10080_042710_68 - Epi Divide (from book) There is a good...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Epi Divide (from book) There is a good and a bad side to the epi-divide. U.S. is seen as being on the good side, while most of Haiti is seen on the bad side Life span Poverty o To be on the bad side generally means you are a non-industrializes country and you are very poor People on good side are usually white and male (gender and racial/ethnicity pattern) o Females disproportionally on the bad side – has to do with child birth Infant mortality Haiti (2007) – number of infants that died per 1,000 live births was 64 Bangladesh – number of infants that died per 1,000 live births was 59 o These died within a month of birth FILM (about infant mortality in Bangladesh) GOBI – supposed to treat infants for the leading cause of infant death worldwide (diarrhea) o Monitor the growth of children over time o Oral rehydration o Breast feeding education o Immunization for diseases that are preventable You can reduce infant/child mortality in these really simple ways because the primary causes of infant deaths are treatable causes How can this strategy be seen as an example of medical anthropology?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 08/25/2010 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Dettwyler during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

Page1 / 3

10080_042710_68 - Epi Divide (from book) There is a good...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online