Show AIDS the Red Card Poster
During the summer of 2010, Audrey Bennett worked with a small group of students from KNUST in Kumasi, Ghana to explore their understanding of AIDS prevention as well as successful local campaigns. Their participatory design session resulted in the poster above titled “Show AIDS the red card” that reflects the World Cup soccer competition that was taking place at the same time as her workshop. To read about the poster, visit:
The Red Card
Summer 2011, she designed preliminary prototypes of the red card that includes a novel text messaging service developed by Rensselaer science and technology studies graduate student and NSF Triple Helix Fellow David Banks who is studying cellphone usage in Ghana. Read more about the technical development of the cellphone service for HIV/AIDS prevention in Ghana via John Licato’s blog. John Licato is a computer science student hired to do the technical research and programming of the cellphone service. The red card helps Ghanaians find out where to get condoms in Kumasi and where to get HIV tested in Kumasi. Tell us about a condom provider or HIV testing facility in Kumasi or the Ashanti Region.
- NSF Triple-Helix Fellow David Banks
- John Licato’s blog
- Tell us about a condom provider or HIV testing facility in Kumasi or the Ashanti Region.
Resources on HIV/AIDS in Ghana
- “HIV/AIDS: Good news so far but…” (2010
- )The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s “HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheet” on Ghana. (2005)
- “Socio-economic effect of HIV/AIDS in Ghana“. (2002)
Resources on cellphone usage for fighting HIV/AIDS: