AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title World AIDS week
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 11/2006
Chapter University of Arizona COM
Project Coordinator Anandani Nellan
Summary of project World AIDS Week, 2006 consisted of a series of talks aimed to increase awareness and knowledge surrounding the HIV/AIDS pandemic aound the world, in the United States, and in Pima County itself. The week started with a talk from former Representative Jim Kolbe, followed by Dr. Steve Klotz from the Department of Infectious Diseases; Sanjay Sinha, founder of the NGO, International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS; Dr. Jennifer Kasper, founder and President of Doctors for Global Health; Dr. Jennifer Vanderleest, Head of the Pima County Health Department; and finally, former Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona. All of these talks were lunch time talks held between noon and 1pm and included a free lunch. Our minimum attendance was about 50 people, with a maximum of over 150 people at Dr. Carmona's talk on World AIDS Day itself. We introduced different acts currently in the House and Senate and asked audience members to call in using a pre-written script. Some of the topics included the Microbicides Development Act, Africa Health Worker Shortage Act, and the PATHWAY Act that addressed gender inequality in HIV/AIDS prevention.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 5 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 600
Project funding Local chapter funds,AMSA grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Fliers, announcements, and emails.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions The only goal of this week's events that was not fulfilled was to show a short movie clip by the Global Campaign on Microbicides. The DVD did not arrive on time and this topic will be presented during the Public Health Week this Spring, 2007.