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Stories about Health

In Azerbaijan women's rights activists protest outside the Ministry of the Interior

A coffin covered with the names of domestic abuse victims was placed at the entrance of the Ministry of the Interior in Baku on July 30.

In North Macedonia, some young people manage to build successful businesses during the Covid-19 crisis

Three young entrepreneurs from Bitola, a city in the south of North Macedonia, provide examples of youth who have dealt with the COVID-19 crisis in a creative and positive manner.

Indonesia faces criticism for lack of financial support amid lockdowns

Many citizens are criticizing the government for their seemingly inadequate response to the pandemic and lack of socio-economic support amid tightened COVID-19 restrictions.

In Colombia, ‘yatules’ are the Misak people's pantry and pharmacy

"The yatul is made up of associated crops such as potato, corn, beans, and onion, among other medicinal plants, whose nutrients complement each other and keep the land healthy."

Digital education lags behind as Kyrgyzstan’s schools lack access

As the government attempts to provide education online or on TV, both children and teachers suffer from a lack of access to internet and devices.

Africa’s loss, their gain: How the US and UK benefit from medical brain drain

Low pay, paucity of job opportunities, poor infrastructure, and a bleak future for their children are some of the factors responsible for the mass emigration of African health workers.

Image of marijuana leaves on an energy drink creates debate in Mozambique

The authorities claim that the drink encourages cannabis consumption, which is prohibited in Mozambique.

Chinese cities’ plans to ban unvaccinated from public facilities triggers online backlash

A few dozen Chinese cities have introduced restrictive policies banning unvaccinated people from visiting public venues including schools, hospitals, mass transportation and shopping malls. 

New application maps accessibility of Ukrainian urban public spaces

The map allows users to filter locations by key features, such as how accessible a venue's entrance is, whether it has accessible bathrooms, a Braille food menu, or baby-changing facilities.

Environmentalists stage protest in front of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources

Environmentalists staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources in Baku, citing deforestation and the long term lease of forest lands to private holders.

Abuse of Hong Kong domestic workers by employers increased dramatically during pandemic lockdown

A survey by one rights group found that about 40,000 foreign domestic workers were given no rest days during the pandemic, and 20,000 were given only one day off per...

Will a free vaccine program boost India’s COVID-19 vaccination rate?

India has launched the latest phase of its vaccination campaign, offering free vaccination for everyone, however, questions remain about how this drive can reach its intended population amidst emerging challenges.

Pride month marred by crackdown in Azerbaijan

As Pride month nears its end, one European country stands out for its dismal record when it comes to supporting the LGBTQI+ community.

Confronting ‘vaccine hostility’ in Japan

"Municipalities all over Japan have reported receiving death threats when announcing vaccination programs, particularly for teens and adolescents."

Naomi Osaka's French Open and Wimbledon withdrawals highlights athletes’ mental health

The pandemic exacerbated concerns around mental health among sports personalities. A number of high-profile athletes have been open about their pressures and mental health challenges associates with their sports.

Trinidad & Tobago marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, even as some seniors struggle at vaccine centres

The country's president advocated for the protection of the elderly, saying that their recent treatment at health centres is a "less than subtle form of elder abuse."

How will Armenians with COVID-19 vote on election day?

On March 18, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that he had come to an agreement with the parliamentary opposition parties to hold an early election on June 20.

Alleviating hunger in Bangladesh during Covid-19 restrictions

The Covid-19 restrictions in Bangladesh have impacted the livelihoods of people who earn daily wages and several citizen-driven aid efforts are ensuring that the hungry get fed.

Vaccine hesitancy in smaller Caribbean islands benefits larger neighbours with high COVID-19 rates

Rather than have vaccine doses expire, regional governments have been donating part of their allocations to larger Caribbean Community (CARICOM) neighbours who need them.

What a Kyrgyzstan oil refinery reveals about China's Belt and Road Initiative

"We tried to reach the mayor, arguing that the plant is harmful to the environment...We tried our best but nobody was listening to us."

About our Health coverage

Juhie Bhatia is the Global Health editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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