Stories about Health from March, 2017
With Rhinoplasty on the Rise, Whither the Armenian Nose?
“If the [economic] situation is bad, there are fewer operations; if the situation is good, there are many more operations.”
Georgia's Biggest Killer? Its Roads.
On 22 March, in Tbilisi, a mother and a daughter standing on the side of the road were hit by a car. The 11-year-old girl died on the spot.
Angola Is on Its Way to Ban Abortion Entirely and Women Are Fighting Back
Angola could join the handful of countries in the world which currently ban abortion in all cases.
A Visit to a Moscow Mental Health Center
Vera Shengelia, a Russian journalist and a mental health activist, recently visited a young man at a residential care center for adults in Moscow. The experience shook her.
Life Inside a Leprosy Colony in Myanmar
Pyay Kyaw visits patients at the St. Joseph Cotto Legnos Leprosy Colony, home to people like Maya, who once was forced to live in her town’s cemetery due to stigma.
Silicon Valley Giant Uber Caught up in Kazakhstan Wooden Stool Scandal
"Uber. Are you completely nuts? Is this what a Californian startup looks like?"
Japanese Media Reports of Sagamihara Care Home Stabbings Overlook the Disabled Victims
Media reports have also placed great emphasis on finding a deeper motive behind the stabbings, in spite of the perpetrator's assertion that "....It is better that disabled people disappear.”
Young South African Woman Living With HIV Decides She's Not Hiding Anymore
Internet users around the world are praising Saidy Brown, the 22-year-old woman in South Africa, who used Twitter last month to publicize that she is HIV positive.
A 3-Year-Old Girl Is Reportedly Dying in Russia Because Her Mom Doesn't Believe in AIDS
About 1,300 miles east of Moscow, there’s reportedly a three-year-old girl dying of AIDS. Unfortunately for the child, her mother denies the existence of the human immunodeficiency virus.
In Uruguay, Where Abortion Is Legal, a Judge's Ruling Grants a Man the Right to Stop a Woman’s Decision
"It’s a moral regression for women, for we are again not masters of our own bodies. There's a law, but it’s not applicable for you."