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Ignoring the Ignorance: Women Health Concerns organized by Chitkara College of Nursing

Published on April 10, 2013 | 2318 views

Every year on March 8 International Women’s Day, IWD, is observed. Women in the present economic, political and social world get a chance to share a common platform through the awareness programs carried out during this time. Identifying the importance of women in society, we know that if women are empowered, their families are healthier, more children are able to go to the school, with more income, productivity also increases.

Several activities were organized by Chitkara College of Nursing, a part of Chitkara School of Health Sciences, to celebrate International Women’s Day in order to uplift the health of women through a program ‘Ignoring the Ignorance: Women Health Concerns’.

Health and empowerment of women always take a back seat as compared to men. Seeing these disparities, we carried out a detailed awareness program on women health and awareness.

Our intention to conduct the event was uplifting the knowledge level of female students regarding various life threatening diseases and educating the female students regarding prevention and self-assessment methods to detect a life threatening disease at an early stage.

On the occasion of Women’s Day, Chitkara College of Nursing dedicated the month of March to boost up women wellbeing through diverse activities.

Not only did we fulfill our purpose of conducting the program but we carried out several goings-on that helped us meet our expectation to spread awareness on various issues pertaining to women health.

In order to inform our local community about women health, a radio program was organized. In this program general female health tips like anemia prevention, menstrual hygiene, care in pregnancy and health issues like breast cancer, prevention of gall stones, urinary tract infection etc. were included.

Sessions on health awareness and teachings on female health encompassing issues like Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases etc. were organized by our nursing faculty. During these sessions, many other health related queries by the students were discussed.

About 717 girl students were covered under the women health awareness program from the different departments of the university. The girls cleared their doubts through our awareness program.

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