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· December, 2013

Stories about Health from December, 2013

24 December 2013

Are Volunteer Programs Empowering — or Exploitative?

Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.

23 December 2013

Is it Fair that Thousands of Health Workers in Senegal Receive No Pay?

In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.

19 December 2013

3 Initiatives Working to Make Niger a Better Place

Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.

15 December 2013

With No Easy Access to Medicine, Iranians Suffer Sanctions

Even after the lifting of some sanctions, Iranians still have difficulty acquiring the medicines they need to thrive or survive.

12 December 2013

No to Syrian Chemical Weapons Dismantled in Albania

Reports surfaced that Syria's chemical weapons stash would be destroyed in Albania. The Albanian government had refused the proposal, after angered Albanians took to the streets in protest.

Uruguay Legalizes the Sale and Production of Marijuana

With 16 votes for and 13 against, the Uruguayan Senate passed a bill regulating production and distribution of marihuana, making waves and stirring up opinion both nationally and internationally.

9 December 2013

PHOTOS: Heavy Smog Chokes China

"Government should take the biggest responsibility for the environmental disaster caused by air pollution in China."

6 December 2013

Caribbean: Farewell, Nelson Mandela

The announcement of Nelson Mandela's death has dealt a hard blow. Regional bloggers share their thoughts about the passing of one of the world's most enduring icons of peaceful resistance.