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· June, 2006

Stories about Health from June, 2006

Sudan: Condoms hit

Sudanese Thinker - the condom debate finallys hits Sudan……”I think the UN should air drop hundreds of thousands of condoms on Sudan.”

South Africa: Sanitation woes

African Houseit on South Africa's sanitaton woes.…”South Africa's underfunded, badly managed sewage works in many towns are “ticking timebombs” that could lead to outbreaks of waterborne diseases, while drinking water...

Botswana: Nata Village Blog

The Nata Village Blog writes a response to their readers on what the blog means to the people of Nata, Botswana They will be publishing personal reports from the Village...

Martinique: In the Closet to Officemates

Le Blog de [Moi] reveals (Fr) that she is not out to her officemates. However she admits that it is getting harder and harder to lead a double life and...

Lebanon: Medical Tourism

Raja describes his visit to what seems to be a tourism medical center. The first in Lebanon. The hospital feels like a five-star hotel. Family members take turns visiting their...

India: Baby in Bangalore

Sujatha has some notes on having a baby in Bangalore. For those of you considering having babies in Bangalore (especially those that have had babies in other countries and are...

China: What expats read

What do expats in China most like to read? The ‘hottest blog’ for June at ChinaBlogList.org was Sex and Shanghai, a British man's explicit accounts of all the woman he...

China: Braving breast cancer

“They meet for tea and chip in,” writes OneManBandwith blogger Lonnie Hodge of a close group of terminal breast cancer patients in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in ‘The...

China: When cops tail you

MSN Spaces blogger Zeng Jinyan [zh], wife of prominent and oft-harassed AIDS activist Hu Jia, has been writing extensively of female reproductive rights activist Chen Guangcheng who was abducted by...

Haiti: World Cup Used for AIDS Outreach

Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Showing the Brazil v. Japan Football World Cup match, Gret/Haiti, in collaboration with the ministries of health and culture, UNFPA and the Gheskio Centers,...

Jamaica, Cuba: Med school employment woes

Jamaicans studying medicine in Cuba fear they won't find employment when they return home, reports Medicina Cubana.

Dell on Fire!

Gaston saw that a Dell laptop computer exploded into flames , at a conference in Japan. The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five...

Botswana: HIV Implementers meeting

Blogswana reports on the 3rd Annual HIV/AIDS Implementers Meeting….”series of studies presented at the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief's annual meeting (this past week) suggested that men shouldn't...

Botswana: Nata village launched

NataVillage blog reports that Nata Village officially launched.….”Everyone in attendance was proud that Nata is the 1st village in Botswana with it’s own website! At the conclusion of the program,...

Martinique: Coming Out Advice

Le Blog de [Moi] encourages (Fr) local lesbians to accept their sexuality: “Know that being homosexual doesn't rime (no longer rimes?) with being unhappy (…) If one day (…) “they...

Philippines: Get Happy, Get Babies

Dr. Emer at parallel universes blog is asking Filipino couple who are having a hard time having children to relax. The blogger is pointing to a news article that claims...

Russia: Marilyn Monroe Moles Ad

Konstantin Dlutskiy of Russian Marketing Blog posts an ad of a Russian “Clinic of Aesthetical Medicine” that uses Marilyn Monroe – and her moles – as its model.

Russia: Causes of Death Statistics

The Poster of Ruminations on Russia cites Russians’ causes of death statistics from 1980 to 2004: “Delighted to see that less people are dying of “accidental alcohol poisoning” – that...

Japan: Smoking minors penalized

“No Smooking,” says a misspelt sign posted by JP at Japundit, preceded by a post telling of a mother in Japan charged for neglecting the law which makes her two...

Cuba: Donor agency head imprisoned

Medicina Cubana links to a news story about the sudden imprisonment in Cuba of a US citizen who runs an organisation which, for several years, has been sending donated medical...

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


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