A two-day Basic Healthcare workshop being conducted for recently arrived Tibetan women at TCV School Suja, Bir.

A two-day Basic Healthcare workshop being conducted for recently arrived Tibetan women at TCV School Suja, Bir.

Public Health Division of the Department of Health, CTA organized a basic healthcare workshop to 30 recently arrived Tibetan female from Tibet, who are currently studying at TCV School Suja, Bir. The duration of this workshop was two days from 27 to 28 June 2016. Resource persons include 5 health coordinators from Department of Health, two Dharamshala settlement TMS Nurse and a doctor from Mentsee Khang.

The training mainly focused on women’s health issues such as sexual transmitted diseases, cancers, urinary tract infections, general health and hygiene and adolescent mental health. Talks were also given on Tuberculosis, HIV AIDS and Hepatitis-B with PowerPoint presentations from respective resource persons. In addition, this workshop involved presentation from Traditional Tibetan Medicine’s perspectives on women’s health. This workshop was aimed to create greater awareness about basic health issues particularly relevant to women’s health among these newly arrived Tibetan women and to empower them to practice positive health seeking behaviors in their daily life.

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