Health - AIDS
  • Churches claim donors neglect them in war against HIV/AIDS
    08 may 2003 21:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An executive for the southern Africa region of the World Council of Churches, Dr. Full text...

  • Red Cross launches campaign for people living with HIV
    08 may 2003 16:56:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A poster competition to promote more understanding and compassion for people living with HIV/AIDS in East Africa has been launched on the occasion to commemorate World Red Cross Red Crescent Day, the Nairobi office of the international body said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian Red Cross launches HIV/AIDS campaign stamp
    08 may 2003 12:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Red Cross Thursday launched two postage stamps on HIV/AIDS as part of a renewed war against the disease, which has infected more than 3 million people in the country. Full text...

  • Mozambique's HIV prevalence rate estimated at 14.6%
    07 may 2003 20:21:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's current HIV prevalence rate among adults is estimated at around 14. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's religious AIDS Week targets stigma
    07 may 2003 16:06:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian Orthodox, Muslim and Protestant leaders have affirmed their commitment to influencing their followers in fighting the stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS home-care givers in Zambia discuss way forward
    06 may 2003 21:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Home care givers to those afflicted by HIV/AIDS in Zambia Tuesday began a two-day workshop here to brainstorm on attracting assistance from international organizations as well as determine new prevention strategies and methods of care for patients. Full text...

  • Nigerian Red Cross uses postage stamps in HIV/AIDS campaign
    06 may 2003 13:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Red Cross (NRC) in collaboration with the Nigerian Postal Services has produced two stamps to heighten HIV/AIDS awareness in the country, spokesperson Umo Okon indicated here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mozambican Health Minister harps on anti-AIDS fight
    05 may 2003 18:30:00
    Inhambane- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Health Minister Francisco Songane said Monday that the Maputo government considered the fight against HIV/AIDS crucial to national development. Full text...

  • Brazil to produce anti-retrovirals in Mozambique
    03 may 2003 18:45:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Brazilian government has expressed interest in manufacturing HIV/AIDS anti-retroviral drugs in Mozambique, the national news agency, AIM, reported in Maputo Saturday. Full text...

  • Imams join fight against AIDS in Mali
    29 april 2003 21:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian League of Imams and Islamic Scholars (LIMAMA) has resolved to use Friday prayer sessions to sensitise Malians on HIV/AIDS, Imam El Hadj Mohamed Fode Cisse affirmed while launching the initiative that is backed by the NGO Population Service International-Mali (PSI-Mali) and USAID. Full text...

  • Swazi AIDS carrier informs lovers of her status before dying
    29 april 2003 10:45:00
    Kwaluseni- Swaziland (PANA) -- A female student at the University of Swaziland's Kwaluseni campus has left a handful of lovers in misery after she informed them she had AIDS shortly before succumbing to the scourge. Full text...

  • UNCIEF to spend US$5 million to combat AIDS in Ethiopia
    28 april 2003 11:28:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UNICEF has allocated over US$5 million to finance integrated HIV/AIDS intervention activities in Ethiopia this year, the children agency's country representative, Bjorn Ljungqvist, said here Monday. Full text...

  • French NGO denounces Pretoria's AIDS policy
    24 april 2003 21:48:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Activists from the Paris branch of the NGO Act Up on Thursday staged a sit-in at the South African embassy here to denounce the policy of the Pretoria regime regarding access to anti-retrovirals for South African HIV-positive patients. Full text...

  • Officials upbeat about pregnant women AIDS project in Congo
    23 april 2003 21:57:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese health officials are upbeat following the first phase of the pilot treatment project for HIV- positive pregnant women meant to protect newborns against mother-to-child transmission. Full text...

  • Kenyan don vouches for disabled in HIV/AIDS fight
    23 april 2003 17:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan university don on Wednesday claimed that the country's disabled have been forgotten in the fight against HIV/AIDS as no organisation has bothered to design messages that benefit the disadvantaged group. Full text...

  • Kibaki urges Kenyans to discuss HIV/AIDS openly
    23 april 2003 17:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya on Wednesday stressed the need for people to freely talk about HIV/AIDS if the war against the pandemic is to be won. Full text...

  • Price of antiretrovirals to drop in Burkina Faso
    23 april 2003 13:04:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe government and Canal Industries Pharmaceutics Laboratory (CINPLA) of India have signed a convention to provide antiretrovirals (ARV) drugs to AIDS patients at reduced prices. Full text...

