M&AOSB Promotes Awareness on Reproductive Health and WASH Knowledge among Young People
Pyae Pyae Phyo
As an accountable and responsible business, M&AOSB has seized the opportunity to improve the community’s health literacy in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Sports. M&AOSB recognizes the importance of promoting health awareness and knowledge in the community as one of our social responsibilities.
We implemented CSR health initiatives by organizing the awareness sessions on reproductive health, sexually transmitted diseases, and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) among the youth community members on 11, 13 and 14 February 2020. During the sessions, sub-township Medical Officer Dr. Aung Myo Thant, Public Health Supervisor (1) U Han Zaw Tun, Public Health Supervisor (2) Daw Ei Mon Kyaw, and Public Health Supervisor (2) Daw Su Wai Aung educated attendees about sexually transmitted diseases, water-borne diseases, and the importance of basic hygiene. The speakers also shared the ways to prevent diseases, and shared motivations for encouraging healthy practices in day-to-day activities.
The three-day health awareness benefited a total of 419 teenage students and youths in Nanttharpu Village Tract, Kyway Chaing Village Tract and Nga Yoke Kaung Town around the M&AOSB project area. The awareness sessions were conducted separately with students and youths in order to foster understanding and a safe-place to openly ask questions. The health talk encouraged the participants to pursue preventative actions, avoid unhealthy behaviors, safeguard their health, and adopt positive attitudes to their own well-being.