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One Day Home Health Care Workshop in Mae Hong Son

By Margaret Bhadungzong
In August 2011, Prof Jaroon Khumnuanta from the Mae Hong Son Community College and his team were the guests of the Zonta Chiang Mai at its monthly meeting. Prof Jaroon presented the background of the MHSCC. The low income students are lacking opportunity to study in formal education institutions which is a difficult challenge to create better lives for themselves. Prof Jaroon informed the Zontians that the academic staff was developing a new study curriculum on community health knowledge.
In the meeting, CP Somboon informed Prof Jaroon about the “Home Health Care” project she had created and developed for the sponsorship by the Italian Red Cross. The program highlights are the 1. Knowledge of the Five Common Illnesses of the area; 2. Discussion on developing life skills qualities for caregivers; and 3. An actual 90-minute demonstration of nursing techniques on a model “patient”. The one-day workshop model is demonstrated to fifty participants who ideally are volunteers from the government organized Aw Saw Maw; organized housewives’ associations; and families having a long-term care invalid in a hospital/institute.
Due to lack of budget the workshop was delayed until January 18, 2013, the one-day “Home Health Care” workshop was demonstrated at the Mae Hong Son Community College to an audience of 109 participants who were fifty volunteers from the government organized Aw Saw Maw; twenty second year public health students from the Rajabhat Teachers’ College and thirty-nine families having a long-term care invalid in a hospital/institute.
Each participant received an instruction booklet outlining how to apply the HHC practical information. The senior citizens participating in the workshop received a first aid kit with useful non-prescription medicines.
The workshop was sponsored largely by the Italian Red Cross with contributions from the MHS Rajabhat Teacher’s College and MHSCC.
In conclusion, health promotion knowledge should be an integral part of Thai society. On behalf of the Italian Red Cross, Zonta CP Somboon and Zonta PP Margaret are pleased to collaborate with the MHS Community College to create an education platform not only to empower the people, but also to support their human rights to be part of a healthy environment.
 


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One Day Home Health Care Workshop in Mae Hong Son