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Global Health Programs: Strategies & Challenges


Posters under this theme explore a variety of global health programs that currently exist or are needed, including analysis of strengths and shortcomings of programs.

Addressing Inherent Issues of Adherence to HIV/AIDS Medication in the United States’ Homeless Population in Urban Cities

by Princess Narvasa

A homeless individual with an HIV/AIDS positive case is considered part of a special risk group population. There are programs available in the state of California in cities like San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco that are trying to screen, treat and monitor the homeless individuals who are HIV/AIDS positive. These programs aim for routine screening and...

The Effects of a Lack of LGBTQ+ Competency in Medical Curricula and Medical Personnel

by Monica Banuelos

There is abundant literature and research examining the health inequities of LGBTQ+ people, but there is a lack of research on how medical personnel are contributing to the inequities. Despite large claims that science is devoid of politics and bias, the testimony of LGBTQ+ patients stating that they have been refused care or pathologized due to their...

Efficacy of HIV/AIDS-Based Global Health Initiatives

by Sara Hwang

The field of global health has a deeply intertwining history with HIV/AIDS, as the disease is a defining point in the modern evolution of practices such as epidemiology and health-based strategy development. Ever since HIV/AIDS was first declared in the early 1980s, numerous interventions have been created which claim to provide high rates of efficacy, but little...

Cervical Cancer in Uganda: A call for culturally competent prevention

by Shayna Orensztein

In Uganda, the incidence rate of cervical cancer is one of the highest in the world with a yearly rate of 54.8 cases per 100,000 women; in comparison, North America has a cervical cancer incidence rate of 6.6 cases for every 100,000 women (Black et al., 2019, p. 1). Majority of women do not receive a diagnosis or biomedical treatment due to Uganda's poor health...

Medical Mistrust in China

by Kamwai Fong

The rising numbers of violent cases against medical professionals have become a concerning topic in China. The aim of this study was to find the deep roots of medical mistrust in China and how that finally leads to extreme cases against doctors i.e., violence. The paper provides multiple angles to investigate the problem of medical trust. I will look into the...

Health Rehabilitation for Disabled Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

by Esther Lee

Affecting millions across the world, childhood disability is an increasing global health concern, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In addressing this growing burden on child development in LMIC settings, health rehabilitation services act as a critical role in enabling children with disabilities to lead an optimal, independent life. However...

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