Objective: - To create awareness about Anemia, nutrition supplements, and safety measures towards preventing Covid19 infection among college girl students, young girls, and mothers.
in view of the fact that Covid-19 Pandemic situation continued worsening the daily life of the community, families, public events and activities are not permitted from the Government, no Anemia screening camps were conducted between Jan to Feb 2021. However, the project team was able to connect the college students, young girls, mothers, in the project area using virtual platforms of (Phone-Whatsapp). It was done between January 2021 to February 2021 on different days.
There were 28 college girls who attended earlier Anemia screening camps, some of them studying in high schools their mothers were also connected over the phone, Whatsapp to provide them with information about maintaining their health, personal hygiene, use of nutritious food etc. Use of greens/leafy vegetables, fruits, sprouted grams/green grams and locally available vegetables etc, are the key components given importance on maintaining the nutritious and healthy condition. To all the members (104) is the contact phone number from the Govt Karnataka health department shared for any specific health issues. Contacting local public health (CHC) for any health emergency is also important points convey to all the beneficiaries. Some of them visited the Harohalli CHC and collect specific information with regard to their general health condition.
The CHC Doctors also shared information on Whatsapp and when their families visited the hospital. For some of the young girls, their family members (especially mothers) supported them to receive the information and sometimes on video calls. Most of the students connected individually to raise more and more awareness about the anemic condition and also to take safety measures towards preventing Covid19 infection.
All the students contacted, their family members were very happy having received the information about continuous awareness on Anemic condition and expressed their gratitude to the project team-CHC Doctors. Many of them also mentioned that they will also share the information among their family, even to their friends and relatives using the same methodologies.