atma-lhf health education project
Health-related problems in Ladakh are on the rise. Studies have revealed that most cases stem from lack of awareness and traditional cultural perceptions of illness and appropriate behaviors surrounding treatment. Because illiteracy is a hurdle for many Ladakhis, we are proposing a mobile health awareness program and workshop to increase peoples’ awareness of various health problems, both life-style related and genetic, and the precautions that should be taken to prevent chronic illness.
Funding this project will allow the Ladakh Heart Foundation to record health education programming from local physicians to be displayed on television screens mounted on an SUV. This carrier can then travel with the medical team during the health camps conducted each year to provide health educaiton programming for waiting patients.
Preventative medicine is known to be one of the most cost-effective forms of healthcare. By targeting people while they are healthy to remain healthy through education and regular screening, this project could benefit large numbers of Ladakhi people. Please consider making a donation to help us provide quality healthcare to the people of this region.