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3rd year Field Research

Location/Background

Location of product is Sub Saharan Africa

Weather/Climate

  • Hottest temperature in Africa Located in the Sahara Desert 57.8C (136.F)
  • The temperatures changes dramatically during the day and night cycle
  • Lack of water in the are Due to the dry Hot weather

Location/Culture

  • 47 Countries

Diseases

  • STDs
  • Syphilis
  • Meningitis
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping cough
  • Measles
  • Tuberculosis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Malaria
  • Hiv/Aids
  • Pneumonia

 

 

 

Top 10 Deadly Diseases in Sub-Haran Africa

 

 

  1. Pneumonia
  2. HIV/AIDS
  3. Malaria
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Tuberculosis
  6. Measles
  7. Whooping cough
  8. Tetanus
  9. Meningitis
  10. Syphilis

 

 

The arrival of nearly $10 million worth of donated antimalarial drugs in the small West African country of Togo starting in 2005 should have been fantastic news for the hundreds of thousands of impoverished people who fall sick with malaria there each year.

 

Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa

 

The most popular manufacturing method Africa are capable of using with their limited resources. By knowing this could potentially create an area of work and less cost in the of production without the need for the cost of transporting goods.

The language spoken in the urban areas of Africa is a mixture of English and Afrikaans but there are indications of Khoisan language which involves a variation of clicks and that do not belong any other family. However there an even smaller groups within Africa uses endangered languages.

The religions that resides with in Africa contain a variation of Christianity Hindu and Muslim.

Some part of Africa do not have any access to electrical goods and service as well as fresh water meaning quite a large majority of Africa still require the use of conventional cooking methods such as wood and charcoal in order to cook there food and boil their water.

Gender roles

The gender roles within a African society still remain uneven when comparing men to women and having women considered as the less important, but do not have as much of a say as men. (This means to influence contraception’s into African society it will be better to go through with the men than women) Currently opposite sex marriage is allowed but is still considered frowned upon by peers due to social interactions. However, women who are attracted to the opposite sex are often targeted for beatings or rape.

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