Destruction is a man’s will, Nevertheless Prevention is also a man’s will, Its a man’s choice to choose between Destruction and Prevention. What do you choose?

The WHO reconfirms that several Indian cities have become death traps because of very high level of PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 micron size). Of the 20 most polluted cities in the world, the top 14 are in India. These include Kanpur, Faridabad, Varanasi, Gaya, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow. Soot, dust, ozone, and sulfur oxides are a growing threat for billions of people around the world. The World Health Organization reported that 93 percent of all children in the world breathe air with pollution levels that exceed their guidelines.  A whopping nine in 10 people on Earth breathe highly polluted air, and more than 80 percent of urban dwellers have to endure outdoor pollution that exceeds health standards, according to the WHO’s World Global Ambient Air Quality Database.

Air pollution refers to the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole. Air pollutants can be in the form of particulate matter which can be very harmful to our health. The level of effect usually depends on the length of time of exposure, as well the kind and concentration of chemicals and particles exposed to. Short-term effects include irritation to the eyes, nose and throat, and upper respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Others include headaches, nausea, and allergic reactions. Short-term air pollution can aggravate the medical conditions of individuals with asthma and emphysema. Long-term health effects can include chronic respiratory disease, lung cancer, heart disease, and even damage to the brain, nerves, liver, or kidneys. Continual exposure to air pollution affects the lungs of growing children and may aggravate or complicate medical conditions in the elderly.

We in association with Schneider electric Foundation, have taken steps to reach out to the younger generations of our country (the school children), to educate them as well as motivate them for performing activities like Green Cop activity  under CONSERVE MY PLANET Program,in which the young ambassadors visited the petrol pump to spread awareness about the importance of curbing pollution caused by vehicles. Also the Power Detective Activity  the young green ambassadors act as the power detectives in their campus and ensure that energy is not wasted in campus and the campus is kept clean and green.

Join hands in supporting us and protecting our environment.

“Be the solution, not the part of Pollution!!

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Iron: It was good enough for Iron Man, it’s good enough for you! Eat Iron, Kick Anemia!

Anemia is a global public health problem affecting both developing and developed countries with major consequences for human health as well as social and economic development. Recent data as per National Family Health Survey-4 shows that anemia affects 53% of women in reproductive age group (15–49 years), 29% of adolescents and 50% of pregnant women in the country. Further analysis shows considerably high disparity of anemia prevalence among rural and urban areas, where disadvantaged groups (particularly scheduled tribes) and children and women in households in the lower wealth quintiles have higher prevalence of anemia.

India’s National Health Policy (2017) recognizes anemia as a deterrent to maternal and child survival and overall productivity of the nation. The policy also emphasizes on a need for intensifying efforts to address all causes of anemia for accelerating decline in anemia prevalence, in a mission mode using a unified multi-pronged strategy rather than multiple programmes. At the same time, Government of India has also made a commitment to Global World Health Assembly target of 50% reduction of anemia among women of reproductive age by 2025 and the POSHAN Abhiyaan (2018–2020), ambitious target to reduce prevalence of anemia among children 6–59 months, adolescents and women of reproductive age 15–49 years by 3 percentage points per year.

A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in your blood. The normal range for hemoglobin is: 12.0 to 15.5 gm/dl. If a hemoglobin test reveals that your hemoglobin level is lower than normal, it means you have a low red blood cell count (anemia).
SHARP NGO, under its project ANSH conducted hemoglobin testing camp in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh in order to understand the ground reality of anemia status among adolescent group and take necessary actions on the results. 86 school going adolescents were assessed with results showing lowest Hb to be 7.8 gm/dl and highest being 13.4 gm/dl. Nutrition based counselling was provided to children with low Hb.

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Doing our bit in reducing the hearing deficits

Of  133.92 crore population of India, about 63 Million people suffer from significant hearing loss. Hearing disability was 2nd most common cause of disability & top most cause of sensory deficit. In urban areas the loss was 9% of all disability & in rural areas, it was 10%. Many people can’t afford the treatment or even the check-up.

The unit of measure for sound intensity is the decibel (dB). A healthy human ear can hear quiet sounds such as whispers. These are about 20 dB. A loud sound such as a jet engine is between 140 and 180 dB.

Hearing loss due to infections are preventable but people are not aware of the treatments or checkups that need to be done and hence they suffer from a lifelong disability.

 

What Is Audiometry?

