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World Health Day
is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). Here we have collection of images, displaying how people celebrate World Health Day across the world.
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The hands of a man eating alms by the roadside. With 25% of all hungry people of the world living in India, malnutrition plagues the country. An estimated 194.6 million people in India are undernourished with 44% of children underweight and 72% infants anaemic
People seen filling drinking water from a tanker at a slum during a water crisis in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. According to a WHO charter, clean water will control the spread of cholera, typhoid, dysentery which affect the our population, especially the rural poor in large numbers.
Mohalla Clinics have extended the reach of health service to a demographic of people who need it the most in a city-state such as Delhi. The reach of health care in India is still lacking but strides in the right direction are being made by the government and NGOs alike
Garbage blocks a main road in East Delhi during a sanitation workers strike. Poor Sanitation as a public health hazard is problem endemic in our country. WHO states it as one the largest issues facing public health in India
An anganwadi worker conducts a health checkup on a child in Bhopal. Anganwadis have been at the forefront of vaccination drives including the massive effort made towards vaccination against polio. As no new cases of polio were identified in India in the last two years, it is an effort that has come to fruition
An infant accepts a bottle of medicine from a doctor at a Mohalla Clinic in Todapur village in Delhi. Infant mortality rate in India was forty per thousand live births, a very high rate, owed to very restricted access to neonatal care in rural areas
Elderly patients at a Primary Health Centre in taluka Khed-Shivapur, Pune. The primary health centre initiative has gotten care to a lot of areas in rural India. Another positive step they can take is to educate residents of the area of simple hygiene, sanitation and nutritional practices that can make their lives healthier
A young girl gets her tongue checked for cleanliness at a health center in Delhi. With the onset of summer comes a wave of infectious diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid and the likes which spread very fast in our densely populated country especially in the urban outskirts of major cities
Anurima, 53, (name and age changed) made headlines when she was found to have been living with the corpse of her mother for several months, in her upscale home in Saket, south Delhi. That was in 2010. At IBHAS, she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, which had led her into the delusion that her mother was alive. It took several weeks of counselling to convince her that he mother had died. She’s on medication but not in need of hospitalisation. She’s here because she has nowhere else to go. “I like it here. I washed my hair, had idli and upma for breakfast and spent my morning in the gym. I’m also learning how to use the computer again,” she says. Next on her agenda: a session with the kitchen staff, with culinary tips on how to spice up their menu. The outpatient department at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in treats more than 900 people every day. Some, however, end up staying here for months, even years — either because they have no home to go back to, or are not wanted back by their families.
Damodar says he’s 48 (name and age changed) and a friend of cricketer Kapil Dev. “He’s watched me play and knows that, like him, I’m the fastest bowler in the world,” he says wagging a bandaged finger that he says he hurt during a cricket match. How can both be the fastest? “We just are, same speed,” he says. “I’ve seen all his matches and like the World Cup the bets and one day I will play with him because I’ve really been working on my skills,” says Damodar, before scurrying away to the dining room at the sound of the lunch bell
Even before India’s mental health-care bill proposed empowering people with mental illness to have more say in their own treatment, patient-enabling reforms began at IBHAS, formally known as Shahdara Mental Hospital
Malati, 22, and her two year old son Madhav (names and ages changed) are among the many Court-referred destitute and mentally-ill mothers sent to IBHAS for treatment. To ensure the mother and child are not separated – children are usually sent to foster homes — IBHAS has set up a six-bed Mother and Child Care Unit, where the child can live with the mother throughout her treatment. Since Malati and seizures and behavioural problems, a nurse attendant is always at to help her look after her son
Once treated, most people remember bits of their past, their home, their families and want to go back. The psychiatric workers here put in a lot of effort to piece together their memory and take them home as recovery improves in familiar surroundings, said Dr Nimesh Desai, director, IBHAS
People wait for hours each Monday evening (6-8 pm) for the Mobile Mental Health Unit that provides free medical services and medicine for psychiatric illnesses to the homeless at Urdu Park outside Jama Masjid in Central Delhi. “The idea is to provide a continuum of care that includes pre-hospital services to identify and treat illness in among the homeless who, along with people who abuse alcohol and drugs, are at high risk of mental illnesses,” says Dr Desai
48-year-old Susheel, (name and age changed) believes he can hear the voice of God. “I had an astrology business in Gurgaon but had to leave home after they found gold under my house,” says Susheel. “I would like to go back home but my family has gone back to our ancestorial village, so I don’t know where to go,” he says a little dejectedly