Health - AIDS
  • '4 million people on ART therapy in low, middle income nations'
    30 september 2009 11:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 4 million people in low and middle income coun tries were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the close of 2008, representing a 36% increase in one year and a 10-fold increase over five years, according to a new report released Wednesday by the World Health OrganiSation (WHO), the UNICEF and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AID S (UNAIDS). Full text...

  • Human Rights groups condemn deportation of HIV-positive migrants
    24 september 2009 14:12:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- National governments, in cooperation with international agencies and donors, should reconsider their decision to deport people living wi t h HIV/AIDS, human rights groups said. Full text...

  • UNAIDS, political, business leaders partner against HIV/AIDS
    22 september 2009 14:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the president s of Senegal and Uganda and some leading businessmen, on Monday in New York, US, signed an agreement to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mothers to their b abies in Africa. Full text...

  • 95 countries request large amounts of funding to fight AIDS
    18 september 2009 17:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced here Friday that 95 countries had requested a total of US$ 4. Full text...

  • Germany boosts HIV/AIDS prevention within ECOWAS
    10 september 2009 15:43:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS and the Federal Republic of Germany have further deepened their cooperation through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support ECOWAS member states on reproductive health and HIV-AIDS preven t ion. Full text...

  • Bamako to host world conference on HIV/AIDS
    09 september 2009 11:49:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian capital, Bamako, will next November host a world conference on the status of research for vaccine against HIV/AIDS, PANA learnt from the Malian Health Ministry Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNAIDS Executive Director expected in Rwanda 27 August
    24 august 2009 18:20:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/ AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibأ©, is expected in Rwanda on an official visit last f r om 27 August to 3 September. Full text...

  • US, Angola sign pact to fight HIV/AIDS
    10 august 2009 12:36:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Angol an Minister of External Relations Assunأ§أ£o Afonso dos Anjos Monday signed the â?Partnership Framework between the Government of the Republic of An gola and the Government of the United States of America to Combat HIV/AIDS for 2009 to 2013. Full text...

  • Senegal calls for joint efforts in fighting AIDS
    31 july 2009 21:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Prime Minister Souleymane Ndene Ndiaye Thursd ay called on its development partners, including the civil society groups, to join the government in its efforts to "deal a deadly blow" to HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Economic crisis 'slows AIDS spread' in Zimbabwe
    27 july 2009 12:18:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's long running economic crisis has slowed the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, a researcher said Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopian Health Minister to chair Global Fund Board
    10 july 2009 16:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Ethiopian Minister of H e alth, as the new board chair, the global fund announced Friday. Full text...

  • Global AIDS control fund provides treatment for 2.3 million people
    09 july 2009 23:48:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria control Global Fu nd provides anti-retroviral treatment for 2. Full text...

  • UNAIDS chief urges renewed focus on HIV cure
    02 july 2009 19:07:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Researchers and policy makers must refocus their attention to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS to safeguard the future of mothers and the unbor n children, 300,000 of whom are infected in Africa every year, a top UN official s aid here Thursday. Full text...

  • UNAIDS chief urges renewed focus on HIV cure
    02 july 2009 12:34:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Researchers and policymakers must refocus their attention on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS to safeguard the future of mothers and the unborn children, 300,000 of whom are infected in Africa every year, a top UN official said here. Full text...

  • Ban seeks more commitments to HIV/AIDS battle
    17 june 2009 06:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that economic crisis should not be an excuse for UN member states to abandon commitment to the fight against HIV and AIDS, but should rather be ''an impetus'' to make the right investments that will yield be nefits for generations to come. Full text...

  • UNICEF hails departed SA youth AIDS activist
    14 june 2009 14:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UNICEF has hailed departed South African youth AIDS activist and Digital Diarist Thembi Ngubane, who died Thursday at the age of 24. Full text...

  • Citizens endorse radical plan to fight HIV/AIDS
    08 june 2009 14:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A summit attended by people living with AIDS, AIDS commi ssioners, government representatives, development organisations and the UN has e n dorsed a radical plan to end Aids especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, organizers s a id here Monday. Full text...

