PROJECT TITLE: ENHANCE HEALTH OF 900 SALTPAN WOMEN IN SOUTH INDIA REPORT TITLE: HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SALTPAN WORKERS REPORT PERIOD: 01.06.12 to 30.06.12 On 23.06.12 we arranges a Health awareness training programme for the salt pan workers at Rajapandi nagra area. Most of the men and women of this area are working in saltpans as daily wages labourers. They usually start their work on Monday and they accomplish their work in the Saturday afternoon every week. Continually their work is going on. Every morning they start their work and return to their houses in the evening time. After their return to house only they are able to prepare their food and take the same as a routine work. Because of this reason they are unable to look after their health and also they are unable to meet the needs of their children. Hence their health become very week and most of the children become dropout. Hence we planned to provide them health awareness training programme. As the Saturday is their weekly salary day they return to their home little earlier than the other days.. this training was offered by Mrs. Sudha, Chief Trainer, Mahalir Thittam. 36 women participated in this programme. In this training self health maintenance was emphasized. Most of the women talked about their RTI (Reproductive Track infection) problem. To them medical counseling was offered. They were advised to go and check about their health in the nearby Primary Health Centre. Also they were suggested to drink a large quantity of water, particularly when they are working. As they are working under very hot sun they were asked to cover their head with the clean cloth and to wear the proper shoes. Also they were suggested to talk the oil bath atleast once in a week and to add plantain stem in their menu every week to avoid the stone formation in the water. Also they were asked to wash their hands and legs with the clean water as soon as they finish their work. If they are healthly, they can look after their children in a right manner. If they feel any skin allergy they are asked to go and check with a dermatologist. Not only they look after their health condition, but also they have to listen their children. After the parents return to their home, their children return to their home without cleaning their hands and legs therefore it was advised to concentrate on the health of their children. As the dengue fever is commonly found in Thoothukudi district. They need to advise their children to be clean and helathly. As the Dengue is spread by mosquitoes they were asked to keep their surrounding clean, All the participants understood the necessity of this training programme.
PROJECT TITLE: ENHANCE HEALTH OF 900 SALTPAN WOMEN IN SOUTH INDIA
REPORT TITLE: SELF CARE TO SALT PAN WOMEN WORKERS
REPORT PERIOD: 16.02.12 to 31.05.12
SELF CARE TO SALT PAN WOMEN WORKERS
At Sangukuzhi colony area are mostly of salt pan daily wage workers. Of them women are going to work for saltpan daily wages. They have no concern about their health condition. Because of this situation they don’t give any attention to their health and to their childrens health. Therefore we planned to provide them an awareness programme centering their health condition. As the women are mostly working with the saltpan in this area, we chose them.
On 11.04.12 , 05.05.12 , 29.05.12 (3 trainings) we convened an awareness meeting at their area sangukuzhi colony are most of the women participated in this meet Mrs. Sudha Global Giving aided project staff offered training to the participated women. The trainer Mrs.Sudha suggested the participants and offered awareness to them. She mentioned the following points.
Some women participated in this programme have the RTI problem (Reproductive Track Infection). We suggested them to follow the above said instructions. Also we asked them to consult a doctor regarding their infection. Also we told them about the “Self care” and emphasized the same. Most of the women participated in this programme said that it was so beneficial to them we encourages them to share these points to other women who did not participate in that meeting.
PROJECT TITLE: ENHANCE HEALTH OF 900 SALTPAN WOMEN IN SOUTH INDIA (8939)
REPORT TITLE: HEALTH TRAINING FOR SALTPAN WOMEN
REPORT PERIOD : 16.01.2012 to 15.02.2012
TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SALT WORKERS
We started a health related programme for the salt pan workers in Thalamuthu Nagar. These were performed at two project sites. This is an apt month for the salt production. All the training programme were convered near the salt product area (salt pans) we provided them training about
¨ Health problems caused by sun burns
¨ How to recover
¨ Safe necessity of Drinking water
¨ Precaution to prevent dermal diseases
¨ Mainly to prevent the eye infection
¨ To protect their salt / usage of footwear.
¨ Information about the eye camp / eye referral and provisions.
REPORT PERIOD : 16.02.2012 TO 15.03.2012
PROGRAMME FOE EYE CAMP REFERRAL
Salt pan workers major problem is of their eyes. Because of the hot summer, Most of the salt pan workers have been affected by eye diseases. We had a plan to have free eye camp / eye surgery referral in our project. Right now we have no enough funds, we offered the training to have the referral with eye hospitals. We provided the beneficiaries to “referral chits” to contact a relevant eye hospital name “Aravind Eye Hospital” to have the free eye camp including surgery .
PROJECT TITLE: ENHANCE HEALTH OF 900 SALTPAN WOMEN IN SOUTH INDIA
REPORT TITLE: HEALTH TRAINING & MEDICAL CAMP FOR SALTPAN WOMEN
TRAINING OF HEALTH : In India , Tamilnadu , Thoothukudi District Threspuram and Selseeni colony are mostly accumulated with saltpan workers. As they have no time to participate in our training programme, we can convene our training in their residential / union office areas. They are unable to look after their health condition because they have no time to concern about them. We offered them mainly the trainings regarding their health care as follows in two sites:
a). 50 Saltpan women workers trained at Threspuram on 18.12.11
b) 50 Saltpan women workers trained at Selseeni colonyon 03.01.12
As they are always work under sunlight they are affected with sun burns , and dermal disease etc . a). we train them to cover their health seeking behavior . b). They are advised to not work with bare foot.
As they are always concern about the regular Job / earnings do not properly to take food and water . Hence we trained them to take low cost but effective nutrition food / and pure water. Also we trained them low cost vegetables ( Cereals , fruits contain effective minerals and vitamins
As they excretion / urine was not released properly they are affected with Urinal infections and kidney trouble. We trained them to take more amount of water and to avoid kidney stone formation they are trained to add plantain stem / flower in their food. periodically. As they stand work for a long time in standing position they advise them to have hot water therapy / manage also they advised to take for natural contain calcium.
a). 50 Saltpan women workers trained at Threspuram on 27.12.11
b) 50 Saltpan women workers trained at Selseeni colonyon 05.01.12
We have conducted the above medical camps at our Derose Centre , 42 Polpettai , Tuticorin for saltpan women workers. Two women health professionals treated them for gynalogigal , ulcer and skin problems
ADVOCACY / LOBBY WITH WORKERS UNION / OWNERS ASSOCIATION :
Earlier they worked in the saltpans from 9 am to 2 pm . It was too hot sunlight We talked with saltpan workers association at Gandhi Irwin building ( union Office). We have talked with them to alter the working time (7 am to 11 am) to avoid the hottest day time (12.pm). we hope we would secured in near future.
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