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CIHSR Universal health coverage campaign

CIHSR Universal health coverage campaign
Resource persons and CIHSR staff with students and faculty of one of the educational institutions visited for the WHO campaign for Universal Health Coverage.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/6/2019 12:36:20 PM IST

The World Health Organization (WHO) campaign for “Universal Health Coverage with the theme Everyone, Everywhere- Health for All” was commemorated as special events by the Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR) from April 1 to 6 in ten educational institutions in Dimapur.

A press release from CIHSR media cell stated that the resource persons were Dr. Antoly Suu, deputy chief medical officer; Dr. Rebecca Zhimomi, district immunization officer; Dr. Atsung Aier, head of community health department; Dr. Leishiwon Kumrah, head of dermatology; Dr. Christy Simpson, principal College of Nursing; and other faculty members of CIHSR.

The resource persons expressed the view that all individuals and communities can get essential quality health services from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care. They added that everyone, everywhere from individuals to communities, cities, health professionals, civil society organizations, media and governments can play a part in the effort for universal health coverage by joining this campaign.

Student Nurses Association (SNA) of CIHSR performed a drama depicting behaviors that may have a positive or negative impact on individual health and the health of others. The campaign also displayed important world health day banners and posters in different locations of Dimapur and distributed pamphlets in different banks. Health awareness and eye screening sessions were also conducted among a few women in Master Colony, Kuda village. 

The campaign was organized in collaboration with Dimapur Municipal Corporation, and principals of institutions and pharmaceutical companies viz. K. Lifeline Surgicals, Medicine Distributors, Medico, Aarogya Enterprise and Indo Foreign Surgico.

 

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