Category: W6 Activity

Malnutrition in Mali

Malnutrition is one the biggest global health issues that many developing countries face today. The health problem is prevalent in the country of Mali and especially affects children. According to the UN World Food Program (WFP), about 1.7 million Malians…

Famine in Somalia

Somalia is a region of Africa that is currently suffering from a very impactful drought. As stated in a video from this week’s materials, it is believed that 29,000 children under the age of 5 have died in only the…

Infant Mortality in China

I chose to look at infant mortality in China.  Though the infant mortality rate for China is improving, I found it interesting (and sad) that China, along with several other developing countries are struggling with infant mortality rates and quality…

HIV in Malawi

HIV is perhaps the most global health problem to date. According to the AVERT website, HIV currently effects almost one million of Malawi’s fourteen million inhabitants. It contributes to the countries low life expectancy of 54 years old, and is…

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

In Malawi, HIV/AIDs is the leading cause of death of adults and a definite factor for the low life expectancy of 54.2 years.  During the time that Malawi was ruled by President Banda, little attention was paid to the rise…

For this week six activity, I decided to research the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The first reported case of AIDS in the country was in 1983, but it was believed most cases were not reported until the late…

Infant Mortality Rate in China

Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of children under one year of age every one thousand live births. Of the 224 countries evaluated by the World Factbook, China is ranked 110th when it comes to infant mortality rate….

AIDS IN MALAWI

One of the major and fast producing global problems we face today is AIDS and HIV. Especially in third world countries. They either do not know much of the issue or epidemic, or are too poor to do anything about…

HIV in Malawi

HIV is a major epidemic in Malawi.  An estimated one million out of a population of 15.4 million people have HIV, and it is the leading cause of death in Malawi (avert).  This epidemic started in 1985.  The president at…

Infant Mortality in China

  Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year. According to the World Factbook, China was recently ranked the 110th highest mortality rate compared to…