1677 AXA-DBDS Project: Health Awareness Session for Adults

Pune, June 2024:  The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized four health awareness sessions for adults residing in various slums of Pune. 84 ladies participated in these awareness sessions held under the aegis of ‘Women Empowerment Project’ supported by AXA Global 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 13th June 2024 at Vidya Nagar slum for 27 ladies.   Dr. Jyoti Shinde was the resource person. 

Second session was organized on 19th June 2024 at Subhash Nagar slum for 22 ladies. Mrs. Samrudhhi Patil was the resource person. 

Third session was held on 22nd June 2024 for 18 ladies in Vishrantwadi Slum. Mrs. Ashvini Chavan was the resource person. 

Fourth session was held on 24th June 2024 for 17 ladies in Anand Nagar Slum. Dr. Prajakata Aswar 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