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NRHM awareness prog in Garo Hills
Published on 26 Sep. 2010 11:37 PM IST
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A community participation programme under Information, Education and Communication (IEC) scheme of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Government of Meghalaya is underway in Garo Hills districts. The health awareness programme is meant to create awareness on the benefits of the schemes to the rural masses.
According to a press statement, the NRHM team is imparting information and education on subjects like institutional delivery, family planning, contraceptive methods, nutrition of child and mother, regular health checks ups, sanitation and hygiene etc.
The team is also creating awareness on the disease like Malaria by highlighting preventive measures and the steps to be taken once detected with any kind of fever and consult nearest health centers or accredited health workers like ASHAs.
Further, locals were involved in the programme and given opportunity to participate in various indigenous games and sports activities. Also given opportunity to ask questions related to health which being answered by the team. Meanwhile, the whole concept of IEC activities was to reach out to the rural masses and to bring a behavioral change is their perception about the programme so that they become well informed and ensure that the scheme was being implemented in the right direction.

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