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Chetana works on issues of health, mental health and sanitation. Our health initiatives ensure the accessibility of healthcare services to all while raising awareness on numerous health indicators. Out projects help in achieving Goal No. 3 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) which aspires to ensure health and well-being for all. It also aims to achieve universal health coverage and to provide access to safe and effective medicines and vaccines for all.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in unprecedented and sudden lockdown impacting the lives of all members of society. Mental Health being important in general, became a key challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chetana conducted webinars to assist individuals to manage their mental health during such extraordinary circumstances. Chetana conducted webinars for parents and students, focusing on ways that individuals could deal with the uncertainty and manage their professional and personal relationships. The webinars recorded huge public participation through views and comments. The webinars were greatly appreciated and assisted more than 5000+ individuals.
The humble journey of Chetana had its beginnings as a Counselling center catering to a wide plethora of needs of women. Chetana extended the following services in the counselling centre.
- Marital Counseling : We provide guidance and support to women suffering from discords in their marital and family life, including pre marital issues, cases of domestic violence, dowry, and other exploitations which these women and their families face.
- Family Counseling: any person who is facing any kind of problem can up to us for guidance and consultation, and we help them with their problems in our capacity. Our professional psychologists and social workers suggest viable steps to either overcome their problem or reduce the effects of the problem.
Bejijhak Baatien - Menstrual hygiene awareness
There are 355 million women of reproductive age in India who need mechanisms and structures in place to meet their menstrual needs. Currently, a majority of women lack information about menstruation including access to menstrual products, private places to wash and bathe and sanitary mechanisms for disposing menstrual waste. For instance, a study conducted in 2011 indicated that only 12 percent of women of reproductive age in India used sanitary napkins. Lacking information, infrastructure, economic means, and the confidence to manage their menstrual health, many women are subjected to cultural discrimination, exposed to dangerous health risks, and lose out on economic and educational opportunities. With the objective of spreading awareness on menstrual hygiene management in government schools and slums, Chetana conducted workshops in 2016. The workshops covered the following objectives:
The workshops were conducted by trained professionals in Delhi public and private schools including slums of delhi. Chetana conducted the workshops in the year 2016 and 2017 wherein 3000 adolescent girls attended the workshops. Further, awareness on menstrual hygiene was also created amongst boys in the schools.
Medical Health Camp
Chetana organised free medical health camps in 2018 and 2017. In 2018 the medical camp was organised on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8th March). The camp was held in association with Hindu Helpline. The main reason for this was to provide awareness on hygiene and health for women. Doctors conducted various tests which included Blood Pressure checkup, sugar checkup and Body Mass Index. The reports were provided which were analysed by the doctors for a complete diagnosis and prescriptions. The camp benefitted 100+ women. The 2017 camp was organised on February 5, which was a Free Bone Density check-up camp in Noida. The camp was organised to spread awareness about increasing cases of osteoporosis and such bone density related diseases in aged people, especially women who fail to pay attention to their own health. Dr. Rajni Sarin and her associates volunteered at this initiative. Patients were scanned, reports analysed on the spot and were given prescriptions. The camp saw 100+ beneficiaries