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1016 AXA Project: Health Risk Awareness Session for Women

posted Feb 23, 2020, 8:12 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 23, 2020, 8:13 AM ]
Koregaon Park (Pune), 13-Feb-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Koregaon Park, organized a health awareness session for the women residing in the Shastri Nagar slum in Yerwada. 28 women participated in this programme held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

The objective of the programme was to educate women on health, hygiene and health risk behaviour. Ms. Priya Sonawane (Staff- DBDS) introduced the resource person and the agenda of the session. Mrs. Kanta Chattiyar (Senior Nurse) was the resource person for this session. In the first session, she educated women on the physical and mental health and its relationship to sanitation. As the participants were young, she adopted life cycle approach in her session.

In the second session, she spoke about the risks of consuming tobacco. This included educating them on the harmful effects of tobacco on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. This was followed by a question and answer session in which ladies asked many questions related to their personal and children health. Mrs. Sonawane did the logistical arrangement for this workshop and organized women to participate in this event.