Category: W6 Activity

Afghanistan Infant mortality rate

According to the CIA, Afghanistan has the highest infant mortality rate of 121.63 deaths per 1,000 live births. The infant mortality rate included infants that were under the age of one year old. In addition, Afghanistan is among the countries…

River Blindness in Sub-Saharan Africa

Onchocerciasis, better known as River Blindness, is a parasitic disease that occurs almost exclusively in Sub-Saharan Africa. This disease involves a parasite that enters the human body after being bitten by black flies. The parasite reproduces in the human body…

Poor Sanitation in India

A major health risk in India is that of poor sanitation dealing with the lack of facilities, proper sanitation and sanitary techniques, and also awareness of health risks due to unsanitary environments. The article I reviewed specifically deals with sanitation…

As said in the lecture this week, HIV transmission from a mother to a child in Malawi, still seems to be a large global health problem in our world today. With HIV being such a devastating virus, preventative measures are…

HIV in Malawi

The transmission of HIV from recently pregnant mothers to their newborn babies through breast feeding is a significant problem in Malawi. The people of Malawi have followed advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), even though this information has changed…

Leprosy in India

India has only recently gotten their levels of leprosy prevalence under the 1 case in 10,000 people limit that the WHO considers to be the threshold for control. It has several areas of high endemicity left to be dealt with….

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

HIV/AIDs originated from animals, which by hunting and eating in Africa, spread to humans. Due to lack of health regulations and restrictive access to resources, poor countries of Africa didn’t have the proper tools or protocols to prevent the transfer…

Malaria in Nigeria

Malaria is a parasitic infectious disease commonly spread by mosquitos that causes fever, chills, and flu-like illnesses that can also result in coma, or death.  Documentation of the disease extends back to more than 4000 years ago in ancient civilizations…

Leprosy in India

I researched a variety of topics wanting to find a topic that was both unique and that I feel should be given attention and I stumbled upon the hidden leprosy epidemic within India. It is important to note that in…

Sexual Health in India

The education on sexual health in India has struggled greatly to ensure that people stand up and listen to what clinicians and advocates are saying.  As stated in the lecture, sexual education in India is a tough topic because to…