  • US firm launches new HIV drug for Africa
    23 april 2003 12:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Television viewers in Africa may still recall the agony on the face of Nkosi Johnson, the 12-year-old South African orphan as he struggled to swallow more than 20 HIV anti-retroviral drugs per day. Full text...

  • Nigeria to draw from $15m HIV/AIDS grant
    22 april 2003 12:19:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will from July start drawing from the US$15 million grant from the World Bank to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic in West Africa, the country's chair of National Action Committee on AIDS (NACA), Babatunde Osotimehin, has said in Abuja. Full text...

  • Kenya takes grassroots HIV/AIDS bodies to drawing board
    20 april 2003 15:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan health authorities have announced plans to overhaul the country's Constituency-based AIDS Control Committees (CACCs) to strengthen the fight against the pandemic, said to be killing over 700 Kenyans daily. Full text...

  • Malian imams, Islamic scholars take drills in AIDS control
    16 april 2003 19:41:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Some 45 imams and scholars from the Malian League for Islamic Solidarity began a two-day workshop here Wednesday on the prevention of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • South African AIDS activists to launch 'black' Easter protest
    16 april 2003 18:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Anti-AIDS campaigners in South Africa have threatened nationwide protests named the "Black Easter Campaign" to force pharmaceutical companies to give free anti-retroviral drugs. Full text...

  • HIV positive children get free ARVs in South Africa
    16 april 2003 12:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Health authorities in South Africa's Western Cape province on Wednesday announced the provision of "triple cocktail" antiretrovirals (ARVs) for HIV positive babies and toddlers. Full text...

  • NGO provides one-year free anti-retrovirals in Kenya
    16 april 2003 11:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The NGO Kenya Society for People with AIDS (KESPA) operating the western region says it will henceforth supply free anti-retroviral drugs to AIDS sufferers visiting its voluntary counselling and testing centres. Full text...

  • French NGO's rally to fight HIV/AIDS
    15 april 2003 20:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Eight French NGOs, including Act Up Paris, Solidarity AIDS and the Danielle Mitterrand Foundation, have launched a campaign of fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Mali hosts 4-nation HIV/AIDS training course
    15 april 2003 18:05:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Medical and paramedical personnel from four West African states are attending a training-of-trainers workshop in Bamako, on caring for HIV/AIDS patients, the Malian Health ministry said Tuesday. Full text...

  • US pharmaceutical company offers Namibia cheaper HIV/AIDS drugs
    15 april 2003 09:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- An American pharmaceutical company on Tuesday added Namibia to the list of African countries to which it will offer steeply discounted prices on anti-retroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kabbah speaks against dismissing HIV-positive soldiers
    15 april 2003 07:54:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has distributed 100,000 condoms to the Armed Forces of Sierra Leone and assured that HIV-infected soldiers would not be dismissed from the army. Full text...

  • Kenyan cabinet meets on HIV/AIDS control
    14 april 2003 15:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki Monday chaired a cabinet committee meeting on the control of HIV/AIDS in the country. Full text...

  • Anti-AIDS campaign moves to funerals in Swaziland
    14 april 2003 10:47:00
    Malagwane- Swaziland (PANA) -- The acting minister of health and social welfare in Swaziland, Senator John Carmichael, has suggested the holding of awareness campaigns against the spread of HIV/AIDS during funerals in the tiny landlocked kingdom. Full text...

  • 10 percent of transfused blood in Africa untested for AIDS, says
    13 april 2003 18:46:00
    WHO Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- About 10 percent of blood banks used for transfusion in the 46 countries of WHO African region is not tested for HIV/AIDS, according Jean-Baptiste Takpo, an Adviser to WHO/Africa on blood transfusion. Full text...

  • Reunion provides AIDS training to Namibian doctors
    13 april 2003 17:58:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A group of Namibian doctors has concluded AIDS training in Windhoek, with the support of Reunion's NGO RIVE, and the Reunion Department Hospital Centre (CHD), officials said in Saint-Denis. Full text...

  • South African Church leaders resolve to fight HIV/AIDS
    13 april 2003 16:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Church leaders in South Africa resolved at the weekend to fight HIV/AIDS "with the same passion and vigour" with which apartheid was fought. Full text...

