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· March, 2012

Stories about Health from March, 2012

Bulgaria: “You will win, Captain!”

After the announcement that the famous Bulgarian football player Stiliyan Petrov (Aston Villa F.C., England, and current captain of the Bulgarian national team) was diagnosed with acute leukaemia, netizens created...

Chile: Twitter Debates Therapeutic Abortion While the Senate Waits

While the senate continues to postpone the debate over the legalization of therapeutic abortion, the exchanging of opinions has continued unabated in Chilean cyberspace, most noticeably following two televised debates...

DR of Congo: Health Challenges in Goma Due to Clean Water Shortage

Passy Mubalama reports [fr] that the Town of Goma in North Kivu, DRC is facing multiple challenges due to shortage of clean water. She explains that water provision has been a problem...

India: How Many Lives More To Ignite A Movement?

Rita Banerji makes a strong case of negligence of the civil society of India in addressing the violence against the girl child and the obsession with male progeny and masculine...

India: Renewing the Pledge Against Tuberculosis on World TB Day

In India, where TB is one of the biggest health challenges, the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day was observed in various parts of the country. A nationwide communication campaign has recently...

Spain: Documentary in Production on the Healing Power of Flamenco

Sin Ruido, or Noiseless in Spanish, is a documentary on Flamenco Dancer  Inma Lobato and her work teaching and training people with mental problems. The film [es] will focus on the impact...

Ukraine: Oksana Makar's Gang Rape Case

Foreign Notes, EUobserver.com, and Ukrainiana write about Oksana Makar's horrible gang rape case. Media mentions, updates and fundraising info [ru, uk] is here (support site), here (Vkontakte page), and here...

Video: Studying, Creating and Editing Videos with Cerebral Palsy

Christopher Hill is a young man living with cerebral palsy, and through the video One switch. One head. The world. produced, directed and edited by himself he explains how he...

China: Shanghai International Adult Products Expo

The 9th Shanghai International Adult Products Expo kicked off with pole dancers and adult movie stars from Japan on March 18, 2012. Off-beat China has posted a set of photos...

Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan

Journalist Lisa Katayama and filmmaker Jason Wishnow are documenting the lives of people dealing with radiation in a post-earthquake Japan. In We Are All Radioactive, they are including 50% footage...

Cuba: Aggression Against Women

Pedazos de la Isla blogs about the wives of two dissidents who maintain that they suffered miscarriages as a result of “violent operations carried out against them by the Cuban...

Cuba: Antúnez Released

Uncommon Sense reports that “Cuban human rights activist Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez was released from jail Wednesday, three days after he was arrested.” Pedazos de la Isla supplies more...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Gender Card (and other political missteps)

The Eternal Pantomime is upset that the Prime Minister has played the gender card in her attempt to justify the state paying for travel expenses for her sister: “If you...

Taiwan, U.S.A: Taiwanese Pig Farmers Protest American Beef Imports

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated mainland Chinese media report on the recent demonstration by Taiwanese pig farmers against the importation of U.S beef and mainland Chinese netizens’ response on the issue.

China: Citizens Call for Public Monitoring of Organ Transplantation

After years of speculation, China's Ministry of Health has confirmed that executed prisoners are in fact harvested for organs. Now, netizens want to know: how are donors matched with patients,...

Haiti: Criticizing the UN

The Haitian Blogger calls the cholera outbreak in Haiti “criminal negligence” by the United Nations and goes on to say that the “UN occupation of Haiti is illegal, criminal and...

Haiti: Nowhere to “Go”?

“The draw-down of hundreds of non-governmental organizations which have been in Haiti since the disastrous 2010 earthquake was inevitable. But with their departure, so, too goes their purse and the...

Puerto Rico: Online Campaign to Stop Unnecessary C-Sections

Unnecessary Caesarean is the name of the campaign launched on the first week of March in Puerto Rico, aiming to curb the very high percentage of caesarean births in the...

Cuba: Doctor goes on Hunger Strike

Havana Times explains why Cuban doctor Jeovany Vega Jimenez is beginning a hunger strike.

Cuba: Trying to get the Pope's Attention

El Cafe Cubano reports that Cardinal Jaime Ortega has met with the Ladies in White to inform them that the Pope's schedule is “too busy” and he will likely not...

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