Stories about Health from February, 2016
Egyptian Satirist Bassem Youssef Slams the Military with Kofta_Time Hashtag
"I will take the AIDS from the patient then give it to him as a skewer of Kofta to nourish him," announced army Major General Ibrahim Abdel-Atty in 2014.
Love in the Time of Zika
An interview with Salvadoran reproductive rights activist Sara García. In El Salvador, abortion is defined by law as a criminal act, without exception.
Will Egyptian Doctors Vote in Favor of a Nationwide Strike Next Friday?
Egyptian doctors are threatening a nationwide strike if an investigation is not launched after colleagues in a teaching hospital were assaulted by policemen. Netizens back doctors in their demands.
Broken Is the Road of Political Promises in Trinidad & Tobago
An opening ceremony for a children's hospital that was never actually opened to the public. Public funds used despite a government-to-government arrangement. A collapsed access road. What next?
The Movement for Affordable and Accessible Sanitary Napkins in South Asia
In Bangladesh, India and Nepal, efforts are underway to provide women with a sanitary napkin they can afford in order to improve health and remove social stigmas attached to menstruation.
No Smoking Please, We're Turkmen
"Bans, bans, and bans. People cannot do anything on their own these days."
The Zika Virus Threat Looms Large in the Caribbean
The World Health Organisation has just declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency. Some Caribbean territories have been preparing for it, while others have been slow to mobilise.