· May, 2006

Stories about Health from May, 2006

Ghana: Health Care

  8 May 2006

Trials and Tribulations of a Freshyly Arrrive Denizen debates public v private health care in Ghana... A lot of people, including myself, appreciate the efforts of public health care, but see it as still insufficient. I have tended to believe that private is better, because of the quality of the...

Zimbabwe: Campaign for Sanitary Towels

  8 May 2006

Action Alert: Sokwanele announce the start of a campaign “Dignity Period” . “Shortages of sanitary ware go to the heart of women’s rights: it’s an issue which raises questions of whether a woman is forced to stay away from work or school; whether she is putting her health at risk...

Nigeria: Julias Berger unethical drugs

  8 May 2006

Grandiose Parlor reports that one of Nigeria's largest foreign businesses, Julias Berger has been ” nailed for unethical ‘pharmaceutical practices and discriminatory administration of drugs’ by the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) late last month. The regulatory agency has since shut down all four...

Russia: Ban on Georgian Wine and Water

  7 May 2006

Beginning today, Russia has outlawed Georgian sparkling mineral water Borjomi, a health product that many ulcer patients have been relying upon since the Soviet times. Gennady Onishchenko, Russia's chief health inspector, has ordered the ban allegedly due to the discovery of a batch containing fake Borjomi. A few weeks earlier,...

Slovenia: Vegetarian President

Slovenia's president is fighting cancer and is a vegetarian, writes Michael of The Glory of Carniola. He also links to an interview with the president published by the Society for the Liberation of Animals.

Russia: Stories From a St. Petersburg Hospital

LJ user aneta-spb, a St. Petersburg journalist of Belarusian descent, is busy taking care of her 21-year-old son now, who is in the hospital with a broken spine. Below is the translation of some of aneta-spb‘s hospital notes (RUS) – taken in the city that, among other things, will be...

Nigeria: Failed healthservice

  3 May 2006

Grandiose Parlor discusses health care in Nigeria and wonders if managers are unable to manage airconditioning systems how on earth can they manage policy? “This promise definitely holds no water. This is also a sad confirmation that Nigeria has a serious problem- the absence of seasoned and qualified managers at...

Malawi : Life of a midwife

  3 May 2006

Joanna of Babycatcher, provides more stories of her life as a midwife based in Lilongwe, Malawi. Reading her blog brings the people of Lilongwe to life as well as that of the new born babies

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