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· April, 2009

Stories about Health from April, 2009

Caribbean: Funding the Fight against HIV

Both Abeng News Magazine and Repeating Islands note that “Caribbean governments have been urged to provide financial support for the Regional Coordinating Mechanism of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV...

Caribbean: Keeping Track of Swine Flu

As concerns over the Swine Flu outbreak continue to mount, Caribbean bloggers are educating themselves, just in case...

Cayman Islands: Same Old

“This election has the potential to again be nothing more than ousting current politicians who do very little and replacing them with politicians who are entirely incapable of bringing their...

Kuwait: Swine Flu Blues

While election related stories are dominating Kuwait's Arabic-language blogs, this week the Swine Flu seems to be the pet topic of the English-language blogosphere. Amer Al-Hilal has the story.

Taiwan: Participating in the World Health Assembly

The news that Taiwan will be participating in the World Health Assembly under the name Chinese Taipei came from the island's president and is received simultaneously as humiliating, a major...

China: Growing climigration

At Absurdity, Allegory and China, Jim Gourley discusses the extent and severity of China's climigration problem, and the reasons there's yet to be seen meaningful change.

Egypt: “Egyptians are not Arabs”

Mathilda wrote her thoughts in a scientific research that believes Egyptians are not Arabs; it focused mainly on the Egyptians around Luxor, where old upper Egypt was located.

Mexico and Hong Kong: Fears over the fatal swine flu virus

I know I cannot affect your decision, but I understand your feeling at this moment as we are all Hong Kong people now on exchange in Mexico…..I really believe….we should...

“Cashing In On Swine Flu: How Ethical Is That?”

Svetlana Gladkova of Profy shares her “doubts about people shamelessly cashing in on the hysteria surrounding the latest threat to the human race – the swine flu.”

Indonesian minister thinks swine flu could be man-made

Indonesian Heath Minister Siti Fadilah Supari thinks it is possible that the swine flu could be man-made “to boost pharmaceutical companies’ profits.”

Egypt: Stigmatized by AIDS

A group of Egyptian bloggers and independent media personalities are putting their hands together in support of the “Openness” initiative, which aims at anti-stigmatizing AIDS patients, and calls for integrating...

Caribbean: When Pigs Fly?

The idiom "when pigs fly" is not a popular one in the Caribbean these days as regional bloggers, like the rest of the world, keep a close eye on the...

Morocco: AIDS, Money and Sex Toys

Morocco has a reputation of tolerance, and although this is mainly a young and fairly open society there are still instances of prejudices suffered by people infected with HIV/AIDS, and...

China: Tracking swine flu on Twitter

Swine flu for China so far is a chance to reflect [zh] on how SARS was prevented from becoming a pandemic, and the steps being taken now in Mexico and...

Honduras: No Cases of Swine Flu Yet

No cases of the swine flu have been reported in Honduras, but with suspected illnesses in neighboring Guatemala, Leonidas Mejia of Janpedrano Blog [es] writes that it may be a...

Russia, Ukraine: Swine Flu Prevention

Short updates on anti-swine flu measures taken in Russia and Ukraine – at IZO: here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Israel: No Swine Flu

Times Online religion correspondent Ruth Gledhill calls for help from Jewish readers on why the swine flu cannot be named after the non-kosher meat in Israel here.

Mexico: Trying to Lighten the Mood About Swine Flu

Even with the international concern over the health emergency of the swine flu, a Mexican band called Agrupación Cariño is trying to lighten the mood with a song called “The...

Mexico: Update on Swine Flu Outbreak

“The Infection is Fear” is the title of a regularly updated post on his blog Intersections about the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico City.

Global Health: Swine Flu Threat Spreads Worldwide

Confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu, which was detected in Mexico earlier this month, have now been found in at least seven other countries around the world. The World...

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