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· November, 2008

Stories about Health from November, 2008

World AIDS Day: Blogging Positively

This year marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, which takes place every year on December 1. Though the impact of HIV and AIDS is felt by millions of...

Blogging Positively: Live Chat about HIV/AIDS on December 3

Rising Voices and Global Voices are holding a live online chat for bloggers and activists on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 (3pm Nairobi time) on how to use citizen media to...

Albania: Health Care and Bribery

Belatedly, a link to Albanian Blogger‘s report on the arrest of a well-known oncology surgeon on bribery charges: “For the public, including myself, the event hopefully will serve to bring...

Armenia: World AIDS Day & the Armenicum Fiasco

Armenia: Higher Education & Sciences prepares its readers for the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day and highlights the situation with HIV infection in the country. The blog also notes...

Mozambique: Different views of condom use in Africa

In a country which struggles to combat AIDS, twenty million condoms are distributed every year. Considering that at least 4 million Mozambican men are sexually active from a population of...

Iraq: Rape Victims Ignored

Iraqi blogger Wameeth links to an article on Mideast Youth on how rape victims in the Iraq war continue to remain without treatment and counseling.

Bahrain: World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day

The world will mark the World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day on January 5. Bahraini Hassan Fadhul writes on Mideast Youth his role in making that day a reality.

Morocco: Caring for the Blind

The View From Fez writes about caring for the blind in Morocco.

AIDS awareness through video

HIV/AIDS is a World-Wide pandemic which has been decimating the lives of men, women and children for more than 20 years. Today we bring you videos that discuss HIV/AIDS in...

Malaysia: Yoga is OK for Muslims but…

The National Fatwa Council of Malaysia has ruled that the physical aspect of yoga without the mantras and other spiritual elements is not wrong. Blogger Nuraina thinks the edict is...

Japan: Bloggers debate prohibition of cannabis

Starting with the case of two sumo wrestlers who tested positive for marijuana at the beginning of September and continuing with the announcement last week by Waseda University that three...

Cuba: “Black Spring” Prisoners

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense focuses the spotlight on two of the “Black Spring” political prisoners, here and here.

Philippines: Typhoid fever downs 77

More than 70 persons contracted typhoid fever in Quezon province in the Philippines. The diarrheal disease is linked with contaminated water supply.

Morocco: Doctors Protest Against Remote Assignments

SunnyRaindrops reports that female doctors in Morocco are protesting against being assigned to remote locations.

Trinidad & Tobago: Gotham City?

Trinidad and Tobago's The Liming House blogs about Baby Marisa, who died from a rare but treatable liver problem: “The death of this innocent should rest on all our minds....

Barbados: The Abortion Issue

Barbados Free Press comments on two regional mainstream media articles about abortion.

Uzbekistan: Alleged HIV Infections in Namangan

Nick writes that a number of international media outlets are reporting that at least 40 young children, mostly babies, have been infected with HIV at a regional hospital in Namangan,...

Philippines: Video tribute for young martyr

A short video pays tribute to a young activist and nursing graduate who was killed while attending to the heath needs of a rural town in the Philippines.

Ukraine: Harm Reduction and Law Enforcement, Part 2

Last month, Ukrainian blogger mazay wrote about his attempt to educate a group of Kyiv police officers on harm reduction programs. Although many in the audience did not seem as...

Russia: “Different Family” Photo Project

"These people may have no home, no jobs. They may be doing drugs, their neighbors may hate them, and they may be banned from entering a theater because of their...

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