World Health Day
From April 7 to 8, 2021
Target avg age
Sustainable Development Goal
Good Health and Well-Being
Health and Wellness
Goa along with other states in India has seen a rise in the number of diabetes cases. Though specific figures are not available, on an average Goa is also seeing a large number of people with type-II diabetes in the recent years.
Type-I diabetes develops when the pancreas doesn't produce insulin. It is developed at the time of birth. Whereas a person gets type-II diabetes when his pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or insulin resistance is not effective.There are cases of people getting diabetes as early as 25-30 years. It is better to take precautions rather than suffer at a later stage. Thus the very purpose of conducting and observing World Health Day was to create AWARENESS about Diabetic and Free Diabetes Check up
JCI Vasco Celebrated World Health day today on 7th April 2021 . The following programmes were organised:
1)FREE DIABETES CHECK UP CAMP:
JCI Vasco tied up with Kadamba Transport Cooperation Ltd (KTCL) and Teles Pharmacy , Vasco da Gama and organised a Free Diabetes check up camp for the Kadamba Drivers. Around 100 Drivers were tested of their Blood Sugar. It was a great initiative by JCI Vasco and JCI india specially to get the Drivers of Kadamba Transport tested of Diabetes. Most of the times the drivers neglect this . So it was a wonderful initiative to get them tested.
2) DIABETES AWARENESS TALKS:
Two Health Awareness talks were organised today by JCI Vasco :.
I)DIABETES AWARENESS TALK FOR THE DRIVERS OF KADAMBA TRANSPORT CORPORATION: JCI Vasco organised a talk for the drivers of State Corporation of Goa which is Kadamba Transport Cooperation, Vasco . The speaker was Miss Rita Fernandes who talked about the diet and precautions to be taken for Diabetes prevention . Also she created an awareness about the same which in this fast paced world we often forget to follow.
II) ONLINE DIABETES AWARENESS TALK FOR MEMBERS : Owing to the restrictions of large gatherings, JCI Vasco also organised a talk for the Members which was conducted online on Zoom. The guest speaker was Miss Marciel Da Costa , From KLE Institute of Nursing Sciences. She guided the members about the Dietary practices to be consumed also the kind of life to be followed to avoid Diabetes in today's world. She also answered the questions and queries raised by the members .
3)INNOVATIVE PROGRAMME FOR CREATING DIABETES AWARENESS:
One of innovative program organised by JCI Vasco on the occasion of World Health Day was that the members were administered "HEALTH PLEDGE" which was given by the President to the Members and others who attended the talk. It was a pledge which was kind of a reminder that we shall eat healthy, have a good sleep and be healthy.
4)YOUTUBE VIDEO ON CELEBRATIONS OF WORLD HEALTH DAY:
Please watch and like the video which highlights the World Health day celebrations by JCI Vasco.
"Health is wealth,Take care of your health"
KADAMBA TRANSPORT CORPORATION LTD, VASCO DA GAMA
GOA MEDICAL COLLEGE,BAMBOLIM
TELES PHARMACY, VASCO-DA GAMA
Innovative community outreach programmes are required to create awareness, and for screening and treatment of diabetes mellitus to curb the growing epidemic of diabetes in the population in Goa
JC Peterr DSouza