Category: W6 Activity

FGM in the Sudan

In the Sudan it is very common for women to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) with more than 2/3 of its women having done so. “The clitoris is dirty. If you undergo FGM you become clean.” This is the attitude…

Sexual Health in India

In India there is a negative stigma with birth control and sex education. It has it because the culture is  traditional. They want women to save themselves for marriage and then have big families. Some people believe that if they…

Malnutrition in Nepal

Nepal, a sovereign located in South Asia between India and China, nestles into the world as one of the nations with the highest rates of malnutrition. According to the World Food Programme (WFP), approximately 40% of Nepal’s children under the…

Sexual Health in India

Sexual education in India is a currently debated topic in India. In July, Harsh Vardhan, India’s new health minister, released a statement criticizing the use of condoms to fight the spread of HIV and the current sex education program and…

HIV in Malawi

HIV is a major epidemic in Malawi. An estimated one million out of a population of 15.4 million people have HIV, and it is the leading cause of death in Malawi (avert). This epidemic started in 1985. The president at…

HIV/AIDS in Sub-saharan Africa

Sub-saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world.  In the countries in Africa that are most affected, countries that account for 4% of the world’s population account for 50% of HIV infections worldwide.  A combination of factors…

Kuru in Syria

Kuru is a neuro-degenerative disorder that is caused by misfolded proteins called prions. These prions build up in the body and cause other healthy proteins to misfold and become prion, this eventually leads to loss of motor function, nervous system…

FGM in the Sudan

Female genital mutilation is a major global health problem that has been practiced since Pharaonic times that is commonly practiced in Egypt and Sudan. It has more recently gotten attention in the past few years. In Sudan it is part…

Infant Mortality Rate in China

Infant mortality rate is the frequency in which infants (children under one year of age) die per 1,000 live births and this rate is generally an indicator of the level of health in a country. In the past, China experienced…

Infant Mortality in China

Infant mortality is defined as death of a baby before their first birthday. It is estimated have been the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 lives births. This is very sad that many people in China had high infant…