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283 HEALTH RISK AWARENESS SESSION FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Apr 21, 2018, 9:54 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Apr 21, 2018, 9:57 AM ]
19-April-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the women residing in the Indira Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 30 women participated in this event was held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction Project” supported AXA Business Services.

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS) was the resource person for this workshop. In the first part, 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. She also covered topics on 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 informed about the organizations that help in cessation of tobacco consumption habits.

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. Rajshree Deshkhaire (DBDS -Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this workshop and organized women to participate in this event.