We are one of our community’s oldest and most active NGOs and we work to create a stronger community through projects that involve or affect all the people of our island.
An awareness session under the SHE core plus initiative project was conducted on “Hepatitis B” was conducted with an audience of 21 participants by Lh. Atoll Hospital staff Yaafisa and training students at Lh. Atoll Hospital.
The topic, Hepatitis B, was chosen because it is very common in the Maldives and is increasing day by day due to lack of awareness.
In the session, the disease Hepatitis B was explained to the participants.
The cause and symptoms of the disease were discussed
Participants were made aware that those symptoms could arise from any other disease which eventually does not necessarily mean that they have Hepatitis B and the difference between normal disease symptoms and Hepatitis B symptoms was discussed.
The treatment for the disease was discussed with the importance of vaccination for the disease.
Their motivation and the co-operation showed the usefulness and admiration of the work we are doing. Their questions and the feedback they gave showed their interest in the sessions.