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posted Jan 17, 2018, 8:25 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 8:26 AM ]
8-Jan-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the women residing in the Phule Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 26 women participated in this programme held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction” project supported AXA Business Services.

The programme started with the introduction of the resource person and staff by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS). Dr. Sonali Kate (Emergency Medical officer in ESI Hospital) was the resource person for this workshop. In the first part, she educated women on the physical and mental health, nutrition, diet. As the participants were young she adopted life cycle approach in her session. This session also educated them of reproductive and child health. In the second part of the session, she spoke about the safe and effective birth control methods. After that she covered topics on risks of consuming tobacco. This included composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. She also gave information on the emergency ambulance no. 108.

This was followed with question and answer session in which ladies asked many questions related to their personal and child health and chewing tobacco. Mrs. Vrushali Unhale (DBDS - Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this workshop and organized women to participate in this event. Ms. Lalita proposed the vote of thanks at the end of Session.