Health - AIDS
  • Rwanda to get World Bank assistance to fight HIV/AIDS
    30 august 2001 21:42:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda is set to benefit from the World Bank's assistance in the fight against HIV/AIDS, health officials said in Kigali on Thursday. Full text...

  • Spiralling HIV/AIDS cases worry administrators
    29 august 2001 10:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Administrators in Kenya's Nyanza province say the rise in HIV/AIDS infection among communities along the Lake Victoria beaches has reached alarming proportions. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS drugs to be manufactured in Ghana
    29 august 2001 08:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An HIV/AIDS drug, Anti Retro Viral drugs (ARV), would soon be manufactured in Ghana for patients at an affordable price, Health minister Richard Anane announced Tuesday in Accra. Full text...

  • Anti-retrovirals not cure for AIDS
    28 august 2001 21:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A medical expert has cautioned persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia against reverting to risky behaviour after getting anti-retroviral drugs. Full text...

  • Women's Day focuses on fight against AIDS
    27 august 2001 14:46:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The Guinean national Women's Day, celebrated 27 August, is focusing this year on the fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Full text...

  • Japan props Togo's fight against HIV/AIDS
    24 august 2001 23:31:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Japanese government has granted 427,350 dollars to Togo in support that country's fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Uganda's AIDS campaign impresses Mozambican deputies
    22 august 2001 22:43:00
    Kampala- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican parliament deputies visiting Uganda said they were impressed by the manner in which Ugandans have openly dealt with issues of sexuality, condom use and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their efforts to stop the disease. Full text...

  • Pharmaceuticals to reduce anti-retrovirals price for Congo
    22 august 2001 15:49:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo would shortly enter into agreements with several pharmaceutical firms to supply the country with reduced priced anti-retrovirals, the minister of Health and Humanitarian Action, Leon Alfred Opimbat, said. Full text...

  • NGO acquires more HIV/AIDS hotlines
    20 august 2001 19:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Availability of information on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria will receive a boost from Tuesday when a Non-Governmental Organisation unveils more HIV/AIDS hotlines in Lagos. Full text...

  • 78 test positive in local HIV screening
    19 august 2001 14:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Some 78 out of 167 people who underwent blood tests in Debre Marcos hospital in East Gojjam Zone of Ethiopia's Amahara State were found HIV positive, health authorities said Sunday. Full text...

  • Kenyan urged to fight AIDS on all fronts
    18 august 2001 14:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Vice President George Saitoti Saturday said the AIDS pandemic was reversing the country' development as the total prevalence HIV rate hit the 13. Full text...

  • Mauritius launches National AIDS Plan
    17 august 2001 17:18:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Friday launched a National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan 2001/2005, designed to prevent new infections and step up care for patients. Full text...

  • Graca Machel urges change in war against HIV/AIDS
    16 august 2001 09:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former Mozambican First Lady Graca Machel has urged the Anglican Church to use its strengths to mobilise people in the war against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Kenya launches "HIV/AIDS Hotline"
    16 august 2001 08:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has launched a national HIV/AIDS hotline to provide information on the pandemic to anyone requiring urgent assistance and guidance. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS threatens Tanzania's gains in child health
    14 august 2001 23:15:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The scourge of AIDS is threatening to erode Tanzania's achievements in child health as an increasing number of children are getting infected by their mothers living with HIV, which causes the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Conference seeks African solution to AIDS
    14 august 2001 22:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Deputy President Jacob Zuma on Monday lamented that the stigma attached to AIDS had resulted in horrific forms of discrimination and violence including rejection, ridicule and death, for HIV infected individuals and people with AIDS related aliments. Full text...

  • Bishops attend All- Africa HIV/AIDS workshop
    13 august 2001 23:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane opened the All- Africa Anglican Conference HIV/AIDS workshop in Boksburg, South Africa Monday by urging delegates to find an "African solution" to the pandemic. Full text...

  • Youth embark on HIV/AIDS campaign
    13 august 2001 11:54:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A youth group, Mauritius Youth for Life, would this week launch a campaign to sensitise students on HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Ethiopia imports duty-free drugs for AIDS patients
    12 august 2001 15:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has started importing duty-free life-prolonging drugs for AIDS sufferers, President Negaso Gidada announced Sunday. Full text...

  • Agency says Ethiopia needs 2.8 million-dollar AIDS drugs
    11 august 2001 11:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Drug Administration and Control Authority said some 24 billion birr (about 2. Full text...

  • Lagos Begins Massive HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign
    10 august 2001 14:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lagos State, with one of Nigeria's highest HIV prevalence rates, Saturday begins massive HIV/AIDS prevention rallies in all its 20 local governments. Full text...

  • Journalists refuse free AIDS tests
    10 august 2001 08:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- There was mild drama at Nairobi's Kenyatta National Hospital Thursday when journalists from various media houses in the Kenyan capital declined to undergo free tests for the incurable HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Mali moves to prevent AIDS among truck drivers
    08 august 2001 15:38:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian health minister Dr Traore Fatoumata Nafo launched Tuesday in Bamako an operation aimed at preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS among truck drivers plying along inter-state roads in West Africa. Full text...

  • Congolese NGOs network against HIV/AIDS
    07 august 2001 23:13:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A national network has been set up in Congo to coordinate action in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Youth panel hopeful about battle with HIV/AIDS
    07 august 2001 21:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Participants at a panel discussion organised by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Senegalese government sounded positive Monday about prospects in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Immunisation urged for HIV positive children
    06 august 2001 19:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Western Cape Health Department Monday called for all children, even if they be HIV positive, to be immunised against major vaccine-preventable diseases. Full text...

