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· October, 2011

Stories about Health from October, 2011

Yemen: VP Hadi Leaves to the US for Treatment!

Today's main headline in Yemen was the sudden departure of Vice President Abdu Rabbu Mansoor Hadi to the US for medical treatment. Hadi's absence adds a new snag to the...

History of Medicine in Southeast Asia

A new website was created to gather research and more information about the history of medicine in the Southeast Asian region.

Open Access Africa: Spreading Knowledge, Increasing Collaboration

We celebrate Open Access Week with a special focus on Open Access Africa. As the internet lowers the bar for publishing and disseminating information, print-era publishing models still keep African...

Lithuania: Corruption within the Educational System

Alan Hendrixson of With a Grain of Druska discusses problems arising from corruption within Lithuanian education and health system.

Latvia: Graffiti and Decay in Riga

Juris Kaža of Failed State Latvia? writes about graffiti and social decay in Latvian capital Riga.

Bangladesh: Launching of Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Adhunika reports that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and two foundations in Bangladesh have developed a partnership to support the women in fighting against Breast Cancer through a mass...

Haiti: Enough of Occupation

The Haitian Blogger has had enough of the United Nations occupation of Haiti, saying: “All Haitian's [sic] will start respecting the U.S. and it's [sic] proxy the UN MINUSTAH military...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poisoned Avocados

aka_lol and Plain Talk blog about a “local zaboca farmer who claimed to have intentionally poisoned over 200 zabocas” in a desperate attempt to deal with agricultural theft.

Cuba: More Tributes to Pollan

More tributes to the late Laura Pollan, here, here, here and here.

Cuba: Pollan's Death & the State Health Care System

Cuban bloggers report that some Cuban dissidents do not trust state hospitals after the death of Laura Pollan; babalu translates a blog post claiming that Pollan's hair and skin samples...

Haiti: Cholera, One Year Later

Dying in Haiti marks the one year anniversary of Haiti's cholera outbreak, saying: “Conservative numbers say that cholera has infected 500,000 Haitians and killed 6,500 of them. This is more...

Cuba: Remembering Laura Pollan

Four days after her death, the online tributes are still pouring in for Laura Pollan, the late leader of one of Cuba's most recognized and respected opposition groups, Las Damas...

Macedonia: Public Debate on Down Syndrome

Prof. Vladimir Trajkovski, MD, PhD, blogged [mk] about the public debate on the Down Syndrome, which was held in Skopje on Oct. 15 with over 300 participants, including the Croatian...

Macedonia: Blog Action Day Entries About Food

Macedonian bloggers, who have joined this year's Blog Action Day, include Dzamski, who wrote [mk, en] about the ongoing campaigns to raise awareness about the socio-economic roots of the famine...

Cuba: Mourning the Loss of Laura Pollan

Cuban bloggers are in mourning over the death of Laura Pollan, the former leader of the opposition group Las Damas de Blanco. The sad news made its way across the...

Global Handwashing Day: Changing Behaviors through Song and Dance

Do you know how to properly wash your hands? Through songs and dances, people from different parts of the world teach others the right way to wash their hands to...

Cuba: Outpouring of Support for Las Damas’ Leader

Over the weekend, the leader of Cuba's Las Damas de Blanco (The Ladies in White), Laura Pollan, fell ill. Bloggers, both on the island and throughout the diaspora, reached out...

Caribbean: The Steve Jobs Effect

Bloggers from Bermuda and Cuba add their online tributes to the late Steve Jobs.

Bahrain: Dr Ghassan Dhaif Tweets His Jail Experience

A Bahraini doctor is one of 20 sentenced doctors who have taken to Twitter to tell the world their story with imprisonment, torture and harassment in their own words. Mona...

Bahamas: Outlaws & Outbreaks

Crime and dengue fever: two pressing issues that have Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith concerned.

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