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· March, 2006

Stories about Health from March, 2006

China: Organ trafficking

Lonnie B. Hodge at OneManBandwidth shares his research on organ trafficking in China.

Battling HIV/AIDS

The Concoction appears to disagree with former US president Bill Clinton when he calls for mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS. It also tells of what it calls “brave Catholics” in South...

Trinidad & Tobago: No smelter

Elspeth Duncan summarises the commentary on the aluminium smelter being planned for a community in south Trinidad and the protests about it and posts some photos from Sunday's march at...

China: Hu Jia, Day 36

feng37 translates the latest post from Zeng Jinyan, wife of AIDS activist Hu Jia, who went missing, believed detained, 36 days ago. Original Chinese post here.

India: Polio

Balancing Life on polio in the subcontinent - “It remains a major problem in 9 countries. What’s common between them all? Extremely high populations living in relatively squalid conditions, in...

Barbados: Avian flu prep

Barbados is preparing for the possibility of an avian flu outbreak by stockpiling the drug Tamiflu, says Linda Thompkins.

Irshad Manji deceives and doctors are the most likely to blog in Morocco

Now that I'm becoming more familiar with the Moroccan blogosphere, I can tell that one of its characteristics is the fact that many of its members are doctors or student-doctors....

Japan, China: Organ Market

OhmyNews! reports that a growing number of Japanese are seeking organ transplants in China, where lax regulations and a high number of executions make organs available for desperate buyers.

Egypt: First human death from the H5N1

Amal the poor Egyptian peasant from Kalyoubia was the first human victim in Egypt to be infected by H5N1 and die from the deadly virus , something that must put...

Singapore: Suicide Watch

Singapore Election Watch discusses the disturbing trend of Singapore's suicide rate. In the famously safe country, it's now one of the top three causes of death.

Ghana: Plastic surgery project

My Hearts in Accra points to a project called “The Ghana Plastic Surgery Project“” The center at Korle-Bu is the first center for plastic and reconstructive surgery in West Africa...

Malaysia, Singapore: Eye Scare

Jeff Ooi at Screenshots has been following a health scare in Malaysia and Singapore over contact lens solution that is apparently causing blinding fungal infections in people's eyes. The trail...

Ukraine: Playing Run-and-Chase in Pediatrics Dept.

A Malaysian medical student posts pictures of spring snow in Simferopol, the capital of Ukraine's warmest region, Crimea. Also, there are pictures from another pediatrics class that evolved into “playing...

Zimbabwe: Quality of sanitary towels

This is Zimbabwe reports on the governments decision to “quality test” sanitary towels” that have been donated during an international appeal….”At the moment Zimbabwean women are forced to use newspaper...

South Africa: Jacob Zuma

Mzansi Afrika comments on the Jacob Zuma trial from a slightly different angle. Zuma knowning had unsafe sex with someone he knew was HIV+...”Whether he raped her not, he still...

Indonesia: Warnings for Women

Noting that more and more women are starting to smoke, Indonesia Anonymus suggests some alternative warning labels that could scare off as many women as men.

Slovenia: Swedish Paper Solves Slovenia-Croatia Border Dispute

Michael of The Glory of Carniola reports on how yet another newspaper has lost Slovenia on the map.

Polish Blogosphere Update

Don't ever lose your wallet in Poland, especially if it contains your bank card – that's the lesson gleaned from expat Wendy Lady of The Poland Diaries. After reading about...

Nigeria: Antiretroviral drug programme

Kids Doc in Jos explains some of the issues around antiretroviral (ARV) drug regimes – the need to take every dose as missing one will have a critical effect and...

Ukraine: Demographic Situation

LEvko at Foreign Notes writes about the demographic situation in Ukraine, an ever depressing topic.

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