Jagatsinghpur & Keonjhar, Odisha
23rd and 27th July, 2016
With the onset of monsoon in the state of Odisha, the likelihood of contracting vector-borne diseases has increased. Rural Odisha has been, for years, haunted by spread of malaria and dengue each monsoon. The Department of Health has taken up special drives for each district to keep such diseases under control.
Essar Foundation, in association with the Department of Health, organised awareness camps in the villages of Jagatsinghpur and Keonjhar districts over 4 days. These camps were organised in Musadiha village, Paradeep and Upper Primary School, Barbil, to generate awareness on the causes and prevention of common vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue.
People of all age groups, and ASHA health workers actively participated in the camp. Similar camps will be organised to reach out to more villages, at both Paradeep and Dabuna areas, of the two districts. Committed to making preventive healthcare accessible for rural communities, Essar Foundation regularly organises health camps and awareness drives based on the health needs of the communities. The camps are a part of the district-wide campaigns monitored by Chief District Medical Officer of the districts of Jagatsinghpur and Keonjhar.