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· February, 2006

Stories about Health from February, 2006

India: The early years of AIDS

India: The early years of AIDS

Eurasia: HIV/AIDS

Jessica of neweurasia discusses HIV/AIDS in Eurasia.

South Africa: Failed habitats

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...

Cameroons: prisons

Adventures of an Armchair Travellers reports on the state of prisons in Cameroons where TB and AIDS are rampant.

Russia: Photos From “A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer”

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...

Nigeria: culture and the modern world

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...

India: Avian Flu

India: Avian Flu

Nigeria: Nigerian NGO – Increase

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.

Philippines, Thailand: Healthy Food?

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...

Barbados: Medical help from Cuba

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...

Georgia: HIV/AIDS in Georgia

neweurasia reports on HIV/AIDS in Georgia.

Photo-Marathon: A Day in the Life of Children with Cancer

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...

Bahamas: Healthcare system

As the Bahamas initiates a compulsory government healthcare program, Larry Smith examines the failures and successes of healthcare systems in other countries.

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan: HIV/AIDS

neweurasia reports on HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Cuba: Mission Miracle

Cuban blog Proposiciones reproduces an article (ES) on the Cuba-Venezuela medical cooperation program, Misión Milagro.

Barbados: Leptospirosis

“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...

Bird Flu in Slovenia

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

India: Numbers and HIV

Healthcare in Romania

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...

Malawi: midwife story

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...

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