1626 AXA-DBDS Project: Health Awareness Session for Adults 

Pune, February 2024:  The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized seven health awareness sessions for adults residing in various slums of Pune. 157 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:

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

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