Mon March, 2021

A Workshop Was Conducted For Health Professionals On Adverse Health Effects in Howrah

Tobacco use continues to be the leading global cause of death and threatening to become an uncontrollable epidemic with 13 lakhs deaths every year due to Tobacco diseases.As a result Tobacco related mortality is increasing day by day. Economic burden (both Direct and Indirect) of Tobacco use India, is estimated Rs.1, 04,500 crores per year. In this context Tobacco Control Programme aims to reduce diseases, disabilities and deaths related to tobacco use. In this perspective MANT is on the way towards establishment of an effective and efficient system of Tobacco Control in West Bengal.

Howrah health & Family Welfare Department approached to MANT for conducting a Workshop on Tobacco Control with the Health officials of Chandipur, Manikpur BPHC, Howrah on 22nd  and 24th of December, 2020 at 12.00 pm.

The main focus of the program was to orient health officials, staffs, Asha workers of Chandipur, Manikpur BPHC, Howrah and future work plan to keep Howrah District Smokefree. It was a one day workshop and both participants on both day were different.

The workshop was conducted by

  • BMOH, Uluberia – I Block,Howrah
  • Food Safety Officer, Uluberia Block
  • Barsha Nandy, Regional Coordinator, MANT, Kolkata

To read the complete report from the workshop, download the pdf.

Workshop conducted on 22nd December 2020

 Workshop conducted on 24th December 2020

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