Tibetans preserve their unique culture.
Zadoh Committee Meeting Vancouver
July 7, 2002
Evan, Deborah, Patricia
Jamseng Health Care Centre Pamphlet
health Evan downloaded A Manual on School Sanitation and
Hygiene from unicef.org. Deborah will look at
the manual and give some feedback as to its usefulness/practicality
for the Zadoh area. There may be sections that would be worthwhile
having translated into Tibetan. UNPD.org is another
with Rokpa girls - Zadoh committee members and Jane Buxton, Public
Health MD in Vancouver. Some interesting points from that meeting
hygiene the girls reported that they have been taught at
their school to wash their hands before cooking but not after
going to the bathroom.
is rare and expensive especially in remote areas. There is
no soap in the schools toilet area.
brush their teeth and have toothpaste at the school.
Weather conditions and lack of abundant fresh water, esp.
for nomads, makes washing hands frequently impossible.
- they boil their water before drinking it but not before
using it to wash fruits and vegetables or for brushing their
Waste management there is no garbage collection or consciousness
about the health hazards of garbage, fields and streets are
used as latrines.
issues - one girl brought up the prevalence of mothers dying
in childbirth and the fact that many women, esp. nomads give
birth without assistance.
Many people are illiterate, makes teaching public heath more
Ideas that were talked about at the meeting were:
possible use of Purell, an alcohol based cleaner that doesnšt
possible use of neem sticks that are commonly used in Nepal
for cleaning teeth.
Patricia will compile our ideas on computer and make a rough draft.
Deborah will contact John McKercher to see if he is available
to do the layout work. Evan will select and send photos. We will
aim to have this ready to send out with the fundraising letter.
July 14, Patriciašs place, #715 5860 Dover Cres. Ring 1094,
Forming subcommittees such as: Needs Assessment (developing a
questionnaire), Public Health (hygiene, sanitation, waste management
and sewage), Vocational Training (TRAS proposal) , Rehabilitation
(OT/ PT. SLP., mobility aids), Fundraising. ALL WELCOME!!