Health - AIDS
  • AIDS advocates blast wealthy nations on funding
    09 august 2008 18:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Health advocates at the just-concluded XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico have said the industrialised countries are falling short of their goal of universal HIV treatment by 2010. Full text...

  • Ban: Stigma the biggest hurdle in battle against AIDS
    07 august 2008 23:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Prejudice against people living with HIV/AIDS makes them a fraid to speak out and allows the disease to make its deadly impact around the g l obe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Botswana's ex-president launches campaign for HIV-free generation
    06 august 2008 20:17:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, who won international praise for his battle against the HIV epidemic in his country, has launched “Champions for an HIV-free Generation,” a group of renowned African leaders calling for their peers to rethink and step up efforts to prevent the spread of HIV. Full text...

  • Ghana voices cautious optimism in AIDS war gains
    05 august 2008 20:49:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Managers of Ghana's HIV/AIDS- programme have voiced cautiou s optimism in gains made in the war against the pandemic saying although the pre v alence rate is sliding, it is too early to heave a sigh of relief. Full text...

  • UNAIDS report shows gains in HIV/AIDS prevention
    30 july 2008 16:08:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The number of people killed by AIDS-related deaths reduced for a second straight year in 2007 after rising for more than two decades, due t o intensified global efforts to fight the scourge, according to a UN agency repo r t released here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Anti-retroviral therapy lowers HIV/AIDS cases in Zambia
    30 july 2008 13:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The provision of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has lower ed HIV/AIDS-related hospital admissions and reduced stress levels among health c a re workers, a study released here has revealed. Full text...

  • Kenyan adults snub condoms, fueling fresh HIV infections
    30 july 2008 08:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More Kenyans are getting infected with the HIV virus even though more than 25 million of them are not aware of their health status. Full text...

  • Germany joins fund to fight AIDS in Mozambique
    29 july 2008 17:42:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Germany Monday joined the Common Fund for the Fight against AIDS in Mozambique and contributed one million euros (about US$ 1. Full text...

  • UN scribe to address International AIDS confab
    24 july 2008 20:31:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says combating AIDS will be a top priority on his first official visit to Mexico, scheduled to begin on 3 August. Full text...

  • Human rights abuses fuelling global HIV epidemic, Rights groups charge
    16 july 2008 14:35:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Unless governments act to end the human rights abuses fu elling the spread of HIV, little progress will be made towards addressing the gl o bal epidemic, some 400 AIDS and human rights organisations have charged. Full text...

  • Nigeria assures of genuine anti-retroviral drugs
    10 july 2008 07:59:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has dispelled speculations that the anti-retroviral drugs being used in the country may not be as potent as the ones being used in developed countries. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe introduces new AIDS drug
    08 july 2008 14:50:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe said Tuesday it would introduce a new AIDS dr ug to curb HIV-related turberculosis (TB). Full text...

  • UN agency charges Mozambique on resources to fight HIV/AIDS
    07 july 2008 18:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique should be able to absorb and make good us e of the existing financial resources allocated for the fight against HIV/AIDS, i f these activities are to be sustainable. Full text...

  • African artists to feature in France AIDS concert
    03 july 2008 18:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian reggae stars Alpha Blondy and Tiken Jah Fakoly, a mong other singers, will perform in a concert here Friday to celebrate the 10th " Solidays" Festival, which proceeds are used every year to finance AIDS control p r ojects in France and about 20 other countries. Full text...

  • Teachers in Zambia hardest hit by HIV/AIDS
    02 july 2008 10:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Secondary School Teachers Union of Zambia (Sestuz) h as said about 600 teachers die annually from HIV/AIDS-related illness. Full text...

  • Civil societies harmonise plans to fight AIDS in Mozambique
    18 june 2008 19:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Civil society organisations united in the fight agai nst HIV/AIDS in Mozambique have expressed their commitment to contribute to harm o nise all national strategies against the pandemic. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence declines in Kenya
    17 june 2008 17:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Kenya has fallen below 6 per cent, a senior executive of international pharmaceutical firm, GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK), said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Shortage of Anti-retroviral drugs hits Congo
    17 june 2008 11:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- People living with HIV/AIDS in Congo Tuesday denounc ed the "shortage" of the Anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), the Congolese state-owned radio announced here. Full text...

