HEALTH FOR ALL - the urban rich and the not-so-rich
The global goals of the campaign '1000 cities, 1000 lives' during the week of 7 – 11 April 2010 are:
Nearly 40% of the world population lives in cities. There is a steady migration of people from rural to urban areas because of the perceived notion that cities provide better opportunities. As a result, there are a number of health hazards such as substandard housing, overcrowding, inadequate sanitation and solid waste disposal and increased vehicular traffic. This leads to incidences of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse.
There exists a need to provide healthcare facilities in different areas of cities wherein all sections of society can have access to basic healthcare.
SAVE OUR CHILDREN FROM
MY BREAKFAST - AN ACTIVITY WITH VII A
The activity - My Breakfast - may seem to teachers around the Globe too simplistic for a 13 year old child. But taking into consideration the fact that our children are first generation learners , most of whom start picking up English in Class VI, this exercise seemed fair enough for the class on World Health Day. A complex topic could have taken them away from the objectives of the day.
World Health Day 2010 will be celebrated on 7th April 2010. This year the focus is on urbanization and health. With the campaign "1000 cities - 1000 lives", events will be organized worldwide calling on cities to open up streets for health activities.
Cities across the globe will open public spaces for cycling and walking, outdoor concerts, health forums or clean-up campaigns. Stories of urban health champions will be gathered to illustrate what people are doing to improve health in their cities.
In Delhi Government schools, the aim of educators is to educate children about the general principles of health and hygiene, immunization against diseases, maternal and child health, benefits of small child norms, preventive communicable diseases like H1N1 flu, Chikungunia, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Malaria etc.
The awareness would be created through debates, essay writing, poster making, slogan writing and also by inviting doctors to have an interactive sessions with the students.
1. PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
2. HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT HEALTHY YOU
3. SAY NO TO JUNK FOOD
4. DO YOU WANT DEATH ? AVOID SMOKING
5. FITTER YOU FITTER ME : EXERCISE REGULARLY
6. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
7. SAY NO TO DRUGS
8. SAY NO TO ALCOHOL
a. a man with slurred speech,
b. a man staggering from one side to the other,
c. a man than falling down to the ground flat on his face.
a. vitamin deficiency,
b. skin problems,
c. obesity, stroke,
d. high blood pressure,
e. heart disease,
f. cirrhosis of the liver,
g. cancer of the esophagus, mouth, throat, and larnyx.