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· December, 2008

Stories about Health from December, 2008

30 December 2008

Serbia: Blogger Krugolina Borup Wins Disruption Prize

On Dec. 18, Sinisa Boljanovic wrote about Serbian blogger Krugolina Borup and her "Mother Courage" initiative. A few days later, Krugolina Borup (whose real name is Branka Stamenkovic) became the...

28 December 2008

Cameroon: Blogging to save 4 year-old from orbital tumor

In November 2008 Cameroon's national TV featured the story of a four year-old boy called Bright Asangwei Fuh suffering from a rare orbital tumor that could not be properly handled...

27 December 2008

Global Health: 2008 Blogs In Review

Bloggers in 2008 showed all the ways in which global health is interconnected with other issues, by covering health stories that touched on everything from poverty and women's rights to...

23 December 2008

Caribbean: 2008 in Review

From natural disasters to lightning bolts of the athletic kind, 2008 was a busy one for the Caribbean blogosphere. Here are some of the highlights...

MSF's Top 10 Humanitarian Crises in 2008

Haiti: Photo of the Year

20 December 2008

Brazil: Against Illegal Abortion or Against Women?

Abortion is a very complex issue in Brazil, just like almost everywhere else in Latin America, where it is considered a crime. Despite this, over 1,000,000 clandestine abortions take place...

18 December 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Where is the Love?

Dominica: The Buggery Law

Serbia: “Mother Courage”

Sinisa Boljanovic translates a selection of heartbreakingly shocking stories of giving birth in Serbia, shared by anonymous Serbian women on the Majka Hrabrost ("Mother Courage") web site.

16 December 2008

AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders

Following up on past AIDS coverage such as the AIDS Conference 2008 and the World AIDS Day 2008, we bring you a video that shows the plight of orphans in...

Zimbabwe: A Surge In Cholera Deaths

The widespread cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe continues to take its toll. The United Nations reported yesterday that the disease, which is mainly transmitted through contaminated water and food, has killed...

Japan: Economy Needs A Green Revolution

15 December 2008

Malawi: Murderous Thanksgiving, AIDS Day and crossing the Zimbabwean border

Victor Kaonga highlights a few posts from blogs about Malawi: an expat Thanksgiving, World Aids Day and a long bus trip from Malawi to South Africa with an interesting border...

12 December 2008

Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister's Health

Trinidadians and Tobagonians were shocked yesterday by news that Prime Minister Patrick Manning was diagnosed with kidney cancer. While few bloggers commented publicly, in more private forums like Facebook discussions...

Chile: Pharmaceutical Companies Charged With Price-Fixing

Jordan: Praise for Peru's Anti-Smoking Advertisement