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Students to make health mission to Ghana.

STUDENTS from Warwick University are travelling to Ghana to raise awareness of a killer disease and to promote health education.

Three students at the Coventry university have been chosen to represent the Medical Students International Network (MedSIN) to help African communities hit by HIV/ Aids.

Amy Rogers, 23, a first year postgraduate medical student, is one of those going on the four-week trip to Ghana next month.

Amy, who lives in Chapelfields, Coventry, during term time, said: "We aim to teach HIV/ Aids awareness in rural schools and youth groups. It is about health promotion and preventative medicine."

She said MedSIN ran a number of projects but she had jumped at the chance to travel to Ghana. She said it was "a great opportunity."

The students have to pay for the trip themselves and Amy said fundraising events were planned.

They have also contacted businesses to raise the pounds 1,500 sponsorship they each need to make the trip.

MedSIN is a voluntary organisation that aims to promote health issues through education and gives students the opportunity to participate in different community and voluntary projects.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
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Date:Jul 2, 2003
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