  • WB lends Mali US$6m for HIV/AIDS control
    22 may 2009 11:58:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The World Bank Board Thursday approved a US$6-million loan to Mali as additional funding for the country's Multi-sectoral HIV/AIDS Con trol Project (MAP), the World Bank said in a statement made available to PANA Fr i day in Bamako. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to protect PLWAs from discrimination
    15 may 2009 07:27:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua has sent a bill to th e national assembly (parliament) which, if passed into law, will make it an offe n ce to discriminate against any person on the grounds of actual or perceived HIV s tatus. Full text...

  • 'Political, legal discrimination increases HIV infection'
    05 may 2009 07:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said legal and political discrimination against vulnerable groups had continued to un dermine public health responses to HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Global Fund strengthens efforts to prevent corruption
    01 may 2009 14:25:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced Friday that it would issue a code of conduct within the coming weeks f o r all suppliers of goods and services in an effort to prevent, detect and sancti o n anyone involved in misuse of its financing. Full text...

  • Global Fund strengthens efforts to prevent corruption
    01 may 2009 13:26:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced Friday that it will issue a code of conduct for all suppliers of goods and services in an effort to prevent, detect and sanction anyone involved in misuse of its financing. Full text...

  • Zambia scales up HIV/AIDS prevention programmes
    22 april 2009 11:37:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government said it would target over 3 milli on people, in particular pregnant women and HIV-exposed children, under the prog r amme to be administered from the 15 million Canadian dollars grant committed to t he scaling up of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) s e rvices in nine African countries with high prevalence rates. Full text...

  • Kenyan researchers confront hurdles in fight against HIV/AIDS
    17 april 2009 11:49:00
    Eldoret- Kenya (PANA) -- International scientists working in the field of HIV/AID S research in western Kenya have stumbled on a new challenge involving the testi n g and effectively curbing the spread of the disease amongst discordant couples. Full text...

  • France expresses concern about Pope's condom view
    18 march 2009 22:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – France on Wednesday express-ed concern about comments by P ope Benedict XVI that HIV/AIDS could not be fought with the distribution of cond o ms. Full text...

  • Zambian doctors dump hospitals for HIV/AIDS NGOs
    08 march 2009 12:47:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Medical doctors in Zambia are leaving government institu tions to join various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) dealing with HIV/AID S , the Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) has said. Full text...

  • 7th 'Fuuta' initiative on AIDS awareness to kicks off
    03 march 2009 07:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Musician Abou Thiam will on Wednesday begins the 7th edition of his annual caravan, called 'Initiative Fuuta', meant raise consciousness on dangers of HIV/AIDS and other activities affecting the people. Full text...

  • World Bank grants Burundi US$ 15 million to fight AIDS
    10 february 2009 19:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The World Bank will grant US$ 15 million to the gove rnment of Burundi within the framework of the implementation of the second multi s ector project of fight against HIV/AIDS over the next three years, PANA learnt f r om official sources here. Full text...

  • Mozambique's ex-president suggests circumcision to halt HIV spread
    10 february 2009 18:29:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, has recommended that African leaders consider circumcision as a way of reducing the s pread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • African First Ladies call for more political power to check HIV/AIDS
    03 february 2009 20:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's First Lady Azeb Mesfin Tuesday called for greater political power for women to prop their influence in the war against the triple threat of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis on the continent. Full text...

  • African First Ladies call for more political power to check HIV/AIDS
    03 february 2009 19:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's First Lady Azeb Mesfin Tuesday called for greater political power for women to prop their influence in the war against the triple threat of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis on the continent. Full text...

  • African First Ladies call for more political power to check HIV/AIDS
    03 february 2009 14:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's First Lady Azeb Mesfin Tuesday called for greater political power for women to prop their influence in the war against the triple threat of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis on the continent. Full text...

  • Workshop on HIV/AIDS holds in Libya
    02 february 2009 14:33:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan National Centre of Prevention and Fight Again st Transmittable and Endemic Diseases here on Sunday held a workshop on the norm s and processes of treatment of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • AIDS: Global Fund partners with Standard Bank in Africa
    26 january 2009 15:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) - – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Monday announced that it had signed a pilot partnership agreement with the St a ndard Bank, Africa’s largest banking group in terms of assets, geographical spre a d and market capitalization, to offer 'pro bono' support to Global Fund grant re c ipients in selected African countries. Full text...

