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· October, 2007

Stories about Health from October, 2007

Ukraine: Political Urine

Ukrainiana writes about “a duel of urine samples” between one of the leaders of the pro-presidential bloc and Kyiv's mayor.

Ukraine, Belarus: Helping Chernobyl Children

In a comment to MoldovAnn‘s recent post about Chernobyl aid organizations, executive director of one such charity mentions new approaches to rehabilitation of children affected by the 1986 catastrophe. The...

East Timor: Miracle

TimorSunshine thinks every child born in East Timor is a miracle.

Dominica: Dengue Fever

Living Dominica reports that the incidence of Dengue Fever is still high in certain Caribbean islands.

Peru: Help for a Sick Nephew

Tan sólo unas burbujas [ES] asks blog readers for help and asks for doctor recommendations to help her very sick nephew in Lima, Peru.

Grenada: The Cure

Free Spirit shares the Grenadian cure for the common cold.

Russia: Dubrovka Investigation

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the investigation into the 2002 Dubrovka hostage crisis in Moscow.

Liberia: New York University hosts a Liberia event

Liberia Ledger reports: “The NYU Master's Program in Global Public Health presents: The New National Health Plan & Policy in Liberia: Opportunities and Challenges in the Reconstruction of a Post-Conflict...

Iraq: Impossible to Get Treatment

Iraqi blogger Mama narrates the horrific ordeal of a young Iraqi boy, injured when a mortar fell on his house. “The worse part in this story is the hospital condition...

jordan: The Inner Child

Jordanian blogger and doctor Hareega discusses the inner child in many in this moving post.

Bahrain: The times they are a-changin'…

Many of Bahrain's bloggers are either lamenting or advocating change of one kind or another this week, whether concerning family celebrations, employment practices, political priorities – or even footwear, writes...

Thailand: Drug Abuse and Enforcement in Thailand

Real Life Thailand looks at the state of Drug Abuse and Law Enforcement in relation to Drugs related offences in Thailand.

Japan: Starving in the Land of Plenty

The recent story of a man starving to death as a result of not being able to receive welfare assistance, made famous thanks to his having documented his last days...

Nata Blog: A Blog From An African Village

One of the success stories of the power and reach of citizen media in Africa is definitely The Nata Village Blog. It is a blog from Nata village in Botswana.Nata...

Barbados: Arresting the Spread of HIV-AIDS

Barbados Underground thinks that the powers-that-be have failed the country with regard to stemming the spread of HIV-AIDS.

Former Soviet Union: Pyotr Grigorenko's Centenary

Window on Eurasia writes about the “neglected centenary” of General Pyotr Grigorenko: “People like the late general are a rarity. Anyone who met him – and I was fortunate enough...

Ukraine: Is Victimhood Profitable?

MoldovAnn takes a critical look at programs for “the so-called ‘children of Chornobyl'” and other Chernobyl-related aid efforts: “I do believe aid organizations want to help people have better lives....

Sudan: When Death Becomes Normal

For most of us, witnessing someone’s death can be a traumatizing experience. However, when you’ve been surrounded by it for a long period of time, it’s just “one of those...

Haiti: Celebrity Philanthropy

In light of the attention being given to former Playboy Playmate Susie Scott Krabacher's philanthropic work, Haiti Innovation writes, “Haiti needs all the friends it can get…at the same time,...

Albania: Smoking Again

Albanian Blogger writes that the non-smoking law isn't being observed in Albania anymore.

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