“Awareness program on Long life for all”

November 16, 2022

Immunization is a world health and development success statement, saving millions of lives each year. Vaccines remarkably reduce the risk of getting the disease by triggering the body's natural defenses to build protection. When we receive a vaccine shot, our immune system responds. Immunization is a vital element of primary health care and an absolute human right. It's also one of the best health assets money can buy. Immunization directly impacts health (SDG3) and contributes to 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as ending poverty, reducing hunger, and reducing inequalities. Therefore, immunization is recognized to play a central role in reaching the SDGs, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). November 10th is observed as World Immunization Day every year, which aims to spread the incredible health benefits of vaccinating and how it can prevent many diseases and disorders. Vaccination has become the need of the hour in today's world.

The Health Education Committee of the Student Nurses Association (SNA)-2022 of Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal, organized an awareness program on immunization with the theme: "Long life for all" between 10.00 am to 11.00 am on 15th November 2022 for the mothers and family members of postnatal women admitted in Women and Child Health block of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. From the Health education committee, Ms. Fenita, fourth year BSc(N), Ms. Lisa Aslin, third year BSc (N), and Mrs. Loretta Veena, 2nd year MSc (N) discussed the meaning, importance, and various route of administration, and the National immunization schedule. The health education committee advisor, Dr. Yashoda Sathish, emphasized the importance of early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding and its role in preventing diseases and promoting health. This program was guided and supported by health education committee advisor Dr. Yashoda Sathish and co-advisor Mr. Raghavendra Nayak, Lecturer, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, MCON, MAHE Manipal. A total of 25 participants were the program's beneficiaries, and all the participants appreciated the program.