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  • 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...

  • Senegal moves against stigma of AIDS sufferers
    15 june 2001 19:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Health minister Awa Marie Coll Seck will on Saturday in Dakar launch an initiative dubbed 'Secure the Future,' directed at the plight of HIV/AIDS sufferers across West Africa. Full text...

  • Survey finds HIV/AIDS a serious problem in Niger
    15 june 2001 18:58:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- At least 60 percent of people sampled in a survey in Niger recognised the HIV/AIDS pandemic as the most serious public health problem in the country after Malaria, Meningitis and Measles. Full text...

  • 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...

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