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· July, 2008

Stories about Health from July, 2008

Dominica, U.S.A.: Politics & People

Chris at Dominica Weekly has “taken a strong interest in the US Presidential Election”, which leads him to consider the state of politics in his own country: “Perhaps the most...

Trinidad & Tobago: Living the Truth

Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Ramblings and Reason bursts with pride when her “friend David not only got on a stage and said that he is a gay man, he...

Cuba, Mexico: Good Relations

“I’ve always admired how Mexico, despite its own internal contradictions and conflicts, was able to dodge the US pressure on Cuba…in the early 1960s”: On a recent trip to Mexico...

Trinidad & Tobago: Searching for Truth

“One man says we are living under a dictatorship. The other asks, ‘What are you talking about? This isn’t dictatorship. Pinochet, now that was a dictator.’ Sometimes it’s so easy...

Soviet History: Nuclear Disaster Areas

The Turkish Invasion posts a link to a documentary photo site on nuclear disaster areas in the former Soviet Union.

Arabeyes: Mourning Youssef Chahine

Tributes are pouring in from bloggers from around the Middle East and North Africa, mourning the death of renowned Egyptian film maker Youssef Chahine. Born in Alexandria in 1926, Chahine...

Singapore: Negative outcome of organ trade

A Singapore blogger lists the possible negative outcomes if organ trading is to be legalized in the world

Egypt: Better Way to Die

“I will probably die of cancer. To be more exact metastatic cancer, which is when cancer spreads from one part of the body to every other part supplied by blood...

Mozambique: Why our leaders never use our hospitals?

Custódio Duma [pt] comments on the news that Mozambique's Defence Minister Filipe Nyussi was evacuated to South Africa after having his arm injured in a traffic accident. “Last week I...

Malawi: Healthworkers use of Frontline SMS

Kiwanja describes some of the initiatives that are using the software Frontline SMS (an collective SMS service for NGOs), such as Josh Nesbit in Malawi who's using it “to drive...

AIDS: XVII International Conference call for videos

The XVII International AIDS Conference will take place in Mexico City between August 3rd and the 8th, and Witness' THE HUB has a series of videos uploaded by community members...

Singapore: Should government legalize organ trade?

An important debate is raging in Singapore: Should government legalize organ trade? Health officials, medical specialists and bloggers are exchanging views about the issue.

Indonesia: Oil company endorses improper use of motorcycles?

My Busy Brain criticizes an oil company for distributing pamphlets which indirectly encouraged improper use of motorcycles in Indonesia

Iran:Two Leaders in fight against HIV/AIDS arrested

Saffron Sky writes that two physician brothers (Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei), who have been recognized internationally for their work in the development of HIV/AIDS programs and services in Iran,...

Morocco's Smoking Ban

The View from Fez reports that Morocco has banned smoking in public places. It remains unseen how the law will be enforced.

Central & Eastern Europe: IMF Policies and TB Deaths

Eternal Remont draws attention to a recent study from Cambridge University claiming that IMF's policies in Eastern Europe during the 1990s implicitly caused the deaths of some 100,000 people from...

Uruguay: Fundraising for Pereira Rossell Hospital

The Pereira Rossell hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay is where the greatest number of children are born each year. Parte Pagana [es] writes about a fundraising campaign that benefits this busy...

Serbia: Radovan Karadzic was Disguised as a Doctor

Radovan Karadzic lived in Belgrade under false name of Dragan David Dabic. He was disguised as an alternative medicine doctor and even worked in one private clinic in Belgrade. He...

China: Will Yao help China win basketball gold?

No doubt many eyes will be on Yao Ming during the Olympics, but will China's men's basketball team be able to take the gold? More on that at sometimes sports...

Nigeria: Much ado about nudity

Fadekemi at ConnectAfrica comments on a recent bill proposal to prohibit and punish nudity in Nigeria, among other offences: “Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation […] faced with so many...

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