Preventative Health- information, behavior change, early treatment.
Good health means a person can lead an active life and have greater opportunities to meet their potential. For this reason, good health plays a large role in community development.
Cancer of the cervix, and esophagus can be prevented and treated early with encouraging results. Lack of information and preventative knowledge has curtailed efforts to reduce the impact. The poor who live in rural areas, and NOT informed about these diseases and are the greatest victims.
Our preventative approach started with information, education, and communication awareness sessions for breast cancer, taught self exam, and facilitated early treatment . We have since extended our outreach to include cervical cancer, esophageal cancer, blood pressure screening. We recruit patients and work with partners to offer early treatment services such as cryotherapy.
Our preventative health outreach includes education sessions, focusing on behavior changes. It also includes the organic gardening project