Health - AIDS
  • African countries leading global efforts to provide HIV care
    28 september 2010 15:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Several African countries, including Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Rwanda, have nearly met the international objectives of providing universal care for people living with HIV/AIDS, according to a joint UN assessment report released Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mugabe calls for universal HIV testing
    23 september 2010 08:01:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called for univ ersal testing and treatment for HIV to help combat the pandemic, the local media reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Malawi rules out policy on circumcision as anti-AIDS strategy
    15 september 2010 18:27:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi will not make it an official policy to promote and encourage circumcision among men as a way of preventing the spread of HIV, t h e virus that causes AIDS, two government officials announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate drops in Congo
    07 september 2010 17:40:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Congo is now 3. Full text...

  • UNAIDS to conduct more trials on HIV prevention gel for women
    03 september 2010 19:42:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Friday said two further clinical trials were being planned for a vaginal gel that has shown potential in reducing the risk of HIV and which, if confirmed, would be a major breakthrough in protecting women. Full text...

  • Nigeria, US sign MOU on HIV/AIDS
    26 august 2010 08:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and the United States have signed a six-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a new partnership framework in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Ivorian experts strategize against HIV/AIDS
    20 august 2010 16:24:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A national consultation was held Thursday in Abi djan, the Ivorian capital, on the development of a global strategy towards the f i ght against HIV/AIDS, at the initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). Full text...

  • UN moves to check new HIV infections among youth
    18 august 2010 17:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN is partnering with the organizers of the first-ever Youth Olympic Games to raise awareness about HIV among young people, who accoun t for 40 per cent of all new infections, as well as fight the stigma associated w i th the virus. Full text...

  • UNAIDS official stresses advocacy for rights of HIV-infected persons
    09 august 2010 21:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) â" The Director of UNAIDS Re-gional Bureau for West and Ce ntral Africa, Mrs. Full text...

  • UN welcomes Liberian efforts to contain HIV/AIDS
    06 august 2010 18:47:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has welcomed the launch of a new national strategy to combat HIV/AIDS, stressing the importance of tackling the disease before infection rates become high in the West African country. Full text...

  • Libya to hold AIDS awareness day
    04 august 2010 22:02:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya will on Monday hold an HIV/AIDS awareness day in t he capital, Tripoli, that will focus on the partnership programmes with internat i onal organizations and institutions in the fight against the pandemic and Sexual l y Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to stem fresh HIV cases
    28 july 2010 13:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will administer Anti-Retroviral Drugs (ARV) on ' high-risk groups' as a way of stemming fresh HIV cases, according to Director-Ge n eral of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Prof. Full text...

  • Germany offers US$ 93,000 to Angola to fight HIV/AIDS
    23 july 2010 18:53:00
    Ondjiva- Angola (PANA) -- The German government has provided about US$ 93,000 for the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Project in the Angolan districts of Kwanh a ma and Namacunde. Full text...

  • WHO announces new approaches to HIV prevention, treatment in Children
    20 july 2010 13:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for early treatment of children infected with HIV/AIDS to save many more lives, according to new recommendations from the global health body, obtained by PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • WHO promotes early HIV treatment to save millions
    19 july 2010 16:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Early detection and treatment of HIV- positive patients is critical in saving the lives of millions of sufferers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • 165 HIV/AIDS cases recorded in Angolan province in 6 months
    16 july 2010 16:14:00
    Kuito- Angola (PANA) -- One hundred and sixty five (165) new HIV/AIDS positive cases were recorded during the first half of this year in Bie Province, Kuito City health provincial director, Jose Augusto Gon?§alves disclosed Thursday. Full text...

  • Gambian leader discharges 'treated' HIV/AIDS patients
    13 july 2010 10:46:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, the self-accclaimed herbal doctor of the Presidential Treatment Programme (PTP), has discharged 41 treated H IV/AIDS patients out of the total of 46 who entered the sixth batch of his treat m ent programme on 12 February in his home town of Kainalia in the country's Western region. Full text...

