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· November, 2006

Stories about Health from November, 2006

Haiti: Annual Floods

JoJo from Collectif Haiti de Provence on floods in Haiti (Fr): ” It's the same every year. A part of the country flooded, victims and people made homeless by the...

Flooding in Haiti

JoJo at Collectif Haiti de Provence links to a Sunday AlterPresse story on the current flooding in Jean-Rabel, Haiti. The story states (Fr): “The Jean-Rabel community, a town in the...

East Timor: East Timor Survival Guide

Via Dili-gence comes this post by Teresa that has a comprehensive guide for newly arrived people in East Timor.

Japan: cutting cedar trees

Multantfrog points to a news concerning Japan public policy makers recent action: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government started a project Monday to cut down 1.8 million cedar trees in the mountainous...

Serbia: Fear of Avian Flu

Pustolovina: Adventure in Serbian cites a paranoid letter on avian flu that the U.S. embassy in Belgrade is sending American expats.

Russia: Berezovsky and Litvinenko's Death

Boris Berezovsky's figure in the background makes Copydude skeptical of some aspects of Aleksandr Litvinenko's poisoning story.

Iran:Blog Competition about Aids

Thanks to UNAids, Unicef and Iranian Positive Life Institue [Fa],a blog competition is organised about different subjects such as Women & Aids,Kids & Aids,Life with HIV,False beliefs and Drug Addiction...

Russia: Litvinenko's Death

Aleksandr Litvinenko, a 43-year-old ex-KGB/FSB lieutenant-colonel and a harsh opponent of the Kremlin, died Thursday night of radiation poisoning in London, where he lived under asylum since 2000. In his...

No Congress Debate for Abortion in Chile

With 61 votes in favor, the lower house of the Chilean congress decided to not legalize abortion and declared it “unacceptable”. 21 votes were against there were 3 abstentions. Quemarlasnaves...

Hong Kong: food security

How come the egg yokes are in reddish yellow? Because farmers are feeding chemical to ducks and hens. More and more food security issues were exposed in recent weeks. Zoomimaging...

Balkan Blog Roundup: Focus on the Positive

The Balkans need reconciliation, confidence and positivism to change and become the winning region of Europe with happier citizens. You can see that in the inspirational words from the Serbian,...

Kyrgyzstan: Youth and Nasvai

Yulia translates an article on the heavy use of nasvay, a mixture of tobacco and lime that is chewed, among young Kyrgyz.

Lebanon: Campaigns, Politics and Photos

A wide variety of topics were highlighted in the Lebanese blogosphere this week. There are campaigns against sectarianism, child abuse and AIDS as well as minorities speaking out. There are...

Arabisc: One Blogger Arrested..1000s More to Go!

There doesn't seem to be a week passing by without Egyptians and its bloggers rocking the boat and taking the virtual limelight in our part of the world. This week...

Serbia: Environmental Protests

As Serbia marks the 10th anniversary of the 1996 election fraud protests, Belgrade 2.0 reports on protests taking place in the capital now: residents of the town of Pancevo are...

Jamaica: “I am HIV”

It's widely acknowledged, in the Caribbean and elsewhere, that the fear of stigma and discrimination is a major factor preventing people with HIV/AIDS from seeking treatment or from admitting their...

Hungary: “Trumpetting The Positive”

“Facilities for the disabled in Budapest leave a lot to be desired. So it's good to see some private businesses starting to take the initiative… Just don't forget to bring...

Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere

Looking on with incredulity…Impersonal meets personal on the streets in Poland. Automatic money machines not adopted by all. Shared by WarsawDaily. On Nov. 11, Poles observed Independence Day. Apartment blocks...

China: PR on Fujian-like virus

The image thief commented on the PR strategy of Chinese government in denoucning the research concerning the discovery of a new avian flu virus: This is exactly the kind of...

Haiti: UNDP Human Development Index

Tout Haiti Blog points to (Fr) a Haitian news article on UNDP's latest human development country rankings stating: “The group of countries with weak human development only contains two non-African...

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