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· October, 2008

Stories about Health from October, 2008

Serbia: Courageous Mothers

Belgraded contributes an article on what it's like to be a mother in Serbia to the Women's International Perspective, becoming “one of the rare men blogging there.” Showcased in the...

Kuwait: For Ladies Only

Chillnite, from Kuwait, shares a link ‘for the ladies.’

Haiti, D.R.: Rediscovering Atlantis?

The Haitian Blogger is a tad sceptical about the scientific theory that Haiti might be “the site of the ‘lost Civilization’ of Atlantis.”

Japan: Refunds from Saizeriya

News that Saizeriya [ja], a Japanese restaurant chain offering low-cost Italian food, is offering refunds for people who ate pizza with melamine-tainted dough — without asking for receipts — has...

Japan: Hospital system in crisis, but how can it be fixed?

Gurikenblog takes up the story of a pregnant mother who was turned away by seven hospitals in Tokyo and eventually died of a brain hemorrhage, writing that the basic problem...

Russia, France: Update on Karinna Moskalenko

Robert Amsterdam posts an update on the situation of lawyer Karinna Moskalenko.

Bangladesh, India: Things that make your children taller, stronger and sharper

Recently two advertisements of childrens food products made by Nestlé and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) aired by a Bangladeshi television channel were banned in UK. The Bangladeshi private TV channel NTV (not...

Guyana: Social Services

“Increasing access to social services is among the priorities identified by indigenous women leaders in the region as key to empowerment”: The Voice of the Taino People Online reports on...

Malaysia: Era of contaminated food

After the China milk scandal, Jewelle notes that in Malaysia some popular food brands are also allegedly contaminated. Are we living in the era of contaminated food?

Working in Brunei

What are some of the advantages of working in Brunei: “peace, no income tax, heavily subsidized petrol price, excellent education facilities for the kids and one of the lowest inflation...

Climate Change: Increasing The Spread of Diseases?

Melting ice caps, rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns aren't the only potential consequences of climate change. Scientists are warning that changes in global climate may also endanger public...

Syria: Farewell Om Abed

Syrian Mariyah mourns the death of Om Abed – a neighbour and family friend – in this touching post.

Trinidad & Tobago: Higher Standards

“When a few stupid women lower their standards, we all suffer…It’s time we learn from our animal friends and reclaim the power nature entrusted to us. Like the Alpha female...

Indonesia: Medical tourism

Indonesia is building world-class health facilities. It seems to be targeting the dollar-earning medical tourism industry.

Tajikistan: Investments into healthcare are equal to Ones of Sierra Leone

Vadim writes that according to the latest report of WHO, there is a gap of 40 years in life expectancy between Tajikistan and Sierra Leone but in both countries governments...

South Africa: A New Era In The Fight Against AIDS?

In late September Barbara Hogan was appointed as South Africa's new health minister by interim President Kgalema Motlanthe, ousting her controversial predecessor Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. AIDS activists and many South Africans...

Barbados, U.S.A.: Ordinary Joes?

Barbadian bloggers Doan Mind Me and Living in Barbados share a few observations about the final US Presidential debate.

Jamaica, Haiti: Blogging about Poverty

“One of the remarkable consequences of blogging is that people of like minds can join together to raise the global consciousness about a particular issue”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp uses his...

Pakistan: Daredevil elctricians

All things Pakistan writes about the daredevil electricians of Pakistan who risks their lives everyday to work on distribution and transmission lines.

Trinidad & Tobago: Down in the Valley

“The warnings are there, too many to ignore…people better start waking up. Better rebuild their community parlours and their sou sous and their gayaps. In the panic of markets and...

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