According to health survey conducted by SHARP in various schools:
• As many as 13.48% of the boys are overweight, making them vulnerable to diabetes, cardiac problems and other lifestyle-induced ailments in later life.
• 20% of the girls are underweight and suffering from dysmenorrhoea due to anaemia and hormonal imbalance.
In order to effectively deal with the above, SHARP, in association with Almond Board Of California, conducted nutritional counselling sessions in selected schools of Delhi.
The objectives of these sessions are:
• To increase knowledge of healthy eating habits amongst school children, teaching them skills, not just facts.
• To give students repeated chances to practice healthy eating, which in turn helps young people grow, develop, and do well in school.
• Prevent childhood and adolescent health problems such as obesity, eating disorders, dental caries, and iron deficiency anemia.
May help prevent health problems later in life, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke – the three leading causes of death.
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.
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
• The right age for marriage
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.
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.
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.