Global Public Health


PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health

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Epidemiology | Immune System Diseases | International Public Health | Public Health

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Rwanda is a small country in Africa. Rwanda has had many conflicts within its borders with wars, genocide, and disease. One of Rwanda’s current threats is HIV/AIDS. This disease is spreading through its population, and making it easier for other diseases; such as hepatitis and tuberculosis, to spread as well. Rwanda is a country that is putting into effect many efforts to decrease its HIV/AIDS population by means of education, campaigns, and treatments regarding the disease. In this article, I use peer reviewed and reliable articles to show the past and current issues that Rwanda has to face with the disease. I start the article in the beginning with a background piece in Rwanda’s history, we see the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and see how it is being transmitted and to who it is being transmitted to in Rwanda. Then, we see how Rwanda is combating the disease and possible hopeful solutions for the future.

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