A. COMMON HUMAN DISEASES
Under this project, awareness among school children is promoted through interactive and participatory approaches by organizing events such as quizzes, poster-making and essay-writing competitions among others. In addition to the above, patients and survivors are encouraged to visit schools with N.H.V team to share their experiences through interactive sessions. This, it is felt, will have a huge impact by bringing about sensitivity among students who will have first hand interaction with patients and learn about their struggles, the stigma as well as the physical and financial trauma they undergo.
- Common human diseases Programs in Schools and Hospitals include :
- Power point presentations.
- Introduction to the disease through pamphlets and flip charts
- One to one interactive discussion on the disease
- Screening of the documentary film on common human diseases
First aid is that treatment which is given, while waiting for the doctor to come. It is immediate and temporary care, given to the victim of an accident or sudden illness. It is never meant to replace qualified professional care.
It is only designed to make the victim, comfortable until help arrives. It is a help, which calms the victim's fears and reduces any chance of further injury. If a person is bleeding, further loss of blood is immediately stopped.
If a bone is broken, the area is immobilized and the patient is put at rest. In case of convulsion, the patient is protected from injuring himself. If poison has been swallowed, either the poison is removed or it is neutralized without delay.
B. Health and hygiene
Toilets at slum schools including government primary schools ensuring they are hygienic, functional and that there is a clean water supply to service them. We build, modernize or repair septic tanks, water supplies and connections, urinals and water stations. Clean sanitation facilities prevent many debilitating diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera. Functional and gender-specific facilities prevent the girl child from dropping out.
Providing Hygiene Education
Most children are eager to learn. Schools can stimulate and support positive behavioral change in children. they have important roles in household chores related to hygiene.Children may question existing practices in the household and become agents of change within their families and communities. They are future parents. What they learn at school is likely to be passed on their own children
1. WE teaches children how to maintain personal hygiene as well as how to maintain sanitary conditions in the newly-built toilets. Something as simple as washing hands or learning to flush goes a long way in preventing illness.
2. Children are mobilized as Community Catalysts. WE teach children how to teach their parents and siblings about the importance of hygiene and how to maintain hygiene and prevent disease despite insufficient sanitation facilities at home. Working with Children on basic hygiene and sanitation is very important:
Once the project has been implemented the school facilities will at least consist of:
• Adequate amount of easy to maintain latrines (special units for boys, girl and teachers);
• Latrines that are ‘nice, light and convenient places’ with enough privacy and security for its users;
• Adequate amount of hand wash facilities near the latrines and inside the schools;
• Facilities for drinking water, such as slow sand filters and water containers;
• A system for safe garbage disposal.
In all stages of the implementation of the programmer, parents and teachers associations will be involved. To strengthen the activities in the schools, simultaneously a public awareness campaign on sanitation and hygiene will be implemented at the NATIONAL level.
For the day-to-day implementation of the programmer at school level, ‘implementation and monitoring committees’ will be established. These committees consist of the following members:
• School director
• Community Representatives
• Primary Health Care Staff
In addition to giving follow-up to the education and construction activities, the committee will keep a record on the health statistics/absentees in the school. This will allow them to monitor the health impact of the programmer, as well as, will quickly show the need for corrective measures, if considered necessary. Frequency of meetings: every two months will be considered