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HIV in the dominican republic

In the Dominican Republic, HIV is considered a pandemic issue, meaning it is continuously occurring in that population. HIV is a virus that attacks a persons CD4 cells, which are essentially the immune cells; they are the cells that activate…

FGM in Sudan

Female Genital Mutilation, also known as FGM,is a common practice amongst Somalian and Sudanese women of cutting female genital parts. This forced procedure is actually practiced all over the world, especially Africa, mainly Sudan. According to LandInfo, studies show that 86 percent…

Public Health

I chose to write about public health because it is an area of applied medical anthropology that I myself have considered getting a master’s degree in. I’ve been interested in pursuing a career in the medical field ever since I…

HIV in Malawi

HIV in Malawi affects the population a great deal. In 2011 it was estimated 910,000 people of the 1.5 million people living in Malawi were living with HIV (“HIV & AIDS in Malawi”). AIDS is the leading cause of death…

Tuberculosis in Vietnam

  One of the major disease for the Vietnamese are Tuberculosis, Vietnam is rated 12 out of 22 highest of TB-burden countries. Every year about more than 100,000 new cases of TB patients and 17,000 deaths occurs. In Vietnam are…

Malaria in Africa

Malaria is a very large global health problem in Africa. Malaria is a blood parasite that is transmitted to people from the bite of an infected mosquito. If not treated promptly, malaria will usually cause death. 90% of malaria deaths…

Community health

If I were to be able to be in a part of the health career treating health, I will focus on a smaller scale such as treating the health of the local, so community health is the area of topic….

Clinical Medical Approach

Considering my future goals and current views and feelings towards health, clinical medical anthropology makes the best match. Not only do I agree with a shared wealth of knowledge and feel that more opinions can only help, I also feel…

Public Health

Public Health is a field that captured my interest while working in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.  Pine Ridge is the largest city on one of the bigger indian reservations in the nation.  It is also one of the poorest.  The…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

Though I have a specialization in Global Public Health and Epidemiology, plan on getting my master’s in Public Health and work for Van Buren County Mental Health (a community based health program), Clinical Medical Anthropology is where my future career…