  • Official says HIV/AIDS programmes must be sustainable
    16 june 2008 11:08:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Programmes to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic should be sustainable in order to reduce dependence on donors and the vulnerability of cou n tries to any kind of political manipulation or pressure. Full text...

  • Mozambican communities to be involved in fight against AIDS
    13 june 2008 18:58:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican communities should be effectively involve d in the fight against HIV/AIDS since their exclusion could cause some social an d economic instability in the country, the country's association of networks agai n st the pandemic said Friday. Full text...

  • Civil Society critical of Mozambican govt's response to AIDS
    13 june 2008 18:27:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Civil society bodies, affiliated to the Mozambican N etwork of Associations against HIV/AIDS (MONASO), say they are not satisfied wit h the government's response to the epidemic. Full text...

  • Number of Mozambicans receiving HIV/AIDS treatment rises
    12 june 2008 15:29:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The number of HIV-positive Mozambicans receiving the life- prolonging anti-retroviral therapy has risen by over 1,500 per cent within the l a st three years. Full text...

  • More Mozambicans given anti-retroviral drugs
    11 june 2008 20:15:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- In just over three years, Mozambique has increased the num ber of HIV-positive people receiving the life-prolonging anti-retroviral therapy by over 1,500 per cent. Full text...

  • Ban: Progress made towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment
    11 june 2008 20:05:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The world has made "important achievements" in its quest t o obtain universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support by 2010 demonstrating what can be done where there is sufficient political will, Secreta r y-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Some African cultural practices influence spread AIDS – UN report
    10 june 2008 21:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Cultural factors in Africa, including gender inequalit ies, wife inheritance and some sexual practices, need to change and be better un d erstood if the fight against HIV/AIDS is to be more effective, according to a ne w United Nations report. Full text...

  • UNFPA donates 5 million condoms to Congo
    29 may 2008 11:05:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has donated 5 million male condoms to the National AIDS Control Council(SEP/CNLS) in Congo, an official source here told PANA on Thursday. Full text...

  • HIV tests reveal shocking results among students in western Zambia
    28 may 2008 12:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Although the HIV/AIDS prevalence in Zambia has reduced f rom 15. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS prevalence drops in Zambia
    28 may 2008 08:41:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS prevalence in Zambia has reduced from 15. Full text...

  • Senegalese Minister urges researchers on HIV/AIDS to collaborate
    27 may 2008 01:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese minister of health, Dr Safiétou Thiam, on Mon day opened the scientific day on the history of research on AIDS (ANRS) in Dakar with a call on researchers worldwide to collaborate in efforts on HIV/AIDS issue s . Full text...

  • Senegalese Minister urges researchers on HIV/AIDS to collaborate
    26 may 2008 23:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese minister of health, Dr Safiétou Thiam, on Mon day opened the scientific day on the history of research on AIDS (ANRS) in Dakar with a call on researchers worldwide to collaborate in efforts on HIV/AIDS issue s . Full text...

  • UNAIDS official calls for enhanced health system
    22 may 2008 23:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Director of the support team to UNAIDS regions for A frica, Békélé Grunitzky, said on Thursday in Dakar that there cannot be a respon s e to AIDS without an enhanced health system. Full text...

  • Course on AIDS introduced in African schools of journalism
    14 may 2008 20:06:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The workshop intended to introduce lessons on HIV/AIDS in African schools of journalism and communication, which started here Tuesday, is m eant to evaluate information processing on AIDS in the West African media. Full text...

  • WB lays new AIDS strategy for 2007-2011
    14 may 2008 13:56:00
    Washington- USA (PANA) -- A new World Bank report launched Wednesday said African countries must continue to champion HIV prevention efforts to slow and reverse the rate of new HIV infections, so that HIV/AIDS will remain for the foreseeable future, an unprecedented economic, social and human challenge to sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Mauritius seeks UN assistance in fight against HIV/AIDS
    13 may 2008 18:47:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- In a meeting with a UN delegation, led by Region al Director Mark Sterling. Full text...

