1499 DBDS-AXA Project: Health Awareness Sessions on tobacco consumption and Cancer

Pune, May 2022: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized three awareness session on physical and mental health, Cancer, harmful effects of tobacco under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. 100 women participated in these awareness sessions

The objective of the programme was to educate women on health, hygiene and health risk behavior. The details of sessions conducted is as follows:

First session was held on 5th May 2022 at Ram Nagar slum for 30 women. Mrs. Sarika Kadam was the resource person. Second session was held on 12th May 2022 in Indira Nagar slum for 25 women. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble was the resource person. Third session was held on 19th May 2022 in Phule Nagar slum for 45 women. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble was the resource person.

In these sessions following topics were covered by the resource persons:

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Symptoms and Treatment of Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer

  • Symptoms and Treatment of Oral Cancer and Lung Cancer

  • Testing, screening and treatment of Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer

Following suggestions were given by the resource person:

  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco

  • Limit alcohol consumption

  • Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains

  • Do not be overweight

  • Lead an active life and exercise

After the sessions toilet soap was distributed to Participants.