Category: W6 Activity

FGM in the Sudan

The global health problem in a specific area that I chose to discuss in FGM, or female genital mutilation, in the Sudan. Female genital mutilation includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons….

Ebola in Guinea

The Ebola is a virus that was formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic  fever that is very fatal in human beings, 30-90% fatal to be exact. This virus has unpatterned periodic outbreaks usually in Central and West Africa, usually villages around the…

HIV in Malawi

HIV in Malawi, Africa HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that effectively hijacks the immune system one cell at a time. These compromised cells are rendered useless and eventually lysed by the replicating virus within them. This strategy significantly…

Obesity in the United States

Obesity has become an incredibly prevalent health issue in the world, but specifically in the United States.  The fascinating aspect about obesity within the United States is where it is found most prevalently: poor communities.  Almost everywhere else in the…

Malaria In Africa

Malaria is essentially an ancient disease and the symptoms of it have been recorded as far back as 2700BC in ancient Chinese medical writings. There have been problems of Malaria all across the world, however, there was a massive effort…

Malnutrition in Haiti

The global health problem that I chose to do was malnutrition in Haiti. The effects that malnutrition causes is little to no weight gain, impairment of the immune system and even behavioral changes. In Haiti, it is a leading cause…

Ebola in Africa

For the week 6 post I chose Ebola in Africa as it is the most current of major disease outbreak in the modern world as well as has a history of existence in Africa such as in Guinea. The Ebola…

HIV/AIDS in Swaziland

The global health problem that I chose to discuss is HIV in Swaziland. Swaziland is a small country located in Southern Africa where HIV/AIDS has been extremely devastating.  At 26%, Swaziland has the highest incidence of HIV worldwide, and with…

Water Contamination in Guatemala

As I’ve been told in a number of (rather depressing) environmental health and policy courses, water quality around the world and it equitable distribution is a growing concern around the world. I have particularly focused on the country of Guatemala…

HIV in Malawi

A global health problem in a specific area that I chose to discuss is HIV/AIDS in Malawi. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death of adults and is also a huge factor for the low life expectancy of 54.8 years…