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Clinical Medical Anthropology

I chose to analyze clinical medical anthropology. I picked this intersection because I believe it heavily relates to my future occupation in becoming a doctor. In the lecture Taz mentioned that clinical work emphasizes cultural contrast. I believe this would…

Diabetes In Mexico

  Diabetes is a classified as a metabolism disorder. An individual can became unable to react to insulin (insulin resistant) or cell within the body will be unable to uptake glucose that will cause a larger surplus of glucose in…

HIV/AIDs in Malawi

HIV/AIDs is a well-known global disease that effects people from all over the world, but Sub-Saharan Africa contains the largest population of infected people. The Sub-Saharan is home to 71% of the worldwide population of people living with HIV/AIDs, that’s…

HIV in Malawi

The global health problem I chose to discuss is HIV in Malawi. According to the AVERT website, the adult prevalence of HIV in the country is 10.8%. “AIDS is the leading cause of death amongst adults in Malawi, and is…

Female Genital Mutilation in the Sudan

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the physical destruction of female’s genitals are partially or completely removed or injured.  Certain people (Africans, Middle Easterners, Asians and European immigrants) believe that if a female’s genitals are mutilated they will not have sexual…

Global Health

Global health is becoming an increasingly important field as the world continues to become more and more connected. In this day and age, distant regions of the world are connected in more ways than ever before. As technology advances and the…

Public Health

I chose Public Health because that is the field I want to pursue as a career. The Public health field works to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health. Understanding public health is essential in any healthcare practice. You need…

Public Health

Public health is something that I have been thinking about for a little more over 3 months. Like I mentioned in the beginning of the class when I went to Mexico we learned a lot about public health and how…

Ebola in West Africa

Ebola Hemorrhagic fever is a virus which can be fatal. It is thought to be an animal to human disease which is called a zoonotic but this is not known for sure. Due to the facts that the reservoir is…

Africa: Malaria

Malaria is one of the worst ongoing problems in Africa. The origins of modern human malaria (Plasmodium falciparum) is something that is still debated on, but anthropologist Sabrina Krief believes that it is a mutation of a chimp version. She comes to…