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291 HEALTH RISK EDUCATION FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted May 8, 2018, 10:27 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 8, 2018, 10:28 AM ]
5-May-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the women residing in the Datta Nagar slum. 24 women participated in the programme which was held under the aegis of “Health Risk Reduction” supported AXA Business Services.

Mrs. Vrushali Unhale (Staff-DBDS) introduced the Resource person to the participants and shared information about the project. Dr. Soniya Kumar was the resource person for this workshop. In the first part, she educated women on the physical and mental health, nutrition, diet in a very simple and lucid was using life cycle approach. This session also covered information on reproductive and child health.

In the second part of the session, she spoke about risks of consuming tobacco. This included composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer, risk behaviour and many more health problems associated with it.

This was followed with question and answer session in which ladies asked many questions related to their personal and children health and habit of chewing tobacco. Ms. Vrushali Unhale (Staff- DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this workshop and organized women to participate in this event. After the session snacks were served to all the women.