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ATOPIC DERMATITIS SCHOOL AND CAMPUS CLUBS

My solution involve establishment of Atopic Dermatitis clubs in schools and campus In Anambra State, Nigeria.

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Establishment of Atopic dermatitis clubs in schools and universities will create an avenue for students living with Atopic dermatitis to interact and mix with other students.The club will be headed by AD affected students and every student in the school will be eligible to join the club. It will create a platform for education of students on the causes and effects of Atopic dermatitis.The club members will meet every week and share ideas and a Medical Doctor from our organization will educate them on Atopic dermatitis in each meeting.There will also be activities such as debates,quiz competitions and Winning of incentives which will be geared towards attracting students to join the clubs. In order to make the club unique, there will be refreshment at the end of every weekly meeting. There will also be weekly quiz Competitions where students can win prizes. By forming this clubs,i aim to reduce the stigma faced by AD affected students and also educate other students on Atopic dermatitis. This project is important because it will increase the social value and personal integrity of AD affected students in their schools and campuses.

What is the name of your organization?

Parkers Mobile Clinic

Where are you and your organization based?

Onitsha, Nigeria

Please provide a description of your organization.

Parkers mobile clinic render home based healthcare services and health education services at the doorstep of elderly, disabled, chronically ill and people living in remote areas of Onitsha, Nigeria

What is your name?

Dr Charles Umeh

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Hi Charles
Focusing on clubs in schools is a good idea - always a great place to form special bonds, no matter where one lives, with people you might not otherwise get to know well. I'm wondering, how might you attract a cross-section of students to join....both those with, and those without the disease? It seems getting all of them interested at the start will set the foundation for a lively and effective interaction going forward. Something that will set the AD club apart from all the other activities students could possibly join....Good luck, keep at it! Best, Susan

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Thanks Susan for your comment.In order to make the club unique, there will be refreshment at the end of every weekly meeting. There will also be weekly quiz Competitions where students can win prizes.