Monday, November 07, 2005

Main Mall Health Fair (Oct 28)

Although it had primarily a religious focus, the Health Fair on Friday addressing HIV stigma was productive. There were people screened for elevated blood pressure and diabetes, and of course lots of HIV education. BHP was represented by Reverend Hambira, who is our marketing director and an amazing speaker. I think appeals to people by talking about HIV research like he talks at a sermon! Overall, a success, with lots of business cards handed out as well as some TV time and a newspaper article. I am sure we will have patients lining up outside the study clinics asking to be screened by Tshedimoso…

My picture in the paper! Looking very busy....


3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can not see your target or people from social strata that are really in need of your HIV info in this photo. There must be a missing links or blind spots some where. These politicians and bureaucratic nerds are not your real target.

4:49 AM  
Blogger Ketunuti said...

I agree that the politicians are not the ones who are going to be tested, but we do need their support, and they are also good for publicity.

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Geoff said...

I assume that some real people in need did come by the tables--this photo is clearly the politician's photo op, although it send an encouraging message to the populace.

7:10 PM  

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