1749 AXA-DBDS Project: Health Awareness Session for Adults 

Pune, September 2023: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized two health awareness sessions for adults residing in various slums of Pune. 38 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 adults on health, hygiene and health risk behaviour. The details of sessions conducted are as follows:

First session was organized on 4th September 2023 at Indira Nagar slum for 20 ladies. Mrs. Akshada Naik and Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire were the resource persons. Second session was held on 25th September 2023 for 18 ladies in Saibaba Nagar slum. Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire 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