  • Two Congos partner against HIV/AIDS
    16 january 2009 14:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- HIV/AIDS control associations from Congo and the Dem ocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Thursday agreed to join their efforts to fight t h e pandemic, a source close to the Congolese health ministry said here Friday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS telethon raises 191.4 million CFA F in Mali
    30 december 2008 16:48:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- About 191. Full text...

  • Gabonese women involved in fight against AIDS
    23 december 2008 10:30:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Women leaders in various sectors will work with the Gabonese ministry in charge of AIDS control to help lower HIV prevalence in the country, where the current average is 5. Full text...

  • Human rights body calls for urgent ARTs for Kenyan children
    16 december 2008 15:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- International Human rights watchdog, the Human Rights Wa tch Tuesday raised the red flag over the fate of over 40,000 children in Kenya s u ffering from the HIV/AIDS virus, saying they were likely to die in the next 24 m o nths if they do not receive antiretroviral treatment (ART). Full text...

  • Mali puts over 4,000 patients on ART
    15 december 2008 11:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A community-based organisation caring for people living with HIV/AIDS in Mali, CESAC, has placed more than 4,000 patients under anti-retroviral therapy (ART), officials told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Promising anti-AIDS tests carried out in Africa
    12 december 2008 19:20:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Promising tests of a drug for HIV/AIDS were carried out i n South Africa and Cote d'Ivoire, Jean-Claude Chermann, renowned French virology specialist, declared here. Full text...

  • Mali to intensify prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission
    12 december 2008 08:11:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Supreme National Aids Control Council (HCNLS) in Mali, which met in ordinary session Thursday under the chairmanship of President Amad o u Toumani Touré, has recommended the intensification of prevention of mother-to- c hild HIV transmission (PMTCT) across the country. Full text...

  • International AIDS conference ends in Dakar
    08 december 2008 07:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The 15th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Africa rounded off in Dakar on Sunday, with participants recommending more efforts and resources to further contain the HIV/AIDS pandemic on the continent. Full text...

  • UNICEF supports HIV screening for Gabon babies
    06 december 2008 13:35:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- UNICEF has offered a technical plateau for HIV/AIDS s creening among newly-born babies from AIDS-positive mothers in Gabon as well as m edicines to the Owendo peadiatrical Hospital, near Libreville, an official source here told PANA Saturday. Full text...

  • 'No HIV/AIDS vaccine in the short-term'
    05 december 2008 23:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The director of the National Agency of Research on HIV/A IDS and viral hepatitis (ANRS), Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, declared on F riday in Dakar that there is no vaccine in the short-term to fight the HIV/AIDS e pidemic. Full text...

  • Herbalists urge cooperation between modern, traditional medicines
    05 december 2008 18:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Angered by their exclusion from the health sectors in mo st countries of the world, traditional medical practitioners Friday protested th e ir lot in Dakar, Senegal, saying there was the need for modern and traditional m e dicines to cooperate and collaborate. Full text...

  • High AIDS prevalence rate reported in Guinean mining sites
    05 december 2008 09:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Mining development sites in Guinea have recorded a 5% HIV prevalence rate, four times higher than the national rate which is estimated at 1. Full text...

  • Rwandan First Lady calls for new leadership in HIV/AIDS war
    04 december 2008 22:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa needs very strong leadership that can help streng then its response to HIV/AIDS by creating an environment favourable for the war a gainst the pandemic, Rwandan First Lady, Mrs. Full text...

  • Wade throws challenge on HIV prevention in Africa
    04 december 2008 12:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has called on HIV/AIDS activists to do more towards preventing further spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, while stressing the importance and need of house-to-house sensitization campaign among communities. Full text...

  • Global Fund rejects Namibia's funding application
    04 december 2008 09:52:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Global Fund has thrown out Namibia's round eight application for US$160 million to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, after the country failed to meet standards set by the Fund's technical review panel, government said Thursday. Full text...

  • Mozambican public service suffering effects of HIV/AIDS
    02 december 2008 18:57:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The public service in Mozambique is seriously suffer ing the effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic which translates into high levels of mo r tality and absenteeism and makes it difficult to meet planned targets, according to the Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Ministry, Eduardo Nhampossa. Full text...

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