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· April, 2007

Stories about Health from April, 2007

Sierra Leonean Blogosphere 101

My name is Vickie Remoe-Doherty. This is my first post as Global Voices author for Sierra Leone. I thought that my first post should introduce you to some notable blogs...

Arabeyes: On Selling a Palestinian Kidney and Changing the Israeli Flag

Do you want to know why a Palestinian wants to sell his kidney, or what had happened to the bicycle of a Lebanese blogger on September 10, 2001? What is...

Lebanon: Art, Water and Tensions

This week was marred by the kidnapping and killing of two Lebanese youth, bringing back memories from the dark years of the Lebanese civil war. This was the topic updated...

China: Please, no more rural healthcare propaganda!

Chris O'Brien from Beijing Newspeak blogged about the editorial process of a Xinhua article about China rural healthcare system: it was immensely frustrating that the story had to go through...

Brunei: Brunei Girl, Sex and Relationship

Katie-Ella who calls herself “an old married woman” but remembers being a teenager once writes a post for “young women out there who are still finding their way, (hopefully) enjoying...

Puerto Rico: Health Care System

Gil the Jenius shares his thoughts on capitation payments in the Puerto Rican health care system: “If you think money isn't the issue just make the rounds (pun intended) of...

Myanmar: Respect for Sex Workers

Moe Moe urges men to respect sex workers and practice safe sex. “Least men who want to sleep with them can do, is to treat these sex workers with respect...

Kuwait: Healthcare Update

“(M)isinformed decision-makers and erroneous popular belief have shifted resources away from many of the basic foundations of a sound health care system (in Kuwait),” writes blogger Nadeem, as he continues...

Uganda: Uganda ratifies Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Jackie Tumwine reports that the Uganda government has ratified Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC): “Uganda signed this first ever global public health treaty back in March 2004- the same...

Mexico: More Discussion on Abortion Decision

The decision by the Mexico City Assembly to legalize abortion angered many in a society where many practice Roman Catholicism. Some bloggers like Ciudad de Mexico [ES] presents arguments from...

Sketches of Contradictions, Complexities, and Beauty of Life in Uganda

Here are some sketches that detail the contradictions, complexities and beauty of daily life in Uganda. In Apac, two women go in search of vegetarian food: Thus it began: the...

Bahrain: Noaimi Site Up

A site completely dedicated to a giant of a Bahraini, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Noaimi, the Godfather of the National Action Democratic Society has been launched containing a section to register your...

Jordan: Kuwait Planning $5bn Health City in Jordan

Jordanian blogger Naseem Al Tarawneh is excited that Kuwait is building a $5 billion medical city in Jordan. “This is a project I’d like to see implemented in Jordan, especially...

An Abandoned Clinic in Guadeloupe

Breves de Guadeloupe posts photos of an abandoned clinic.

Ukraine: Chernobyl

MoldovAnn takes photographer Michael Forster Rothbart along on a trip to the Chernobyl-affected areas and posts an account that's both informative and poignant, and comes just days before the 21st...

Sex Education in Brunei, a No No

Sex education is an extremely taboo issue in the very Islam-conscious nation of Brunei. However a recent newspaper article talking about increasing numbers of teenage mothers got the bloggers busy...

Arabeyes: What Makes a Good Blog and a Good Doctor?

From discussing what makes a good blog and who is a good doctor, we move to see the reaction of a father whose son is used as a human shield...

Touring Libyan Blogs: more blogger meet ups, education, proud to be a Libyan and a handwriting contest.

From Libyan bloggers getting to meet each other face to face to the ugly face of the crisis of the Libyan children infected with Aids in Benghazi, the Libyan blogosphere...

Oman: Overworked Doctors

Doctors in Oman are over worked, with some putting in 50 hours of continuous work with no breaks, reports Sleepless in Muscat. “These shifts not only endanger the lives of...

Bahrain: Radioactive Material Dump

Bahraini blogger emoodz goes through local newspapers with a fine comb, to come up with this gem. “Why exactly is this treated as a tiny little article on the third...

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