initiatives comes in many different
forms, but the main purpose is to encourage individuals to take
preventive measures to avert the onset or worsening of an illness or
disease and to adopt healthier lifestyles.
We will start by looking at our environment and then look at ourselves. In the environment, issues like pollution are a problem. If that water is consumed it can then also lead to the people getting sick.
Our community is affected by health issues as well - physically and socially. There are clinics that can help deal with physical illness and we can have community development groups to help improve our community to promote health and happiness. Your wellbeing is often affected by your emotional state as well and effects your experience of health and illness.
In terms of personal health issues, we will look at diseases like cholesterol, diabetes, TB, Cancer and HIV/Aids. It is important to consider the impact these diseases have on the person suffering and their family and community. We can also support people who are fighting to overcome illness. Finally, we can look at what kind of healthy lifestyles and preventative measures we can adopt to avoid getting sick.
Once we have all of the information we need, our best possible health is in our own hands....
Lets start working to see what the term will bring! Those following the project without actively taking part can look out for weekly blog entries from the students to see what we are doing.