AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title World AIDS Day Project
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 12/2006
Chapter St. George's University SOM
Project Coordinator Lalanthica Yogendran
Summary of project To honor World's AIDS Day, our SGU chapter hung dozens of "empty white coats" in the lecture halls on campus to symbolize the health care worker deficit aggravating the AIDS epidemic. During lectures, we asked professors to show a video we make revealing "the faces of AIDS" in order to humanize the epidemic. We made posters quoting facts and figures to explain the symbolism behind the quotes. This was accompanied by a moment of silence. We also handed out red ribbons and condoms.

The next day we held one of our regular health fairs and incorporated community prevention awareness by handing out pamphlets and condoms.

Content area HIV/AIDS
Number of participants 1000
Participant hours involved 4 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost almost nothing
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Since we showed it during lectures, we didn't need to advertise.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions This went really well. Just keep it simple!