Stories about Health from October, 2007
Ukrainiana writes about “a duel of urine samples” between one of the leaders of the pro-presidential bloc and Kyiv's mayor.
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 charity – Chernobyl Children's Project International – has a blog, too, and one of the stories there is about a...
TimorSunshine thinks every child born in East Timor is a miracle.
Living Dominica reports that the incidence of Dengue Fever is still high in certain Caribbean islands.
Tan sólo unas burbujas [ES] asks blog readers for help and asks for doctor recommendations to help her very sick nephew in Lima, Peru.
Free Spirit shares the Grenadian cure for the common cold.
David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the investigation into the 2002 Dubrovka hostage crisis in Moscow.
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 State featuring Minister Tornorlah Varpilah, Liberian Deputy Minister of Health for Planning, Research, and Human Resource Development.”
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 it is very dirty ,with very limited medical services, few doctors,and large number of casualties, no one checked him during...
Jordanian blogger and doctor Hareega discusses the inner child in many in this moving post.
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 Ayesha Saldanha, in her latest round up of the Bahraini blogosphere.
Real Life Thailand looks at the state of Drug Abuse and Law Enforcement in relation to Drugs related offences in Thailand.
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 in a diary, sparked many Japanese bloggers to reflect on the broader implications of their country's welfare policy. Read some of their thoughts on the issue in today's post.
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 is a village of about 5000 people located on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Pans, the largest salt pan in the world. The blog is a tool in the fight against the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in Nata village.
Barbados Underground thinks that the powers-that-be have failed the country with regard to stemming the spread of HIV-AIDS.
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 to do so – counts himself privileged. But even more, all those living in the post-Soviet states now are his...
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. But when I hear them talking about ‘we’re going to support this community because it’s not too far from Kyiv...
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 days” and no big deal. This is what SudaneseReturnee discovered after spending years abroad in Europe and upon returning to Juba, Southern Sudan, a place that witnessed two decades of bloody war.
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, though, I am frustrated that the need for such celebrity philanthropy exists.”
Albanian Blogger writes that the non-smoking law isn't being observed in Albania anymore.
Now is Wow meets with an HIV-positive woman in South Trinidad and comes away humbled by the experience.