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  • 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...

  • Kenya to formulate law on importing generic drugs
    05 june 2001 14:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan authorities announced Tuesday that they were working on legislation that would allow the importation of anti-retroviral generic drugs. Full text...

  • Three doctors suspended for malpractice
    05 june 2001 14:18:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan's Medical Council has suspended three doctors for malpractice that led to the death of three patients, the council said in a statement reported in the press Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mineworkers demand AIDS fund
    05 june 2001 12:53:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) wants government to set up a National AIDS Fund to help fight the pandemic in the country. Full text...

  • AIDS control training for Benin journalists
    05 june 2001 11:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 60 journalists from Benin's print and broadcast media begin an AIDS training Wednesday in Bohicon, 100-km from Cotonou. Full text...

  • India Firm to market AIDS drugs in Tanzania
    05 june 2001 10:34:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- An Indian company, CIPL's Pharmaceuticals, plans to market in Tanzania, cheaper HIV/AIDS anti-retroviral drugs as the government grapples with the epidemic, the local press reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • 70 million dollars to help fight Meningitis in Africa
    05 june 2001 08:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Bill and Melinda Foundation, an international Non-Governmental Organisation, has announced a 70 million-US-dollar grant to help eliminate meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • 12 billion CFA for AIDS control in Cote d'Ivoire
    04 june 2001 16:42:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire requires some 12 billion CFA francs for the implementation of its 2001-2002 action plan for AIDS control, a government official said. Full text...

  • Demands for foreign doctors and nurses increasing
    04 june 2001 16:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A report released Monday by the Mauritian Training and Productivity Ministry revealed that demands for foreign doctors and nurses are increasing in the island's clinics and private hospitals. Full text...

  • Ex-Benin students produce anti-malarial soap
    04 june 2001 15:12:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A soap called "Palusepso" is said by its Benin inventors to be capable of protecting the body from malaria, due to its very active components that act on the plasmodia. Full text...

  • Madikizela-Mandela recovering in clinic
    04 june 2001 12:56:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the controversial ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, was in a stable condition Monday after being admitted to a Johannesburg clinic at the weekend. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Drafts Tobacco Control Legislation
    03 june 2001 17:03:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's Health Minister Timothy Stamps said Sunday the government was drawing up a tobacco consumption code to protect both smokers and non-smokers from the effects of smoking. Full text...

  • Minister says anti-retrovirals will be available soon
    02 june 2001 16:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Health Minister Francisco Songane Friday said that generic anti-retroviral drugs will be available later this year in units of the Mozambican national health service. Full text...

  • Mozambique will import anti-retroviral drugs
    01 june 2001 23:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Health Ministry has pledged to introduce anti-retroviral drugs, which prolong the lives of people suffering from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, into the national health service. Full text...

  • Botswana mounts campaign against Tsetse fly
    01 june 2001 22:13:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) - ­ Botswana is off to a controversial spraying exercise to rid its remote northern parts of the tsetse fly. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan appoints envoy on HIV/AIDS to Africa
    01 june 2001 21:41:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has announced the appointment of Stephen Lewis, a former Canadian ambassador and an advocate for Africa, as his Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • Japan grants 4.8 million dollars for immunization programme
    01 june 2001 16:48:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Japan and UNICEF signed Friday an agreement under which a grant of 4. Full text...

  • AIDS on the increase among pregnant women
    31 may 2001 21:30:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Twenty of every 100 pregnant women who attend ante-natal consultations in Mozambican health units are infected with HIV, the virus that causes the lethal disease AIDS, according to Martinho Djedje, spokesperson for the Co-ordinating Council of the Health Ministry, which has been meeting in Maputo since Monday. Full text...

  • Anti-AIDS NGO Launches Website
    31 may 2001 15:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian non-governmental organisation, Journalists Against AIDS on Wednesday launched its media resource centre and new Website in Lagos as part of efforts to sensitise the media and the public to the scourge. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Slashes AIDS drug prices
    31 may 2001 11:35:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Two international drug manufacturers have slashed the prices of AIDS medicines for Zimbabwe, pharmaceutical officials said Thursday. Full text...

  • WHO, PATH team up to fight Meningitis in Africa
    30 may 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In what sounds an ambitious partnership against Meningitis, the Seattle-based Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) say they are joining forces to confront the disease in sub Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Japan reaches out to Sudan's polio programme
    30 may 2001 19:47:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The government of Japan is to grant Sudan 2. Full text...

  • WHO says tobacco obstructs child rights
    30 may 2001 15:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The WHO says tobacco is increasingly becoming a major obstacle to the rights of children worldwide. Full text...

  • Opposition party unveils AIDS policy document
    30 may 2001 08:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has unveiled a living AIDS policy discussion document in an attempt to implement a comprehensive anti-retroviral treatment programme in the country. Full text...

  • Malaria rocks Mozambique
    29 may 2001 22:56:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Health units across Mozambique registered a more tan three million cases of malaria last year in a population of 17 million inhabitants. Full text...

  • Comoros authorities, WHO fight leprosy
    28 may 2001 21:38:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- The Comoros government the World Health Organisation (WHO) have launched a leprosy eradication programme in the country. Full text...

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