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· December, 2009

Stories about Health from December, 2009

Caribbean: 2009 Regional Roundup

As Global Voices celebrates its fifth anniversary, the occasion has given us all an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do and how our work makes a...

Azerbaijan: Standing in line

Newly returned to Baku, Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines posts its observations on queuing in Azerbaijan. The blogger is not impressed and in a previous post also laments the state...

Trinidad & Tobago: 500

Trinidadian bloggers comment on the country's record murder rate – Jumbie's Watch: “The message is clear. We’re screwed.” B.C. Pires: “Not even when Mr Manning and Mr Panday achieve Trinidad's...

Cuba: Show of Support

Cuban diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense reports on “the arrests over the past several days of numerous activists attempting…to show their support for political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who has been...

Palestine: Swine Flu Arrives In Gaza

The H1N1 influenza virus reached the Gaza Strip much later than it did other places, a fact attributed to the blockade imposed upon its population by both Israel and Egypt....

South Africa: Remembering Busi

Sokari remembers Busi, a survivor of rape, HIV and diabetes: “Today is Busi’s birthday, she would have been 29 but she died on the 12th March 2007.”

Kazakhstan: Another Mass Infection Scandal

KZBlog reports that 150 children suffering from leukemia were infected with hepatitis C. This is not the first case when children get infected during blood transfusions in Kazakhstan.

Turkmenistan: TB is a serious problem

Annasoltan writes that drug resistant tuberculosis is a serious problem in Turkmenistan. Yet, the government is doing little to find the solution – even more so, its actions often aggravate...

Pakistan: Negligence in Medicare

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice discusses about the recent cases of negligence in medical service in Pakistan and urges everyone to be more vigilant.

South Africa: Truth without venom is impossible when it comes to Manto

Truth without venom is impossible when it comes to South Africa's former Minister of Health: “To be honest, I did not wish to reflect on the life of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang,...

South Africa: Controversial Health Minister Dies and Twitter Goes Wild

South Africa's former Health Minister, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang passed away recently. Manto was not a stranger to controversy with dodgy views on managing HIV-AIDS using beetroot, garlic, lemons and African potatoes....

China: Grassroots wisdom website

Husunzi from China Study Group introduced a Chinese website on grassroots wisdom.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poor Packaging

Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life is livid that a brand of silicone is being sold in bottles best known for packaging a popular children's soft drink: “I have...

Namibia: First step victory in forced sterilisation case

The forced sterilisation case in Namibia has achieved its first victory: “The High Court today agreed with the Legal Assistance Centre that the Public Service Act does not apply to...

Indonesia: Mall Suicides

Metro Mad is intrigued with some Indonesians choosing shopping malls to commit suicide.

China: Development's Toll on Laborers

A second wave of pneumoconiosis cases has been reported among drilling and blasting workers in the southern city of Shenzhen. An article in Beijing Youth Daily reports 119 suspected pneumoconiosis...

Africa: Obesity in Africa

Bunmi writes about obesity in Africa: “In response to my uninformed comment to a recent report about the increasing obesity rates among Africa's urban poor–up 35% in the last decade–Ãœber...

Egypt: Majd Al Assad Dies

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia comments on the death of Majd Al Assad, the younger brother of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.

Botswana: Christmas party at Nata village

Photos from the annual Christmas party at Nata village in Botswana: “The festivity kicked off with an early morning breakfast. Soon after breakfast the students were treated to a game...

It's time to change the symbol of good health

In India, we've always believed that kids from well-to-do homes should look it by being chubby and plump. That was the sign of good health. Arundhuti Thapar at Just a...

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