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Community Health Awareness Program

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Health education program for residents of the rural areas of the Chin state (Burma) and for Burmese migrants in India
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Community Health Awareness Program

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Among the Burmese population in the border areas with India, it is easy to find people who suffer from eye sight problems simply due to the lack of basic vitamins or who lack mosquito nets in malarial areas. Awareness of basic principles of health, disease prevention and treatment is often very low and education on these topics is rarely available for children or adults. The project aims to raise health awareness among the Burmese refugees and the Burmese living in the border areas with India. As part of the project, basic health-related commodities such as mosquito nets and tooth brushes will be distributed.

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Name of Organization Social Health and Education Development (SHED)
About the Organisation

Social Health and Education Development (SHED) was formed in June 2010 for village health education and to provide limited primary health care to the medically under-served population of Indo-Burma border area. Since 2012, SHED has been concentrating on reaching out to the Burmese refugees in the region to provide health education. The organization aims to raise awareness in health-related issues and also to train medical personnel to be able to provide logistical support for emergency patients such as first-aid services or referring them to bigger medical facilities.

Total Costs INR 42,500 (approx. CZK 15,500 / EUR 600 / USD 780)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 15,500
Total Number of Shares 31
Location Mizoram, India
Timeframe April - November 2013
Progress Update

SHED visited 7 villages in the Kallay Kabaw area in the north of Burma, organizing health awareness sessions and distributing tooth brushes, tooth pastes and mosquito nets. The outreach workers used creative methods to make people interested in health topics. For example, before oral hygiene session with children, the team members played a Mr. Bean sketch on their computer. Two hundred children received new tooth brushes and tooth pastes so that they could get started on the new habit of brushing teeth every day.

In September, SHED organized outreach to Burmese migrant workers in Aizawl and in the Lawngtlai area of Mizoram state (India) with similar activities as the health campaign in Burma earlier this year.

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