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· November, 2007

Stories about Health from November, 2007

China: Relation Between Doctor and Patient

  30 November 2007

Zengying points out (zh) that the relation between Medical practitioner and patient is very tense in China. A major reason is the marketization of medical care, which turns the relation into purely “buying” and “selling” of service. And there isn't any mechanism to solve the conflict between the hospital and...

China: Visiting AIDS’ Village

  30 November 2007

Today (Nov 30), the Premier of the State Council Wen Jia-bao visits the AIDS village in Hunan, his last visit was three years ago. AIDS activist Hu Jia pointed out that this years, villagers were more anxious than excited when compared with last time. Nothing substantial has changed and this...

Haiti: Going Solar?

  28 November 2007

Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that we always have plenty of – the Sun!”

Haiti: Progress against HIV

  26 November 2007

As World AIDS Day approaches, Haiti Innovation assesses Haiti's progress in the fight against the disease: “I hope that by this time next year, I can write that we've all become leaders in prevention.”

China: Signature for Operation

  23 November 2007

A pregnant woman was sent to the Beijing hospital. Even though she didn't have any money, the hospital was willing to give a free operation as she and her unborn baby were in a critical condition. However, her husband refused to sign the operation paper, eventually the woman and the...

Palestine: Patient's Plight

  21 November 2007

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts a video highlighting the plight of Palestinian patients, who cannot seek treatment abroad because of the closure of borders. Medicine supplies are also running out.

Macau: Back to the middle age when it comes to AIDS

  20 November 2007

Leocardo [pt] is disgusted at decision by a Portuguese court to back a hotel chain that sacked a HIV-infected cook. “We are back to the middle age when it comes to AIDS. We are back to the times when we thought that AIDS was transmitted by shaking hands or mosquitoes...

Bahamas: Future Shock?

  15 November 2007

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith refers to the work of Alvin Toffler and Dr. James Canton to underscore the importance of the Bahamas being prepared for the inevitable challenges of the future.

Russia: Bloggers Expose a Pharmaceutical Scam

  14 November 2007

Thousands of Russian bloggers have united to combat a pharmaceutical scam that tried to persuade Russian pensioners to spend around half of their annual pension on a course of 'anti-arthritis' drugs that were actually little more than vitamin pills. In the course of their campaign, bloggers have not only publicised the scam nationwide, they've forced the notoriously unresponsive Russian government to act.

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Juhie Bhatia is the Global Health editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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