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New Delhi, India, December 2, 2015
By: Ciju Daniel, Program Officer, Project HOPE India

Union Health Minister of the Indian goverment, Mr. J.P. Nadda (far left) inaugurates the Health Awareness Drive on World Diabetes Day (November 14)

Project HOPE recently collaborated with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in India for the Health Awareness Drive at the 35th India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi. IITF is a premiere event for the Indian business community. It is organized every year by the main trade promotion agency of the Indian government.

The Health Awareness Drive began on World Diabetes Day (November 14) and was inaugurated by the Union Health Minister, Mr. J.P. Nadda. The main activities of the Health Awareness Drive were screening for Non-communicable Diseases (diabetes, hypertension and cancer) and dental care for the community.

Project HOPE’s contributions to the Health Awareness Drive included

  • Screening for diabetes
  • Lifestyle counseling for the prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases
  • A live session on “making healthy food choices” (based on a traffic light signal designating which foods are healthy and which to avoid)
  • Street plays and a flash mob on diabetes and hypertension prevention and management
  • Distributing written materials about healthy lifestyle management

More than 70,000 people were screened and counseled at this Health Awareness Drive.

Project HOPE counselors counseling on healthy lifestyle practices

A Project HOPE counselor counsels the community on healthy lifestyle practices

A street play on the prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension

A street play on the prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) India visit to witness the screening activities

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) India visit to witness the screening activities

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