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Name of education programme
Educational Initiative for Youth

Originating organisation
Osteoporosis Society of India

Contact
Dr Rohini Handa
Osteoporosis Society of India
Department of Medicine
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi 110029

Tel:+91 11 686 4851
Fax:+91 11 686 2663
E-mail:  osteoporosis_society_india@hotmail.com

Description of the programme
The programme is video based. The video explains what osteoporosis is and how it can be prevented. It has been screened on national TV and shown in schools in Delhi. There are plans to produce the video in other Indian languages if funding permits.

Is the programme still running?
Yes

Target audience
Girls aged 12-18
Boys aged 12-18

Has the programme been approved by your scientific advisory committee?
Yes

What worked well
Not assessed.

What didn't work well
Showing the video in individual schools in very resource intensive.

Type of information and material available
Video (Hindi)

Are you willing to provide material and advice to other IOF members?
Yes

Languages in which the material is available
Hindi

Budget
US$10,000

Corporate sponsors
No

Other partners
No

Did the programme use celebrities, role models or mentors?
No

Is the programme suitable for other countries?
Currently materials are only available in Hindi.

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