Monday, May 19, 2014

Experts highlight community’s role in fighting diseases


Experts highlight community's role in fighting diseases

chitral(dailychitral news)  Speakers at a seminar held in the Karimabad valley highlighted community's role in controlling different diseases among the citizens and protecting agricultural crops against pests through timely spray and other precautionary measures.

The seminar was organized by the Aga Khan Health Service in collaboration with the French MFA project. Director AKHSP Dr Saad Mulik was chief guest while the seminar was presided over by chairman Aga Khan Regional Tariqa Board Lower Chitral Mr Shah Nawaz.
Those who spoke on the occasion besides Dr Saad Muluk and Mr Shah Nawaz  include District manager French MFA project Aga Khan health service Chitral Rahimullah, agriculture expert Azeemullah, Dr Nisar Hussain,Project officer French MFA project Qadrun Nisa, Dr Asif Ali, Chairman Aga Khan health service lower Chitral,  Sultan Mehmood, Dr Ambreen, Momin Shah and Sharif Ahmed.
They highlighted different ways in which saplings are planted and spray on crops carried out keeping in view the weather condition of the area concerned. They also stressed the need to maintain cleanliness and said that with the passage of time in one's life, human body faced different disease and it was imperative to be careful about the diet one takes. They said that prevention was always better than cure. The speakers also stressed the need for timely vaccination of children against different diseases.
French MFA project is working in eight UCs.Our project train lady health workers,so they go to homes and weight children,also measure their height,in this way they find out weak children.So we arranged diet in the form of Chocolate for children having age below five years.Our project invested 60 lac for this great work.These Chocolates are available in Health Centres and with workers.So children get that with out cost.The propose of today gathering is not just listening speeches but to act upon the strategies which discussed over here.They said that parents should cooperate with us in this regard.Parents should take intrest in health affairs of their children,they should make sure the regular check up of them,they also should act upon the directions of Doctors.In this way they will be able to get rid some fatal diseases.


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