Tag: Global Health

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases are a group of tropical infections that are usually found in tropical areas or low-income countries. Many of these infections are caused by parasites, bacteria, and viruses. Leprosy, hookworm, yellow fever are common examples of neglected tropical diseases. Did you know that over one billion people worldwide are living with one or …

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Focusing on Mothers

Mothers play a huge role in every child’s life. A mom is a child’s support system, role model, and caretaker. From birth to first day of school to college graduation, moms are always there from the beginning to the end. Sometimes though, not all mothers in developing countries are fortunate to see their children growing …

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Ebola’s Other Victim: Healthcare Workers

You might have heard about the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, Africa, which started to receive media coverage towards the end of the summer. In one of my previous blog posts, I had written about the about the outbreak itself and its effects. Currently, there is more focus on another Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of …

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Neglected Non-communicable Disease

When anyone thinks about major health issues around the world, usually they think of malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and polio. This is true because the majority of the focus in global health is usually on communicable diseases and occasionally on maternal and child health. As everyone is battling the fight to prevent and reduce communicable diseases, …

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The Ebola Outbreak in Uganda: Why should we worry?

The biggest public health news currently is about the Ebola Outbreak that began in the Kibbale district in Uganda. You may have heard about it in the news or online. According to the World Health Organization, about 38 cases have been reported, and 14 people have already died from the virus. Currently, government and health …

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Abortion-Included Tours

“Water always finds its way” I’ve written a little bit about health-related tourism in the past, specifically Penang, Malaysia’s efforts to use high-quality–yet very affordable–hospitals and doctors to encourage tourists to visit the state and undergo medical procedures, but, as you probably guessed from the title, this post is a little different. The Turkish government is …

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“Latch on NYC” Doing More Harm than Good

Have you heard about the new health program starting this September in New York City? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either until I stumbled across a news article the other day. It’s a program aimed at promoting breastfeeding over formula for newborn babies. But it’s only in New York City, so the rest of us don’t …

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Tuberculosis: Overlooked Infectious Disease

A few days ago, I was reading an interesting book about global health called What’s Killing Us by Alanna Shaikh. Alanna Shaikh is a global health and development specialist and in this book, she writes about the biggest global health challenges we face today. She explores everything from chronic diseases, obesity, Flu, HIV and AIDs, …

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HIV and Family Planning

July seems like a busy month especially for the global health arena. Besides hearing about the olympics, I have been seeing a lot of coverage lately about major global health initiatives and events that are taking or have taken place around the world. Recently on July 11th, the Family Planning summit was held in London …

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Stigma and Health

Last fall, I wrote a proposal advocating for the creation of a suicide prevention program at my university for my scientific and technical writing class. While researching for my proposal, I came across the concept of stigma and how stigma negatively affects help seeking behaviors  in college student populations. Once again, as I am researching …

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