Global Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-01

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A young boy suffering from epilepsy in Nepal seeks treatment from traditional healers and western medicine. A young girl in a Tijuana slum observes the role pollution plays in the health of her community. A teenager in Atlanta is the only member of his family not infected with HIV and is learning to deal with the stigma of the disease.This collection of unique narratives told from the perspectives of young people from around the world serves as a valuable educational tool, providing youth with a context for understanding global health, not just in a physiological sense, but from a psychological and sociological perspective as well. Representing six geographical regions and twenty-three countries, these stories address chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and epilepsy; infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and typhoid; and mental and behavioral health issues such as depression, eating disorders, and smoking cessation.These stories, along with ones that illustrate the environmental, political, and socio-cultural health factors that affect young people and their communities every day, are sure to spark debate and stimulate discussions in classrooms, community centers, and at dinner tables around the world.The authors have created a website to guide teachers in using Global Health Narrativesin the classroom: www.ghn4c.org/Ages 12 and up.

Author Biography

Emily Mendenhall holds a master's degree in public health from the Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University. She has conducted research and worked in Zambia, Chile, Guatemala, and Chicago, studying health disparities, reproductive health, mental health, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, migration, and structural violence. She is currently working on her PhD in medical anthropology at Northwestern University. Kate Winskell, PhD, teaches courses on global health communication, HIV/AIDS, gender, sexuality, and global health at Emory University in Atlanta. With her husband, Daniel Enger, she coordinates the "Scenarios from Africa" HIV/AIDS communication process (www.globaldialogues.org), which inspires tens of thousands of young Africans to write storylines for short films about the epidemic.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Toshio and the Crane (cancer, toxic chemicals: Japan)p. 1
The Little Dhami (epilepsy, traditional healers: Nepal)p. 7
A Brighter Future (air pollution: India)p. 14
Leilei's Breakfast (eating and exercise: China)p. 20
Tuya's Ride (pollution, mercury exposure: Mongolia)p. 26
Lek's Story (HIV/AIDS: Thailand)p. 36
Fa'asamoa: A Sizable Health Problem (obesity: American Samoa)p. 43
The United States
Overcast Highs (drugs, depression: United States)p. 49
Bathroom Numb (body image, anorexia, and bulimia: United States)p. 54
Dancing between Cleveland and Standing Rock (race, juvenile diabetes: United States)p. 60
Joey and the Rain (drug use: United States)p. 68
Between Cheeseburgers and Burek: Refugee Life in America (refugee health, depression: United States)p. 74
The Cries of a Drum (HIV/AIDS, youth mentors: United States)p. 81
AzĂșcar en la sangre (diabetes, depression: United States)p. 87
Latin America and the Caribbean
Paola's Tijuana (environmental contamination and violence on the border: Mexico)p. 95
Growing Up Maya (labor migration: Guatemala)p. 101
The Shaman's Daughter (cross-cultural friendship: Guatemala)p. 108
Students Fight Rubella (vaccinations: El Salvador)p. 112
DOTS (multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: Peru)p. 118
Karai Guasu's Cock-a-Doodle-Doo (access to clean water: Paraguay)p. 123
Rosa's Farm (urbanization: Chile)p. 128
The Pen Pals (gender-based violence: South Africa)p. 135
Innocence's Journey (HIV/AIDS, access to health care: Zambia)p. 145
Maji Ni Uhai (water, typhoid, trachoma: Tanzania)p. 153
The Open Door (maternal mortality, midwifery: Burkina Faso)p. 159
The Accident (traffic accidents: Ghana)p. 169
Mr. Coulibaly's Advice (malaria, water: Mali)p. 176
Amina Ndiaye (tuberculosis, stigma: Senegal)p. 181
The Birthday House (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis: Romania)p. 187
Little Ashes (smoking, emphysema: France)p. 194
Broken Strings (war, refugees: Bosnia)p. 201
Envisioning Invisibility (body image, cerebral palsy: England)p. 211
Glossary of Selected Words and Conceptsp. 217
Contributorsp. 225
Indexp. 231
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