Mobile Health Campaign in Shimla and Dholanji Tibetan Settlements

A two day mobile health awareness campaign was held at Monasteries and Schools in Shimla and Dholanji Tibetan settlement from 5-6 October, 2016. The member of resource persons were Mr. Kapsang – Department’s Health Education coordinator and Ms. Karma Pema Dolma – former Dharamsala TMS Nurse.

The awareness was mainly focused on Hypertension, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Diabetes, General Health and Hygiene as proposed by stakeholders. Different pamphlets, posters and CDS on various health issues were distributed to the participants.

Through the Mobile Health campaign program Department aims to improve the overall health of Tibetan people in exile diaspora.

Day 1- 5 October, 2016

Shimla Tibetan Settlement

dsc_1248The day one opened at 10.00 am with an introductory speech by Settlement Officer about mobile health campaign. It was then followed by health education talk on Tuberculosis, Hypertension, Hepatitis B and Diabetes via PowerPoint presentation. About 79 people (52 monks, public -16 males and 11 females) attended the health talk. The session concluded with interactive questions & answers, clarification doubts and suggestions from public.

At 2.00 pm, health talk was organized at CST Shimla and warmly welcomed by school Rector. There were about 169 (159 students, 10 teachers) participated in the talk. After question and answer session, students were given liquid hand wash and hand sanitizer.

Day 2- 6 October, 2016

Tibetan Bonpo Settlement, Dholanji

dsc_1280The program kicked-off at 11.00 am with an introductory speech by Settlement Officer followed by our health education talk on TB, Hep-B, Hypertension, Diabetes and Diet through PowerPoint presentation. Public appreciated pictorial presentation as it was easier to understand for them. They requested talk on additional health issues like; cervical cancer and stomach cancer, which was fulfilled then and there. About 27 people (12 male and 15 female) attended the talk. The session concluded with thank you speech by CHW.

On the same day afternoon, health talk was given to CST School, Dholanji. About 309 students and 16 teachers attended the event. The talk high-lighted more on disease conditions of Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Hand Hygiene and also on Diet.  The afternoon draw to close by questions and answered, doubts clarifications and finally Liquid hand wash and hand sanitizer were given-away to the participants.

This program is funded by SOIR-IM.