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· April, 2008

Stories about Health from April, 2008

D.R. of Congo: Penis Theft

  30 April 2008

Penis theft in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “It's pretty amazing that nobody commented on Penis Theft in Kinshasa, but despite the lack of popularity of this topic, I have more to say about it…”

Southeast Asia: Rice and food price crisis

  28 April 2008

The Southeast Asian region, home to several emerging and developing economies, is also struggling to cope with the global food price crisis. Bloggers discuss the impact of the crisis in the region.

Russia: “Chernobyl's Other Victims”

  25 April 2008

Window on Eurasia writes about “Chernobyl's other victims” – “the thousands of people who exposed themselves to extraordinarily high levels of radiation while taking part in the clean up” and who now “find themselves not only sick as a result but largely forgotten by the successor governments to the regime...

Japan: Suicide Phenomenon

  25 April 2008

Asiajin blogs a new suicide phenomenon by creating lethal hydrogen sulfide gas in Japan. The method is widely spread in the Internet.

Israel: Modern Day Exodus, on African Refugees and their Right for Medical Care

Around 6,000 African refugees escaped the horrors in their countries, and seek refuge in Israel. Many of them live in harsh conditions and can be spotted shivering cold on the streets of southern Tel-Aviv. The insensitive behavior from the side of the Israeli government comes only tens of years after the holocaust, when Jews came to the same plot of land, seeking refuge from the horrors of Europe, writes Gilad Lotan, who shows us how a group of bloggers are volunteering to draw a smile on the faces of countless of destitute refugees.

Bulgaria: “Options for the Disabled”

  22 April 2008

Maya Markova of Maya's Corner writes asks for help in finding a suitable institution for one disabled young woman – and describes the overall situation in Bulgaria: “After the BBC exposed the shocking conditions in Bulgarian institutions for abandoned disabled children and our European partners began to exercise much needed...

Malawian Bloggers Discuss The Zimbabwe Crisis

  21 April 2008

As bloggers from across Africa write about the elections crisis in Zimbabwe, Malawian bloggers join in the condemnation of the delay in releasing the election results, with at least one blogger pointing to the one-sided nature of the discussions on the causes of Zimbabwe’s economic and political problems.

Philippines: Medical scandal

  18 April 2008

This Woman's Views is horrified that doctors in a Philippine hospital were caught laughing hysterically in an operating room while removing a can of cologne spray inside a patient’s bottom

Vietnam: Morning activities

  18 April 2008

Virtual Doug observes that the Vietnamese get up early in the morning and that they like to spend their morning hours in different ways.

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Chilean Shorts: Micro and Mini Movies on the Web

  18 April 2008

From Chile, three examples of online video creation: first, a Chilean pre-candidate for the presidency takes advantage of online video tools to produce documentaries and interviews for web distribution, next, two independent short film producers with videos which talk about poverty, disabilities, old habits which don't have such a hard time dying and, why not? Love.

Singapore: Contagious disease

  16 April 2008

Mr Wang Says So believes that the contagious hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) outbreak in Singapore is a good reason for his children to skip classes for a few days.

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


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