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IMU Medical Students Volunteer at World AIDS Day event

11 Jan 2016

6 December 2015 – More than 30 IMU medical students from its Clinical School in Seremban participated as volunteers in the annual World AIDS Day (WAD) event at the Palm Mall Shopping Centre in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. The annual event, in conjunction with the World AIDS Day on 1 December every year, was jointly organised by the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban (HTJS), and the Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical School, IMU. The event was also supported by various pharmaceutical companies, affiliated governmental agencies and non-governmental agencies active in HIV/AIDS work. WAD1 Activities during the event included a flash mob performed by IMU students, health screening, a Zumba session, exhibitions, coloring contest for children, blood donation campaign and lucky draws. IMU students were involved in the health screening and distribution of pamphlets with information about HIV and AIDs to the public. By the end of the day, more than 400 members of the public have been reached for health screening and more than 50 people donated blood. The theme for the event was ‘Getting to Zero’, which is the UNAIDS Strategy for 2011 – 2015, namely to achieve zero new infections, zero AIDS-related death and zero discrimination. The event was graced by the State Health Director, Dr Abdul Rahim b Abdullah and the head of Department of Medicine, HTJS, Dato’ Dr Gun Suk Chyn.

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