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Ebola in Guinea

The Ebola is a virus that was formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic  fever that is very fatal in human beings, 30-90% fatal to be exact. This virus has unpatterned periodic outbreaks usually in Central and West Africa, usually villages around the…

Public health

I recently decided to switch what I wanted to do after college and since my change of plans I have been trying to figure out exactly what I want to do. After talking to many people and telling them my…

HIV in Malawi

HIV in Malawi, Africa HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that effectively hijacks the immune system one cell at a time. These compromised cells are rendered useless and eventually lysed by the replicating virus within them. This strategy significantly…

Clinical Medical Anthropology

The area of applied medical anthropology that I chose to investigate further is the field of clinical medical anthropology. I chose this field due to the fact that I would one day like to be a physician’s assistant and in…

Epidemiology

Epidemiology literally means the study of diseases. The definition of this field caught my attention because I wondered how such a broad thing could be simply defined and studied under one topic. My interests led me to take a course…

Clinical Medical Antrhopology

I picked Clinical Medical Anthropology because it represents the job field area that I am planning on working in the future, and it is a better way of treating people then is shown in everyday advertisement. This field helps to…

Global Health

For my blog post I selected global health in because it seemed most fitting for the class material. I could not exactly select one of the topics in terms of how it applies towards my future as I will not…

Obesity in the United States

Obesity has become an incredibly prevalent health issue in the world, but specifically in the United States.  The fascinating aspect about obesity within the United States is where it is found most prevalently: poor communities.  Almost everywhere else in the…

Public Health

I chose the area of Public Health because it is a field I am very interested in.  After my undergraduate studies, I plan to pursue a Masters in Public Health and a career in the public health sector.  According to…

Malaria In Africa

Malaria is essentially an ancient disease and the symptoms of it have been recorded as far back as 2700BC in ancient Chinese medical writings. There have been problems of Malaria all across the world, however, there was a massive effort…