Stories about Health from June, 2015
How a Young Kenyan Doctor Fell in Love With Medicine
Dr. Claire Kinuthia, a Kenyan doctor and blogger, writes about how she fell in love with medicine: How it all began. Medicine found me when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I have a particularly vivid memory of hearing my dad get up in the middle of the...
Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality
India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.
Sickle-Cell Disease Has Hit Nepal’s Tharu Indigenous Community Particularly Hard
The disorder, which is inherited from parents, makes it difficult for the blood vessels to deliver oxygen to the body, causing intense pain.
Winners of #HackAgainstEbola Represent Ghana at 2015 Global Editors Network SUMMIT
The winners of the “#HackAgainstEbola” competition at the 2014 Editors Lab organised by the Global Editors Network (GEN) and Penplusbytes in Accra, Citi FM are in Barcelona participating in the 5th annual GEN Summit: Citi FM, last year, competed with other major new rooms in Ghana at Penplusbytes New Media...
Abortion in Chile, a Clandestine Choice
There are few topics in Chile as controversial as abortion, which is prohibited in the country under one of the most restrictive laws in the world.
Urban Farming Is Booming in the US, but What Does It Really Yield?
Looking at city-based agriculture throughout the United States, the benefits go far beyond nutrition.
What’s More Dangerous: ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ Herbicide or Argentina’s Government Inefficiency?
Monsanto, the agro-giant everyone loves to hate, has been at the center of recent protests in Argentina. But where are all the protests holding the country's government accountable?
Wrongfully Detained at a Psych Ward, Trinidadian Cheryl Miller Gets Justice
"One of the greatest acts of bullying executed by members of the public service with the oversight of the line Minister."
On Assisted Dying Ruling By a South African Court
Professor Pierre de Vos weighs in on the debate about assisted dying in South Africa after a South African High Court ruled that a dying person is entitled to be assisted by a qualified medical doctor to end his or her life: It is important to note that the ruling...
The Dangerous Lack of Health Care Facilities in Pasni, Pakistan
When the residents of Pasni are in need of any serious medical help, they have to travel more than a hundred kilometers to other cities because local facilitates are dilapidated.