M. Ibrahim Mirbahar
HYDERABAD: More than 70,000 students of public sector high schools have got awareness on Hepatitis B, C and on general health issues in six districts of Sindh Province so far and the project is still going on, currently covering the high schools of District Naushahro Feroz.
This was told in a training workshop of teachers at Government Girls High School Kotri, District Jamshoro today. The event was organized by Sindh Skills Development Program (SSDP) which is a Hyderabad based volunteer civil society organization striving for the career development of youth and raising health awareness in high school students. The purpose of the event was to train the teachers as they conduct follow up health awareness sessions in future. Program Coordinator SSDP Hussain Laghari told the participants that government high schools of six districts have been covered so far, currently conducting health awareness sessions in high schools of District Noushahro Feroz.
Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro, Munawar Ali Mahesar who was the chief guest of the workshop said that health education is need of the hour. Hepatitis is a deadly disease and we can save live through getting aware people especially to young generation which is potential future of our society. While speaking on the occasion, Director Education Schools Rasool Bux Shah eulogized the efforts of SSDP and said that we hope the teachers who have got training on health education, will keep continue the mission of the SSDP.
Prior to this, Health Educator of the organization, Shakeela Panhwar gave his detailed presentation on Hepatitis B, C and general health issues. During her session, she discussed the issues related to the Hepatitis, preventive measures. Dr Soomar Khoso said that we are living in an insecure environment while people are not aware about Hepatitis B & C. Therefore, it’s our collective responsibility to raise awareness as much we can among the public. District Education Officer, Ghulam Sarwar Mallah was also spoke on the occasion. 53 persons including 43 teachers both males and females attend the workshop. The trainees thereafter will replicate the health awareness sessions in their respective schools.