Stories about Health from May, 2015
Americans Could Soon Benefit from a Lung Cancer Vaccine Developed in Cuba
Now that relations between US and Cuba are improving, the US wants to see if it can benefit from the vaccine.
Pregnant 11-Year-Old in Uruguay Refuses Abortion
Niña de 11 años embarazada que no quiere abortar genera polémica➝http://t.co/uPBo6NEKcC #Aborto #Embarazo #Uruguay — Periódico La Tribuna (@PLaTribunaFunza) May 8, 2015 Pregnant 11-year-old who refused to abort creates controversy. We wrote recently about about a 10-year-old pregnant girl from Paraguay who was allegedly raped by her stepfather and who was unable to have an abortion...
A Tale of AIDS, Love and Survival in Cuba
During the Special Period in Cuba, rock and heavy metal fans infected themselves with AIDS in order to have better living conditions, Radio Ambulante reports.
HIV/AIDS Corruption Is a Business for Central Asian Bureaucrats
"The whole system is corrupt, starting with the government. The fish rots from the head."
#IFellAsleepToo: Sleeping Latin American Doctors Go Viral
#YoTambienMeDormi Atte:@kellypeto pic.twitter.com/00hXx8iJBe — Iván Hernández (@DrIvanHdez) Mayo 12, 2015 I Fell Asleep Too. Sincerely: @kellypeto It's a trending topic under the hashtag #YoTambienMeDormi (#IFellAsleepToo). In one week, there have been 17,500 comments on Twitter. The stories of tens of thousands of doctors in Mexico and Latin America who are sharing...
Can Africa Really Maintain Its Own African Centers for Disease Control?
Anna K. Mwaba discusses the future of the newly established African Center for Disease Control: The establishment of such a center in Africa is not a particularly new idea; talks on the need for more effective means to combat epidemics on the continent were held in July 2013 at the...
Whooping Cough Epidemic Looms Over Nanti Children in Peru
The Nantis is one of the semi-nomadic communities that live in Peru. A part of them live in the townships in the upper Camisea river and the central area of the Timpía river. There are isolated families that live scattered in the upper Timpía river and the northern area of the...
Initiative Helps Children With Autism Through Surfing
Tabra is an association launched by Guillermo Ferrero and Andrea Mesones in Peru that aims to improve life quality for children with autism and Down syndrome through surfing and contact with nature, as stated on their Facebook page. Guillermo is the father of a 13-year-old boy diagnosed with autism, and...
Gwadar's Thalassemia Patients Survive With ‘Hope’
Within the impoverished province of Balochistan, Gwadar is known for its well-financed strategic port. But its 249,055 residents lack basic health facilities.
Risking Their Lives to Save Pakistanis From Polio
"According to media reports more than 60 people have lost their lives in the anti-polio campaign in Pakistan since 2012."
Blunt Pro-Abortion Campaign in Chile
The NGO Miles (Thousands) and the advertising agency Grey Chile are taking a provocative approach to showing the problem that thousands of women face in Chile with respect to abortion, using three fictitious tutorial videos that show the only legal way to have an abortion in the country. The “advice”...
The Wayúu Indigenous Community in Colombia and Venezuela Is Dying of Thirst
The main river running through the community's region was dammed with its water privatized for the world's largest coal mine and commercial agriculture.
Mozambique's Life-Saving Surgeons Aren't Doctors at All
What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery.