August 27th 2016
We believe in the power of a woman’s heart
The power to love, the strength to fight
And the will to overcome.
The time is now
To take good care of your heart
-GO RED FOR WOMEN
Jayanti Memorial Trust strongly believes in this quote, thus has been continuously campaigning for “Go Red for Women” since the past two years. The main motive behind supporting and conducting “GO RED FOR WOMEN” is to spread awareness. There has been a lot of change in terms of globalization and modernization, yet not much of the population is still aware of the fact that women are equally susceptible to cardiovascular disease like men. JMT’s goal is to empower women to make healthier choices in life - to lead an active lifestyle, eat healthy meals, go for health screening regularly and of course, be heart healthy. It gives us the opportunity to motivate others to prioritize their health. After all, how can we care for our loved ones if we don't care for ourselves first?”
According to JMT’s annual data (2015-2016), patients supported by JMT for cardiovascular surgeries have equal number of males and females. In this year’s JMT report a total of 70 males and 70 females were supported of which majority of them belonged to the 31-60years age bracket. This data further inspires us to reach out to more women effectively.
Thus, JMT conducted two programs in Kathmandu and Pokhara on 27th and 31st August, 2016 respectively. The go red for women in Kathmandu was held in Hotel Annapurna where basic health check up was conducted for the ladies attending the event. Free consultation was also provided to them.
We would like to sincerely extend our gratitude to SAATHI organization for willing to partner with us for such a notable cause. This event would not have been possible with the continuous support from ACON Diabetes Care for conducting glucose tests for free and Metro Clinic Pvt. Ltd. for sending their nurses for checking women’s Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index.
A replica of the program was conducted in Pokhara at a program organized by Miteri Nari Samuha. At the event Dr. Ashish Tripathee, JMT’s cardiologist practicing in Pokhara along with our liaison officer conducted free check up for the women with the portable echo machine. The program was received very well at Pokhara, and it would have been possible without the support from the Fishtail Lodge, Western Regional Hospital and our partner Miteri Nari Samuha.
We wish that the two programs conducted at the two different locations have helped make the women understand that their health should be of the utmost priority.