Category: W6 Activity

Infant Mortality in Brazil

Infant mortality is a serious issue in Brazil and it has become more common over the years. It is more prevalent in the Northeast region of Brazil. More than half of infant deaths take place in this region of the…

Obesity in the United States

Obesity in the United States has been becoming more and more common in the last few decades. Today, 35.7 percent of US adults are classified as obese. Obesity is not just a high BMI or a large amount of subcutaneous…

HIV in Malawi

First of all I wanted to mention the resourcefulness of a particular site that I have visited multiple times throughout the semester. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website has phenomenal information on many of the medical issues we…

FGM in Sudan

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice of intentionally altering or injuring the female genital organs without medical reasons. This procedure is largely practiced in Africa, parts of Asia and the Middle East. There are no benefits to the health…

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

Malawi is a country in southeast Africa that is among the world’s least-developed countries. This country has a high adult prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS, “15.4% of 15-49 year olds are infected with HIV and about 18-26% of pregnant women are…

W6 Activity Post Prompt

Title: Pick a global health problem in a specific area to discuss (HIV in Malawi, sexual health in India, infant mortality in China, FGM in the Sudan, etc.) Body: (300 words) Describe the global health problem from your title –…