Friday, February 9, 2018
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Sunday, February 4, 2018
Sangeeta Malla, HealthEd Connect volunteer and registered nurse, was the quintessential multitasker at a recent "health camp" in a small village in Southern Nepal. Not only did she assist villagers with medical issues such as high blood pressure, injuries, and diarrhea, but she also shared information with the village on the possible negative health consequences associated with child marriage. According to Human Rights Watch, 10% of Nepalese girls marry before age 15, despite the fact that child marriage is technically illegal in Nepal. This traditional practice can lead to a variety of serious health consequence for young girls, including problematic pregnancies and depression. Sangeeta reports that once the health consequences of this practice were explained, the village was quite receptive to receiving information. Yet again proving that education is the key to positive social change!