Category: W6 Activity

TUBERCULOSIS IN HAITI

Reading this week’s articles and listening to the lectures, it wasn’t hard to find a medical anthropologist to analyze. In fact just googling ‘medical anthropology’ and ‘global health’ serendipitously brings up results that include Dr. Paul Farmer, a prominent medical…

China’s Infant Mortality Rate

In 2011 China had approximately thirty-three infant deaths per every one thousand live births. Although this may seem extremely high compared to other highly developed countries this number has been declining which holds great promise for the future. The infant…

Malaria in Africa

Malaria is a growing epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is transmitted from mosquito to human by bite. In the mosquito’s saliva is a small parasitic protozoan that enters the human host and circulates and replicates within the host. In the…

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

The HIV/Aids epidemic in Malawi began in 1985 when the first case was reported. And that was only the beginning. Under the rule of President Hasting Brenda there was little attention paid to the rising aids crisis. Not to mention…

PTSD in America

Post-traumatic stress syndrome is global problem but it resonates deeply within the United States of American. The term is almost synonymous with veteran soldiers often those discarded into civilian life incapable of continuing their military career. It is a very…

Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Haiti

I picked Haiti and it’s ongoing problem with it’s healthcare system focusing on tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Haiti’s turmoil of government has caused many issues with their health care. Many residents aren’t able to receive the proper medication to prevent and…

Poliomyelitis

Polio has been eradicated in all countries but 3; Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  With a total of 223 cases reported in 2012. (WHO) Poliomyelitis is spread through oral ingestion of a highly contiguous virus that multiplies in the intestine, invades…

Famine in Somalia

The people of Somalia are going through what is thought to be the worst drought in sixty years, it has destroyed a vast amount of crops and has left around twelve million people at risk of starving. According to the…

HIV/AIDS in Namibia

While no one is exactly sure of how, where or when HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) or AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) first originated, today it is one of the most infamous and closely studied illnesses in the world.  Today it is…

HIV in Malawi

The HIV/AIDS problem in Malawi first started just like everywhere else: one person comes forth with it. How the government handled the problem, though, is how it got out of control. The government did blood screenings and such, but overall…