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· January, 2012

Stories about Health from January, 2012

India: New Challenges to Fight Tuberculosis Worldwide

India’s media sphere exploded last week with reports from Mumbai of a tuberculosis strain (TDR-TB) completely resistant to all known treatment. As the World Health Organization released a statement refuting...

China: US60,000 Per Month Postpartum Recovery Service

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu translated a local report and netizen reactions on Shanghai's postpartum recovery service which costs around US60,000 per month.

Brazil: Indigenous Leader Criticizes “Developmentism” Policies

Brazilian blogger Julio Carignano, from the blog Sítio Coletivo, interviewed [pt] a former indigenous Guarani chief, Teodoro Tupã, who criticizes the policies of progress and “developmentism” towards indigenous peoples –...

Trinidad & Tobago: Sympathy for Manning

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog posts a round-up of stories about the former Prime Minister's stroke, while Guanaguanare wishes Mr. Manning “peace and love as [he] recover[s].”

Trinidad & Tobago: Manning Has Stroke

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports that the former Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, has suffered a stroke.

Cuba: More on Wilman Villar Mendoza

Bloggers continue to share their thoughts on the death of Cuban dissident and hunger striker Wilman Villar Mendoza.

Cuba: “Intolerance for Dissent”

Cuban bloggers draw attention to Amnesty International's stand on the recent death of prisoner of conscience Wilman Villar Mendoza.

Cuba: The Loss of a Decent Man

“We are 11 million common criminals, whose misdeeds range from buying milk on the black market to having a satellite dish”: Generation Y says that “now, with the death of...

Brunei: Support Group for Individuals with Autism

The Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources – Brunei Darussalam or Smarter Brunei is a family support group and association which was established...

Cuba: Bloggers React to Death of Hunger Striker

It has been a sad day for the Cuban blogosphere, as netizens received news of the death of political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza, who has been on a hunger strike...

Cuba: Hunger Striker in Coma

Uncommon Sense posts an update on this Cuban political prisoner, saying: “Courageously taking his protest to the brink of death, Wilman Villar Mendoza tonight remains in a coma brought on...

Russia: Line to a Drug Dealer in Novosibirsk

YouTube user Pepsick80 publishes a video [ru] of a drug dealer's selling point in Novosibirsk (city in Siberia). Several tens of cars and drug users standing in the line to...

Cuba: Hunger Striking Prisoner Close to Death

Cuban bloggers are concerned that there could be a repeat of what happened to political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, and draw attention to the plight of Wilman Villar Mendoza, who...

Russia: Moscow Population Cuts

Kyle Keeton of Windows to Russia reports that the Moscow government is planning to reduce the number of people residing in over-crowded central Moscow, hoping for people moving to suburbs...

Malaysia: Improving Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

KW Mak writes about the inadequacy of local laws to address the accessibility of public building for people with disabilities in Malaysia

Romania: “Revolution of Decency”

Power & Politics World reports on the protests in Romania, sparked by budget cuts and the resignation of deputy health minister Raed Arafat. Csíkszereda Musings writes about Raed Arafat and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Myomectomy, Explained

“Make a child and the cramps could get better. Could. If that was the sort of reason people were having children for then no wonder the country’s in such a...

Belarus: Before and After Chernobyl

English Russia posts pictures taken before and after the 1986 Chernobyl accident from a village in the nuclear contaminated part of Belarus to show how little has changed as people...

Cuba: Ahmadinejad's Visit

The Iranian president's visit to Cuba has caused much discussion among bloggers, here, here and here.

Yemen: January 12, a Day Without Qat

Today has been declared a 'No Qat Day' by Yemeni netizens, who hope their call will deter their countrymen and women from chewing Qat, an addictive narcotic leaf, chewed by...

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Juhie Bhatia is the Global Health editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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