Category: W6 Activity

ebola in west africa

Most news outlets have been focused with the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As defined by WebMD: “it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe, uncontrollable bleeding.”…

MERS in Saudi Arabia

MERS stands for middle eastern respiratory syndrome and it is similar to the SARS virus which erupted in China in 2003. It comes from a coronavirus that causing a severe respiratory disease that has a high fatality rate in humans….

FGM in Sudan

Female genital mutilation, otherwise known as FGM, occurs in about 89% of North Sudanese women. Usual mutilation is to remove all external sexual parts and surgical closure of the vagina takes place. Culturally, female genital mutilation is seen as a…

Ebola Outbreak in Africa

For this week’s post i chose to talk about the Ebola Virus because this is something that is currently affect people around the world, mainly in Africa.  There has been an Ebola outbreak before but this current outbreak is more…

FGM in the Sudan

FGM is known as Female Genital Mutilation.  I first started learning about FGM from a book I had to read for a social science course called Half the Sky.  According to this book, FGM is a process where female genitals…

Violence Against Women in India

Violence against women due to gender inequality is a global problem that has made notable progress, but in recent years it has been a growing issue in India. Violence against women is not merely a social problem but also a…

HIV/AIDS sub-Saharan Africa

The HIV AIDS epidemic is a serious issue in the world today, nowhere more serious than Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2012 approximately 25 million people were living with HIV. This population of HIV affected in Africa accounts for nearly 70% of…

FGM In Sudan

I think that we can all agree that Female Genital Mutilation is one of the most barbaric acts that human beings actually perform. It is stunning and shocking that this continues to this day in some African countries. According to…

Malaria in Africa

Malaria is a disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through mosquito bites by affected mosquitoes. Malaria is life-threatening, but it is also preventable and curable (1). Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites and is transmitted exclusively through…

Malaria in Uganda

Malaria is a disease that most greatly effects people in tropical regions of Africa. It is a mosquito-borne illness caused by a parasite. It can be treated but without proper care, the affected person can experience complications and die. The…