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· November, 2011

Stories about Health from November, 2011

Ukraine: Update on Jailed Ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko; Donetsk Protests

Foreign Notes cites journalist Viktoria Syumar's blog post [ru], which compares prison conditions of the jailed ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko to those of Anders Breivik, and writes – here and here...

Bangladesh: Climate Change to Increase Hunger and Malnutrition

As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an...

Jamaica: Bad Medicine?

The Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and the government are at loggerheads following an interview in which the President of the association expressed concern about “the acute shortage of qualified pharmacists...

Ecuador: Preserving and Protecting Natural Medicines

Ecuador's indigenous communities hold traditional knowledge of natural medicines and therapeutic use of plants. This documentary by iosphera shows the importance of preserving this knowledge from biopiracy for the future...

Zambia: Should “Tujilijili” be Banned?

Zambian Economist asks his readers, “Should Tujilijili be banned?”: “Tujilijili is a strong alcohol sold in a sachet for about K1, 000 [Zambian Kwacha] per sachet. The alcoholic content is...

Puerto Rico: Who's Running the Medical School?

Gil the Jenius is calling for the firing of those who were allegedly responsible for the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine's recent loss of accreditation (which has since been...

Côte d'Ivoire: Pregnancy and Lifestyle

Kingsuy blogging from Côte d'Ivoire writes in this post [fr]:  “Fad or symbol of unconsciousness of some mothers? Either way, it is difficult to figure why so many young pregnant women are still...

Israel: Netanyahu Threatens to Replace Interns with Indian Doctors

After months of protests, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested replacing medical interns with foreign labor contractors from India if an agreement can not be reached with them. Interns react...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Father's Rights

Jumbie's Watch “adds his voice” to that of a Trinidadian father who was not allowed to stay in the hospital overnight with his sick son, saying of the powers-that-be: “They...

Haiti: Cholera Compensation or Opportunism?

Stanley Lucas has a few questions about a court case that is seeking to compensate Haitian cholera victims, saying: “At worst, it seems an opportunistic attempt to capitalize on a...

Greece: Giving Aid to Inmates of Elaionas Women's Prison

A team of bloggers [el] is cooperating with social workers at the Elaionas women's prison in Thebes, Greece, in order to give aid to imprisoned mothers and their children. The blog...

Cuba: “Antunez'” Wife Tries To Reach Hospital

Pedazos de La Isla reports that “Yris Tamara Aguilera [wife of the dissident ‘Antunez’] was victim of a brutal beat down at the hands of the Cuban political police” and...

Cuba: Reports from Diaspora Bloggers

Pedazos de La Isla reports that “Antunez” has been released, babalu has what he laments is a “regular” report on “on Ladies in White being arrested by the Castro dictatorship...

Cuba: Athlete Forgotten

“The [glorification of] the standing of our athletes in the medal count and categoris[ing] this ‘as an achievement of the revolution’” gets Ricardo Medina thinking about “Rauler Castellanos Moreno, a...

Haiti: “Abandoned Population”

Dying in Haiti republishes the desperate pleas of a Catholic priest in Robillard, who says that “several of the family members of the cholera inpatients of [the area] have TB...

Cuba: “Antunez” Reportedly Critical

Pedazos de La Isla reports that “Yris Tamara Aguilera, wife of Jorge Luis Garcia ‘Antunez’ and active resistance member herself, has made declarations in regards to the health of her...

Trinidad & Tobago: Mauby Drink

Interested in making mauby? TriniGourmet.com posts her recipe, along with a few facts about mauby bark that you may not have known.

Haiti: Cholera Vaccine?

Dying in Haiti links to an article which suggests that it would cost 40 million dollars to vaccinate everyone in Haiti against cholera and says: “That seems like a good...

Cuba: Encounter with a Fumigator

“Many people in Cuba fail to understand the gap between social and private space,” writes Daisy Valera, whose run-in with an official fumigator left her with “the feeling of being...

India: Why The Infant Mortality Is High In West Bengal?

Anirban at Its A Miracle writes about the increasing rate of infant mortality in West Bengal and points to the inadequate healthcare system in the state.

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