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· April, 2006

Stories about Health from April, 2006

Africa: Malaria nets

Yebo Gogo reports on an advert on the back pages of the US journal Sports Illustrated that is asking for donations towards the purchase of malaria nets for Africa. He...

Little East Timorese girl's heart operation a success

Meandarings has a post on Maria Soares, the little East Timorese girl who was operated on to repair a hole in her heart. Doctors at Sydney Children's hospital volunteered to...

Africa: Malaria Day

Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveller reminds us that last Tuesday 25th of April was Malaria Day….An estimated 1 million children below the age of 5 die from malaria every...

Ukraine: One Man's Chernobyl 20 Years On

Stefan at Dykun writes about a Ukrainian relative who was sent to work in Chernobyl 20 years ago: he's in his 40s now but walks with a cane. “Mykhajlo wears...

Russia: NGOs Under Attack, Anti-Fascist Killed

Sean Guillory reports on one day's news out of Russia's capital: “Soldiers’ Mothers, HIV/AIDS NGOs Under Attack & Anti-Fascist Murdered in Moscow.”

Nigeria: herbal medicines

Naijablog posts on the increased use of herbal medicines (Chinese and indigenous) in Nigeria where several companies have started to acquire licensing for their products.

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter news

At the Rights Action Group T&T blog, set up to aggregate the dialogue around a controversial aluminium smelter project in southern Trinidad, an article on the non-attendance of a the...

Botswana: Nata Village blog

The Nata Village is an NGO blog on Nata, a village in Botswana where 37% of the population are HIV+. “This website is dedicated to the people of Nata who...

Ukraine: Coalition Building and AIDS Project Suspension

LEvko of Foreign Notes and Dan McMinn of Orange Ukraine both write about the treacherous world of Ukrainian politics. Dan also has this item, unrelated to the post-election coalition building...


Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveler points to two reports on changes in the church's approach to HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The bad news is couples wanting...

Russia: Chechen Children's Mysterious Illness

Bob Granico of Publius Pundit is calling to international health organizations to examine the Chechen children affected by a mysterious illness and investigate its causes: “Given that the children are...

Indonesia vs. China

Sarapan Ekonomi argues that Indonesia's acheivements in economic growth and family planning are not too bad when compared to those of China's.

Africa: harnessing ICTs

Timbuktu Chronicles points to Afriafya – a project aimed at “explore practical means of ‘harnessing ICT for community health’

Polish Blogosphere Update

On the literary front, As the Warsaw Crow Flies notes the death of Polish author Stanislaw Lem. On Lem, Warsaw Crow writes: Having only read his novel Solaris, I can't...

Belarus: Lukashenko's Health

TOL's Belarus Blog shares rumors of Aleksandr Lukashenko's poor health reported in the German Focus Magazine.

Botswana: Blogswana funding

Blogswana explains the funding strategy of Blogswana (blogging for AIDS project in Botswana)

Africa:Overstating AIDS

My Hearts in Accra comments on the presentation of AIDS in Africa and the tendency to misrepresent the actual figures… Africa is hurt in some complicated ways by the reinforcement...

Zimbabwe: No health care

This is Zimbabwe writes a post on the lack of medical care in Zimbabwe and how this impacts on sick children.

Kenya: Bilingual condom campaign

Video Journalists working from Kenya comments on the usefulness of bi-lingual posters in learning languages – in this case the poster is part of a campaign to use condoms.

Lesotho: HIV campaign

Msansi Afrika comments on the “Know your Status” HIV/AIDS campaign launched by the government of Lesotho…”The ‘Know Your Status’ campaign will not succeed without your willing participation. Get tested, and...

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