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· October, 2009

Stories about Health from October, 2009

Ukraine: Swine Flu (and Some Election Politics)

On Oct. 30, after a few days of alarming reports on an outbreak of respiratory illness in western Ukraine, the first swine flu-related death was confirmed, and PM Tymoshenko ordered...

Barbados: Key Professions

Ukraine: Charity

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia: “Dumping Grounds for People”

Ukraine: Interview With A Drug Addict

Videos on how Maternal Mortality Affects Communities

When a woman dies during pregnancy, childbirth or due to complications after delivery, it affects not only the family, but also the whole community.

Dominican Republic: Cancer Awareness Campaigns

Cancer prevention campaigns in the Dominican Republic have been raising awareness for prevention and treatment, as well as providing support to those families that have been afflicted with the disease.

Pakistan: How To Spot Fake Doctors

Bangladesh: Doctors Need To Be Disciplined

Peru: The Abortion Debate

The abortion debate in Peru has reemerged due to a bill that has been approved in the Special Committee of the Penal Code in the Peruvian Congress, which would decriminalize...

Pregnancy and Prisons: Women's Health and Rights Behind Bars

It is still a struggle to ensure human rights for pregnant women worldwide, and it seems that in the process, pregnant women in prison are many times overlooked. What have...

Trinidad & Tobago: Trini To The Bone?

Trinidad & Tobago: 350 Action

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Dealing With H1N1

Adoption: Securing the Rights of Mothers and Children

Women speak out from all sides of the issue: adoptees, natural mothers and adoptive mothers try to make sense of the legal, reproductive and human rights issues behind adoptions.

Bhutan: End Tobacco Ban

Barbados: New Hospital?

Tunisia: Watching Arab Media on HIV/AIDS

Zied Mhirsi is a Tunisian doctor and blogger, based in the USA, who is dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa. Last year,...

Namibia: Petition to end forced sterilisation

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