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· February, 2008

Stories about Health from February, 2008

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes about Yulia Tymoshenko's illness and other problems.

Russia: Unaffordable Health Care

Window on Eurasia writes about the Russians who can't afford medical care.

Czech Republic: Health Minister Rescues a Pedestrian

The Czech Daily Word writes about how the Czech health minister's saved a pedestrian's life.

Exchange Student ‘Starved’ in Egypt

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, discusses a wire story about a 17-year-old American exchange student who was allegedly ‘starved’ after being paired with a Christian Coptic family, which fasts for 200...

China: Suicide at tech giant Huawei

Following up on one blogger's lead, some comments on yet another staff suicide at tech company Huawei this week which for many reinforces the company's popular image of having one...

Egypt: Praying against Mubarak in the Metro

From an offer to give up a seat at the metro, to an impromptu protest against Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak. Eman Abdurahman brings us the story from Egypt.

South Africa: Garlic, showers and prostitutes

Lesbian Rules writes about odd suggestions to problems in South Africa: “So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. To be cured from aids, eat garlic and beetroot. If you...

Is President Bingu Malawi's “Moses”?

Some artists read the times and strategise accordingly. A popular song titled Mose wa Lero by Joseph Nkasa makes many Malawians sing along even if they did not want to...

Korea: Debates over Privatizing Insurance

One of the hottest issues just before the next administration took office in Korea was about the privatization of health insurance. With the new administration, the national health insurance seems...

Burkina Faso: teachable moments, missing bathrooms and road rage

Pity the school teachers of the Peace Corps. While their compatriots toiling in health clinics or with micro-credit programs pretty much work loose hours and come and go from social...

Paraguay: Yellow Fever Scare Causing Long Lines

Cases of Yellow Fever have been confirmed in Paraguay, which has caused at least 8 confirmed deaths. This situation is generating a mass panic among the population and long lines...

Uruguay: Public Smoking Ban, One Year Later

It has been two years since the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces in Uruguay, and Federico Bertolini of Rincón del Berto [es] writes about some of the conclusions....

Morocco: Health Care

Abdelilah Boukili of Regular Comments Based on Issues Raised by BBC World Haveyoursay questions the practice of Western countries recruiting health care professionals from developing countries.

Hindi: No smoking and Cricket Auctions

Amit Gupta takes us on a tour of the latest from the Hindi blogosphere, including bad news for male smokers, good news for cricket fans in Hyderabad, and hopeful news...

Somalia: Can a hijab-wearing blogger get a respectable job in the US?

This is our second roundup of Somali blogs discussing various topics including Somali politics, the challenges of wearing a hijab in the United States and the first Somali female pilot.

Poland: U.S. Satellite Fears

A discussion of whether or not Poland is “in danger from exploding US spy satellite” – over at the beatroot.

Paraguay: Yellow Fever Emergency

Muna Annahas reports that Paraguay has declared an emergency due to presence of Yellow Fever in the country, and that close to 1 million vaccines are expected to be provided...

Palestine: Oldest Woman Alive

Kabobfest draws our attention to the oldest woman alive – a Palestinian woman, born in 1888, who lives in Israel.

Kuwait: Knee Problems

Kuwaiti blogger Marzouq complains about knee problems in this post.

Bahrain: Ouch!

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif writes about a bizarre medical case here. You will have carefully examine the X-rays to believe your eyes. ***WARNING: Not for the faint of heart.

About our Health coverage

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


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