Hepatitis Awareness Campaign

  1. Human Development Promotion Group through the cooperation and financial support of Glaxo Smith Kline (A multinational pharmaceutical company) successfully launched a one month awareness campaign ( June-July 2002) against Hepatitis B & C in District Charsadda. According to HDPG survey in the area, 90% of the population was not aware about the basic information about this disease.

    Objectives of the campaign:

    •  To create and promote awareness among the people about the hepatitis and its fatal nature.
    •  To involve the student community in the awareness campaign.
    •  To involve the intellectuals, Politicians, Press and educated Youth and utilize them to stress on the importance of hepatitis vaccination in national EPI program.
    Activities:
    •  Community Gatherings and Peaceful walks •  Mounting Banners inscribed with Hepatitis awareness slogans •  Student's awareness through seminar and other activities inside the education institutes

    Outcomes/Results:
    A portion of the population got the knowledge and ideas of protecting themselves from Hepatitis.

    Surveys and Data Collection:
    Data collection means collection of information about a specific subject for a specific purpose using various techniques. Before undertaking any activity or program, full information of the problem, area and its inhabitants facilitates the process of planning, development, implementation and evaluation. Therefore, Research and data collection is one of the major sectors of HDPG. For data collection HDPG uses various techniques, such as personal interviews, development of questionnaires and information from print and electronic media etc.

    Main objectives of HDPG behind conducting this activity is to upgrade organization's information data base, to dig up the ground's reality and to disseminate information to the government, humanitarian agencies and other concerned authorities and departments for adequate strategic development.

    Data on Landmine child victims

    Human Development Promotion Group has collected data on the Landmine child victims in Bajaur and Kurram agencies. The organization has established a complete data base about these victims.

     Data on Violence Against Women

    To highlight the status of violence against women in Malakand Agency, Human Development Promotion Group has conducted surveys in the year 2004 and 2006. During these surveys, the organization collected data regarding various customs and traditions, different forms of violence, case studies, problem faced/facing by the women community and other related facts in various parts of the project area. HDPG has published this data in its Magazine, titled, HAWA.