Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) has become the leading cause of death & disability in Indian children over the last decade. 'My Child Health' preventive school health screening aids in early detection of NCD's which will help reduce the disease burden. 5300 rural Indian girls in Telangana will be screened comprehensively for various physical and mental health conditions. Early Identification & Intervention of these will positively impact a child's development ensuring a healthy future generation
Over 6 million people died in India due to non-communicable diseases according to a 2016 Global Burden of Disease study. Rural children have no access to preventive school health screening program and healthcare facilities are far & few. They are unaware of various symptoms of non-communicable diseases involving nutritional, cardio-respiratory, hypertension, endocrine & kidney disorders. Delayed identification of such preventable disorders could lead to permanent disability & death in children
'My Child Health' aims to correct this in rural schools by comprehensively screening for Growth, Development, Blood Pressure, Vision, Hearing & most importantly Behavioral, Emotional & Psychological health that positively influences their overall development. Children will be assessed by skilled medical personnel using precision medical equipment & state-of-the-art software which gives a consolidated, customized and real-time health & risk report advocating early intervention for better outcomes
Early Identification & Intervention reduces the burden of death & disability among children to ensure a healthy future generation. 'My Child Health' school health screening educates parents & teachers to eliminate stigma towards illnesses of mind & body. Our long term effort could impact our policy makers to take up child health-screen as a routine policy. It isn't enough to ensure our future generation gets a better planet but also, to inspire & ensure a healthy generation for a better planet
Project Leader: Dr. Satish Ghanta HYDERABAD,
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