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· July, 2006

Stories about Health from July, 2006

Russia: “Mystery Illness” in Chechnya

David McDuff of A Step At A Time has translated a Prague Watchdog/Radio Free Liberty broadcast on the “mystery illness” that affected more than 100 children in Shelkovsky district.

Russia: Andrei Sychyov's Case

Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on Andrei Sychyov's case and writes about cruelty in the Russian army.

Martinique: More Prison for Wife Burners

Bien Vu deplores (Fr) 15 recent cases of women set afire by their husbands in Martinique. Some have been severely injured, others have died reports the blogger. He says: “even...

Korea: blood donation

Ohmynews‘ Citizen reporter Saenam Kim reports about Korean's attitude towards blood donation and its blood donation certificate system.

Russia: Disagreements Over Beslan Memorial

Founder of PravdaBeslana.ru Marina Litvinovich (LJ user abstract2001) writes (RUS) about one of the problems that survivors and relatives of those who died in Beslan in September 2004 have to...

Kazakhstan: Criminal Medical Tender

Leila translates a Russian-language post about a health care scandal in Kazakhstan's Karaganda region.

Kenya: Meeting with Bill Gates

4Sheezy wonders what might have happened if she had managed to get a meeting with Bill Gates while he was in Kenya, to talk about his HIV/AIDS work.

Philippines: Exporting nurses to the world

The most popular college degree in the Philippines today is nursing. More than 100,000 Filipino nurses have left the country to seek better opportunities.

Brunei: Subsidies

The blogger at bruneiresources blog looks at the various subsidies that a Brunei citizen enjoys in the Kingdom. The blogger also introduces a local cartoonist's blog at the end of...

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les...

China: corpses trade

OneManBandWidth discusses the good and the bad side of the news concerning the banning of trade and commercial use of corpses in China.

Kazakhstan: Infants & HIV

Irene asks who is responsible for the negligence that led to the infection of six infants with HIV in a hospital in southern Kazakhstan.

Israeli Women Blog the War, in Russian

The Israeli blogosphere has a Russian-language corner: quite vocal, it is populated mainly by those who emigrated from the former Soviet states in the past few decades. Below is a...

Nigeria: Bout Malaria

Taurean Minx gets sick, and discovers the nasty way about drug resistance among the various strains of malaria.

Kenya: Aching heads

“Something I think that headaches are a national disease in East Africa,” writes Video journalist. “You cannot go for two minutes on the streets without having some kind of headache...

Russia: “Senseless Brutality” in the Army

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about “senseless brutality” that keeps occuring in the Russian army: “This time one of the victims is 19-year old Radik Habirov from Kazan, who...

South Africa: Call for circumcision

Yebo Gogo calls on South Africa to catch up with international best practice in HIV/AIDS prevention and un-ban male circumcision,

China: AIDS orphans

Zhen Jin yan writes about how AIDS orphans (whose parents were diseased by AIDS) in China were rejected by social institutes, such as hospital and orphanage (zh), even though the...

Republic of Congo: Sassou Nguesso on Drowning Migrants

Says Senegalese blogger Semett (Fr) of Denis Sassou N'Guesso, the President of the Republic of Congo: ” Interrogated on the drowning of young Africans along European borders, (…) [he] had...

Ethiopia: Scale of happiness

Ethiopia has been ranked 144th on a 178-nation survey of happiness ratings, writes Ethioblog. The Happy Planet Index measures life satisfaction, life expectancy and ecological footprint.

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