Stories about Health from March, 2015
It's been a year since the WHO declared an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A doctor and health journalist compare notes on what has been a long and traumatic year.
Peuhl minorities of Islamic confession have been trying to escape anti-balaka militia since the beginning of the civil war in in the Central African Republic. One of the camps where displaced Peuhl can find protection is the Yaloke camp by the Cameroonian border in the western region. The health situation in...
Although southeast European countries are progressive in many other ways, the decline of women's reproductive rights in some Western Balkan countries has been a worrying trend. In Macedonia, several small protests have been held in recent years to demonstrate people's opposition to government involvement in determining public sentiment on issues...
A scientific publication in the Journal of Ecological Economics argues that “over-exploitation of either Labor or Nature will result in a societal collapse” if nothing is done to prevent it. Based on a mathematical model, the study explains (via The Guardian) that the convergence of ” the stretching of resources due...
The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.
"FIFA: DROP QATAR!! Nepal's slaves are dying like flies!" Over a third of the migrants building the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are Nepalis. Their story is harrowing.
Police are violently repressing student protests in Chad since March 10. The official reason for the protest is the new safety regulation that require bikers to wear a helmet. Motorbikes are often used as taxis in the capital city, Ndjamena. However, the reason for protests are more profound than the new...
Jamaica has finally 'freed up the herb', prompting Caribbean netizens to debate which other states in the region might soon 'pass the dutchie'.
Foreign climbers and Nepalese authorities share the blame for a famous mountain covered in different kinds of debris, including lots of the human kind.
In a country where a girl is expected to be a virgin before marriage, the idea of sex education in schools is controversial. But it is going ahead anyway.
Global Voices profiles four citizen initiatives that are providing relief to populations affected by Madagascar's new floods.
Madagascar is going through another extremely difficult time, with a large part of the country being inundated by floods. Residents have uploaded photos of the devastation to social media.
A Gazan doctor teams up with human rights activist to rebuild Gaza's only school for disabled children.