· February, 2007

Stories about Health from February, 2007

Hungary: Health Care System

  7 February 2007

Hungarian prime minister recently compared the Hungarian and British health care systems. Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar responded with a mock comparison – and here's the first item: “In Hungary, the patients have to bring their own toilet rolls.”

China: 80 years old AIDS activist detained

  6 February 2007

Gao Yaojie, a 80 years old AIDS activist was detained in Beijing after receiving an invitation to attend 2007 the Annual Leadership Awards and Benefit, at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on March 14, 2007. Zheng Jinyan has written a brief biography of Gao(zh).

South Korea: suicide rate

  6 February 2007

Tania Campbell from Ohmynews writes an citizen reports on South Korea's suicide rate which is highest among developed countries. The reporter focuses on the social pressure of minority groups, such as gay man, mentally sick people and students.

Guadeloupe: Dengue Fever/Chikungunya a Threat

  5 February 2007

Guadeloupe Attitude highlights (Fr) the story of Alexandre, a 6-month old Guadeloupean infant who passed away recently from dengue fever (one of two in the last month) and adds: “Authorities fear a resurgence of the dengue virus, chikungunya version. Transmitted by female mosquitoes, it is not mortal in its primary...

Arabisc: Morocco's Blind Declare War

  5 February 2007

In Morocco, a group of blind people are planning to stage a protest with a difference. Blogger Dar Lakbira says that they have decided to wear shrouds when they march on February 7 to demand more rights and support from social services to draw attention to their plight, which includes...

Libyan Bloggers in a Week

  5 February 2007

The past week has been quite interesting as Libyan bloggers discussed the relative merits of a parallel universal, virtual reality or a chance at a Second Life which you could enter anytime you want if you were bored with your current one. This brings the movies Vanilla Sky or even...

Botswana: living with AIDS

  4 February 2007

Pilot Mathambo shares his story of being HIV positive on Nata Village blog, “The doctor took my blood and I had to wait for 2 weeks to get the results. When the test results returned, I was told to see the social worker. She had no training in dealing with...

Russia: Photo-Marathon For Children With Cancer

  2 February 2007

On Jan. 27, 2007, the third annual photo-marathon was held in one of the wards (Onco-Haematology 16) of the Children’s Clinical Hospital in Moscow. It was organized by the International Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations (ICCCPO) and the Russia-based Donory – detyam...

Ukraine: Political News

  1 February 2007

Foreign Notes writes on the future of Kharkiv following Yevhen Kushnatyov's death; the investigation of Yushchenko's poisoning; and Yanukovych's reaction to the unfavorable PACE report on Ukraine.

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