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· January, 2010

Stories about Health from January, 2010

Puerto Rico: Bloggers discuss Roe v. Wade

  31 January 2010

The 37th anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade (January 22, 1973) spurred bloggers in Puerto Rico to express their opinions about a ruling that still sparks controversy. The decision made abortion legal in the United States, and it was extended to Puerto Rico due to the Island's political relationship with the US.

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Global Voices in Haiti: Talking to Volunteer Régine Zamor

  31 January 2010

Alice Backer, on assignment for Global Voices in Port-au-Prince, interviews Régine Zamor, a Haitian-American who travelled to Haiti after the 12 January earthquake and has helped dozens of people as an independent volunteer. "Many Haitians and others willing to help took matters into their own hands during the first-response period."

Haiti: Endurance

  27 January 2010

“Over and over mind-numbing injuries that are now two weeks old — yet the people are stoic, strong, long-suffering, graceful … resilient beyond comprehension”: The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog is convinced that “against the odds, the people of Haiti will endure.”

Haiti: Lessons Learned

  25 January 2010

Carol and Tom in Haiti post a list of lessons learned in the aftermath of the earthquake, while Trinidadian blogger Tattoo writes about the dos and don'ts of disaster aid.

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Afghanistan: Youth Find Outlets Amid Ongoing Violence

  20 January 2010

Last year was the deadliest one for Afghanistan's civilians, including children, since the American-led war began in 2001. Despite the circumstances, efforts are being made nationwide by and for youth to maintain their health and education and to empower them.

Haiti: Hoping for Miracles

  17 January 2010

“This city is more densely populated than I can fathom. The work ahead in Port and other areas is mind-numbing. I know there are tons of efforts being made — some of which you'll never get to hear about on media or blogs”: The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog is sure they...

Haiti: Remembering Jacmel

  16 January 2010

“I couldn’t help remembering how Jacmel looked like at 4:50pm on a regular day. Normally, you have people sitting in their homes, walking in and out, working in their businesses, and so on”: how can they hear posts an update and photos from one of the hardest hit areas in...

Haiti, U.S.A.: Giving Well

  16 January 2010

“With all the heartbreaking images from Haiti, the compulsion overwhelms to help”: Peace.Soul.Spirit.Tse. shares why she is giving her contribution to Partners in Health: “It is because I want to Give Well and not just give Dead Aid.”

Haiti, Cuba: Cooperation

  16 January 2010

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse posted a long speech [Fr] by Fidel Castro, who states his pride at the historical cooperation in the field of medical studies between Cuba and Haiti.

Haiti: Le Cap Haitien sends some news

  14 January 2010

Wednesday January 13th: The day after the terrible 7.0 earthquake which has left Haiti in an undefinable situation, and the island is facing seemingly insurmountable communication challenges. Still, bloggers are trying to get the word out...

Bangladesh: Cold Wave

  13 January 2010

Bangladesh is experiencing a cold wave which is bringing the temperature down to less then 10 degrees Celsius. Fahad at Finding Myself is thankful to God for being blessed with a home and warm blankets. He wonders what will happen to the street people who have nothing.

Haiti: Aftershock

  13 January 2010

The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog writes a hair-raising post about the aftermath of the earthquake: “I cannot imagine what the next few weeks and months will be like. I am afraid for everyone. Never in my life have I seen people stronger than Haitian people. But I am afraid for them.”

Poland: Charity Initiative Criticised by a Catholic Radio Station

  11 January 2010

Today is the day when Poland unites in an enormous charity event called The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, organized for the 18th time by Jurek Owsiak to help children with cancer. This time, however, there has been strong criticism of the initiative's transparency by listeners of Radio Maryja, a Catholic radio station led by Father Rydzyk.

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