Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, This was announced on Wednesday at the first ministerial meeting of the Global Alliance to end AIDS in Children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  It marked a step up in [...]
©- - 02 february 2023 - 05:17:42 - thread Health (655 words)


Washington, DC, US (PANA) - As the US marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the country has provided more than $100 billion to save more than 25 million lives and contributed to the resilient [...]
©- - 29 january 2023 - 08:02:28 - thread Health (430 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius on Friday opened its first  community sexual health clinic in a bid to provide a panoply of services to further support  individuals suffering from Human Immuno Deficiency  Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immuno Deficiency  Syndrome (AIDS). Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Kailesh Jagutpal, said the Banian Centre will provide doctors, [...]
©- - 03 december 2022 - 06:29:41 - thread Health (308 words)


Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi's health ministry said on Thursday the country is showing the way in West and Central Africa in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Providing statistics to back its position on World AIDS Day on Thursday, it said 90% of people living with HIV/AIDS in the country had known [...]
©- - 01 december 2022 - 13:55:58 - thread Health (306 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - Activities marking World AIDS Day, commemorated on 1 December each year, were organised on Thursday at the Equestrian Square in Abu Setta, on the Tripoli Corniche, aimed at raising public awareness about this disease, its symptoms and transmission processes. Organised under the theme: "Equality", the day is [...]
©- - 01 december 2022 - 12:43:17 - thread Health (271 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The UN chief is marking World AIDS Day on Thursday with a call to action to end the inequalities which are blocking progress towards stopping the pandemic, and eradicating the virus. “The world has promised to end AIDS by 2030,” said Secretary-General  António Guterres in his official message, [...]
©- - 01 december 2022 - 05:04:30 - thread Health (642 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Inequalities will prevent the world from meeting agreed global targets on AIDS, but a “feminist route map” can get countries back on track, the UN agency leading the fight against the disease said in a report published on Tuesday. The study shows how gender inequalities and harmful [...]
©- - 30 november 2022 - 05:28:53 - thread Health (587 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius will introduce shortly the HIV and AIDS (Amendment) Bill to the National Assembly to broaden the scope of HIV testing nationwide and allow for a greater number of persons to know their HIV status, the Government Information Service (GIS) said here Friday. The objective is to [...]
©- - 26 november 2022 - 07:55:34 - thread Health (168 words)


Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - A workshop on the National AIDS Strategy (2023-2028) has been held in Tripoli, aimed at defining the objectives to be achieved in the implementation of the plan. It was organised by the Department of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases of the National Centre for Disease Control, in [...]
©- - 12 november 2022 - 16:22:41 - thread Health (220 words)


New York, US (PANA) - While more than three-quarters of all adults living with HIV are receiving some kind of treatment, the number of children doing so, stands at only 52 per cent. In response to this startling disparity, UN agencies UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO, and others, have formed a global alliance [...]
©- - 02 august 2022 - 05:29:36 - thread Health (458 words)


New York, US (PANA) - New UN data released on Wednesday showed that the decline in new HIV infections which can lead to full-blown AIDS has slowed. Globally, the number of new infections dropped by only 3.6 per cent between 2020 and 2021, the smallest annual decline in new HIV infections [...]
©- - 28 july 2022 - 05:14:54 - thread Health (558 words)


New York, US (PANA) - To end AIDS, beat COVID-19 and “stop the pandemics of the future”, the world needs to ensure global access to lifesaving health technologies, the UN Chef de Cabinet, Courtenay Rattray, has told a meeting of the General Assembly to review progress. The AIDS pandemic continues to be [...]
©- - 11 june 2022 - 06:14:12 - thread Health (522 words)


Amsterdam, The Netherlands (PANA) - Newly published research from the Netherlands has revealed the existence of a more transmissible and damaging variant of HIV, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said on Monday. People living with the newly revealed subtype experience double the rate of immune system decline (measured [...]
©- - 08 february 2022 - 05:42:43 - thread Health (403 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Out of the 110,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Guinea, only 48,000 have access to anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), Kadiatou Bodié Baldé, vice-president of the Guinean Network of Associations of Infected and Affected Persons (REGAP+), told the Guinean Press Agency (AGP) here Saturday. The same source said that [...]
©- - 04 december 2021 - 19:21:06 - thread Health (376 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The UNAIDS and the World Health Organization (WHO), on World AIDS Day marked here Wednesday, highlighted the urgent need to end the economic, social, cultural and legal inequalities that drive the AIDS pandemic and other pandemics around the world. With millions of lives on the line, UNAIDS and [...]
©- - 02 december 2021 - 08:00:57 - thread Health (855 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The executive secretary of the National AIDS Control Council (CNLS), Dr. Safiatou Thiam, has noted a decline in new HIV infections throughout Senegal. "New infections are falling everywhere in Senegal, except in the age group of young people from nineteen to twenty-four, but this is linked to [...]
©- - 01 december 2021 - 14:53:55 - thread Health (494 words)


Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Sixteen per cent of people living with HIV/AIDS in Senegal do not know their HIV status, the executive secretary of the National AIDS Council (CNLS), Dr. Safiatou Thiam revealed here Wednesday. "Sixteen per cent of people living with HIV do not know their HIV status because they [...]
©- - 01 december 2021 - 14:45:21 - thread Health (397 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius commemorated on Wednesday World Aids Day with testing and counselling through a mobile caravan that would travel around the country to encourage more people to come forward to be tested. Speaking on the occasion, the minister of Health and Wellness, Kailesh  Jagutpal, said Mauritius responded rapidly [...]
©- - 01 december 2021 - 13:43:48 - thread Health (371 words)


New York, UA (PANA) - The early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic were “plagued by confusion, fear, isolation, and discrimination” against those infected or at high risk, the President of the UN General Assembly reminded a commemorative meeting on Tuesday marking World AIDS Day – 40 years after the first [...]
©- - 01 december 2021 - 05:45:10 - thread Health (575 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Unless leaders tackle stark inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years, the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) warned on Monday in a new report. In an urgent call to action ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 [...]
©- - 30 november 2021 - 05:04:17 - thread Health (768 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) -  The UNAIDS and partners have warned in their 'Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free' report that progress towards ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women has stalled, a statement received by PANA here Wednesday said. As a result, it said none of the targets set for [...]
©- - 21 july 2021 - 22:24:40 - thread Health (1312 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Although the world has made “great strides” since the first case of AIDS was reported, four decades ago, the UN General Assembly President said on Tuesday that the “tragic reality” is that the most vulnerable remain in jeopardy.  “They are at greatest risk of being left [...]
©- - 09 june 2021 - 05:42:48 - thread Health (552 words)


Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius on Wednesday launched a new health caravan specialised in HIV/AIDS screening in Grand River North West, a suburb of Port-Louis, in a bid to offer better services to the community and also to raise awareness, especially among the youth, on the disease. According to Health and [...]
©- - 03 june 2021 - 07:24:07 - thread Health (175 words)


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of establishing a stronger partnership for a better response to HIV/AIDS on the continent. Under the agreement, the two organisations want to [...]
©- - 18 march 2021 - 15:27:46 - thread Health (335 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Women show a prevalence rate higher than 3.7 per cent in Congo, the Congolese government declared here Tuesday on the occasion of the International AIDS Day celebrated 1 December every year. According to a statement issued here, youths aged between 15 and 19 years present a prevalence [...]
©- - 01 december 2020 - 21:17:02 - thread Health (502 words)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Burkina Faso  Prime Minister Christophe Marie Joseph Dabiré on Tuesday called on the public to refrain from stigmatisation of people living with AIDS. Observing the World AIDS Day, Dabire said: "This day is the framework for demonstrations in support of people living with the virus. It [...]
©- - 01 december 2020 - 16:35:31 - thread Health (168 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The United Nations is commemorating World AIDS Day on Tuesday with a call for “global solidarity and shared responsibility” to overcome not only COVID-19, but also AIDS – another global pandemic that is still with us nearly 40 years after it emerged.  In a message, Secretary-General [...]
©- - 01 december 2020 - 11:54:13 - thread Health (333 words)


Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea's Prime Minister, Dr Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, on Monday hailed the courage and faith of people living with HIV. In a radio and television message ahead of the 32nd World AIDS Day on Tuesday, he said one pandemic should not hide or make us forget another, stressing [...]
©- - 01 december 2020 - 11:34:12 - thread Health (318 words)


Ne York, US (PANA) - Countries should adopt ambitious new targets to tackle HIV/AIDS to avoid hundreds of thousands of additional infections and deaths linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday. In its appeal, the specialised UN agency, UNAIDS, warned that the pandemic has pushed the world’s AIDS [...]
©- - 27 november 2020 - 05:27:24 - thread Health (405 words)


Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of running of stock of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference The UN health agency said in a statement [...]
©- - 07 july 2020 - 17:46:28 - thread Health (956 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Stocks of medication for HIV patients could run out in the next two months, because of higher costs linked to lockdowns and COVID-19 border closures, UNAIDS said on Monday. In a call to countries and manufacturers to take pre-emptive action now, the agency said that both the [...]
©- - 22 june 2020 - 13:35:39 - thread Health (418 words)


New York, US (PANA) - As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, decades of advances made in the battle against HIV are under threat, noted two UN agencies on Monday. And they point out that disruptions to treatment could cause hundreds of thousands of HIV-related deaths. “There is a risk [...]
©- - 12 may 2020 - 06:09:36 - thread Health (652 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo's First Lady Antoinette Sassou Nguesso has underlined the urgency for prevention of pediatric mother-to-child HIV transmission in the country. She made the remark on Monday during a  working visit to the Nkayi Rreferral Hospital in Bouenza, in the south of the country, the Congolese public radio [...]
©- - 10 march 2020 - 18:41:23 - thread Health (389 words)


