Stories about Health from July, 2006
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.
Sean's Russia Blog posts an update on Andrei Sychyov's case and writes about cruelty in the Russian army.
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 after the perpetrators have been found guilty, they remain a danger to their wives. We hope to see these individuals...
Ohmynews‘ Citizen reporter Saenam Kim reports about Korean's attitude towards blood donation and its blood donation certificate system.
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 deal with now: Orthodox Christianity in Beslan I've always been amazed by how the local authorities in North Ossetia and...
Leila translates a Russian-language post about a health care scandal in Kazakhstan's Karaganda region.
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.
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.
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 the post.
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 problèmes des migrations entre ces deux continents.Elle a regroupé 57 pays africains et européens et certaines organisations humanitaires qui se...
OneManBandWidth discusses the good and the bad side of the news concerning the banning of trade and commercial use of corpses in China.
Irene asks who is responsible for the negligence that led to the infection of six infants with HIV in a hospital in southern Kazakhstan.
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 selection of posts about the war, written by Israeli women, in Russian. LJ user gollitely (Lena Lagutina, Jerusalem) – July...
Taurean Minx gets sick, and discovers the nasty way about drug resistance among the various strains of malaria.
“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 relief fired to you.”
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 was brought in to a local hospital weighing only 65 pounds and is now in a coma. This is the...
Yebo Gogo calls on South Africa to catch up with international best practice in HIV/AIDS prevention and un-ban male circumcision,
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 government's has officially annouced to give special care to these orphans.
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 the indecency to shed a tear after blaming Europe's lack of care. As if the misery that pushes our compatriots...
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.
Says Dijoux.re regarding (Fr) the chikungunya epidemic plaguing Reunion, “the impact study of the effect of the measures taken to fight the virus on the environment showed that large scale treatments did not have harmful consequences on the land and water fauna of the island.”