Vikas Sahyog Pratishthan (VSP) in partnership with Plan India and collaboration with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) launched a campaign to raise Public Awareness about the methods of Prevention of Dengue in Mumbai and Pune region. The campaign covered 40 slum pockets of Mumbai and 30 of Pune....Around 7-10 volunteers for each ward in Mumbai and Pune were selected. Post multiple training sessions conducted by VSP and BMC/PMC, the two-month long campaign was launched. The Pune campaign was flagged off on 5th October, 2018 in the Head Office of Pune Municipal Corporation. The campaign was inaugurated by Deputy Mayor Dr. Siddharth Dhende in the presence of Mr. Mohan Surve from VSP and Mr. C.P. Arun from Plan India.
Door to door campaign, announcements through Auto mikes, FM radio channels, hoardings on bus shelters and IEC materials were used to create awareness. The use of digital marketing further enhanced the reach of the campaign. A total of 2,02,593 households across Mumbai and Pune along with 10,12,965 individuals were reached.
The Municipal Corporation officers from both Mumbai and Pune supported the campaign through due permissions, IEC materials and other support. The Pest Control Department also supported during the execution of the campaign.
Our Vendor partners were Vidhyavati Travels for Auto Mikes, Times Group for FM campaigning and Mr. Saurabh for hoardings through Bus Shelters. They were a crucial part of this campaign and provided support throughout. The constant inputs and guidance provided by the entire Plan International (India) Chapter Team, especially, Mr. C. P. Arun and Mr. Narendra Dundu was truly overwhelming during the entire campaign.
Anaemia Free Vidarbha Campaign
It has been observed that the Haemoglobin level of women in Vidarbha region is very low and they face a lot of problems related to health on account of this reason. Vikas Sahyog Pratishthan intervened in the regions of Buldana and Amravati district to change this trend. A health check-up camp was conducted in these regions to access the Haemoglobin levels of women in the region. The Haemoglobin level was on average around 7-8. A normal HB level must be around 11....VSP in association with the Sahayak trust conducted workshops across 103 villages to highlight the importance of good nutritional vegetables being a part of the diet and how they can be easily available through a Parisar Poshan Baug. Post this intervention a lot of families implemented the Parisar Poshan Baug concept in their backyard. A total of 800+ Baugs were developed and over 2400+ benefited out of the initiative.
Health check-up camps were again conducted after 1.5 years across these villages and it was observed that the average range of HB amongst these women was in the range of 10-11. This was attributed to a healthy diet received by the citizens through poshan baugs.
Tobacco Free Schools Campaign
VSP in synergy with Salaam Mumbai Foundation has been campaigning for 'Tobacco Free Schools.' The campaign is being conducted in Buldana and Ratnagiri districts from September 2018 and is scheduled to carry on till March 2019. As a part of this campaign, workshops are being conducted with Teachers and Principals of the schools. Though the workshop they are sensitized regarding the harmful effects of tobacco consumption and mechanisms to curb the usage....