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· February, 2006

Stories about Health from February, 2006

South Africa: Failed habitats

  27 February 2006

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”...

Nigeria: culture and the modern world

  22 February 2006

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

Philippines, Thailand: Healthy Food?

  21 February 2006

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: Medical help from Cuba

  21 February 2006

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.

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

  16 February 2006

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...

Bahamas: Healthcare system

  16 February 2006

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

Cuba: Mission Miracle

  15 February 2006

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

Barbados: Leptospirosis

  15 February 2006

“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.

Healthcare in Romania

  13 February 2006

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.

Malawi: midwife story

  13 February 2006

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...

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