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· June, 2006

Stories about Health from June, 2006

Bangladesh: Children in the developing world

Mash at Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying reflects on the recent illness of his little daughter and illness in the developing world – “It takes only commitment and...

Immigration Checks in French Hospitals

Senegalese blogger Semett posts (Fr) a Medecins du Monde petition protesting the new French policy of conducting immigration checks in hospitals. Excerpt from the petition (Fr): “The right to care...

Albania: Corruption

Alwyn Thomson of Our Man in Tirana cites the results of a survey on corruption in Albania and realizes that healthcare is “the most corrupt public service insitution in the...

India: Living with HIV

Lives in Focus had a videolog of an interview with Raj, a person living with HIV. “Raj is among the approximately five to ten percent of the global HIV+ population...

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: Fire Dancing

The shelling of a Gaza beach few days ago which resulted in several deaths, continues to be a priority story for Palestinian bloggers this week; specifically the unresolved issue of...

Hungary: Smoking Ban

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about smoking in Hungary: “Countless people smoking whilst travelling down the metro escalaters. Security staff and policemen smoking in the Westend...

Reunion: Chikungunya Epidemic Confirmed

LSZ Blog, a health-related blog covering Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, writes (Fr): “It seems that Chikungunya fever has reached a quasi-pandemic dimension with more than a million people...

Philippines: Fast Food and Health

Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes talks about a consumer group in the US suing a fast food chain for using oil with trans fatty acids that might cause coronary heart...

Russia: Private Vs Free Medical Care

St. Petersburg-based Megan Case explains why she'd only go to private clinics from now on, following her recent visit to “a scary unfamiliar hospital in a sleeping district even grimmer...

Bangladesh: Alternate Healthcare

imperfect world 2006 on alternate healthcare in Bangladesh. “The experience has left me dazed but at the same time has given me a wonderful insight into healthcare – both modern...

Botswana: HIV campaign

The Nata Village Blog posts various pieces on the village activities from fund raising to a new publicity billboard campaign urging people to test for HIV

Nepal: Smoke rings and the public place

As part of a larger policy towards advertising and health, Legal News from Nepal says that the Supreme Court is “Ordering the government to create public awareness on the harmful...

Cuba: Super Doctors

Medicina Cubana questions the figures (ES) being quoted by the Cuban ambassador to Bolivia regarding the number of patients seen by the team of 590 Cuban doctors who arrived in...

Burkina Faso: Roundup

Under the Acacias reports on what is happening in Burkina Faso – famine, elections, health, economy, aid and gold.

DRC: Pregnant 10 Year-Old?

Opposition party blog UDPS Liege posts an email signed by a Gabriel Maindo which blames (Fr) President Joseph Kabila for the unfortunate case of a pregnant 10 year-old: “This is...

Vietnam: Summer in Hanoi

Our Man in Hanoi encounters aircon politics while trying to beat the rising temperatures in Hanoi. “Worst of all is air con politics at work. Us Tays would like to...

Tajikistan: EC Aid Wrapup

James summarizes a Russian language post on the final humanitarian aid project of the European Comission in Tajikistan.

Armenia: No-Smoking Day

Ani reports on the two celebrations of World No-Smoking Day in Armenia this year and discusses smoking in the country.

India: Living with HIV

Lives in Focus profiles Shabana and podcasts an interview with her. “Shabana, 20, realized she was HIV+ after her husband’s health began rapidly deteriorating. A Muslim woman, she now serves...

HIV – Death by Diplomacy

Leading African HIV activists and other campaigners from around the world are anxious that previous gains made at the international level five years ago. Olivia Phiri, Zambian blogger at Real...

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