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Malnutrition in Nepal

Nepal, a sovereign located in South Asia between India and China, nestles into the world as one of the nations with the highest rates of malnutrition. According to the World Food Programme (WFP), approximately 40% of Nepal’s children under the…

Sexual Health in India

Sexual education in India is a currently debated topic in India. In July, Harsh Vardhan, India’s new health minister, released a statement criticizing the use of condoms to fight the spread of HIV and the current sex education program and…

Clinical Anthropology

I picked the intersection of Clinical Anthropology because it focuses on how different cultures experience illness and the importance of knowing the distinctions in order to treat them. My intended career is forensic pathology, which deals more closely with deceased…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

For this weeks blog I chose to explore Clinical Medical Anthropology. I chose this area of applied medical anthropology because it most closely relates to my future career plans of becoming a PA. While working as a PA, I think…

Public Health

I chose to analyze public health. The intersection between public health and medical anthropology is medicine. Public health deals with the overall health of a person while medical anthropology deals with the study of diseases and illnesses in different cultures…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I have decided to focus on clinical medical anthropology because of the current stance in medicine. In the past few years there has been a new awareness to the importance of culture in caring for patients. As we read a…

HIV in Malawi

HIV is a major epidemic in Malawi. An estimated one million out of a population of 15.4 million people have HIV, and it is the leading cause of death in Malawi (avert). This epidemic started in 1985. The president at…

Public Health

I chose the sector of public health because I believe that, along with the community sector, public health is a very important component of healthcare in the United States. It is the sector that helps inform and protect the public…

Public Health

The area that I chose to further investigate is public health. The career path I plan to follow after I complete my undergraduate studies in human biology is to get a masters degree in public health. I know that there…