Category: W6 Activity

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

The global health problem that I chose to discuss was HIV and AIDS in Malawi. The first AIDS case that was reported in Malawi was in 1985.  Malawi has a population of 15.9 millon people who are greatly affected by…

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

HIV epidemic in its early years found itself in Malawi and other parts of Africa. Malawi had an extremely high prevalence in its country with about 14% of citizens in its adult population. AIDS was first reported in Malawi in…

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

LINK: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1728-4457.2004.00037.x/abstract   I chose to look at HIV and AIDS in Malawi for this week’s activity post. I have learned about this topic before in a previous anthropology class but it is interesting enough to look again. There is…

FGM in the Sudan

A global health problem in a specific area, the Sudan, is female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is where all external and internal sexual organs are removed without correct medical procedures. The individuals who do this are the traditional midwifery assistants…

Tuberculosis in Africa

According to the article Africa is facing the worst tuberculosis epidemic which is driven by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its weak health care system, inadequate laboratories and helpful conditions to transmitting the infection it is constantly becoming worse….

Ebola in Liberia

I wanted to read more about Ebola because it is a problem Africa is currently experiencing, spreading to many different countries. However, I chose to read specifically about the cases and actions of Liberia. Ebola is a severe, most of the…

Sexual Health in India

Sexual education in India is a very debated topic. India’s new health minister, Harsh Vardhan, released a statement stating sexual education should be banned from schools. As an individual of South Asian decent, I have been raised with many of…

Sexual Health In India

Growing up in an Indian culture, I am aware of why there are so many problems regarding sexual health in India on a first hand basis. Although I grew up in America, one of the main differences I noticed growing…

Ebola in West Africa

Ebola is a health problem that has been around for quite some time but recently has gained a large amount of attention in the United States. This extremely contagious disease has had outbreaks before, but has become more noteworthy due…

HIV/AIDS in Africa

HIV/ AIDS in Africa is not an uncommon combination. AIDS in African countries has always been a growing problem. Sub- Saharan Africa holds the worlds worst HIV and AIDS epidemic. In 2012 roughly 25 million people were living with HIV….