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· November, 2009

Stories about Health from November, 2009

Namibia: A quick update from VSO volunteer

A quick update from a VSO volunteer in Namibia: “As part of the immunisation program I’ve been on two crazy adventures into the deepest darkest Namibian bush, over mountains and...

Ecuador: Teenagers in Unexpected Pregnancies in Guayaquil

When teenagers in Guayaquil, Ecuador find themselves with an unexpected pregnancy, Pitonizza [es] directs them to several resources in the city for counseling and assistance.

Cuba: Ongoing HIV/AIDS Education Efforts

Even though Cuba has one of the lowest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the region, there are still ongoing education efforts to reduce the number of new infections, as well as...

India's tryst with e-health: A healthier future for its rural millions?

About 700km away from Bangalore, across a couple of remote villages in the Bidar district, a quiet revolution has been going on. No, not a political one, but a remarkable...

Bahrain: Vaccine Dangers

Bahraini Beisan, at Mideast Youth, takes a look at the dangers of vaccines.

Video: End Violence Against Women Around the World

Today, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and through videos, many people and organizations around the world are expressing their need to end...

Bahamas: Enough Already

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith is “sick and tired of all those forwarded emails peddling scams, lies and hate propaganda.”

Trinidad & Tobago: On Sex

As a prelude to World AIDS Day, Alien In The Caribbean is “doing a thorough three part exploration of sex and sexuality, particularly in the Caribbean.”

Turkmenistan: Influenzastan

Has Turkmenistan come down with a bad case of the swine flu? Annasoltan investigates that in a series of post on Turkmen healthcare.

Japan: Images of Minanamata Disease

@Minori_okd points us to the photographic work MINAMATA by W. Eugene Smith and Ailejjen M. Smith that covers the Minamata Disease.

Trinidad & Tobago: Loss of Mind?

From the tobacco legislation to the carbon footprint post-CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, Coffeewallah asks: “Has everybody in this country lost their cotton picking minds?”

Morocco: Peace Corps Community Honors So Youn Kim

The Peace Corps bloggers are mourning the loss of a fellow volunteer, 23-year-old So Youn Kim, who had worked at a youth center in the southern Moroccan village of Tamegrout....

Global Health: World Toilet Day Raises a Stink

While it may sound like a bad joke, today's World Toilet Day focuses on a not-so-funny issue impacting almost half the world's population -- a lack of toilets and sanitation.

China: Release Zhao Lianhai, the Father of the Kidney Stone Babies

C.A Yeung translated a petition signed by more than a hundred Chinese netizen demanding the Beijing police to release Zhao Lianhai, a famous rights activist and the founder of an...

Japan: Magazine for People Living wjith Facial Scars

Lisa Katayama at Tokyo Mango brings our attention to a new Japanese magazine for people living with facial scars, called “My Face”: “The magazine will include interviews, medical information, and...

Guyana: Vampire Snacks

Guyana-Gyal comes up with an innovative marketing plan to sell mosquitoes…

Ukraine: News and Views Roundup

Ukraine roundup: flu and politics – at What's Up, Ukraine? and at Jamestown Foundation Blog, here and here; the latest on the tense relationship between the Ukrainian president and PM...

Japan: When an Employee Catches H1N1

The Kirai blog describes what happened at his company after an employee caught a case of H1N1: “Notice that from his perspective, he is NOT a victim, he is the...

Russia: Quarantine in Yekaterinburg

Russian Blog reports that Yekaterinburg authorities have announced a flu-related quarantine from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20.

Ukraine: Updates on the Flu Epidemic

Last weeks’ posts on the flu epidemic: Tetyana Vysotska of What's up, Ukraine? falls ill (doctor tells her it's “impossible to have a test on whether it may be a...

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