Urban Health Rally

The Urban Health Team from the Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru organised a rally with over 100 local schoolchildren in KG Halli on 1st September to draw attention to a unique event in the form of an exhibition, open to all, in the Bismillah Shaadi Mahal on Tannery Road between 5th and 8th September. An important element of the exhibition will be the dissemination of the findings of the Urban Health Project, that has been working locally from 2009 to date.
The rally involved street theatre performances by the schoolchildren and highlighted issues such as; water, sanitation, waste disposal and smoking, that are faced by the residents of ward no 30. The study conducted by IPH, Bengaluru found that 1 in 10 people in KG Halli suffered from chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.  The rally and exhibition draw attention to the dire straits of many urban residents in Bengaluru, even with access to both state and BBMP services. The event was prominently covered by the press, and their articles can be found here.

The Times of India 

The Hindu

The Deccan Chronicle 

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