  • UN honours 25 groups for working against HIV/AIDS
    12 july 2010 22:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN on Monday named 25 community-based groups across the world as winners of the 2010 Red Ribbon Award for their outstanding local leadership and action in responding to HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Senegal, Global Fund sign 50b CFAF pact on HIV/AIDS
    06 july 2010 11:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Director General of the Global Fund for the fight ag ainst HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, and the Senegalese Minister of State of Economy and Finance, Abdoulaye Diop, Monday in Dakar signed a 50 billion CFAF pact. Full text...

  • `Time for strategic action on HIV/AIDS in Middle East, North Africa'
    28 june 2010 08:49:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Despite much progress on understanding HIV infectious spread globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region stands as the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, inaccessible, and subject to much controversy, a health expert with the World Bank said Monday. Full text...

  • UN chief says funding threatens fight against HIV/AIDS
    16 june 2010 17:09:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The international community risks losing the global battle against HIV/AIDS, unless funding for projects to stem the spread of the disease and keep those infected healthy is sustained and increased, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned. Full text...

  • Global Funds, partners tackle HIV/AIDS scourge with US$ 150m
    01 june 2010 18:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) – The Global Fund’s largest private--sector contributor, PRODUCT-RED, has approved a funding of US$ 150 million to support Global Fund HIV and AIDS programmes in Rwanda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Zambia and South Africa, the Global Fund announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • HRW calls on Zambian leaders to condemn homophobic statements
    21 may 2010 15:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said the recent homophobic statements by religious leaders and government authorities risk undermining Zamb i aâ?s fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Malawi sentence will set back AIDS response, says Global Fund
    21 may 2010 14:36:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The conviction and sentencing of two men in Malawi based on their sexual orientation presents a serious threat to the country’s AIDS response, the Global Fund warned Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria's AIDS agency seeks tax to bridge funding gap
    21 may 2010 08:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has urged the federal government to introduce an 'HIV/AIDS tax' to help bridge f unding, the private Guardian newspaper reported Friday. Full text...

  • HRW to Uganda: Remove discriminatory provisions from HIV/AIDS bill
    20 may 2010 14:41:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Uganda’s parliament should amend a proposed law on HIV/AIDS to remove punitive and discriminatory provisions and to ensure that the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS are protected, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday, after the controversial bill was introduced. Full text...

  • US, Tanzania launch medication assisted therapy for drug users
    17 may 2010 13:30:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The United States in collaboration with the Tanzanian government Monday announced the establishment of the first Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) programme for drug users in sub-Saharan Africa, a crucial part of HIV control that allows addicts to return to a regular, productive and healthier life. Full text...

  • Social enterprise, PEPAL, targets Uganda's marginalized communities
    05 may 2010 18:59:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Social enterprise, PEPAL, announced on Wednesday it had teamed up with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to bring its Innovation Programme to sub-Saharan Africa to develop projects that would impact lives of marginalized communities. Full text...

  • US double financial aid to fight endemic diseases in Angola
    05 may 2010 16:35:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The United States assistance to Angola in 2010 has increased from US$ 18 million to US$ 32 million per year for the fight against malaria while for the HIV/AIDS it reached US$ 17 million from the previous US$ 7 million, the US ambassador to the country, Dan Mozena, said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Benin to spend more than 15 billion FCFA for AIDS control this year
    29 april 2010 21:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) – Benin has allocated more t-han 15 billion FCFA for AIDS control in 2009, up from 11 billion FCFA in 2008, according to a report on the assessment of resources and expenses on AIDS. Full text...

  • IOM initiates HIV/AIDS awareness programme in Somalia
    14 april 2010 07:52:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The International Office of Migration (IOM) has unveiled a two-year HIV/AIDS awareness programme aimed at vulnerable populations in Somalia. Full text...

  • Zambian female AIDS activist honoured for leadership qualities
    13 april 2010 17:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The United Nations special envoy for AIDS in Africa, Eli zabeth Mataka, has earned some international awards, including scholarships for Z ambian students, for her contributions to women and leadership development. Full text...

  • International Military HIV/AIDS Conference opens in Tanzania
    12 april 2010 14:05:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Government leaders must understand the challeng e posed by HIV/AIDS to every nation's security, and then act to overcome that ch a llenge, US Ambassador to Tanzania, Alfonso E. Full text...

  • Libya, UNDP sign agreement on AIDS prevention
    31 march 2010 21:27:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan National Centre for the Prevention and Control of Transmitted and Endemic Diseases and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement for the implementation of a project ai med at curbing the transmission of AIDS. Full text...

