AROEHAN organised a free health check-up and treatment camp on the eve of Dussehra at Pachghar village in Mokhada. The theme of the camp was ‘Health is Wealth’. AROEHAN’s activist Pradeep Khairkar explained the importance of health to people as the programme commenced. He urged all to take advantage of the medical examination and the treatment. The camp was facilitated by Dr. Ajinkya Dhangar and Dr. Keken from Sahyog Hospital, Virar. They diligently examined participants and the patients were provided with the necessary medications. Children, elderly, women, men, people of all age groups were part of this camp. Over 125 people were treated from the Pachgar village area.
AROEHAN’s objective is to reduce malnutrition deaths by creating awareness about health and nutrition. We design and implement training programs for volunteers and frontline health workers.
The objective of the training program was to inform the participants about the nutrition available in a balanced diet. The elements of food such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, and vitamins should be included in everyday meals. We emphasized including the local vegetables and herbs in the diet for a healthy body and holistic development of an individual.
Detailed discussion on growth and development of a baby, exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding along with the breastfeeding and stages of child’s growth after birth.
Personal hygiene while feeding and child care. The session continued with the elaborated discussion on Anemia, its symptoms, the importance of Hb during pregnancy, and maintaining the levels of Hb through an iron-rich diet and supplementary IFS tablets.
The program continued with the importance of education and in the holistic development of an individual and community. Views were exchanged on decision-making and leadership skill development.