BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Breast cancer awareness day is observed, annually inRehab India Foundation’s VDPs. Awareness programmes are also organised, in efforts toreduce thenegative stigma surrounding breast cancer, through education on symptoms andtreatment. ASHA workers are also invited to inform rural women of the need forearly detection ofbreast cancer, which leads to higherlong-term survival rates. Numerous women havebenefited through this awareness programme.
HEALTH & HYGIENE AWARENESS
Held at VDPs such as that at Hazipara, this programmeIs exclusively based on health issues faced by women in rural areas. ASHA workers explainto rural women, hygienicmeasures the importance of better health.Medical campsare also conducted for victims of natural disasters; such as floods in Bihar. The victims are screened for fever, asthma, cold and other related ailments.In the absence of other emergency assistance facilities, people rushto such campsfor medical aid. Beneficiaries have expressed theirgratitude for the timely assistance.
WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK
As a part of World Breastfeeding Week,campaigns are held exclusively for women. In such programmes, ANM workers are invitedto enlighten rural women regarding varioustopics, such as prevention of anaemia, benefitsof breastfeeding, immunisation and personalhygiene. Many women have benefited throughsuch awareness programmes.
VIRAL HEPATITIS AWARENESS
Rehab organises AwarenessCampaigns in VDPs across India on the dangers of viral hepatitis. In order to influence real change among ruraland illiterate people, these campaigns, entail seminars, speeches, and workshops, with medical practitioners informing the rural community of the dangers of Hepatitis, it’s causes and symptoms. In such campaigns, patientsare also treated, and provided and free medicines.
In association with various Eyecare Foundationsand Research Centres, Rehab India Foundation organizes Vision Screening Campaigns atVDPs, such as those in West Bengal. Doctors regularly examine patients, with some were recommendedfurther treatment, or eye surgery. Free medicines including eye drops are also distributed.