  • DRC plans for its 40,000 AIDS orphans
    10 may 2008 19:19:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo and partners (National Multisectoral Aids Control Programme,UNICEF,USAID and the Health Policy Initiative) are proposing to organise sensitisation workshops this month on the harmful consequences of HIV/AIDS, particularly for children. Full text...

  • Congo adopts national anti-AIDS framework
    09 may 2008 22:58:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government on Thursday adopted in Braz zaville a new national strategic framework against HIV/AIDS for the 2009-2013 pe r iod to reduce the prevalence of the disease and improve the treatment of people l iving with HIV, officials said. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: 'Old men spread virus to girls'
    02 april 2008 12:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Though Africa is making good progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the epidemic threatens more the growth and survival of teenage girls than young men of the same age, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot has warned. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian PLWAs being killed in Libya'
    18 march 2008 08:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A concerned Nigerian citizen, Ikechukwu Nwabufor, has alleged that Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS are being killed by some medical doctors in Libya, according to a report in the private Punch newspaper Tuesday. Full text...

  • Partnership in slashing HIV/AIDS to be focus of UN-backed meeting
    11 march 2008 21:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Major actors in the worldwide struggle against the HIV/AID S pandemic will share experiences of how partnerships can expand the reach of th e ir programmes at a meeting co-sponsored by the United Nations this June in Ugand a , where the infection rate has been slowed and around half those infected reache d by treatment. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS survey kicks off in Gambia
    04 march 2008 19:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in part nership with a developmental organisation, 'Nova Scotia-Gambia Association' (NSG A ), has started a nationwide "HIV/AIDS awareness and knowledge baseline survey" t a rgeting an identified "vulnerable groups" in the Gambia, NSGA's liaison, Lamin F a tty, revealed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Malawi to regulate AIDS 'healers'
    04 march 2008 13:14:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi is to review legislation aimed at regulating claimants of an AIDS cure, a senior presidential aide has said. Full text...

  • Ghana's HIV prevalence rate slips, but authorities caution against complacency
    23 february 2008 10:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's HIV prevalence rate for 2007 declined to 1. Full text...

  • About 100,000 people are receiving ARV therapy
    22 february 2008 23:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- About 100,000 HIV-positive people in Mozambique are now receiving the life prolonging anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs through a variety o f projects, many of them funded by the United States, in all 11 provinces, accor d ing to a report in Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". Full text...

  • Group urges Bush to remove restrictions on HIV/AIDS funding
    20 february 2008 07:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- As US President George Bush touched down in Accra Tuesday night for a three-day visit, a Pan-African organisation spearheading the anti-HIV/AIDS campaign has called on him to remove restrictions that govern US funding of HIV/AIDS activities in African countries. Full text...

  • Germany boosts HIV/AIDS fight in S/Leone with 4m-euro donation
    15 february 2008 08:51:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Germany has donated 4 million euros to Sierra Leone to boost the African nation's fight against HIV/AIDS. Full text...

  • President Jammeh resumes HIV/AIDS, infertility treatment
    08 february 2008 14:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, Friday resumed his "HIV/AIDS treatment," with the fifth batch of 150 patients at a military clinic i n "Marina Parade in Banjul," the director of the programme, Dr. Full text...

  • Mozambique health minister calls redoubling of efforts against HIV/AIDS
    05 february 2008 20:25:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA - Mozambican Health Minis-ter Ivo Garrido has called for a redoubling of efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in order to reduce substantially the HIV prevalence rate. ) Full text...

  • Nigerian state governor orders HIV test for top govt officials
    26 december 2007 08:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In an effort to demystify HIV/AIDS and encourage voluntary HIV tests, Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu of Nigeria's central Niger state has ordered compulsory HIV/AIDS test for his commissioners, special advisers and other top government functionaries, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Sub-regional workshop on HIV opens in Bujumbura
    11 december 2007 13:06:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A sub-regional workshop on HIV/AIDS opened here Tuesday, with the participation of experts from the six member countries of the Great Lakes Initiative (GLI) on HIV. Full text...

  • China hands out beans for PLWAs in Ethiopia
    10 december 2007 11:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- China Monday donated 14 tonnes of haricot beans to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Ethiopia as assistance to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Full text...

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