Stories about Health from December, 2006
Hungary Economy Watch writes about the country's demographic situation.
Bulgaria, Libya: Tripoli Six Death Sentence
Declan Butler writes about the Tripoli Six death sentence: “That is despite the fact that this was not a fair and impartial trial, and that the court refused to hear the considerable body of international scientific evidence that could exonerate the medics, and show that this is a typical hospital-borne...
Libya:A view into the blogging scene
The Libyan blogosphere is rich and diverse, but quietly apolitical. I'm constantly surprised at how it has sprouted during the last three years. It may have less bloggers than other countries, but the fact that some people are actually blogging is a miracle per se. Libyans blog from inside Libya...
India: Compulsory HIV Testing
The Life and Times on compulsory pre-marital HIV testing. “Andra Pradesh just called for compulsory HIV testing before marriage and everyone seems to agree that this is a violation of individual rights.”
Sri Lanka: On Chikungunya
Having affected large parts of India, chikungunya is now in Sri Lanka. indi.ca says “When I first heard of Chikungunya I thought it was a joke. It is a laughable name given to a very serious disease, now an epidemic in Sri Lanka.”
Ukraine: Chernobyl Rumors
MoldovAnn writes about the most recent Chernobyl scare: “One guy had a chance to check the news on the internet before dinner, and read a report that a wall on the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant had collapsed, releasing a bunch of radioactive dust into the air. The report advised to...
Brunei Marathon 2006
Brunei Marathon 2006: A Wet Affair From SoulJah's Flickr Photos under CC attribution license On Sunday, the 10th of December, 2006, some very excited Bruneians and non-Bruneians gathered in Bandar Seri Begawan, the sleepy capital city of Brunei Darussalam to participate in the Second Brunei Marathon. The route was expansive,...
Pakistan: Healthcare in Islamabad
Metroblogging Islamabad on healthcare in the city. “Although you can get a prompt emergency check up for Rs 5 registration charges, but the medicines are very expensive, and I am wondering how the poor manage it all.”
Bulgaria, Libya: Medics Sentenced to Death
Declan Butler reports on the death verdict in the Tripoli Six case: “By now, I am sure you all will have heard the grim news from Libya. I’ve written a short factual account here: Medics sentenced to death in Libya. I’ll blog more later, after taking stock. The six health...
Jamaica: Kingston on Malaria Alert
“Everybody who knows me, know that mosquitoes don't bite me,” says Kara – until now – just when Jamaica's capital city is facing a Malaria outbreak.
The Saudis are Still Talking
In this week's roundup: Human Rights Watch's recent visit to Saudi Arabia, a recent poll showing Saudi Arabia to be the fifth least corrupt country in the world, Turki Al-Faisal's resignation from being Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, and much more. Rasheed has done a great job covering...
Botswana: Girls Leading Our World
Heather writes on Bots Blog about her experience at the 2nd annual Camp Glow (Girls Leading Our World) in Botswana.
Kenya: mandatory HIV tests
Coco supports the move by many churches in Kenya to require couples to take HIV tests before they get married.
Russia, U.S.: Medical Insurance; Paid Vacation.
Everybody I Love You seems to have found a way to get medical insurance for his Russian wife through Blue Cross of California – and have discovered that in Russia a four-week paid vacation is the law, while in the United States it is not.
Michelle Knisley writes about yet another horrible case of healthy newborns being stolen from the mothers after delivery in Kharkiv: “In a culture where everything can be bought for a price, it seems as if children are paying the ultimate price.”
US, Russia: Medical Insurance (Lost in Translation, Sort Of)
Everybody I Love You reports on how difficult – or even impossible – it is for his Russian wife to get a Blue Shield of California medical insurance – because they require copies of her “medical records”: “And what, Dear Sir, Mr. Senior Underwriter, constitutes medical records? Can't say, can...
South Asia : People, Prayers, Movies and Politics
The latest buzz from different blogs from South Asia: Bangladesh: - Mezba of a Bengali in TO, a Bangladeshi expat living in Canada describes why is it beneficial to sacrifice an animal back to his country during Eid-ul-Azha. - Rumi of Drishtipat predicts the fate of Bangladesh's future if the...
Haiti: Preval's Prostate Cancer and Healthcare
Reacting to recent news stories and speculation about President Preval's prostate cancer and his trip to Cuba to receive treatment, JoJo at Collectif Haiti de Provence reflects on healthcare for the everyday Haitian (Fr): “What Preval forgot to say … is to detail his plans so that all Haitians can...
India: Free drugs for the HIV positive
myHimachal on steps taken by the government in Himachal Pradesh to combat HIV/ AIDS. “The Himachal Pradesh Government would be providing free medicine to the HIV affected people, besides reimbursing the traveling charges of the patient alongwith an attendant to visit antiretroviral centre for checkup and treatment and also provide...
India: Suicides in Kerala
“Dog's Own Country?” on the high suicide rate in Kerala. “It is a sad fact that Kerala has the highest suicide rate in India. A friend of mine once speculated that the Malayalee is a unique creature prone to caving into peer pressure which forces people to resort to extreme...
Bangladesh: Human Rights and Health
Drishtipat Group Blog on health issues in Bangladesh. “And finally there is a lack of appreciation of the gravity of the issue as a gross violation of basic human rights of the overwhelming majority.”