This report covers the latest initiative of EPSF at FUE:
Title: Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign
Date & Time: May 7, 2015 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm
Number of Participants: 49 students
• On the May 7, 2015 a “Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign” was conducted. Prior to the campaign, a workshop was held and attended by EPSF participants and its entire team of Executive Board members. The workshop included innovative activities to explore the disease, its methods of prevention, the various symptoms and manifestations pending the stage the invalid is in. The Examples of these activities included the use of sticky notes bearing advice on methods of prevention, pictures showing the different conditions of the liver as per the different stages of the disease. Another activity included the use of three boxes of different colors, where participants are asked to draw a paper from each box and respond to it, etc.….
• The campaign involved the assignment of participants to different faculties as well as the Food Court and FUE’s Dental Hospital. Their task was to distribute material including bracelets, flyers, pins, and t-shirts that had the slogan: “your liver is a sign … health and safety”. All the campaigners either wore branded t-shirts or the green t-shirts and the member of EPSF also distributed t-shirts to those they spoke with. Both Mr Tawfik, President of the EPSF, and Ms Heba Ayman, Head of the Public Health Committee of the EPSF, emphasized the importance of committing to the correct awareness techniques and methods of persuasion.
• Headed by some of the EPSF members, the participants of the Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign team spread all over the university to create awareness and understanding of the disease. When needed and in the case of custodians, etc. …, they simplified their message and urged them to commit to a periodic routine of blood tests, etc. … The awareness team members also distributed coupons to the staff responsible for cleanliness, security, bus drivers. These coupons gave them a discount on the Virus C test in Al-Borg Labs.