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· September, 2009

Stories about Health from September, 2009

17 September 2009

Nepal: Maternal Health Care Challenges

Last week, two high profile visits brought maternal health care challenges in Nepal into media spotlight. But it will take more than high profile celebrity visits to bring relief to...

16 September 2009

Lebanon: “We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Online”

Conversations for a Better World

Bekhsoos is a newly relaunched online magazine "covering topics related to (homo)sexuality in the Arab world". It was founded by the Lebanese group Meem, a support community for lesbians, bisexuals,...

Cambodia: Professional training for dentists

14 September 2009

Morocco: A Dangerous Flu

At least five Moroccan independent journalists will appear before a judge later this month in Rabat, after having published articles challenging the official announcement about King Mohammed VI's health. It...

13 September 2009

Japan: Worries about spread of HIV and AIDS

Conversations for a Better World

There are some alarming statistics about the spread of HIV and AIDS in Japan. While the rest of the developed world UNAIDS reported that the cases of infection are decreasing,...

10 September 2009

Myanmar: New policy requires HIV groups to register

Myanmar's Ministry of Health is now requiring HIV advocacy groups to register if the latter want to operate in the country. Some are worried that this new policy could be...

7 September 2009

Morocco: Child Labor Under the Spotlight

A young girl is suffering in a hospital, bruised and beaten. Sent to work as a domestic servant at the age of 10, Zineb Chtit knew no other life than...

Brunei: Holiday allowances for doctors

Brunei: Disaster preparedness

4 September 2009

A Guide to Blogging about Life with HIV/AIDS

Conversations for a Better World

In recognition of the hundreds of HIV-positive bloggers chronicling their lives worldwide, a group of online activists affiliated with Rising Voices have created a new guide to blogging about HIV/AIDS.

3 September 2009

Syria: Blogger Calls for a Campaign Against Masturbation

Philippines: Living with HIV

Blogs are increasingly being used in the Philippines to narrate the personal struggles of young Filipinos who tested positive with HIV. This promotes conversation among young people and it helps...