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HIV/AIDS in Africa

HIV and AIDS is a major problem for people who live in Africa. Africans account for 70 percent of people in the world who are living with HIV or dying of AIDS, which is an alarmingly high percentage. The prevalence of…

Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa

Malaria is a deadly disease that is very prominent in African regions. In fact, Africa accounts for 85% of the total number of malaria cases and 90% of the deaths attributed to it worldwide (“10 Facts on Malaria in Africa”)….

Epidemiology

For this week we were instructed to select a area of medical anthropology to explore further. For me the whole reason I’m actually doing Anthropology is because I want to get into a Graduate program for Epidemiology or public health….

Public Health

Public health is an area of applied medical anthropology that I find particularly interesting.  Public health promotes the health of individuals in all areas of the world in attempt to protect populations.  Health is promoted by prevention, treatment, research, detection…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I picked to further analyze clinical medical anthropology because I believe that this is very relevant to my future in the medical field. I also believe it is a very important type of anthropology to learn more about and become…

Public Health

I chose public health because I really want to do a master’s in public health. It is something that greatly interests me because the importance in providing a society that promotes healthy choices. I want to be a doctor and…

Public Health

An area of applied medical anthropology that I want to investigate further is public health. To me, this topic is very important. People all over the world depend on the information brought to them by people and organizations like the…

FGM in the Sudan

In the Sudan it is very common for women to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) with more than 2/3 of its women having done so. “The clitoris is dirty. If you undergo FGM you become clean.” This is the attitude…

Public Health

I chose public health because I believe that with the changing of many different aspects in life, this area of applied medical anthropology will continue to evolve and become more and more beneficial to society as a whole. My career…

Sexual Health in India

In India there is a negative stigma with birth control and sex education. It has it because the culture is  traditional. They want women to save themselves for marriage and then have big families. Some people believe that if they…