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· February, 2007

Stories about Health from February, 2007

Uzbekistan: Perils of Assisting Homosexuals

  28 February 2007

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 it works with homosexuals. Male homosexuality is a crime in Uzbekistan punishable by three years in prison.

Panama: More Deadly Than War

  27 February 2007

#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 160 children there at any one time. She came to the dinner with Felipe Arosemena (hijo) who has been at...

Slovenia: Traditional Cures

  27 February 2007

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 soon, Michael :)

Botswana: working with children with HIV/AIDS

  27 February 2007

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 and interns, running around the hospital tracking down x-rays and lab results, and reading up furiously to gain insight into...

Uganda: Special Report on Best of Blogs

  26 February 2007

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 the nation, the group made nominations for the first Uganda Best of Blog Awards. In a way, 2006 was the...

Egypt: Life Improving for HIV Sufferers

  25 February 2007

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 support groups where people with AIDS meet and share experiences in different aspects. Support groups are made of 10-15 people...

Gambia: The Healer President

  23 February 2007

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. And he is coming into some success. Commercial, that is because I can't put my hand in fire for his...

Cambodia: Village Poisoned by Pond Water

  22 February 2007

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 to use the water and catch fish from pond. By the way, ministry of health also sent water for running...

China: Pearl River Cancer zone

  20 February 2007

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 midst of a class four silent storm. It is a cancer zone. It is the dumping ground for every industrial...

Indonesia: Jakarta Flooding

  14 February 2007

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.

Indonesia: Virus Samples at a Price

  12 February 2007

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 the original poster “They feel slighted when they give away such samples, but then cannot afford the patented vaccines.”

Touring Libyan Blogs

  12 February 2007

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 the Libyan AIDS stricken children. Anglo Libyan highlighted this time the double standards carried out and the possibility of miscarriage...

Pakistan: Ulema and Family Planning

  10 February 2007

Metroblogging Islamabad on a seminar on Ulema's views on family planning. “The research showed that many Ulema did not support family planning as it meant to them limiting the number of children one can have, which is not permissible in Islam. However, majority of them believed that Islam permits birth...

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