Name of the activity: Calorific

Country/NMO: India (MSAI)

Program: Healthy Lifestyles & Non-Communicable Diseases

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

An Awareness event conducted by MSAI volunteers about lifestyle diseases brought about by a powerpoint presentation. The target population is middle school children( 12-16 year olds) The presentation may be supported by a small oration by a Registered Medical Practitioner.

The Awareness event covers basic NCDs along with their risk factors, signs and preventive measures

The students are taught how to calculate their BMI and its importance.

There is a small segment on health eating habits and the importance of physical exercise

Impact Assessment through a pre and post event survey. Even a personal reflection survey is released to assess the habits of children with respect to NCDs

An Online awareness campaign among medical students from all over the country is conducted in order to raise awareness and share their ideas about NCDs.

Focus area:

Children & healthy habits

Problem statement:

The number of overweight and obese people in India doubled between 2005 and 2015. Among individuals aged between 15-49 years, 20.7 percent of women and 18.6 percent of men have been found to be overweight or obese.26 per cent of all deaths in India happen due to cardiovascular diseases. Men and young are at a higher risk. Lack of physical activity has been identified as one of the biggest triggers of cardiovascular diseases.

Target groups:

Children

Beneficiaries:

General population, Children, Youth

Objectives and indicators of success:

To make at least 500 middle school students aware of the basic lifestyle diseases with focus on their prevention.This is achieved with the help of a 30 minute powerpoint presentation delivered by a MSAI volunteer and a 20 minute talk by a RMP.

To share information about the 6 main type of NCDs

Cardiovascular

Obesity

Hormonal – diabetes

Discuss basic myths and facts regarding each NCD

Explain the various risk factors and habits that lead to these lifestyle diseases

Make them aware about the preventive measures and its importance

Assess the impact with the help of a post event survey.

Online campaign – content created by medical students

Indicators of success:-

More than 50% of students have understood what are LifeStyle Diseases

More than 50% of students have understood the risk factors

More than 50% can tell 2 or more than two ways of preventing LifeStyle Diseases

Methodology:

WARENESS EVENT

Provide a basic outline regarding 🙁 1 -2 slides)

What are lifestyle diseases and their types.

Types of LSD

Define and explain NCDs

Discuss facts and myths of each LSD

Explain important risk factors and their preventive measures

20 minute oration by an RMP about lifestyle diseases, the reality in India and the importance of early prevention.

Assess the impact through a postevent survey

Online awareness campaign through puns/ memes.

Implementation strategies

Awareness brought about by a powerpoint presentation delivered by an MSAI volunteer

Oration by RMP

Impact Assessment through post event survey

Online awareness campaign

Resources:-

Powerpoint presentation

The post event survey survey

(a zero budget event with the cost of printing shared among the volunteers)

Plans for evaluation:

We keep on tracking progress with the indicators and we keep on checking with the SMART objective. We can change or add intervention in the plan of action/ methodology.

Impact Assessment

Impact is assessed through post survey.

Data is then collected from all the events conducted through pre and post event report forms