Stories about Health from November, 2007
Trinidad & Tobago: Sustainable Development
Trinbago Forever acknowledges that the outcome of the recently-held elections in Trinidad and Tobago means the country is still entrenched in the ruling party's vision of achieving developed nation status, but says: “A thriving economy…is untenable, if we are constantly ever fearful of bandits…Development is untenable, without healthy citizens, healthy...
Azerbaijan: Pollution & Religious Freedom
Leigh's new adventures in Azerbaijan posts links to two articles on pollution and religious freedom in the country. In the first, the blog says that the article explains why infant mortality is twice as high as the national average in Sumgait because of pollution, while the second is to a...
Swaziland: Mathematics and patients
Ryan shares his observations about numbers and patients in Swaziland: “Mthobisi’s fleece sweatshirt had the number ‘14’ on it. I remember this value because it matched Mthobisi’s CD4 count on 31 January, 2007, just before he started ARVs.”
Tamil Blogosphere: Anuratha's ongoing battle with breast cancer
Tamil Blogdom is generally considered to be a place to have ‘fun’. A bunch of people standing around in groups discussing politics, movies, music, technology. A different set of people sit together talking about literature and churning out poetry and short-stories. Yet another group can be seen jumping around bursting...
Southern Sudan Has a New Health Hazard
We begin this round up of the Sudanese blogosphere with Drima's announcement of the launching of Sudan's DailyVoices and Iraq's DailyVoices. He recently came back from a conference in which he was happy to meet Irshad Manji, a Canadian Muslim feminist.
The Mobile Web and Compulsory HIV Test for Malawi
Malawi's Internet users have this year been experiencing new trends as now they can access and browse from their mobile phones and homes. This is an initiative by the fixed line service provider (Malawi Telecommunications Limited) and two mobile phone service operators, Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) and Celtel Malawi. Malawian blogger, Mile, has welcomed this initiative with a post titled ICT Development in Malawi.
Lebanon: Car accidents
Lebanon, 2007, recorded the greatest number of car accidents to date – 830 casualties and more than 10,000 injuries, reports Liliane.
Hong Kong: An Interview with a Clinical Psychologist
Willsin blogs about his interview with a clinical psychologist [zh]. Upon knowing the blogger had depression and suicidal tendency, the psychologist said he would contact his family to prevent him from suicide. And the blogger criticized the psychologist for violating the trust relation.
Bahamas: Abortion Debate
“In Bahamian society, whether legal or not, abortions will happen”: Adrian Gibson at WeblogBahamas.com shares his views on a woman's right to choose.
Russia: Insulin Shortage
Window on Eurasia writes about shortage of insulin in Russia.
Iran: Killer Iranian Insulin in Iraqi Hospitals
Truth Teller from Iraq warns of Iranian-made Insulin suspected of being tainted with the deadly HIV Aids virus in circulation in Iraqi hospitals.
Japan: Sleep Deprivation
James from Japan Probe blogs a survey on sleeping hours in Japan.
China: Sweet Potatoes
Zengying blogs about the history and social value of sweet potatoes, especially to the Chinese poor population in the past. However, it is now served as a winter snack [zh].
Touring Libyan Blogs: Hospital raises an orphan and the ostrich factor
The touching story of how a hospital is raising an orphan restores Fozia Mohamed's faith in doctors. Also from Libya this week is a raging debate about prostitutes and packs harassing women in parks and public places.
Armenia: Scandinavian Invasion
Armenia and me posts an account and photographs of what is a rare sight indeed — 150 Scandinavian running through Yerevan's Victory Park as part of a World Wide Orienteering Promotion. Arriving in the country from Iran, the blog reports that local onlookers were at first shocked to see so...
Sri Lanka: Weaning
aljuhara on “Weaning Sri Lanka” – getting off the dairy-dependency.
India: No Toilets
India Daily on how 80% of people in India have no access to a toilet. A sobering thought considering the World’s 7th World Toilet Summit is going to be held in India this week.