American University of Antigua (AUA)’s chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will hold its annual health fair on November 10, 2012 at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre on AUA’s campus from 9AM to 1PM.
The general public is invited to have their vital signs screened by AUA’s medical students. All screenings are free.
Patients will have their blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), eyesight, and glucose levels checked in sequence. At the end of the screening process, patients will be able to interact with physicians and receive educational materials about their health. Referrals will be made to Mount St. John’s Medical Centre if needed.
The AMSA-AUA health fair has a long-standing partnership with various professional groups on the island including JCI Antigua, Antigua/Barbuda Glaucoma Support Group, AIDS Secretariat, Gender Affairs, Breast Friends, Antigua & Barbuda HIV/AIDS Network, Rotary Club, AUA Emergency Medicine Interest Group, and the Antigua Sickle Cell Association. This year, the health fair will also partner with the Antigua & Barbuda Diabetes Association.
Buses will be provided for transportation to the health fair from the East Bus Station at 9:30AM and 10:30AM. Over 400 people visited last year’s health fair.