Training of Teachers on Hepatitis B & C and General Health Issues

Training of Teachers on Hepatitis B & C and General Health Issues
May 03, 2017

The Sindh Skills Development Program (SSDP) organized training of teacher on Hepatitis B & C and General Health Issues at Government Girls High School Kotri (District Jamshoro). District Education Officer Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Mallah preside the event and Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Mr. Munawar Mahesar was Chief Guest. Training event started with recitation of Quran and then Program Coordinator SSDP Hussain Laghari introduced SSDP and its ongoing projects and activities; he said “Currently SSDP is implementing three projects and this event is organized under Health Awareness Project. SSDP has trained more than 70000 students in six districts and now we are conducting health awareness sessions in District Noshehro Feroz.” After formal introduction of SSDP and its project presentation on Hepatitis B & C and general Health Issues presented by SSDP Health Educator Ms. Shakeela Panhwar. She described Hepatitis B & C, mode of its transmissions and preventions measures. She also discussed general health issues. Then Dr. Soomar Khoso was invited to conclude health awareness session and to share SSDP’s contributions under Health Awareness Project. Dr. Soomar said “We are living in insecure environment; people are not aware regarding Hepatitis B & C so it’s our collective responsibility to share information on it. You teachers are influential people and must have to play active role to educate students on health issues.” After speech of Khoso sb Director Education (Jamshoro) Mr. Rasool Bux was invited to share his views; he said “I’m happy to see that education department and SSDP took such initiative to trained teachers, I’m hopeful that they will convey message of health awareness effectively.” Then Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Mr. Munawar Mahesar shared his views, he said “Health education is necessity of our people; especially Hepatitis should be focused in such programs. I’m glad to see that SSDP and SANA are playing active role to aware our people”. At last District Education Officer Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Mallah shared his views; he said “It’s encouraging seeing such active participation of teachers in training, you are change agents and I hope you will replicate learning in your respective schools.” Training event received positively by teachers and guests; all participants participated actively through raising questions. Overall 53 participants participated in which 43 were high school teachers (Male and Female).