An audiometry exam tests how well your hearing functions. It tests both the intensity and the tone of sounds, balance issues, and other issues related to the function of the inner ear. A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating hearing loss called an audiologist administers the test.

 

Why Audiometry Is Performed?
An audiometry test is performed to determine how well you can hear. This may be done as part of a routine screening or in response to a noticeable loss of hearing.

We have conducted an audiometry camp in Civil Hospital, Sector 10, Gurugram.

We have facilitated approx 800 people till now.

  • Its Impact on people-
    Many people got to know about there hearing deficts via the audiometry camp, the small kid’s parents got to know about the defects of hearing present in their children and it was a great help for the parents as this defect can be corrected in the initial stages of life and for the elder people hearing aids could be a solution for this problem.
  • People got the tests of Ear mold impression, tunning fork test, play audiometry test was being done and cleaning of ear wax was done for people with zero cost consumed from them. Also counselling was being provided to all the beneficiaries.

We at SHARP are taking steps to educate people regarding the hearing loss, hearing disability, their treatments and scope of treatment, the empaneled hospitals,etc.
We believe in working towards the cause of the problem, we identify the problems through camps and even refer people to hospitals for further treatments in case of treatable hearing defects.

 

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A significant contribution in the growth of the country -We do our bit.

Targeting 26 villages and 33 schools,  health camps and sessions are helping people to make informed health choices. We have been advocating various issues that have brought change in the behaviour of people towards their health. In association with Chambal Fertilisers, SHARP NGO has been running a Comprehensive Health Care Program in Kota District of Rajasthan for the past three years.

The programme in its initial stages engaged stakeholders to participate and gathering of people for maximizing the impact. This process included involvement of Health workers, conducting training workshops for them, discussing their basic requirements and the ways that could improve their health conditions.

SHARP conducted capacity building program for school teachers. Since sustainability and success of any educational program depends solely on the levels of training and passion of teachers, so in this phase, appointed teacher coordinators from the schools were sensitized on the importance of the program and trained on the methodology of the execution.

Read more about our comprehensive Health Care Programme in association with Chambal Fertilizers  http://bit.ly/2GLgcjT

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Adolescent Girls Menstrual Health and Hygiene

SHARP, in association with Johnson and Johnson, are starting project ‘PARICHAY’ for adolescent girls on menstrual health and hygiene in Delhi. This project is already going on in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; we plan to expand into more states.
Objective
To impart accurate and reliable information to adolescent girls on topics identified as important to their health & well-being, it often being the case that basic information is not easily accessible.

Topics covered will be:
• Introduction to female anatomy and reproductive system
• Menstrual Health and Hygiene
• Anemia
• The right age for marriage
Target age-group
Each session comprising of adolescent girls from 6th to 12th standard.
Before the sessions, one teacher will be trained by a gynecologist associated with the Menstrual Health and Hygiene Programme. The teacher will help the girls clarify any doubts and answer any questions to do with menstrual health and hygiene once the sessions are over. A question box will be placed in the school to help the girls open up. The teacher will be certified as a nodal teaching coordinator by SHARP.

Psychological Counselling

Psychotherapy

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Psychotherapy is a set of techniques believed to cure or to help solve behavioral and other psychological problems in humans. Direct contact between the doctor and patient in the form of dialogue is the most common technique used and making the issue of patient privacy very important.

SHARP helps school children to get in contact with qualified psychologists, ensuring they receive confidential, professional treatment to improve their mental well-being.

Personal Hygiene

In its effort to help children across the country through the problem of lice, Mediker had the vision to make Haryana the first lice free state in the country by the 2010. Partnering Mediker through this effort is School Health Annual Report Programme (SHARP), committed to safeguarding the health of school children. Thus, SHARP is conducting hygiene and lice checks in every school in Haryana so as to ensure that every girl child in Haryana is declared free of lice. 55 schools have been covered so far and Ryan International School, Faridabad is the 56th.
In the pursuance of Health awareness programmes in school children we got an opportunity to make our operations in Haryana in collaboration with Marico Industries Ltd, Mumbai to conduct free Hygiene Check-up Programme in school children between the age group of 5 to 12 years (Classes III to VIII). During hygiene check-up, the following things are inspected for:
i) Hair Hygiene ii) Dental Hygiene iii) Nail Hygiene iv) Nape Hygiene v) Ear Hygiene. The survey report of all these parameters will be made available after the completion of Ist Phase of the programme. During the survey it has been found that very few children are conscious about the good personal hygiene, which is the basic of leading a good healthy life.