Health education is essential for the control of diseases ensuring that the community members understand the mechanisms of infection and the key behaviours or activities that need to be addressed, to prevent transmission, reduce severe diseases and avoid fatalities.
On 11th October, 2017, Society for Community Improvement, an NGO, under Dabur Ltd conducted a disease awareness session for Sandipani Muni School Girls. The foundation also distributed mosquito bite prevention kits to the school children.
The session included the ways to prevent and the precautions one can take against diseases like malaria, dengue and chicken guniya etc. Doctor Arpita Khan from Agra addressed the session. Few of the things, the girls reported to have learned from the session are: – Sleeping under a net can prevent Mosquito bites. One should avoid playing in dark places where mosquitoes might be present. Source reduction activities including controlling discarded water containers such as tires, cans, coconut shells, bottles and rubbish can help prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. One should promptly seek medical help in case a person is suspected to have symptoms of dengue fever.