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· May, 2009

Stories about Health from May, 2009

21 May 2009

Philippines: Storytelling for Hunger Awareness

A few years ago, a short film won the public's approval at the 56th Berlin International Film Festival, and to this day, it is still making its rounds through internet,...

Pakistan: A Humanitarian Crisis

Pakistan has been hit by a severe humanitarian crisis as a result of the military onslaught against the Taliban insurgency in the Swat Valley. Over one million people have fled...

19 May 2009

Zambia: Live-Blogging a Groundbreaking HIV Discrimination Case

Priti Patel, project lawyer (HIV/Aids) for the Southern Africa Litigation Centre is in Livingstone, Zambia to live-blog a groundbreaking HIV discrimination case in the country.

Egypt: President's Grandson Dies

Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak's eldest grandson, Mohammed, has died at a Paris hospital after a brief illness. Bloggers were quick to react to the 13-year-old's death - which was met...

Zambia: Groundbreaking HIV case in court

17 May 2009

Morocco: Swine Flu & the Economy

Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar: A Year After

A deadly cyclone hit Myanmar’s southern Irrawaddy delta in May 2008 which affected more than 2 million people. A year after the Cyclone Nargis tragedy, survivors are still suffering while...

15 May 2009

Saudi Arabia: Will Swine Flu Threaten Hajj?

Every year millions of Muslims converge to Mecca to perform Hajj (pilgrimage), one of the five pillars of Islam. Is this year's Hajj season being threatened by the A/H1N1 or...

China: Blaming the first H1N1 patient

Africa: Donating used underwear to African women!

14 May 2009

MENA: Does Swine Flu Spread from Touching Pigs?

More than 14 centuries after Islam prohibited the consumption of pork, pigs are once again making headlines across the Arab world - this time in the form of tweets. Here's...

Trinidad & Tobago: Seeing the Signs

Japan: Mass hysteria over swine flu