Navigation Links
Social Worker in Jharkhand Spreads AIDS Awareness Through Music

A social worker in Jharkhand is using music to spread awareness about Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and other health issues.

Shankar Nayak, a 33-year-old resident of Gumla district, about 130 km from Ranchi, formed a music troupe and started visiting villages to spread awareness about health problems 12 years ago.

Initially, there were five members in the troupe but now the number has gone up to 14. They have succeeded in attracting a large number of people through music and providing them with information.

The songs are mostly sung in local languages for effective communication. "We use folk music to create awareness among the people. We have not restricted ourselves to any particular subject. We create awareness on all kinds of health and sanitation related problems. We inform villagers how to fight AIDS, malaria, leprosy and other maladies," said Nayak.

"Music has the power to attract all. Villagers are ready to accept messages if they are convinced. And what better way than folk music to spread the messages," he added.

Folk music is gaining popularity among people, particularly the tribals. "We feel nice when people approach doctors for treatment after our show. Some people ask many health related questions and we feel we are succeeding in our mission," said a member of Nayak's troupe.

"People in our village are now waking up to problems. They are realising the need to combat deadly diseases and maintain sanitation. We are grateful to the troupe for their efforts," said Ganpati Mahto, a resident of Gumla.

Most Jharkhand villages lack television sets and newspapers hardly ever reach them.

There are nearly 37,000 leprosy patients in Jharkhand and every year nearly 1000 people fall prey to malaria. As per official estimates, there are 1100 AIDS patients in the state.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Social anxiety has hope from a new drug
2. Socializing is good for your heart
3. Socialization A Serious Trouble For Childhood Cancer Survivors
4. Going Down The Social Ladder Increases The Chances Of Male Depression.
5. Shy Bladder Syndrome: A Social Phobia Or Functional Disorder Of Micturition?
6. Need For Social Churning Emphasized In CMC Meet On ‘Leadership In Healthcare
7. Viewing Loss Of Virginity As A Social Phenomenon
8. Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims
9. Social Bonds And Good Sleep Help The Elderly
10. Internet Helps Strengthen Social Ties
11. Social work by clerics in checking the spread of AIDS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to ... technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best ... individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a ... and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... joined as sponsor of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in ... in honor of the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Consumers have ... and regulators/payers have placed more emphasis on patient ... patient support programs in the pharmaceutical industry have ... medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming ... are providing products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... addition of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart ... Integrated Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves ... as load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PUNE, India , June 24, 2016 ... "Pen Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety ... 12mm), Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase ... published by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for ... is expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: