Health - AIDS
  • World Bank promises additional $500 million to fight AIDS
    28 april 2001 10:30:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- The president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn said the institution would shortly provide additional 500 million US dollars toward the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Full text...

  • Kadhafi denounces industrialised countries on HIV/AIDS
    27 april 2001 14:49:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • UNFPA urges greater preventive effort in HIV/AIDS fight
    27 april 2001 13:11:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Thoraya Obaid, Friday advocated stronger preventive effort to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS, as a ground- breaking African Summit on the pandemic wound up in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja. Full text...

  • Churches to break 'awkward silence' about AIDS
    26 april 2001 23:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- "What are we going to do with AIDS? Are we going to adopt the Dakar Declaration after that of Kampala and then leave it at that?" a clergyman asked. Full text...

  • Obasanjo, Clinton remember Sullivan
    26 april 2001 19:39:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and former US President Bill Clinton Thursday paid tribute the Reverend Leon Sullivan, the African-American civil rights leader who died Wednesday in the US, aged 78. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit: Bill Gates supports UN efforts
    26 april 2001 19:08:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for world-wide response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, at the ongoing Africa AIDS Summit in Abuja Thursday, has received instant support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Full text...

  • Annan, Obasanjo call for Anti-AIDS Trust Fund
    26 april 2001 18:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo have called for the establishment of a global trust fund to help raise the necessary resources to battle HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit opens in Abuja
    26 april 2001 14:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The African Summit on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases opened in Abuja Thursday with several African Heads of State, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former US President Bill Clinton attending. Full text...

  • UNESCO stresses education in Africa's HIV/AIDS game plan
    26 april 2001 14:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the on-going African summit on HIV/AIDS in Abuja, Nigeria, UNESCO has recommended preventive education as a vital component in the continent's struggle against the scourge. Full text...

  • Euphoria over generic AIDS drugs in Mali
    26 april 2001 08:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The possibility of manufacturing generic drugs in Mali is far away despite the hope raised by the recent withdrawal of a court case lodged by pharmaceutical companies against the South African government over the issue, according to sources at the Malian Factory of Pharmaceutical Products (UMPP). Full text...

  • AIDS virus co-discoverer at Abuja Summit
    25 april 2001 21:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Luc Montaigner, the French scientist, who in 1983 announced the discovery of the AIDS virus with American Robert Gallo, has arrived in Abuja for the African AIDS Summit, called to forge a common front against the disease. Full text...

  • Local centre in Mali mounts an AIDS awareness campaign
    25 april 2001 17:30:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The social service of the Kati health centre, 18 km from Bamako, Wednesday launched an awareness campaign on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases as part of its activities aimed at protecting the population against these diseases. Full text...

  • Bamako hosts workshop on HIV/AIDS diagnosis
    25 april 2001 10:41:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A five-day workshop drilling participants on quality HIV diagnosis is into the third day in Bamako, Mali. Full text...

  • Ivorian HIV/AIDS plan due release
    25 april 2001 08:10:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government would next 3 May unveil its 2000-2002 HIV/AIDS control plan of action, official sources in Abidjan said at the start of the week. Full text...

  • Ghana pleads for AIDS drugs for unborn babies
    24 april 2001 23:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's minister of health, Dr Richard Anane said the country stands to lose the moderate gains made in the Expanded Immunisation Programme and the control of infectious paediatric diseases if nothing is done to prevent pregnant women from transmitting the HIV virus to their unborn babies. Full text...

  • East Africa set to take AIDS cue from South Africa
    24 april 2001 20:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- If South Africans are celebrating the victory in the recent case in which 39 major pharmaceutical firms had challenged a law permitting the making or importation of cheaper AIDS drugs, drugs access lobby groups in Kenya are over the moon. Full text...

  • AIDS activists march on parliament
    24 april 2001 18:55:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- About 200 people living with HIV/AIDS on Tuesday marched on the Mozambican parliament in Maputo to demand legislation defending the rights of workers infected by HIV. Full text...

  • OAU seeks International assistance against HIV/AIDS
    24 april 2001 14:50:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has called for a massive international assistance to help Africa to successfully tackle HIV/AIDS, as the technical Ministerial session of the African AIDS Summit got underway in Abuja Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN Radio to transmit AIDS Summit live to Africans
    24 april 2001 14:33:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- UN Radio says it is covering the Abuja Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases, with a view to reaching a wider audience. Full text...

  • Ministerial session kicks-off African AIDS Summit
    24 april 2001 14:19:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Ministerial/Technical session of the African AIDS Summit opened in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, Tuesday, prefacing a concerted effort by the continent to squarely confront the scourge of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and related infectious diseases. Full text...

  • Nigeria committed to AIDS fight
    24 april 2001 11:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria, host of this week's African Summit on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Related Diseases, has re-stated its commitment to the fight against AIDS. Full text...

  • No Accurate Figure Of HIV/AIDS Carriers In Africa
    22 april 2001 20:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Ebrahim Samba, has said that there was no accurate figure of HIV/AIDS carriers in Africa, as different organisations have been giving conflicting figures in different parts of the continent. Full text...

  • African AIDS Summit: Body Seeks Support For AIDS Vaccine
    22 april 2001 20:01:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ahead of this week's African Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases in Abuja, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has urged all participants to accelerate the development of preventive vaccines for AIDS and assure their worldwide availability. Full text...

  • Benin to participate in AIDS summit in Abuja
    22 april 2001 14:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin will participate in the Special OAU Summit on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmissible diseases scheduled 25-27 April in Abuja, Nigeria, official sources announced in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Tanzanian employers count HIV/AIDS toll
    22 april 2001 11:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- As the people's attention gets shorter, the employers face the difficult challenge of trying to get their employees think longer-term about the escalating HIV/AIDS pandemic. Full text...

  • Experts say 30 million Africans will die of AIDS in 10 years
    20 april 2001 23:33:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Some 30 million Africans will die of AIDS related complexes in the next 10 years, three consultants revealed this week in an international scientific conference in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. Full text...

  • Workshop recommends incentives for HIV/AIDS victims
    20 april 2001 20:36:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Participants at a just-ended workshop on HIV/AIDS here have recommended incentives for the formation of an association of People Living With Aids (PLWA). Full text...

  • ILO Meeting to Discuss Code on Fair Treatment of HIV Victims
    20 april 2001 15:00:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The International Labour Organisation has circulated to all member countries a draft code it expects to be accepted as a global guide on elimination of discrimination against HIV/AIDS victims in workplaces. Full text...

  • Netherlands offers support in fight against AIDS
    20 april 2001 14:53:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Netherlands has offered Burkina Faso reagents for HIV tests and medicines for treatment of opportunistic diseases related to AIDS valued at 325 million CFA F. Full text...

  • Kenya plans to allow parallel importation of drugs
    20 april 2001 11:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The importation of the parallel generic version of HIV/AIDS drugs could be allowed in Kenya once a bill recently tabled in parliament becomes law. Full text...

  • Germany supports HIV/AIDS fight in Burkina Faso
    19 april 2001 23:28:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Germany Thursday allocated 1. Full text...

  • Ugandan President proposes Africa HIV/AIDS fund-raise
    19 april 2001 22:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has proposed a fund-raise by African leaders finance anti- retroviral treatment for the world's 36 million HIV carriers. Full text...

  • Annan says fight against AIDS requires total mobilisation
    19 april 2001 21:42:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan says dealing with the HIV/AIDS scourge in Africa requires the co-operation of all leaders on the continent, working together and mobilising their whole societies. Full text...

  • Ghana HIV/AIDS Foundation inaugurated
    19 april 2001 20:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A 15-member board of trustees of the Ghana HIV/AIDS Foundation (GHAF) was inaugurated Wednesday in Accra with a call on Ghanaians to mobilise resources to fight the syndrome. Full text...

  • Appeal for anti-HIV drugs to protect unborn babies
    19 april 2001 18:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A legal consultant with the Dakar- based African Council of AIDS Service Organisations (AfriCASO), has called on African governments to mobilise resources for anti-retroviral treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women. Full text...

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