New York, US (PANA) - Gender discrimination and violence, as well as “huge” gaps in education, are among the factors why women and girls remain vulnerable to HIV, according to the UN agency working to end the AIDS epidemic.  In a report launched on Thursday, UNAIDS noted that almost 40 years [...]
©- - 06 march 2020 - 05:31:55 - thread Health (581 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Minister of Health and Population, Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo, announced on Tuesday in Brazzaville that new HIV / AIDS infections are dominant in juvenile areas with a considerable increase since 2012 in Congo. She made the statement during a workshop to validate the national strategic framework [...]
©- - 26 february 2020 - 18:14:30 - thread Health (340 words)


Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambia’s First Lady, Esther Lungu, says the Zambian Government is committed to ending AIDS by 2030, and achieving HIV/AIDS epidemic control by 2021. The First lady disclosed this in a speech read on her behalf by Ministry of Health Assistant Director Cancer Prevention, Dr. Sharon Kapambwe, during [...]
©- - 11 february 2020 - 18:37:00 - thread Health (285 words)


Bamako, Mali (PANA)  -  Members of the West African network for Tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria (WANETAM) Wednesday began their annual meeting, the organizers told PANA here. The meeting, which ends Friday, aims to examine strategies for meeting the challenges of transforming results from clinical medical research on Tuberculosis (TB), AIDS and [...]
©- - 05 february 2020 - 21:10:03 - thread Health (301 words)


Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese government was urged on Monday by UNAIDS Country Representative, Baruani Yuma Kilundu, to redouble efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in order to achieve the 3/90 strategy by 2030. Low management of children with access to antiretroviral treatment under 20 per cent could prevent Congo [...]
©- - 28 january 2020 - 10:07:02 - thread Health (390 words)


Niamey, Niger (PANA) - In 2018, the number of people living with HIV in Niger was around 36,000; HIV prevalence in the general population has stabilized at 0.4% since 2012; and the estimated number of new infections to the virus is reduced by 70% in 6 years (from 6,000 cases [...]
©- - 11 january 2020 - 18:51:42 - thread Health (393 words)


Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says that in the last five years it has reached nearly 250,000 vulnerable Nigerian children affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and their caregivers. A statement from the US Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday noted that since 2014, the Local [...]
©- - 09 january 2020 - 07:14:15 - thread Health (282 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  While HIV status and reporting requirements raise legal issues related to patient confidentiality, one member of a civil society organisation said here on Friday that political leadership in Africa still needs to connect theory with real context. Cindi Kelemi, Executive Director of 'Bonela', a non-governmental organization in [...]
©- - 06 december 2019 - 17:41:21 - thread Health (405 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Chairman of the African Disability Alliance (ADA), El hadji Siddo Nouhou Oumarou, on Thursday complained that people with disabilities in Africa are still at the highest risk of HIV infection in Africa, stressing that the main reason is that this category of the population is [...]
©- - 05 december 2019 - 19:28:28 - thread Health (406 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Health experts on Thursday urged African governments and other stakeholders to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in elimination of the disease in order to save lives. The appeal came on the sidelines of the [...]
©- - 05 december 2019 - 16:42:34 - thread Health (393 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA)  -  A new cervical cancer programme initiated Tuesday on the sidelines of the week-long International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) will screen over 70,000 women aged 30-49, mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa, who are living with HIV/AIDS, an official source revealed here Tuesday. "The screening will [...]
©- - 04 december 2019 - 01:10:23 - thread Health (323 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwandan First Lady Jeannette Kagame on Tuesday commended continued efforts to include community education and social mobilisation towards addressing the gap in eliminating deaths caused by cervical cancer in Africa. "Women living with HIV are up to 10 times more likely to develop cervical cancer, making it [...]
©- - 03 december 2019 - 17:41:33 - thread Health (328 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  Rwandan minister of State for Public Health and Primary Health Care, Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi, on Monday added his voice to the call for "HIV free Africa" campaign and stressed that he is convinced that this target is achievable with every stakeholder's energy, cooperation and dedication. Experts believe [...]
©- - 02 december 2019 - 20:48:06 - thread Health (355 words)


Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana President, Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi, says despite its challenges, Botswana has decreased AIDS-related deaths from an estimated number of 7,300 cases in 2010 to 4,800 in 2018. Speaking during the commemoration of World AIDS day in Maun, President Masisi said it was due to the excellent treatment [...]
©- - 02 december 2019 - 19:52:01 - thread Health (244 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Nearly 18.6 million cumulative male circumcisions for HIV prevention were performed between 2008 and 2017 in 14 priority countries of East and Southern Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Participants of the week-long International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections STIs in Africa (ICASA), [...]
©- - 02 december 2019 - 16:46:26 - thread Health (336 words)


Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Domestic resource mobilization in fighting against HIV/AIDS is not just a technical issue but it is about how we can sustain our progress, the Chairman of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Dr Donald Kaberuka, said Monday in Kigali. Speaking at [...]
©- - 02 december 2019 - 13:31:05 - thread Health (363 words)