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Public Health Awareness Programme

    All the money in the world can't buy you back good health.     - Reba McEntire

MERIT conducts various programmes for school students and public for creating awareness on health and prevention of diseases. MERIT's public health awareness programme is lead by Dr. Ashwati Pillai.


Dr. Aswathy Pillai


 Anti drug awareness classes

Children living in slums are prone to drug abuse and it was found that exposure to drugs is affecting education and health of several children. By observing this fact, MERIT started conducting various awareness program in schools with the help of field work students and MERIT volunteers.


 Personal Hygiene awareness program

Observing poor hygiene practices of school children, MERIT started working for creating awareness on personal hygiene for both boys and girls. These programs are mainly conducted at the schools associated with MERIT with the help of volunteers and field work students.


 Cancer prevention awareness classes

MERIT organises lectures on cancer prevention for public by the expert doctors in this field. Lectures can be conducted on request at colleges, any private or government institutions for their staffs or for NGOs for their members or public. For booking classes, contact MERIT.


 Dental care awareness classes

MERIT conducts dental care classes and camps for school children with the support of other organisations. Correct brushing practices is demonstrated in these classes along with emphasising prevention of various oral diseases.


 Palliative care awareness classes

This program is for creating awareness on palliative care services among public and medical practitioners - started recently due to large unpopularity of this services in Mumbai region. Palliative care is a specialised medical care for people with serious illness. By receiving palliative care services, patients and their family can achieve better quality of lives. Project also aims to start a palliative care unit in near future after gaining sufficient support persons and resources.

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