AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Health Disparities in Haiti
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 09/2004
Chapter Ben Gurion University Medical School for International Health
Project Coordinator Jennifer Larson
Summary of project I presented some of my experiences and research concerning the health disparities in Haiti. The presentation took the form of a frontal lecture with the aid of a short powerpoint presentation. History of the political and enviromental situation was given and the effects of that in today's society were demonsrated with anecdotes and pictures. I not only had a good time presenting it but felt that I had fulfilled a bit of my responsibility in educating others on the situation there.

Content area Disparities
Number of participants 1
Participant hours involved 5 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $0
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising It advirtised in conjunction with reminders about the monthly meeting as well as through announcments by class representatives. The attendence was good thus I assume it was successful
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions I think that it went well, while it is difficult to keep it to only 15 minutes it is essential so as not to overwhelm people. It is just enough to highlight some of the problems and spark people's interest.

Comments Brief presentations such as this keep members aware of different health crises throughout the world and keep people accountable for being aware what is happening in the world.