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· March, 2010

Stories about Health from March, 2010

Indonesia: Anti-smoking Fatwa

An Islamic organization in Indonesia has issued a fatwa (edict) which named smoking cigarettes as haram or forbidden.

China: Kidney Stone Babies’ father on trial

Today, Zhao Lianhai, the founder of “kidney stone babies” whose 4-year old son was poisoned by Sanlu melamine tainted milk in 2008 was put on trial today under the criminal...

Jamaica: Responding to HIV

Repeating Islands reports that with funding support from the World Bank, the Jamaican government “aims to curb the spread of HIV, improve treatment, care and support for persons living with...

Uzbekistan: Children infected with HIV

Joshua Foust reports that two hospitals in Namangan have been identified in a newly released documentary as infecting at least 140 children with HIV, resulting in the deaths of at...

“Brunei Foodies Go Pink”

Senor Pablo blogs about the “Brunei Foodies Go Pink” event whose proceeds will go to the Brunei Breast Cancer Support Group.

Rabies epidemic in Bali, Indonesia

Jotman writes about a rabies epidemic in Bali, Indonesia

Ghana: Blogging for World Water Day

World Water Day is a day observed on March 22 since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared March, 22 as World Day for Water. Jemila Wunpini Abdulai, an...

Madagascar Update: Death Toll from Tropical Storm Hubert now at 78

Tomavana writes that official report have raised the death toll from Tropical Storm Hubert in Madagascar from 36 last week to 78 and affected 145,000 people.  He adds that health experts...

China: Shanxi Vaccine scandal

PH from Veggie Discourse puts together various local reports on the “undetermined” causes led to death, disability, or serious sickness among nearly one hundred children in Shanxi. Many believe that...

Ukraine: Fundraising Effort to Help Street Children

Scenes from the Sidewalk announces – here and here – a fundraising effort for CrossRoads Foundation: “If you want to be a part of a group of people who are...

Cuba: Surviving the Deluge

“A deluge of events is falling on Cuba”: Generation Y explains.

Poland: Put a smile on a child's face – it's easy!

Tomek and Weronika have always been keen volunteers, despite their young age. Last year, they started Dream Mail, a charity campaign that promotes writing letters and postcards to seriously ill...

Egypt: RIP Fouad Zakariyya

On The Arabist, Issandr El Amrani marks the death of Fouad Zakariyya, a leading Egyptian philosopher and sophisticated critic of Islamist thought, in this post.

Bulgaria: Delivery of Some Cancer Drugs Stopped?

European Union Law reports that “the Bulgarian National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has stopped the delivery of some drugs against cancer for children under 18 years”: “A very simple question...

India: Educating Children About Pesicides

Ecological Tales for Environment Education -India blog publishes an informative post which educates children about pesticides.

Pakistan: Perils Of Having Dark Skin

Maria Saadat, who runs a South Asian beauty blog, guest blogs at CHUP! – Changing Up Pakistan. She writes about the obsession of Pakistanis for fairer skin and the stigma...

Philippines: Street named after cigarette company

The decision of a remote municipal government in the Philippines to rename a street after cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris was protested by many health advocates.

Japan: Flight Doctor Tweeting in Chile

Flight doctor George Tomioka, who is in Chile as part of the Japan Disaster Relief Team from JICA, is tweeting at @georgetomioka [ja]. Here's a tweet from March 7th: “[Chile...

Poland: ‘Buy Yourself a Blogger’ for Paula Pruska

Sylwia Presley writes about a fundraising campaign launched by four prominent Polish bloggers to help Paula Pruska, who has been documenting her fight with cancer on her blog.

Nicaragua: Poor Health of Salvador Cardenal

The poor health of Nicaraguan musician Salvador Cardenal [es] was on the mind of Central American blogger Julia Ardón, who is a fan of his voice and his lyrics.

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