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HIV/AIDS in Malawi

The global health problem that I chose to discuss was HIV and AIDS in Malawi. The first AIDS case that was reported in Malawi was in 1985.¬† Malawi has a population of 15.9 millon people who are greatly affected by…

Epidemiology

The intersection of applied medical anthropology I chose to investigate further is epidemiology. I am currently taking the online EPI 390 course with David Barondess and it has definitely opened my eyes up. The definition of Epidemiology is the incidence,…

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

HIV epidemic in its early years found itself in Malawi and other parts of Africa. Malawi had an extremely high prevalence in its country with about 14% of citizens in its adult population. AIDS was first reported in Malawi in…

HIV/AIDS in Malawi

LINK: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1728-4457.2004.00037.x/abstract   I chose to look at HIV and AIDS in Malawi for this week’s activity post. I have learned about this topic before in a previous anthropology class but it is interesting enough to look again. There is…

Global Health

I choose to focus on global health because I have become more aware of how critical of an issue this is and how necessary it is for physicians to work together in order to improve the health of those around…

Reflection Week 6

I chose to focus on public health for various reasons. With the current state of the Ebola virus crisis, public health issues are very relevant and are the focus throughout the world. Furthermore, public health has been something that I…

FGM in the Sudan

A global health problem in a specific area, the Sudan, is female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is where all external and internal sexual organs are removed without correct medical procedures. The individuals who do this are the traditional midwifery assistants…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I chose clinical medical anthropology for a number of reasons. Since I was a little kid, I’ve always been interested in the medical field and wanted a job doing something involving medicine. My dad is a forensic pathologist and I’ve…

Tuberculosis in Africa

According to the article Africa is facing the worst tuberculosis epidemic which is driven by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its weak health care system, inadequate laboratories and helpful conditions to transmitting the infection it is constantly becoming worse….

Ebola in Liberia

I wanted¬†to read more about Ebola because it is a problem Africa is currently experiencing, spreading to many different countries. However, I chose to read specifically about the cases and actions of Liberia. Ebola is a severe, most of the…