Since 1994, health, hygiene and safety awareness camps have been set up by the DS Foundation in and around the district of Rae Bareli. The objective of these camps is to not only provide the rural poor with treatments and medicine they cannot afford, but also to create awareness about different diseases, and how best to avoid them. For example, we educate them on the importance of cleanliness, as it can lead to eliminating malaria and other lethal diseases.
DS Foundation initiated cancer awareness program in Raebareli district and organized several cancer reduction camps in partnership with government doctors. The objective behind organizing these camps was to create awareness so that preventive steps can be taken by rural poor who cannot afford for treatment as it is very expensive.
Some of the activities undertaken for this initiative include:
- Cleanliness drive
- Blood and urine tests
- General health check-ups and medicine distribution