St. Johns Lutheran Church Health Day
Every year, St John’s Lutheran Church holds its annual Health Day. And every year, AUA student volunteers, staff and faculty pitch in to provide residents with a basic health screening. This year was no different.
On Saturday, October 13th, AUA volunteers screened a total of 210 individuals from the local community, including families with children. From 8:15am to 3pm, fifty-four student volunteers, three staff members and 27 faculty – including 16 MDs – rendered basic checkups to local residents. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to experience a wide array of health issues across a range of ages.
AUA’s participation in Health Day was just one part of the school’s wider community outreach efforts this year. In September alone, AUA hosted a football camp for children, donated medical supplies to the Cedar Grove Clinic, and presented children’s books on sickle cell anemia to the Antiguan Ministry of Education.