1592 DBDS-AXA Project: Health Awareness Sessions for women

Pune, October 2022: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Pune organized two awareness session on the topic of physical and mental health, cancer and harmful effects of tobacco under the aegis of ‘Health Care and Sustainable Environment Project’ supported by AXA Business Services. 63 women participated in these awareness sessions

First session was held on 3rd October 2022 at Saibaba Nagar slum for 40 women. Mrs Vibhawari Kamble was the resource person. Second session was held on 14th October 2022 in Khadi Machine slum. Mrs Vibhawari Kamble was the resource person.

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

  • Personal Hygiene

  • 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