· June, 2009

Stories about Health from June, 2009

Thailand: Combating Iodine deficiency

  12 June 2009

Jotman notes that “Although Thailand was the first country in the region to make progress against iodine deficiency, of all countries in ASEAN, Thailand has made the least progress in recent years.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Smelter Not Welcome

  10 June 2009

“The State wants the people of Trinidad to believe that only a handful of residents of La Brea do not want the smelter. This is not true”: Attillah Springer and Rights Action Group T&T republish a press statement regarding the proposed Alutrint aluminium smelter in La Brea.

Jamaica: High Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Violence Rates

  5 June 2009

Adolescent pregnancy continues to be a major health problem in Jamaica, with 35 percent of Jamaican women having their first pregnancy by age 19. Most of these pregnancies are not planned. Many of these teenage girls also experience sexual violence.

Jamaica, Barbados: H1N1 Cases

  4 June 2009

Jamaica's Girl With a Purpose and Barbados’ Cheese-on-bread! and Bajan Dream Diary report on the islands’ first cases of the H1N1 virus.

The right to know in Fiji

  4 June 2009

Jonathan, the writer of the blog Oceanic: User Experiences from the South Pacific reports on a consumer complaint against his Fiji-based advertising agency stating that his advert for a local ISP attempts to benefit from the Swine Flu epidemic (now called H1N1) by misleading consumers into thinking internet service “is...

Swine flu enters Vietnam

  1 June 2009

Vietnam recorded its first Influenza A (H1N1) case. A 23-year old student tested positive for the virus in the southern Ho Chi Minh City. The student arrived from the United States via Hong Kong.

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