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· June, 2012

Stories about Health from June, 2012

27 June 2012

Arab World: People With Disabilities Raise Their Voices!

An online campaign was launched to shed light on the struggle of people with disabilities and their neglected rights. Campaign founder Abdallah AlShalaqi, an activist from Saudi Arabia said it...

Uganda: Breaking the Culture of Silence Around Health Rights

A video produced by Results for Development, an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to unlock solutions to tough development challenges, was released online recently to encourage Ugandans to break...

Sri Lanka: State Of The Government Hospitals

21 June 2012

Costa Rica: Thousands March in Capital for Human Rights

Thousands marched in the capital of San José on June 16, claiming equal rights for same-sex couples, the legalization of In-Vitro Fertilization and the separation of State and Church.

19 June 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse

The case of a 12-year old girl, who recently gave birth to her stepfather's child in Guyana, gets Outlish talking about feminism, education and the everyday reality of women in...

China, Hong Kong: ‘Happy Ad’ for Student Abortions Ignites Debate

A hospital in mainland China has advertised a special installment payment package for university students, for getting abortions conveniently in the event of accidental or unwanted pregnancies. The hospital's marketing...

18 June 2012

Puerto Rico: Concerns About Wind Energy Proposal

“Don Quijote felt he needed to defend himself from giants. I need to protect my family from these giants that are being installed in a densely populated area. Not only...

Colombia: 72-year-old Man Demands A Decent Life

15 June 2012

China: Late-Term Abortion Forced by Corrupt Officials

Images of a woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion in Ankang Shaanxi Province in China have been circulating widely in Chinese social media and micro-blogging platforms triggering furious reactions.

Zambia: Meet a Blogger Who Tackles Health Issues

One Zambian female blogger tackles an issue other Zambian bloggers don’t touch — health. Meluse Kapatamoyo has written about dementia, fibroids as well as malaria eradication and the use of...

13 June 2012

South Korea: Birth Control Regulation Changes Provoke Debate

The Korean Food and Drug Administration has announced that emergency contraceptives, known as morning-after pills, will become available over the counter. However, non-emergency oral contraceptives have become a prescription drug....

10 June 2012

Egypt: Is Mubarak Dead?

Is ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dead? This question is being raised on social networking sites for the umpteenth time. Here is how Twitter users reacted to the latest rumours.

8 June 2012

The Evolution of African Social Welfare Systems

The implementation of national social welfare systems is still in its evolutionary phase for many African countries. The achievement of the systems currently in place are discussed by social protection...

6 June 2012

Kenya: Urban Gardening Taking Root

In Kenya, city dwellers are learning different techniques to grow food for consumption and sale even in reduced spaces. For people with low or no income, urban gardening may be...