  • Lobbyists urge US Senate to endorse Bush's plan for AIDS
    12 april 2003 13:58:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- The Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa (CARA) -- an affiliate of Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) -- has commended the leadership of the US Senate for showing interest in HIV/AIDS control and prevention programmes in Africa. Full text...

  • Ghanaian AIDS manager says programmes must focus on patients
    11 april 2003 18:46:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- Kofi Asare, Ghana's Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services said Friday that HIV/AIDS control programmes in the country must focus more on the concern of People Living With AIDS (PLWHA). Full text...

  • Anger at S. African govt's delays in signing AIDS accord
    11 april 2003 16:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has come under fire once again for its HIV/AIDS policies after it failed to sign an agreement which would see the distribution of more than US$42 million into KwaZulu-Natal, the province worst hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Swazi deputy premier calls for arrest of malicious HIV carriers
    10 april 2003 09:52:00
    Lobamba- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swazi deputy Prime Minister Arthur Khoza has suggested the arrest of carriers who knowingly spread the AIDS virus (HIV). Full text...

  • Kenya Govt intensifies war on HIV/AIDS
    09 april 2003 15:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government has set aside 1. Full text...

  • South African nurses withdraw from anti-AIDS treatment body
    07 april 2003 21:31:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Members of the South African Nursing Council (SANC) on Monday withdrew from activities of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). Full text...

  • Kenya MPs challenge President, colleagues to screen for AIDS
    07 april 2003 16:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- With an estimated 3 million Kenyans infected, and an average 700 of them dying daily of HIV/AIDS, two parliamentarians have challenged fellow MPs as well as President Mwai Kibaki to test for the deadly virus and thus encourage the wider public to undergo screening. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS hits Yamoussoukro hard
    07 april 2003 12:09:00
    Yamoussoukro- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's capital of Yamoussoukro, in the north of the country, is one of the area's most affected by the AIDS pandemic, with an HIV prevalence rate of 14 percent, said Dr Adonis Gba, of the city hospital's department of dermato-venerology. Full text...

  • Botswana, Namibia and Zambia launch cross-border AIDS program
    06 april 2003 16:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Red Cross Societies in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia Sunday launched a joint home-based care program for people living with HIV/AIDS along their common borders in Namibia's Caprivi region, where the prevalence rate is an alarmingly high 43 percent. Full text...

  • US company in Liberia outlines HIV/AIDS treatment for workers
    03 april 2003 23:35:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The US Trading Company in Liberia has indicated plans to expand health care benefits on AIDS and AIDS- related conditions for its workers through extensive prevention and awareness programmes and treatment options that would include provision of anti-retrovirals. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana spearheads AIDS campaign
    03 april 2003 19:59:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana has placed under his charge a technical committee to oversee the country's HIV/AIDS campaign. Full text...

  • AIDS draft policy to be tabled before Ghanaian parliament
    31 march 2003 18:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) is to table a draft policy on the scourge and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) before parliament by August, an official said. Full text...

  • Liberian hospitals get HIV/AIDS test kits
    31 march 2003 16:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Nigerian Ambassador Ogbonnaya Nduaka on Monday donated a consignment of HIV/AIDS test kits and laboratory equipment to two hospitals in Monrovia for an AIDS prevention project initiated by the Nduaka Education Foundation, a U. Full text...

  • 8,000 Nigerian adults benefit from anti-retroviral drugs
    30 march 2003 14:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- At least 8,000 adults living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria have benefited from an ambitious government programme to provide anti-retroviral drugs to needy citizens in the past one year, according to the chair of the national committee on AIDS, Babatunde Osotimehin. Full text...

  • EU helps to finance clinical testing of anti-AIDS drugs
    28 march 2003 20:17:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Parliament has adopted a resolution for the European Union to help finance a clinical testing programme for drugs against HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. Full text...

  • CCA lobbies US Congress for US$15 billion AIDS grant to Africa
    28 march 2003 19:04:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- The US Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) Friday announced the creation of an affiliate to lobby Congress to approve President George W. Full text...

  • UNICEF unveils anti-AIDS plan in three African countries
    28 march 2003 18:48:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- UNICEF unveiled here Friday a five- year programme to combat HIV/AIDS among youths in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe. Full text...

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