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· September, 2014

Stories about Health from September, 2014

Questioning Weekend's Media Silence About Ebola

  27 September 2014

“When will Ebola news go 24/7?,” asks a US/Canadian professor Crawford Kilian: I have long been used to outbreak news dropping off on weekends. The media, government agencies, and NGOs all knock off on Friday afternoon and show up again Monday morning. But after the last few weeks of Ebola,...

Describing Pain in Hospitals Without Indigenous Language Services

  22 September 2014

Without medical professionals fluent in indigenous languages or without proper interpretation services in Mexican hospitals, there is a risk that patients will not be able to adequately describe what ails them, writes Yásnaya Aguilar in her regular blog column for EstePaís. She provides examples how the Mixe language allows her...

Digital Library of Traditional Philippine Healing Practices

  19 September 2014

Initiated by several government agencies, the Philippine Traditional Knowledge Digital Library on Health (TKDL-Health) seeks to document and digitize indigenous health practices in the country. The communities, characteristically living in the mountains or their fringes, have depended mostly on plants and other natural products from the forest to prevent or...

An NGO in Peru Feeds Pelicans to Prevent Them From Starving

  10 September 2014

At the estuary of Moche river in the northern Peruvian province of Trujillo, members of the NGO Corazones Bondadosos (Generous Hearts) fed more than 400 pelicans with fresh fish to prevent their starvation. Colectivo ‘Corazones Bondadosos’ alimentan a pelicanos en Trujillo. Noble gesto. Piden apoyo de autoridades @tromepe pic.twitter.com/y4py4NpaYr — Jota...

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Social Media Users Pick at Hospital Food in Hungary

  9 September 2014

A blog, ‘Kórházi koszt‘, was launched over the summer of 2014 in Hungary, exposing the poor quality and small rations of food in Hungarian hospitals. The blog rose from the outrage among Hungarians who stayed at hospitals and received not only small portions of food, but often cheap and “disgusting”...

The Ebola Truth

  3 September 2014

The Ebola Truth is a Facebook page that aims to document the situation with the Ebola virus on the African continent.

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