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· June, 2014

Stories about Health from June, 2014

Mapping the 567 Ebola Cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

On June 16, 49 new Ebola cases, 12 of them deadly, were reported by the WHO. Bart Janssens, director of operations of The international NGO Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres,...

Barbados: No Love in the Cemetery

As a mourner discovers exposed skeletal remains and discarded bits of coffins in a local cemetery, Barbados Free Press laments “the latest indignities to buried friends and relatives”.

Comas Make for Comedians on Russian Twitter

Until yesterday, racing driver Michael Schumacher was in a 6-month coma. After he regained consciousness, Russian Twitter users welcomed the story with a flood of jokes about sports and politics.

The Impact of Climate Change on the Rural Population of Benin

Alain TOSSOUNON of Benin posted on the West African Network of Journalists for water and sanitation (WASH) blog  a summary of the report on the evaluation of post disaster needs...

44,000 Malagasy Children Die Every Year for Lack of Care. How Can We Stop It?

Children's healthcare is dismal in Madagascar, but some organizations are doing their best to change this terrible reality.

What to Do Before Pregnancy

[All links direct to pages in Spanish.] Zahir Aileen, author of the blog Las netas de mamá (Mom´s truths), lists a series of important recommendations to women who want to...

Meet Valentin Agon, Pioneer of Local Cures Against Infectious Diseases in Benin

Valentin Agon is the creator of the Api-Palu pill, a locally produced remedy based on endemic plants. He was just awarded [fr] the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Award for his...

China's Dog Meat Festival – Cruelty or Culture?

Animal rights activists in China are campaigning hard to ban the consumption of dog meat, but traditionalists and dog meat lovers say that it infringes on their culture and rights.

University Student Posts Suicide Note In Facebook, Friends Fail To Save Him

Suicide is a long term social issue of Bangladesh and of all the people reported dead due to suicide worldwide every year, 2.06% are Bangladeshis. Mahbub Shaheen, a student of...

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