When faced with a choice of going to a public hospital where poor care is common, many women are opting to self-medicate and see traditional midwives instead. Health professionals are working to increase awareness and improve care.
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect in 1994, Mexico has seen an explosion in the number of shopping malls. Filling underdeveloped and developed areas alike, these malls promise shoppers a one-stop location for shopping, entertainment and relaxation.
In Haiti’s struggling economy and tough job market, selling prescription drugs illegally has become an attractive option – especially since street vendors operate with impunity. But the lower prices and more flexible purchasing options that street vendors provide come at a cost as consumers increasingly forgo pharmacies and formal medical treatment.