in order to benefit their patients. Full text...

  • Euphoria over generic AIDS drugs in Mali
    26 april 2001 08:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The possibility of manufacturing generic drugs in Mali is far away despite the hope raised by the recent withdrawal of a court case lodged by pharmaceutical companies against the South African government over the issue, according to sources at the Malian Factory of Pharmaceutical Products (UMPP). Full text...

  • AIDS virus co-discoverer at Abuja Summit
    25 april 2001 21:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Luc Montaigner, the French scientist, who in 1983 announced the discovery of the AIDS virus with American Robert Gallo, has arrived in Abuja for the African AIDS Summit, called to forge a common front against the disease. Full text...

  • WHO develops new malaria drug to save children
    25 april 2001 21:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A new malaria drug pioneered by the World Health Organisation could soon prevent 100,000 deaths yearly among African children who suffer from severe malaria, WHO said in a statement on Wednesday. Full text...

  • WHO develops new malaria drug to save children
    25 april 2001 21:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A new malaria drug pioneered by the World Health Organisation could soon prevent 100,000 deaths yearly among African children who suffer from severe malaria, WHO said in a statement on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Researchers denounce ""greedy"" pharmaceutical companies
    25 april 2001 19:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African health researchers have denounced pharmaceutical companies in the developed world for using the continent as a testing ground for drugs prohibited in their respective countries. Full text...

  • ADF approves grant for Zambia's AIDS programme
    25 april 2001 19:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based African Development Fund (ADF) Wednesday approved a grant of one million Units of Account, approximately 1. Full text...

  • Local centre in Mali mounts an AIDS awareness campaign
    25 april 2001 17:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The social service of the Kati health centre, 18 km from Bamako, Wednesday launched an awareness campaign on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases as part of its activities aimed at protecting the population against these diseases. Full text...

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