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· March, 2008

Stories about Health from March, 2008

Czech Republic: Micro-Fee vs “Micro-Bribe”

The Economist‘s blog, Certain Ideas of Europe, reports from the Czech Republic on how “charging patients a small sum for visits to publicly funded doctors” has more or less eliminated...

Jamaica: Hope & HIV

“Behind the images of hedonism in Jamaica, the specter of AIDS has overshadowed the glitter and garish of the Tourist Board commercials,” writes Geoffrey Philp, as he blogs about Hope:...

Israel: New Technology Will Improve Organ Transplants

Israeli biotech company Core Dynamics may have found a way to improve organ transplants. A new technique in cyropreservation will change the way organs are frozen and thawed, enhancing their...

Jordan: Viagra Prescriptions

Jordanian Hareega, who is a doctor by profession, writes about the miracles of the magical blue pill -Viagra – and the changes it brought to some men's lives.

Burkina Faso: Home of black bags, baobabs and cute kids?

This roundup will begin with some old business. From Stephen Davis of Voice in the Desert: His book Sophie and the Albino Camel is up for the Norfolk Shorts shortlist...

Kyrgyzstan: Rumors Around President

The Azamat Report says that Rumors about Kyrgyzstani president's death spread yesterday around Kyrgyzstan, becoming a #1 story on the Kyrgyz blogosphere. It is alleged also that he is undergoing...

Poland: The Abortion Issue

The beatroot writes about the Council of Europe and the issue of “legal access to abortion” in Poland.

Maldives: Youth and Drugs

Power to the People from Maldives asks why youth in the country turns to drugs, and an interesting discussion follows in the comments space.

Albania: Leeches

Living in Shkoder writes about the medicinal use of leeches in Albania.

World Water Day Ripples Across Videos.

Every year since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, on March 22nd has been the World Water Day. In addition, this year it...

Maldives: Living with contaminated groundwater

As the world observed World Water Day on March 22, issues concerning sanitation and access to safe water were discussed and debated in the media. This year’s theme for WWD...

Japan: Rokkasho nuclear reprocessing plant fuels debate

The village of Rokkasho, situated Aomori prefecture in the north of Japan's main island Honshū, hosts a nuclear facility for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, the first of its kind in...

Egypt: Stop Drug Abuse Campaign Launched

"Stop Drugs.. Change your life" was the motto for a new controversial campaign initiated by Amr Khaled in Egypt and other different Arab countries, writes Eman AbdElRahman, who brings us...

Hong Kong: Too Clean?

After the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong, the city is getting more and more hygienic, however, Diumanpark wondered if being too clean would reduce body resistance to virus and bacteria...

Egypt: Another strike and many protests

Egyptian doctors and university faculty have joined the crowds and decided to protest against their low salaries, writes Eman AbdElRahman, who brings us the latest reactions to labour strikes from...

Kyrgyzstan: Ban on alcohol and tobacco advertising

Ayan Dane writes that the Kyrgyz Parliament is initiating a law to ban alcohol and tobacco advertising, although the prospects of this draft law are uncertain as some deputies have...

Republic of Congo: Campaign for health rights

Campaigning for health rights in the Republic of Congo: “Indigenous people in all areas of Congo Brazzaville live in precarious conditions and are subjected to discrimination and marginalisation, which prevents...

Japan: Mythical Body Worm

Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces a 16th Century medical book which explains body diseases with body worms and describes how to fight them with acupuncture and herbal remedies.

Congo-Brazzaville: AIDS and infrastructure

Réseau sida Afrique shares the story of a 22 year-old woman [Fr] in Congo-Brazzaville, dying of AIDS in the town of Makoua, 800km from the capital and the free medicine...

Hong Kong: Flu Statistic

Chainsaw Riot blogs the statistic of flu over the past few years to show that the situation of flu is no worse than the past. However, the number of flu...

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


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