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· February, 2008

Stories about Health from February, 2008

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Illness

Russia: Unaffordable Health Care

Czech Republic: Health Minister Rescues a Pedestrian

Exchange Student ‘Starved’ in Egypt

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

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

Morocco: Health Care

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

Paraguay: Yellow Fever Emergency

Palestine: Oldest Woman Alive

Kuwait: Knee Problems

Bahrain: Ouch!

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