From Molecular Pathways to Economic Impediment: Anemia and Malnutrition in the Developing World

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Title:
From Molecular Pathways to Economic Impediment: Anemia and Malnutrition in the Developing World
Author:
Bode, Alexander Diaz
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Anemia is a serious global health issue. However, there is a disproportionate skew of anemia in the developing world versus the more developed western world. The three common causes of anemia are iron deficiency anemia, anemia of inflammation, and genetically linked causes of anemia. This paper outlines the molecular basis of anemia, common causes, treatments and prognosis for each cause of anemia. In addition, this paper offers a brief overview as to why there is such a disproportionate number of individuals in the developing world who suffer from anemia, and how such a skew impacts national productivity and public health. Finally, this paper looks at private and public sector contributions to fight anemia in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how these interventions can be improved in the future in order to better fight anemia and give individuals a chance to escape the cycle of poverty, malnutrition, and premature death.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Sias, Patricia

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleFrom Molecular Pathways to Economic Impediment: Anemia and Malnutrition in the Developing Worlden_US
dc.creatorBode, Alexander Diazen
dc.contributor.authorBode, Alexander Diazen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractAnemia is a serious global health issue. However, there is a disproportionate skew of anemia in the developing world versus the more developed western world. The three common causes of anemia are iron deficiency anemia, anemia of inflammation, and genetically linked causes of anemia. This paper outlines the molecular basis of anemia, common causes, treatments and prognosis for each cause of anemia. In addition, this paper offers a brief overview as to why there is such a disproportionate number of individuals in the developing world who suffer from anemia, and how such a skew impacts national productivity and public health. Finally, this paper looks at private and public sector contributions to fight anemia in Sub-Saharan Africa, and how these interventions can be improved in the future in order to better fight anemia and give individuals a chance to escape the cycle of poverty, malnutrition, and premature death.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineMolecular and Cellular Biologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorSias, Patriciaen
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