Category: W6 Activity

Suicide among young Inuit men in Nunavut

Nunavut is a frigid, sparsely populated territory in Canada.  It is  the size of Mexico but has a population less than East Lansing’s.  The majority of the inhabitants are Inuits, or native Canadians.  Much like Native Americans, the Inuit have…

HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Although HIV/AIDS is a global problem, it is believed that people in South Africa have more people afflicted with it than anywhere else in the world with around 5,700,00 people, or 12%, carrying the disease according to the 2007 UNAIDS…

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation also known as Female Genital Cutting and Female Circumcision is defined by the World Health Organization as “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital…

Violence against Women Globally

Recently introduced as a global health problem, violence against women is becoming an epidemic according to recent WHO reports (WHO, 2013). They report that one in three women will be abused physical or sexually globally. There are both occurrences of…

HIV in Malawi

  The first case of AIDS in Malawi was in 1985. Between 1985 and 1993, HIV occurrence among women tested at urban clinics rose from a mere 2% to 30%. A majority of HIV infections are transferred via heterosexual sex….

Tuberculosis in India

Today, the largest health problem in India is Tuberculosis with approximately two to three million people infected. Tuberculosis is a disease that attacks the immune system making it weak and making the whole body fragile. Some symptoms include coughing, weight…

Alzheimer’s Disease in America

Alzheimer’s disease is prevalent all over the world, but in America, we seem to have a larger presence. The cultural factor that is most important to note here about this prevalence is the baby boomer generation. Post World-War II, between…

Child mortality in Nigeria

The reason the child mortality is high in Nigeria compared to the majority of other countries is due to multiple factors. One of the main reasons is the lack of immunization to diseases that have vaccines developed for them. This…

Obesity in North America

    I initially was going to use the title “Obesity in the United States”, but I figured using North America was a more fitting term now that Mexico has recently bypassed the United States as being the most obese…

Sexual Health in India

Sexual health in India has become a pressing issue in the past several decades. With the spread of HIV/AIDS to Southern Asia, rates have exploded and become a borderline crisis for Indian people, rising faster than almost any other country….