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· May, 2006

Stories about Health from May, 2006

China: Pop psychology online

Pop psychology has reached China, or so says a Virtual China post from Jason Li in which fans of Chinese star search show Super Girl have their motivations analyzed.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Condoms in schools?

Twenty per cent of live births in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are to teenage mothers. So why, asks Abeni, is the minister of education “vehemently opposing the idea of...

China: Blogger kills himself

Beijing-based author and China Life Shop blogger Shawn Matthews has committed suicide following several years combatting depression between Korea and China. More information from his close friend and No Problem...

Botswana: Radio drama on HIV

Blogswana comments on” Makgabaneng Radio” which produces radio dramas on living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana and which is broadcast twice a week.

Botswana: Blogs for Bikes for AIDS

Kona Bike Town Africa is a new blog that blogs about the progress of a new design of Kona bikes especially made for health workers treating HIV/AIDS patients in Botswana.

Barbados: 20,000 cruise ship passengers?

Cruise ships will land whopping 20,000 passengers in Barbados on the day of the Cricket World Cup final in April 2007. “While this will obviously provide taxi drivers, shops, island...

Haiti: New Blog CollectifHaitideProvence

CollectifHaitideProvence [Haitian Collective of Provence, France] is the name of a new French and Creole language blog launched by a Haitian organization of the same name made up of nine...

Czech Republic: “The Great Czech MD Tussle”

Lemuel of Deleted by Tomorrow writes about and posts a video of an incident that took place during a Czech Dentist Association conference two weeks before the general election: Miroslav...

Belarus: A Band to Help Chernobyl Children

TOL's Belarus Blog reports that a band called Thievery Corporation has released a new single on iTunes: the proceeds of the downloads of the song will go to the Chernobyl...

Trinidad and Tobago: HIV/AIDS memorial service

Elspeth at Now Is Wow describes an HIV/AIDS candlelight memorial service held in Arima in east Trinidad, and explains why unexpected strong winds may have put out the lights but...

St. Lucia, Grenada: Kweyol lesson and photos

Georgia Popplewell at Caribbean Free Radio is travelling in the Eastern Caribbean this week; she's struck by “conservative” St. Lucians’ frankness about condoms, and gets an impromptu Kweyol lesson from...

Nigeria: UK & the NHS

African Shirts reports on the story of a Nigerian woman who fell ill in London and needed a new heart. Unfortuantely she was unable to receive free treatment under the...

Africa: Clandestine Emigration

Seckasysteme would like to see (Fr) “a summit of West African heads of state so that clandestine emigration can be uprooted and so as to find a durable solution to...

Nigeria: Airport failures

UnilagFaces comments on Nigeria's premier airport in Lagos and the lack of sanitary facilities.

This week in the African women’s blogsphere

As diverse as ever, African women have been writing about a range of issues. 14 May was Mother’s Day in some parts of the world and African women honoured the...

India: Jarawas In Andaman Islands

Fractured Earth on the plight of the Jarawas in the Andaman Islands. “Some of you may be aware of the rapidly deteriorating situation of the Jarawa of the Andaman Islands....

Botswana: Harvard AIDS partnership

The Nata Village Blog posts on the “Botswana Harvard AIDS Partnership” They are in Nata for two weeks to provide training on software and registering HIV patients.

Black Britian: mental illness

Soul on Ice discusses mental illness amongst Britains black population. Africans and African Caribbean have the highest incidence of mental illness despite their relatively low numbers in the wider population

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Tribute to Bosnian War Victim and Hero

Finding Karadzic pays a heartbreaking tribute to “a dedicated reader and contributor to this blog” who died on March 3 “as a direct result of the illness she was given...

Latvia, Estonia: Infant Mortality and Poverty

Estonia in the World Media (RUS) cites a Save the Children report on infant mortality, according to which there are four infant deaths per 1,000 births in Estonia and Lithuania,...

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Juhie Bhatia is the Global Health editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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