Category: W6 Activity

HIV in Malawi

Many mothers in Malawi struggle against combating the contracting and transmission of HIV. This is because the number of HIV cases in Malawi is high. Many of these cases being mothers with small children, who have been seen to transmit…

Diabetes In Mexico

  Diabetes is a classified as a metabolism disorder. An individual can became unable to react to insulin (insulin resistant) or cell within the body will be unable to uptake glucose that will cause a larger surplus of glucose in…

HIV/AIDs in Malawi

HIV/AIDs is a well-known global disease that effects people from all over the world, but Sub-Saharan Africa contains the largest population of infected people. The Sub-Saharan is home to 71% of the worldwide population of people living with HIV/AIDs, that’s…

HIV in Malawi

The global health problem I chose to discuss is HIV in Malawi. According to the AVERT website, the adult prevalence of HIV in the country is 10.8%. “AIDS is the leading cause of death amongst adults in Malawi, and is…

Female Genital Mutilation in the Sudan

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the physical destruction of female’s genitals are partially or completely removed or injured.  Certain people (Africans, Middle Easterners, Asians and European immigrants) believe that if a female’s genitals are mutilated they will not have sexual…

Ebola in West Africa

Ebola Hemorrhagic fever is a virus which can be fatal. It is thought to be an animal to human disease which is called a zoonotic but this is not known for sure. Due to the facts that the reservoir is…

Africa: Malaria

Malaria is one of the worst ongoing problems in Africa. The origins of modern human malaria (Plasmodium falciparum) is something that is still debated on, but anthropologist Sabrina Krief believes that it is a mutation of a chimp version. She comes to…

HIV/AIDS in Africa

HIV and AIDS is a major problem for people who live in Africa. Africans account for 70 percent of people in the world who are living with HIV or dying of AIDS, which is an alarmingly high percentage. The prevalence of…

Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa

Malaria is a deadly disease that is very prominent in African regions. In fact, Africa accounts for 85% of the total number of malaria cases and 90% of the deaths attributed to it worldwide (“10 Facts on Malaria in Africa”)….