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· November, 2010

Stories about Health from November, 2010

Taiwan: The Na'vi in “Avatar” Join the Fight against Petrochemical Plant

The native blue giants “Na'vi” who fought with colonization armies from the earth in the blockbuster movie “Avatar” has become the spiritual symbol of young environmentalists and students in Taiwan...

China: AIDS support group pressured by tax authority

Chinese AIDS activist Zeng Jinyan disclosed in Twitter on Nov. 11 that she was under pressure from tax authority to close AIDS support group, Beijing Loving Source. More info from...

Haiti: Abuse of Power? republishes an article from a grassroots community development organization which wonders whether stabilization is actually a euphemism for subordination.

China: Gunshot incident

ESWN translated a local news story about a gunshot incident caused by the death of a woman during child delivery in a hospital in Huilai, Guangdong province.

Africa: What drives unsafe abortion in Africa?

What drives unsafe abortion in Africa?: “In our view two key factors ultimately sustain the persistence of unsafe abortion in Africa: the first is criminalisation of abortionwhich was inherited from...

Haiti: Tweets on Cholera Outbreak

Twitter updates on the cholera outbreak: @carelpedre gets news that the disease is spreading, while @MissionMANNA tweets a quote from the director of Haiti's health ministry suggesting that the situation...

U.S.V.I.: No-Smoking Legislation

The Department of Health neglected to hold enough committee meetings to make the no-smoking law a reality; Live De Life hopes that despite the delay, “the bar and restaurant owners...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Miracle for Judah

Plain Talk chronicles the experience of young Judah Lovell, a burn victim who has suffered through the local health care system and deserves “his over due happily ever after.”

Haiti: A life-saving video

San Francisco-based physician and blogger Dr. Jan Gurley has visited Haiti twice since the January 12 earthquake to volunteer her services. Her second visit coincided with the cholera outbreak that has...

El Salvador: Debate on Women's Rights Heats Up

Voices from El Salvador's Weblog writes about the debate over women's rights in El Salvador, focusing on abortion and concluding that “it seems unlikely that El Salvador will seriously reconsider...

Nigeria: Partnership for Health II Conference

Follow online Partnership for Health II conference in Nigeria: “For those that cannot attend Nigeria: Partnership for Health II, we will be livestreaming the plenary sessions. To access the livestream,...

Barbados: A Final Farewell

Barbadians paid their final respects to the late Prime Minister David Thompson this week. One of the youngest leaders in the region, Thompson passed away on October 23 from pancreatic...

Australians Weigh the US Midterm Elections

Global Voices author Kevin Rennie gathers the views of Australian bloggers to the recently conducted congressional and local elections in the United States

Russia: HIV/AIDS Facts and Figures

Some facts on HIV/AIDS in Russia and other FSU states – at FP's Passport.

Costa Rica: Video Seeks to Raise Awareness on Negative Consequences of Mining

Conejitos Suicidas [es] shares a video called, “Say no to mining,” which seeks to raise awareness on the negative consequences of mining and calls on viewers to defend their rights...

Haiti: Where's the Relief?

“Relief is what earthquake victims desperately need right now to protect them from an oncoming hurricane. It’s what they’ve needed for the past ten months to make tent camps more...

Southeast Asia: Interactive Sex Education Website

Established in July 2010 in Singapore, the website is the world’s first and only sex education platform adopted by renowned doctors for interactive sex education. Unlike traditional sex education...

Peru: Protest Calls on Government to Reduce Female and Infant Mortality Rates

The Latin Americanist shares a link to a video of a protest held last week in Lima: “One woman dies in Peru every eight hours due to complications related to pregnancy...

Russia: Photos of a Drug Addict's Regress

LJ-user Roizman, Yekaterinburg political and anti-drug activist, posts pictures of Vika Zavalina, a drug addict. The series of pictures taken from 2004 to 2010 shows a shocking regress in the...

Dominican Republic: Taking Measures Against Cholera

The cholera outbreak has been expanding to the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) consider it a matter of time before cholera reaches Dominican territory....

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