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· September, 2011

Stories about Health from September, 2011

Cuba: Jailed Activists

Uncommon Sense continues to keep a close eye on three members of the Damas de Blanco who were arrested recently, as well as political prisoner Sara Martha Fonseca, whose son...

Brazil: Blogging Carnival in Defense of Abortion

The Brazilian blog Blogueiras Feministas (Feminist Bloggers) has selected [pt] a series of posts about the women's right to abortion following a blogging carnival that took place on September 28.

China: Sex Education

While young people are interested in sex, 65.9% has not received any sex education and misled youngsters see abortion as a way of contraception. (More from China Hush)

China: Chinese restaurant secrets

Ministry of Tofu translated a post from Sinablog exposing how some of the Chinese restaurant use chemicals to add favor and color to their food.

Trinidad & Tobago: Non-Communicable Diseases

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar recently brought the issue of non-communicable diseases to the attention of the United Nations; aka_lol agrees: “It will be no point taking guns and drugs of...

Jamaica: Acts of Creation

“I think that is part of the reason that we look behind in the toilet bowl. We want to see exactly what it is we have created”: Under the Saltire...

Mozambique: Sant'Egidio Community Fights Back Against HIV/AIDS

Lack of access to care for HIV positive people has been well documented on the African continent. Many initiatives strive to show that things could improve with collective effort, and...

Cuba: Hunger Strike for Human Rights

Pedazos de La Isla posts an interview with Rufina Velazquez, speaking out on behalf of her activist father, who has been on a hunger strike to demand respect for the...

Cuba: Talented Singers

Havana Times interviews Cuban singer Evelyn Garcia Marquez “who comes from a family of recognized musicians” and posts an update on the health of popular singer-songwriter Sara Gonzalez, who is...

Pakistan: Dengue Crisis Worsens

Mohammad Yusha reports that the mosquito-borne Dengue fever crisis has worsened in the Punjab region of Pakistan.

Russia: A 2007 Paper on HIV/AIDS

Donna Welles posts her 2007 paper on “how the peculiarities of the Russian culture, government, economy, etc. all make the country extremely vulnerable to the AIDS epidemic.”

Ukraine: Photographing the TB Epidemic

Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk (@dondyuk) is documenting the TB epidemic in Ukraine: “Each day 30 people die. Each year takes more than 10,000 lives.” Dondyuk's powerful, heartbreaking photographs of TB...

Russia: Connecting Neighbors, Saving Lives

The creators of a website that enabled Russians to help each other during wildfires in 2010 have now redesigned the site to enable citizens to assist each other in new...

Haiti: Waste Management by Troops

mediahacker looks at the issue of UN troops and waste management in Haiti, asking, tongue firmly in cheek, “Does this only become a big deal if it causes an outbreak...

Ukraine: Photos From Sevastopol's City Hospital #1

English Russia translates LJ user aquatek-filips’ photo report [ru] from the City Hospital #1 in Sevastopol, Ukraine.

Trinidad & Tobago: Addiction Advice

“What every single one of us have found is that at some point…it stops being your decision. You lose control over it, and using becomes involuntary. Willpower has nothing to...

Pakistan: The Dengue Crisis In Punjab

After the recent heavy rains, dengue fever has turned into an epidemic in Punjab, reports Chowrangi.

Cambodia: SMS versus Malaria

Mobiledia reports how Cambodian health workers use mobile phone texting to fight Malaria.

China: Scenes from the tobacco harvest

Mike Frick from DANWEI visited the tobacco field in Yunnan and presented a very detailed picture of the tobacco industries in China.

Russia: Digital Graveyard Launched

Pomnipro.ru, the website advertised as the ‘social network for the deceased,’ had been launched in Perm, lenta.ru reported [ru]. Despite the groups dedicated to the dead have existed before in...

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