  • Minister says HIV/AIDS endangers Namibians
    06 august 2001 08:31:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS pandemic could wipe out the entire Namibian society unless urgent preventative measures are taken, a government minister warned in Windhoek Sunday. Full text...

  • Minister wants youth involved in anti-AIDS fight
    05 august 2001 18:46:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Youth Minister Joel Libombo Sunday called on the youth in the country to join forces in the fight against sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Obasanjo orders free condoms for soldiers
    05 august 2001 13:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has directed the nation's military authorities to provide free condoms for soldiers to protect them from contacting HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • AIDS orphans 10,000 in Kenyan district
    05 august 2001 11:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In the last ten years more than 10,000 children have been orphaned in Kenya's western district of Rachuonyo after their parents died of AIDS, district sources said. Full text...

  • 10,000 children orphaned by AIDS in Kenyan District
    03 august 2001 18:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 10,000 children have been orphaned after their parents died of AIDS in Kenya's western District of Rachuonyo over the last 10 years, the local press reported in Nairobi Friday. Full text...

  • Benin hosts headquarters of sub-regional AIDS programme
    03 august 2001 15:05:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin is to host the Headquarters of the sub-regional programme on fight against spread of HIV/AIDS on the "Abidjan-Lagos Corridor," Public Health Minister, Celine Seigon Kandissounon, has announced. Full text...

  • Orthodox Church joins mobilisation against HIV/AIDS
    03 august 2001 10:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Orthodox Church Friday said it would in collaboration with its Sunday Schools, soon launch a nation-wide anti-HIV/AIDS campaign involving 2. Full text...

  • Party joins church in dismissing condom use
    03 august 2001 09:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A spokesperson for the African Christian Democratic Party in South Africa has backed the stance of the Catholic Church against the distribution of condoms to young people as a means of checking the spread of HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • Church teams up with govt to fight HIV/AIDS
    01 august 2001 19:49:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Catholic Church in Tanzania has formed a technical team to oversee all HIV/AIDS activities in its 30 dioceses in the country as part of a national response against the rapid spread of the incurable disease. Full text...

  • Most Kenyans say abstinence is not realistic - Survey
    31 july 2001 17:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Most Kenyans do not consider abstinence from sex as a realistic option of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, a 1999 Kenya Assessment Survey report says. Full text...

  • UNIFEM launches HIV/AIDS programme for women
    31 july 2001 10:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The regional office of the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Dakar, Tuesday started a "Gender HIV/AIDS" programme, which covers five countries in the region, within the framework of the Pan-African women's activities. Full text...

  • Regional anti-AIDS workshop underway in Cotonou
    30 july 2001 21:09:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- At least 60 delegates are attending a sub-regional workshop in Cotonou, whose aim is to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS within the Abidjan- Lagos corridor. Full text...

  • Kenyan NGOs press for new ways to fighting HIV/AIDS
    30 july 2001 17:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Aids Counselling and Support services (TACASS), a Nairobi-based NGO, has urged for new ways to combating HIV/AIDS, after observing that there were no signs the scourge was abating despite the huge sums of money spent to curb its spread. Full text...

  • Zambia targets young men in HIV/AIDS fight
    30 july 2001 13:20:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A health expert in Zambia Monday in Lusaka called for effective implementation of programmes targeting young men in fighting HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • UN envoy hails anti-AIDS efforts
    29 july 2001 15:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General's special envoy on HIV/AIDS has hailed Nigeria's efforts at combating the disease, saying such efforts had not been matched by any other African country. Full text...

  • West African nations establish corridor against AIDS
    29 july 2001 14:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The West African nations of Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and Cote d'Ivoire have decided to join efforts to effectively control AIDS by setting up a health corridor at their respective borders. Full text...

  • Patients protest delay in ordering anti-retrovirals
    29 july 2001 10:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- People living with HIV/AIDS in Addis Ababa Sunday threatened to stage a protest march in the Ethiopian capital to publicly express disappointment over the government's delay in providing medicines that prolong the lives of persons living with the deadly virus. Full text...

  • Minister cum herbalist confirms working on HIV/AIDS treatment
    27 july 2001 21:39:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Public Works minister Stella Sicau this week confirmed that she was concocting traditional medicine to treat HIV/AIDS sufferers. Full text...

  • AIDS conference in Afrikaans in the pipeline
    26 july 2001 21:17:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian NGO, Catholic AIDS Action, is to host an AIDS conference in the Afrikaans language, the first of its kind in the country. Full text...

  • Clinical trials on HIV/AIDS herbal preparations end
    26 july 2001 20:56:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana has completed clinical tests on HIV/AIDS herbal preparations, Nana Offei Agyen-Tutu III, Head of the Traditional and Alternative Medicines Directorate (TAMD) of Health Ministry, said Thursday. Full text...

  • Internet AIDS database launched
    26 july 2001 18:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Nairobi-based organisation, ATCnet, has launched an Internet database on the African health and HIV/AIDS crisis. Full text...

  • Britain funds partnership against AIDS in Africa
    26 july 2001 17:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID), in consultation with the joint UNAIDS programme on HIV-AIDS, Thursday awarded a contract worth more than 23 million pounds to Action Aid in support of the international partnership against Aids in Africa. Full text...

  • Sex workers to attend workshop on AIDS control
    26 july 2001 16:42:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Sex workers will be among participants of a three-day workshop on planning programmes to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission in the Abidjan-Lagos migration corridor. Full text...

  • Nigeria begins using anti-retrovirials in September
    26 july 2001 11:08:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's increasingly serious fight against HIV/AIDS pandemic is set to move to a crucial stage with the scheduled start of the government-supervised use of anti-retroviral drugs in the country from September. Full text...

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