Vidyarthini Arogya Prabhodhan Program
Savitribai Phule Pune University is organizing a Health Education Program targeted towards female students studying in the various colleges affiliated to the University.
The program was planned looking into the health aspects of the female students. The health problem like the prevalence of anaemia, nutritional deficiencies, reproductive health and the psychosocial health were considered while designing this program.
The target group is female students which constitute about 3,50,000 in numbers, studying in over about 935 colleges and spread over a geographical area constituting the districts of Pune, Ahmednagar and Nasik.
The program consists of two components
I. Haemoglobin estimation of female students in various colleges affiliated to the University of Pune.
This will be done in a staggered way throughout the year so as to cover all the female students.
The students who are iron deficient will be supplied with iron supplementation.
II. Health education workshops/lectures on various topics to be delivered at the colleges campuses throughout the year.
For this the health Centre has finalized the topics after consultation with various experts in the field. Subject experts have been invited to design a PowerPoint presentation which will be delivered by trained trainers in the colleges. These trainers have been given training on how to deliver the workshop at the college level.
This is done to so that a uniform and standard content is delivered across all the colleges.
Following is the list of modules. These modules are being prepared by the experts in the relevant fields.
- 1) Nutrition
- 2) Reproductive Health
- 3)Introduction to laws and regulation regarding women
- 4) Self Defence (Sexual Harassment recognition and reaction)
- 5) Addictions
- 6)Psychosocial health (Impulsive behaviour and its consequences)
- 7) Personal and community hygiene
- 8) Stress management with respect to Exams and Staying on Campus
- 9) Depression
- 10) Balancing study/career and personal responsibilities.