Category: W6 Activity

Ebola Virus in West Africa

The ebola virus has become a major problem in Africa recently, although the virus has been around for quite some time. West Africa is currently facing its worst outbreak of the ebols virus known in history. The World Health Organization…

Sexual Health in India

Even in the United States, sexual health and education can be a very controversial topic, especially in schools. It is interesting when we think of how liberal America is when it comes to these topics, and that if it is…

Ebola in West Africa

I chose to discuss Ebola in West Africa for a multitude of reasons, the main one being that I have a friend who is currently volunteering in Ghana, a country in Africa that is neighboring the countries suffering from this…

HIV in Malawi

The global health problem I will be focusing on is the HIV epidemic in Malawi. According to the article that I will be citing from, sixty four percent of the people in the world living with HIV reside on the…

Ebola in Africa

Ebola is a virus that spreads through the transmission of bodily fluids from person to person.  At it’s deadliest, Ebola has been known to kill up to 90% of those it infects.  The current strain which is spreading throughout western…

HIV in the dominican republic

In the Dominican Republic, HIV is considered a pandemic issue, meaning it is continuously occurring in that population. HIV is a virus that attacks a persons CD4 cells, which are essentially the immune cells; they are the cells that activate…

FGM in Sudan

Female Genital Mutilation, also known as FGM,is a common practice amongst Somalian and Sudanese women of cutting female genital parts. This forced procedure is actually practiced all over the world, especially Africa, mainly Sudan. According to LandInfo, studies show that 86 percent…

HIV in Malawi

HIV in Malawi affects the population a great deal. In 2011 it was estimated 910,000 people of the 1.5 million people living in Malawi were living with HIV (“HIV & AIDS in Malawi”). AIDS is the leading cause of death…

Tuberculosis in Vietnam

  One of the major disease for the Vietnamese are Tuberculosis, Vietnam is rated 12 out of 22 highest of TB-burden countries. Every year about more than 100,000 new cases of TB patients and 17,000 deaths occurs. In Vietnam are…

Malaria in Africa

Malaria is a very large global health problem in Africa. Malaria is a blood parasite that is transmitted to people from the bite of an infected mosquito. If not treated promptly, malaria will usually cause death. 90% of malaria deaths…