Stories about Health from February, 2006
India: The early years of AIDS
Jessica of neweurasia discusses HIV/AIDS in Eurasia.
African HOUSEIT writes on “Failed Habitats” that is the thousands of homes that lack proper sewage systems and water supplies...”Thousands in the area have no private access to water, and hundreds of people are forced to share single taps. More than 15,000 use what is euphemistically called the “bucket system”...
Adventures of an Armchair Travellers reports on the state of prisons in Cameroons where TB and AIDS are rampant.
Yekaterina Chistyakova links (RUS) to the site that has the 36 winning photos of this year's “Through My Eyes: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer Around the World” contest, which took place at the Children's Clinical Hospital on Feb. 12.
Nigeria, what's new? publishes extracts from his forthcoming book – here he discusses where does culture meet the modern world? “Mention female anatomy or clitoral circumcision and our people cringe but the shocking practice of female genital mutilation FGM/C is still being carried out.” hm
India: Avian Flu
Pilgrimage to Self points to a BBC programme on a Nigerian NGO called Increase …… She works with Nigerians who live alternative lifestyles, and educates people on sexual health.
Jessica Zafra writes from Manila about marketing coffee as healthy: “I've been drinking coffee since I was 8, and let me tell you: I don't drink it because it's good for me. Part of the attraction of drinking coffee is knowing that too much of it is bad for you.”...
Barbados Free Press questions the use of the phrase “world class Cuban medical system” in a article in the local press. In a response to that post, a reader leaves a comment asking what happened to a local eyecare facility for which funding had been received.
neweurasia reports on HIV/AIDS in Georgia.
Yekaterina Chistyakova reports (RUS) that photo-marathon “Through My Eyes: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer Around the World,” which took place Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Children’s Clinical Hospital in Moscow, was a success; winners will be announced Sunday, Feb. 19. Some of the photos can be...
As the Bahamas initiates a compulsory government healthcare program, Larry Smith examines the failures and successes of healthcare systems in other countries.
neweurasia reports on HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Cuban blog Proposiciones reproduces an article (ES) on the Cuba-Venezuela medical cooperation program, Misión Milagro.
“How will the current garbage crisis on Barbados impact the spread of deadly Leptospirosis during the coming rainy season?” asks Barbados Free Press in a post detailing the problem and its background.
Michael of The Glory of Carniola reports that bird flu has landed really close to where he lives and describes what's being done about it.
India: Numbers and HIV
As his infant daughter is diagnosed with pneumonia, Andy H of Csikszereda Musings provides a glimpse into Romanian healthcare, and compares some of the approaches to those used in the United States and elsewhere in the world.
Babycatcher is a midwife working in Malawi who chronicles her daily experiences with mothers and babies in Lilongwe, Malawi….”This morning I found the aunt with the little one wrapped to her back, just a tiny head peaking over the chitengi. He is so frail. I fantasize about watching him transform...