Archive for January, 2016

Medical Health Camp Jan 2016

Written by Alice Rees on . Posted in India, News, Regions

On Wednesday 13th January in Pune, Nektarina Non Profit and Zest Youth Movement hosted another respiratory health check up camp. We have successfully hosted a health camp back in 2014 and it proved to be such a valuable experience for the people who attended that it was an easy decision to host another one.

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India is home to 13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities, and since 2010 there has been a 30% increase in cases of acute respiratory infection. Many people do not have access to the basic health care needed to combat endemic problems, so free camps such as this one are a vital resource.

Around 65 people attended the camp, each one receiving a pulmonary function test with a follow up advice session with a doctor. At the previous camp we provided approximately 50 tests and we are looking forward to the next camp where we will hopefully be able to continue increasing our capacity for free evaluation and advice. The next camp will be arranged soon and dates will be announced when we have confirmed the details.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact Suresh More, the India country manager for E4S and organiser of the camp, at suresh@nektarinanonprofit.com

You can see more photos from the event at our flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122900157@N06/albums/72157662825245939

pulmonary function test