AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Chad/Sudan Refugee Crisis
Project type(s) Other
Date completed 09/2004
Chapter Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health
Project Coordinator Lindsay Hatzenbuehler
Summary of project This project involved 15 minute lunch presentation and discussion informing the AMSA members about the acute refugee crisis situation in the Chad/Darfur region. Marnie Lamm, an AMSA member briefed on the history of the conflict, and other members added any additional information they knew. I then gave a powerpoint presentation on the UNHCR involvement in the area in helping refugees access tents, blankets, food provisions, and necessary health care. I also addressed the importance in staying informed on the issue, and to keep a watch on major news headlines.

Content area Global Opportunities
Number of participants 2
Participant hours involved 4 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $0, just time
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising email, in class announcements, bulletin board posting
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions It would have been nice to have a handout for members on the history of the conflict.

Comments Our chapter is committed to having a global health and disparity presentation at each of our meetings. A new member volunteers to give a presentation on the health disparity area of his or her choice. I recommend this to all chapters to keep members infor