Category: W6 Activity

Polio in Pakistan

The first polio outbreaks in Europe were reported in the early 19th century, and polio outbreaks were first reported in the United States in 1843. The population was controlled after the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine, IPV, in 1955. Now…

HIV/AIDS in Africa

South Africa has the highest number of people estimated to be living with HIV and AIDS in any country. The HIV virus weakens the immune system putting a person at high risk for developing AIDS and the resulting opportunistic infections…

HIV/AIDS in Africa

HIV/AIDS in Africa has definitely been a very large controversial topic of our time.  In Africa, AIDS is one of the top causes of death and Africans account for nearly 70% of those who live with HIV and are dying…

Measles in Africa

Measles is one of the most contagious viral diseases known and is preventable with an easy vaccine. Measles is a large problem for children in Africa. The death toll for measles in Africa is so large-“every minute one child dies-that…

Tuberculosis in Nepal

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can…

Sexual Education In India

Lately the topic of banning sex education has been up for debate in Delhi, India. Ministers known for their controversial views such as Harsh Vardhan have recently made headlines suggesting this ban of sexual health teachings from the schools in…

Tuberculosis in Haiti

Tuberculosis, or TB, is one of Haiti’s greatest infectious causes of mortality in both youth and adults and has been termed a priority country by the Pan American Health Organization for TB control. TB is a highly contagious disease that…

Week 6: Activity Post Prompt

Title: Pick a global health problem in a specific area to discuss (HIV in Malawi, sexual health in India, infant mortality in China, FGM in the Sudan, etc.) Body: (300 words) Provide background information on the global health problem from your…