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· December, 2010

Stories about Health from December, 2010

Nigeria: Bring our health data alive

Bring our health data in Nigeria alive: “For a long time, our leaders have taken Nigerians for a ride, quoting astronomical amounts of money for delivering nothing. One major reason...

Russia: Is Internet Guilty of Organizing Nationalistic Riots?

Russian media and blogosphere ponder who is responsible for the nationalists’ riots in Moscow in mid-December. But the authorities found their own scapegoat – the Internet.

Lebanon: One Wig Stand for Cancer Awareness

One Wig Stand is an awareness project that shares the stories of women battling breast cancer in Lebanon. The author explains that the site is not a sappy one intended to...

Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...

South Korea:Cows Culled As Mouth and Foot Disease Spread

As the mouth and foot disease spread around South Korea, the government ordered farms to slaughter their cattle, including yet healthy cows and pigs to slowdown the wide spread the disease. @Biguse...

Haiti: Behind Cholera

“Cholera is a disease of the poor, of the disenfranchised. Poor people in poor countries. Cholera thrives where there is no clean water, where there is inadequate sanitation, where there...

Cuba: Making a Difference

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense continues his list of the Top 10 Cubans who made a difference this year.

Cuba: Economic Crisis

Iván's File Cabinet says that the “times of crisis” that the country is facing is affecting everyone – even the prostitutes.

Oprah Down Under: Not Everybody’s Cup of McCafe

Oprah Winfrey’s fans seem to have lapped up her Australian tour which finished with taping of her show at the Sydney Opera House. However her trip also has had its...

Bhutan: Tobacco or Drinking Ban

Passu wonders why Bhutan banned tobacco instead of drinking.

Bangladesh: Artificial Kidney – A Rare Feat

Unheard Voice blog informs that “Shuvo Roy, a Bangladeshi scientist at the University of California, San Francisco, has developed the world’s first artificial, implantable kidney.”

Haiti: After Elections

“The situation here is like a volcano that has been building pressure for a very long time. The massive earthquake, the million homeless people and 300,000 dead, Hurricane Tomas, the...

Malaysia: Moratorium on Medical Schools

The Malaysian government has imposed a five-year moratorium on medical programs across the country, with the aim of shifting the focus from quantity to quality as the number of medical...

Nigeria: Our Senators and our health

Nigerian Senators simply don't get it: “How can we possibly afford to pay Senators in Nigeria N15.18m in salaries and allowances monthly ($100,000.00), when we cannot pay our doctors, teachers,...

South Korea: Free School Meals Debate Sweeps the Nation

A serious debate on the free school meals system has swept South Korea this week, as a minority opposition party succeeded in passing a bill through parliament that expands free...

Nigeria: Wikileaks’ latest leaks focus on Pfizer- Nigeria lawsuit

The Wikileaks cable leaks continue and today, makes allegations on Pfizer's attempts to influence a settlement on the clinical trials lawsuit filed against it by Nigeria

Haiti: Unrest Takes Hold

As the debacle over election results continues, Haitian bloggers discuss the mounting unrest in the country, which further complicates efforts to deal with the cholera epidemic.

Cuba: Public Health System

Octavo Cerco wonders whether “the government will manage to fix the debacle that has been steadily building in public health.”

Jamaica, Haiti: Democracy & Elections

In looking at the fallout over the Haitian elections, Jamaican diaspora blogger Dennis Jones says: “The search for democracy is more than about having free and open elections. People have...

Russia: Another Photo Report on Critical Situation in Moscow Hospital

LJ-user Yanissimo posts [RUS] shocking pictures of the Filatov hospital (in Moscow). Together with pictures he tells a story of bad conditions, immorality, lack of ethics and competence that rule...

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