  • Donors assess Global Fund needs ahead of New York conference
    25 march 2010 16:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Donors to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria gathered in the Netherlands on Wednesday for a two-day meeting to assess funding needs for the 2011-2013 period, ahead of a pledging conference at UN the headquarters in New York in October. Full text...

  • Global Fund grants Burundi US$ 135m to fight HIV/AIDS
    24 march 2010 18:49:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi will receive a grant of US$ 135 million over the next five years, under the eighth round of the Global Fund to Fight HIV /AI D S, Tuberculosis and Malaria, official sources said in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence rate remains high in EAC armed forces
    23 march 2010 13:13:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The security of citizens of the East African Community (EAC) will best be guaranteed by securing the health of members of the armed forces of the EAC partner states, according to Rwanda's Defence Minister, General Marcel Gatsinzi. Full text...

  • Nigerian state governor, other officials undergo HIV test
    22 march 2010 13:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- To encourage the over 10 million residents of Lagos state to know their HIV status,the state governor, Babatunde Fashola, and members of his cabinet were Monday tested for HIV/AIDS test. Full text...

  • Over 100,000 women may be infected with HIV/AIDS
    19 march 2010 22:16:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- An Angolan medical doctor said on Friday that at least 109,376 Angolan women aged over 15 years and above may be infected with HIV/ AIDS, with an estimated prevalence rate of 3. Full text...

  • 16,000 people receiving ARV treatment in Rwanda
    19 march 2010 16:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- About 16,080 people, including 7,210 women and 8,870 men are receiving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in Rwanda, while only half of children HIV-positive are getting triple therapy to withstand the pandemic, official sources in Kigali told PANA Friday. Full text...

  • Angola recorded 250,000 fresh HIV cases in 2009 - official
    19 march 2010 10:05:00
    Lisbon- Portugal (PANA) -- Some 254,471 new HIV/AIDS cases were recorded in Angola in 2009, according to the country's HIV/AIDS Czar. Full text...

  • Benghazi AIDS conference wants stigma against HIV-infected people stopped
    18 march 2010 16:18:00
    Benghazi- Libya (PANA) -- The first international conference on HIV/AIDS ended Wednesday in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, with a call on the people to fight against stigmatization and seek ways of re-integrating HIV-positive patients into the society. Full text...

  • Japanese company commits US$ 10m to fight HIV/AID 2010-2019
    18 march 2010 11:24:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- The Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. Full text...

  • African govts urged to fight HIV/AIDS through schools
    16 march 2010 11:19:00
    Dakar Senegal (PANA) -- The coordinator of the African Network of Education for Health (RAES), the Senegalese Fara Diaw, has called on African governments to us e the schools as a tool of fighting HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Benghazi hosts int'l conference on fight against AIDS
    15 march 2010 19:44:00
    Benghazi- Libya (PANA) -- An international conference on AIDS, organized by the C entre for Endemic Diseases and Immunology of Benghazi, in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya, began Monday at the Medical Centre of Bengahazi (1,050 kilometres East of Tripoli). Full text...

  • 40-man squad to present Angola's case at 3rd CPLP congress on HIV/AIDS
    14 march 2010 19:43:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Member countries of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) will meet Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal's capital, as part of t he third congress of CPLP on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, PANA r eported from here Sunday. Full text...

  • US provides over US$ 1.65 billion to combat HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
    05 march 2010 08:11:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania and the US have signed a five-year par tnership framework agreement in support of the East African countryâ?s response to HIV/AIDS during the period 2009-2013. Full text...

  • HIV prevention, treatment not accessible to migrant workers in Southern Africa
    03 march 2010 08:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Migrant workers in Southern Africa have relativ ely low and inadequate access to HIV prevention and treatment services, although they have high vulnerability to infection, according to a new study by the Inter n ational Office of Migration (IOM). Full text...

  • Nigeria records 1,000 new HIV infections daily, says UNAIDS
    26 february 2010 07:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said that Nigeria records at least 1,000 new HIV infections every day, the p r ivately-owned Punch newspaper reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian leader meets with UNAID official over HIV/AIDS
    22 february 2010 17:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Acting President, Dr. Full text...

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