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Stories about Health

13 August 2018

Romania's paediatrician shortage crisis signals red flags about its healthcare system

Several hospitals in towns outside the capital Bucharest operate with only one pediatrician on duty. When they take a vacation, the unit has to shut down.

3 August 2018

No Shame: How an online initiative in Kazakhstan is helping youth protect their sexual health

The Bridge

UyatEmes.kz is out to tackle the stigma that surrounds sex education in the former Soviet republic.

25 July 2018

Yet another vaccine scandal hits China's big pharma, sparking fear, rage — and censorship

For over a decade, a series of similar scandals have plagued China's emerging pharmaceutical industry, and people seem to have lost faith.

13 July 2018

First Malaria World Congress explores ways forward as elimination efforts stall

The message from the 1st Malaria World Congress: "We're at a crossroads. We neglect #malaria at our peril."

5 July 2018

First comprehensive study on child abuse in Madagascar points to alarming level of violence

89% of children report having suffered from domestic abuse at least once and 30% of minors in the island have had a child.

26 May 2018

Bangladesh's ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on drugs is leaving dozens dead

Human rights advocates say security forces are extrajudicially killing those suspected of drug crimes.

18 April 2018

Pressured by protests, the Bulgarian government increases funding for pediatric healthcare

"Our children and youth are the treasure of the whole country! Let's support the great doctors and nurses, who save our children's lives."

9 April 2018

On World Health Day, African Nations from East to West Struggle to Improve Basic Health Care

Whether it's psychiatric illness and stigmatization in Somalia, the rising drug abuse epidemic of Nigerian youth or the exodus of Nigerian doctors, the state of health across Africa remains precarious. 

1 April 2018

Highly Trained and Educated, Some Foreign-Born Doctors Still Can’t Practice Medicine in the US

There are tens of thousands of foreign-trained doctors who could help alleviate the shortage in the US, but many of them are not allowed to work.

24 March 2018

The Sterilization War In India That Never Stops

In 2015-16, 82% of women who got sterilized did so at a govt-run center. For family planning, 85% of government funds are allocated to sterilization, and 13.5% to equipment, salaries.

Tuberculosis Survivors Advocate To Eradicate The Disease From India

Community mobilization is key to ending Tuberculosis in India. The survivors of this disease are sharing their stories to strengthen the fight to eradicate TB from India.

27 February 2018

Who Is Responsible for the Avalanche of Garbage That Killed 16 in Mozambique?

"Maybe now that the worst has happened, the authorities will alert themselves to the urgent need of closing the Hulene waste disposal site."

21 February 2018

Men's Health Magazine in Kazakhstan Says Nuts to Women's Health

"If there are feminist campaigns, there should be jokes about feminist campaigns, otherwise it is discrimination against men."

20 February 2018

#MehfoozBachpan: Pakistani Activists Demand Policy to Safeguard Children from Sexual Abuse in 2018 Elections

"Protected childhood is a collective dream, each of us is responsible for our children...We will vote for protected childhood in next election."

14 February 2018

The Pollution in Iran's Ahwaz Region Turns Deadly

The Bridge

The Ahwaz region of Iran produces 95 percent of the country's oil and gas wealth—at huge cost to the area's predominantly Arab population.

1 February 2018

After a Top Model is Sent to a Mental Hospital, Vincentians Fear Politics and Patriarchy Are in Play

"If Yugge doesn’t have access to justice, what makes us think that any of us are protected?"

29 January 2018

Who Is Responsible for Ending Sexual Violence in Somalia?

Although the rape issue has attracted attention from the Somali government, sexual violence against women and children remains rampant and the number of assault cases continues to grow.

24 January 2018

Ugandans Grow Anxious Over Incidents of Deadly Viral Fever

The death of nine-year-old Bridget Nalunkuuma in the central Ugandan town of Nakaseke has rattled residents who fear the girl may have suffered from Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever. Eight other  people have...

23 January 2018

In Indonesian Papua, Dozens of Children Have Died From Measles and Chickenpox While Awaiting Medical Care

"Does anyone want to go there and get real data about their condition? And why do we only now say this is a problem?"

22 January 2018

Does a New Japanese Robotic Wheelchair Offer “Answers to Problems Disabled People Don't Have”?

The Bridge

"Instead of developing new technologies that might prove unsuitable, why not at the very least also train more professional carers?"

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