1723 AXA-DBDS Project: Health Awareness Session for Adults 

Pune, July 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized four health awareness sessions for adults residing in various slums of Pune. 65 people 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 adults on health, hygiene and health risk behaviour. The details of sessions conducted are as follows:

First session was held on 12th July 2023 at Ajanta Nagar slum for 22 women. Mrs. Akshada Naik and Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire were the resource persons. 

Second session was held on 20th July 2023 for 22 women in Laxmi nagar slum. Mrs Anita Patekar was the resource person. 

Third session was held on 27th July 2023 at Ram Nagar slum for 21 women. Mrs. Akshada Naik 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