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· October, 2010

Stories about Health from October, 2010

Bangladesh: Participating In Global Hand Washing Day 2010

“The students of The Dhaka Project staged 6 different drama’s addressing the importance of awareness of Global Hand Washing Day on 30th October 2010,” informs Touhid at The Dhaka project...

Haiti: Cholera Outbreak

Dying in Haiti says: “Port-au-Prince and its slums do not need a cholera epidemic. I can't hardly think of a worse nightmare. Haiti is beyond fragile at this point and...

Palestine: A Parting Gift from Gaza

Gaza Mom is back to the US with a parting gift from Gaza. Click here to find out.

Saudi: Female-only hospitals

American Bedu discusses the idea of female-only hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Read the blog post and the numerous comments on it here.

Costa Rica: Young Professionals Work to Make San José Bike Friendly

The Tico Times Blog writes: “A group of young professionals calling themselves ChepeCletas [es] is poised to transform San José into a haven for bikers, and they are doing it...

Barbados: Make Your Mark

Jdid takes issue with comments suggesting that the late David Thompson's “focus on being prime minister led to his demise”; on the contrary, the diaspora blogger says: “I hope the...

Jamaica: Farewell to the “Cool Ruler”

Jamaican reggae icon Gregory Isaacs, popularly known as the “Cool Ruler”, died this morning at this home in London, after a long battle with cancer. Possessing one of the most...

Barbados: A Nation Mourns

Barbados - along with the rest of the region - is in mourning following the untimely death of Barbadian Prime Minister David Thompson, who passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer....

Haiti: Cholera!

As a cholera outbreak hits Haiti, bloggers discuss this latest assault on the already besieged country.

D.R. of Congo: Mobile Phone Light Saves Life of a Mother

Mobile phone light saves life of a mother in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Everyone is healthy in the end, but she was required to undergo a C-section. Apparently...

Cuba: Plea for Dr. Biscet

The daughter of political prisoner Oscar Biscet pens a letter to President Obama; Blog For Cuba republishes it here, while Uncommon Sense says: “This is the moment for friends of...

Zimbabwe: Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe Support Ministry of Health

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe have released a statement supporting the call by the Ministry of Health to provide condoms to prisoners: “The danger of sexual violence in prisons is...

Nigeria: Success story of polio vaccination

Nigeria Health Watch discusses the success story of polio vaccination in Nigeria: “Firstly, there was an increased involvement of traditional, religious and political leaders in promoting vaccinations and encouraging acceptance...

India: Village Health Issues

Brijesh Nair visited a village in the state of Tamil Nadu in India and found that the drinking water infrastructure in a “lower caste community” was in poor condition causing...

India: Twitter For Blood

Suresh C introduces to us an innovative tool in India called tweet4blood. Developed by Thejesh, this Twitter based tool lets you request for blood to followers @tweet4blood who are donors....

Japan: Ancient anatomical illustrations

Pinktentacle published a series of anatomical illustrations [en] that date back to the Edo period (1603-1868). Each illustration is followed by a caption that describes the publication where it first...

South Asia: Bloggers Discussing Water Issues

A number of South Asian bloggers have participated in the Blog Action Day 2010, which focuses on the theme 'water'. Let us look at what some of them are discussing...

Mexico: The Lerma River is Dying

The Lerma Santiago River is Mexico’s second longest river. It used to be a source of drinking water for the capital and the central part of the country, but today...

Honduras: The Lack of Clean Water

Laurie says that statistics on water conditions are “too big to grasp! But here in the elbow of Central America, I get it. Water, or the lack of clean water,...

Video: How to keep water clean and use it wisely

From tips on reusing gray water or minimizing wasted water when we flush the toilet, to kids in the Valle del Colca in Peru explaining the importance of keeping community...

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