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HIV/AIDS in Sub-saharan Africa

Sub-saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world.  In the countries in Africa that are most affected, countries that account for 4% of the world’s population account for 50% of HIV infections worldwide.  A combination of factors…

Community Health

I chose to discuss community health because  it is such an important topic anthropologically and because community health is something I hope to be apart of in the future. Something unique about community health is that each community has its own…

Kuru in Syria

Kuru is a neuro-degenerative disorder that is caused by misfolded proteins called prions. These prions build up in the body and cause other healthy proteins to misfold and become prion, this eventually leads to loss of motor function, nervous system…

FGM in the Sudan

Female genital mutilation is a major global health problem that has been practiced since Pharaonic times that is commonly practiced in Egypt and Sudan. It has more recently gotten attention in the past few years. In Sudan it is part…

Infant Mortality Rate in China

Infant mortality rate is the frequency in which infants (children under one year of age) die per 1,000 live births and this rate is generally an indicator of the level of health in a country. In the past, China experienced…

Infant Mortality in China

Infant mortality is defined as death of a baby before their first birthday. It is estimated have been the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 lives births. This is very sad that many people in China had high infant…

Community Health

I was really intrigued by the fact that in the Dr. Farmer’s Remedy Video, that in Haiti because of these community health workers their health was better and lasted longer than in the United States. Is this Just because they…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

For this week’s reflection post I chose clinical medical anthropology specifically because I believe it is the most applicable to my future career. In lecture we learned that medical anthropologists analyze issues that are very specific to a specific client….

FGM in the Sudan

The global health problem in a specific area that I chose to discuss in FGM, or female genital mutilation, in the Sudan. Female genital mutilation includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons….