Name of the activity: Sustainable Health Development

Country/NMO: Bangladesh (BMSS)

Program: Health Systems

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:

The program is named “Sustainable Health Development” due to its core objective. In the program, the unprivilaged primary school going children will be undergone health examination done by trained medical students under supervision for diagnosis and management of various communicable and non-communicable diseases. Later on they will be taught about basic health care and healthy lifestyle to prevent communicable diseases and lead a healthy life. The general people will also be encouraged to adapt a healthy environment and by understanding the need of it at this early stage of life, we can create a revolutionary change in the society specially in the society with limited opportunities. Thus a sustainable development in the health system of our country can be achieved.

Focus area:

Primary healthcare from the perspective of the health system

Problem statement:

The health condition of underprivileged children of Dhaka city is very poor and most of these children are suffering from malnutrition. Again, they remain undiagnosed for various diseases as they can not afford the hospital cost. They remain unnoticed for non-communicable diseases. Their knowledge about health and healthy lifestyle are also very limited. We want to minimize the health hazard by our program.

Target groups:

Children

Beneficiaries:

General population, Medical students, Children

Objectives and indicators of success:

• Diagnosis of common communicable or non-communicable diseases among unprivilaged primary school going children.

• Spreading knowledge among children about basic health care.

• Teach them healthy lifestyle which is affordable by them and the importance of it to prevent various communicable diseases.

• Enhancing the knowledge of medical students on diagnosis and management of common diseases among children of that age.

• Discussion about importance of prevention and simple ways to do it will be shared with guardians and general population.

Methodology:

1. Organisation of various health camps in unprivilaged schools in all around the capital at first.

2. Diagnosis and management of various communicable and non-communicable diseases by specially trained medical students supervised by doctors and pedestrians.

3. Various sessions will be conducted by the doctors and medical students where the children will be taught about basic health care.

4. Banners, posters and placards will be distributed among the locals around the entire community.

Plans for evaluation:

1. Evaluation of prevalance rate of communicable diseases among those children.

2. Evaluation of healthy lifestyle adopted by them.

3. Evaluation of useage of improved sanitary latrines.

4. Question-answer based feedback will be taken from both the children and medical students to evaluate their improvement