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· March, 2009

Stories about Health from March, 2009

Azerbaijan: Like a virgin (reprise)

Following on from earlier posts on the matter of virginity in Armenia, Scary Azeri in Suburbs recounts the situation in Azerbaijan. The blog concludes that medical techniques to restore a...

Latvia: Health Care Budget Cuts

Latvian Abroad cites an example of how “the budget cuts are taking their toll” in Latvia: “Sometimes, it's a very heavy toll.”

Barbados: Moving On Up?

“Will Barbados’ proposed housing developments be part of an economic and social package that is geared to give people a better standard of living?”: Living in Barbados questions the wisdom...

Azerbaijan: Corrupt Medicine

Scary Azeri in Suburbs continues to compare life in England with that in Azerbaijan. In particular, speaking from experience, she compares health-care in the UK to that available in the...

Cuba: Antúnez Surrounded

Uncommon Sense and Octavo Cerco share their thoughts on reports that the Cuban police “have surrounded the home of Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antúnez), who for more than...

Libya: From Funerals to Weddings

From the death of a cousin after a lethal penicillin injection to discussing why Libyan men prefer marrying 'stupid' women over those who are educated, Fozia Mohamed sifts through posts...

Israel Boasts Top Researchers in Medical Marijuana

Caught with cannabis in Israel? It may very well go to a good use. Israelity reveals that Israel has one of the top medical marijuana programs in the world, treating...

Ghana: mPedigree Fights Counterfeit Drugs Using SMS

mPedigree is a company in Ghana using text messaging to fight counterfeit drugs. Last year 3000 people sent messages in a pilot scheme. They received replies from manufacturers in an...

Jordan: Psychological Problems

A million Jordanians suffer from psychological problems. Osamaa Al Romh discusses the phenomena in this post [Ar].

Russia: Demographics and Abortion

Russian Policy Daily translates from an interview on Russia's demographics, quoting and citing Svetlana Rudneva, head of the “Family and Childhood” foundation.

Barbados, Montserrat: Mountain Chickens

Blogging from Barbados, Gallimaufry is concerned about the fate of the Montserrat mountain chicken.

Israel: Israeli Innovations Light the Way in Africa

A Jewish Heart for Africa is providing Israeli technology in the form of solar power and drip irrigation to needy communities in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda. “We are pumping 20,000...

Bangladesh: Floating Hospital

Bangladesh is inundated with heavy monsoon rain and floods every year. Mikey Leung reports that :”In the face of this rising tide, one organization has developed a novel solution. They’re...

Zimbabwe: Massive discrepancies in medical costs

A detailed story about massive discrepancies in medical costs in Zimbabwe from Sokwanele's subscriber.

Ukraine: Boy Dies of Cancer As Bank Wouldn’t Give Money Back

Ukrainiana writes about a 12-year-old boy who died of cancer at a Donetsk hospital, while his family tried to find money to be able to afford treatment abroad: “Oleksiy's aunt...

Ukraine, U.S.: Aid to Chernobyl-Affected Area Hospital

MoldovAnn writes about ongoing attempts to help a Ukrainian hospital in the Chernobyl-affected area to receive a humanitarian aid donation from a U.S. NGO.

India: Steps to Prevent “Yoga Piracy”

India has organized a team of researchers and scientists to identify and record all ancient yoga positions (or asanas) in an attempt to prevent people living in other countries from...

Guatemala: Opposition to Mining Operations

A recent BBC story reported on skin infections showing up in several indigenous communities in Guatemala. Many from the community and other activists are placing blame on an open-pit mining...

Russia: Drug Abuse; Pancakes Recipe

Windows to Russia writes about drug abuse in Moscow. On a positive note, here's a link to a Russian pancakes recipe.

Malawi: Using Mobile Technology In Healthcare

Jopsa announces a new project in Malawi, FrontlineSMS:Medic, “After almost a year of working with FrontlineSMS in Malawi, we are launching FrontlineSMS:Medic to extend the capabilities of this software and...

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