1576 AXA-DBDS Project: Health Awareness Session for Adults 

Pune, October 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized three health awareness sessions for adults residing in various slums of Pune. 69 ladies participated in these awareness sessions held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. The objective of the programme was to educate women on health, hygiene and health risk behaviour. The details of sessions conducted are as follows:

First session was organized on 6th October 2023 at SSGM Vasahat in Koregaon Park for 29 ladies. Dr. Sonali Naik was the resource person. Second session was held on 19th October 2023 for 20 ladies in Dutta Nagar slum. Ms. Megha Chavhan was the resource person. Third session was held on 27th October 2023 for 20 ladies in Khadi Machine slum. Ms. Megha Chavhan was the resource person. In these sessions following topics were covered by the resource person:

Personal Hygiene, Nutrition, age related ailments

Oral Cancer; Causes, Symptoms and Treatment 

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