· January, 2008

Stories about Health from January, 2008

Dominica, Venezuela: Refinery Work Started?

  17 January 2008

“We had occasion to drive through Jimmit today, and traffic was being diverted by PetroCaribe signs. Can it be that construction of infrastructure for the benighted Chavez Oil Refinery has begun?” Living Dominica is stunned by the possibility.

Armenia: Administrative Resources

  15 January 2008

With the presidential election in Armenia a little over a month away, Blogian comments on allegations from a friend in Yerevan that doctors in State-run hospitals are campaigning on behalf of the one of the candidates, Prime Minister Serge Sargsyan.

Brazil: Indigenous people dying of white man diseases

  15 January 2008

Alda Inacio [pt] is revolted by a piece of news that shows how the the many indigenous peoples of Brazil are dying of hepatitis B and other diseases spread by the white man, and by the lack of resources to deal with it. “What happens in Brazil is pure negligence,...

China: This week's mass incidents

  15 January 2008

Still several months to go until the Olympics, yet just the past few days have seen a number of unrelated mass incidents take place around the country, from the large protest at the Tianmen Party headquarters and a taxi driver strike in solidarity following the the recent beating to death...

Mozambique: The lowest life span

  11 January 2008

Carlos Serra [pt] is optimistic about the report by the WHO that by 2025 the life span in Mozambique and other African countries will be of 60 years, the lowest in the world. “It seems to be a negative fact, perhaps we can have a more optimistic view if we...

Brazil: Yellow fever alert

  10 January 2008

“The Brazilian authorities have re-issued a health alert for visitors coming to Brazil and intending to visit certain regions of the country where yellow fever is endemic”. See a list of places where vaccination prior to travel is needed, plus basic facts about yellow fever in Brazil and general recommendations...

Portugal: For a decent health care

  8 January 2008

gotaelbr [pt] reports on a trip to a hospital in Vila Real, Portugal, and the tales of neglect that he has come across. “The principle of “whoever wants health care should pay for it” that some favor not only is contrary to what is established in our Constitution but also...

China 2007: Online

  5 January 2008

In 2007, the internet performed as a platform on which people fulfilled what they might not be able to fully enjoy in the reality --- the freedom of speech, the public participation and the pursuit of justice. In China, the internet was a copy, an extension of the real world. To know about the former, you might know about the latter.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: 2007 Events

  2 January 2008

“Political parties in the Caribbean took camapaigning to new heights with the use of the internet; one November afternoon, the earth shook for what seemed like an eternity”: Abeni welcomes the New Year by listing the events that stood out for her in 2007.

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