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· August, 2006

Stories about Health from August, 2006

Bahamas: The future in health

Sidney flashes forward to 2012, after the Bahamas’ government has implemented the National Health Plan towards which they are “proceeding with undue haste.”

Indonesia: Patient vs. Pharma

Indonesia anonymus relates a co-worker's experience on a visit to a doctor. The post talks about certain doctors favouring pharmaceutical companies sometimes at the expense of the patients.

Philippines’ worst marine disaster

The beautiful island of Guimaras, located in central Philippines, is under state of calamity. More than 26,000 people who depend on fishing suddenly lost their livelihood after tanker MT Solar...

Jamaica: Singles

Mikaila discusses the ins and outs of dating in Jamaica: “I have stories that could be episodes of Sex and the City. There are so many more women here than...

Africans in France: Riots’ First Anniversary

Senegalese blogger Semett worries that (Fr) not much has changed for communities of color in France since last year's summer riots: “Despite the temporary emotions, we don't get the impression...

Kenya: “I am African” Aids campaign criticised

Mshairi had a dig at a new HIV/Aids fundraising campaign that uses posters of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow wearing face paint and beads next to the slogan “I am African”....

Thailand: Medical Tourism

Lao Ocean Girl talks about the booming medical tourism industry in Thailand. “Not only are the facilities in Thailand first class, prices are cheap when compared to the West. For...

Africa: Is the Battle against AIDS Lost?

Forum Realisance believes (Fr) former colonial powers and pharmaceutical companies are partially to blame for the AIDS crisis but saves harsher words for Africans and failed African leaders: ” Ignorance...

Hong Kong: opium history

Dave and Stefan blogs a historical legal document showing the history of opium importation from 1908-1942 in Hong Kong.

Estonia: 15 Things

Giustino of Itching for Eestimaa posts a list of “15 Things Estonia has Given the World Since 1991″ – which includes Skype: “True, Skype is based these days in Luxembourg,...

Central Asia & Caucasus: 15 Years of Independence

neweurasia's team of bloggers have lengthy posts looking back at 15 years of independence in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Jamaica: Attending the AIDS conference

Jamaican journalist Natalis Campbell reflects on the experience of attending the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto.

Russia, Estonia: Forest Fires

David McDuff of A Step At A Time writes about forest fires in Russia's Leningrad region and in Estonia.

Americas: Eating in the USA

About obesity in the United States, Martin Varsavsky says that he and his wife have found the trick to eating out reasonably (ES): “We found that if you order an...

Japan: western business practice

JP in Japundit hightlights a report claiming that a majority of Japanese workers are suffering from “high anxiety” and “mental illness” resulted from western business practice.

Barbados: HIV/AIDS messages

Barbados Free Press reports that the Caribbean Broadcasting Company (CBC), Barbados’ national television, network, has committed to running one HIV/AIDS public service announcement during every hour of broadcast, as well...

China: Hooker unions, uniting bloggers and qualitative and quantitative data from the Chinese blogsphere

One stock narrative for MSM reports on China is the untabooing of sex since Mao died. Indeed, a trip to the countryside reveals unsettling numbers of STD treatment posters and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter activity continues

Rights Action T&T, a blog designed to support the protest against the establishment of an aluminium smelter in a community in southern Trinidad, issues a press release reporting that preparations...

Philippines: Alcoholism in Philippines

The blogger at Touched by an Angel looks at alcoholism in Philippines. “The effects of alcoholism are easily shown in the sensational section of the local TV news. How often...

Voices from Kazakhstan

Welcome to our latest round-up of blog posts and online discussions that took place in the Kazakhstani blogosphere in the last two weeks. We start off with Russian-language neweurasia Kazakhstan...

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