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· February, 2007

Stories about Health from February, 2007

Uzbekistan: Perils of Assisting Homosexuals

Registan.net covers the latest crackdown on foreign health NGOs in Uzbekistan, which includes action against an organization running an HIV/AIDS prevention program for not just paperwork problems but also because...

Ukraine: Chernobyl Posters

Ukraine List posts samples of Chernobyl poster art.

Indonesia: Fertility in Indonesia

Indonesia Matters has a break down of the fertility rates in Indonesia by religion and ethnicities.

Panama: More Deadly Than War

#1: Panama Guide reports on Charity Expat Social: …We ate dinner with Sister Griselda Rios who has been working with the orphanage for more than three years. They have about...

Slovenia: Traditional Cures

The Glory of Carniola catches a cold (or something) and contemplates trying a number of Slovenian traditional cures (which, if proved inefficient, would get him tipsy, at least). Get well...

Botswana: working with children with HIV/AIDS

Dr. Tamara Todd blogs about her experience as a pediatrician working with children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana, “My days are filled with patient rounds, counseling parents, teaching the medical officers...

Uganda: Special Report on Best of Blogs

Last week, Uganda bloggers descended on Mateo's bar in Kampala for the second Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour. In addition to catching up with friends and discussing the main challenges facing...

Syrian Blogsphere: Free Kareem, Towards a Democratic Syria, Arabism and More

The Syrian blogsphere reacted to the news about the sentencing of Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman with disgust. Abu Kareem from Levantine Dreamhouse wrote… The language of the charges is...

Egypt: Life Improving for HIV Sufferers

Things seem to be getting better for people living with HIV/AIDS in Egypt, writes blogger egYptianist. In addition to free HIV testing and medication, the National AIDS Programme now has...

Poland: Anti-Euthanasia, Anti-Missile, Anti-Semitism

The beatroot writes on one Polish man's right to die, on the U.S. anti-missile systems, and on the anti-Semitic writings of the Polish education minister's father. As always, the discussion...

Gambia: The Healer President

Blog Politique du Sénégal isn't sure (Fr) whether to laugh or cry about Gambian President Yahia Jammeh's new healer functions: “[He] has taken up a career as a marabout healer....

Cambodia: Village Poisoned by Pond Water

Vutha in Cambodia is following the news from a village where more than 400 people fell sick after consuming the water from a pond. “Villagers have not now been allowed...

China: Pearl River Cancer zone

Onemanbandwidth retells a story about a victim of cancer in Pearl River Delta, a most industrialized area in China: Like the Mississippi Delta, the Pearl River Delta is in the...

Malawian bloggers on nature, health, technology, politics and corruption

The newest Malawian kid on the blog is journalist Kondwani Kamiyala, of The Nation newspaper, one of Malawi’s two daily papers. Since launching his blog on January 17, Kondwani has...

Indonesia: Jakarta Flooding

The Java Jive has posted images of from his flood affected neighbourhood in Jakarta. The blogger also describes how he and other Jakarta residents coped with the floods.

Cambodia: Missing Cambodian Fruits

Cambodia native Himatsubushi currently living in Japan wishes he had Cambodian fruits to cure his vitamin deficiency.

UAE: Oil Spy and Sex Expert?

UAE-based blogger Cowboy Media links to news reports on an oil spy in Qatar and a sex expert in Saudi Arabia.

Indonesia: Virus Samples at a Price

Slashdot.com is hosting a discussion on Indonesia's decision to sell the Avian Flu virus samples to a biotech company rather that passing it freely to the World Health Organization. Notes...

Touring Libyan Blogs

The discussion continues from last week again on AngloLibyan who has brought up the topic of the Libyan AIDS stricken children as an offshoot of the previous week’s discussion about...

South Korea: Healthy cup noodles

Matt from Occidentalism blogs about a newly launched cup noodle in South Korea: MSG-free, low-sodium and un-fried noodles.

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