Health Action

Amid the chaos of the epidemic, the sisters of the Holy Spirit, along with some dedicated Community Health Volunteers, stepped in to provide much-needed guidance and support and conducted continuous Health Awareness campaigns. Their tireless efforts began to resonate with the villagers, particularly the elders, who realized that forming a sanitation committee could be a...

Today, Chittiamma lives happily with her daughter, surrounded by love and care. Her story will remain in history as a testament of the power of compassion, medical intervention, and community support. The sisters of the St. Joseph Health Center not only provided her with a second chance in life but also restored her human dignity...

The global prevalence of obesity has significantly increased in the past decades, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has described the phenomenon as a “global epidemic,” with the number of overweight and obese people nearly tripled between 1975 and 2016. Accordingly, the incidence of maternal obesity has also been increasing, and this has become one...

Malnutrition is a significant problem in pregnant women, especially in developing countries. Before pregnancy, women need nutritious and safe diets to establish sufficient reserves for pregnancy. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, energy and nutrient needs increase. Meeting them is critical for women’s health and that of their child – in the womb and throughout early childhood....

Sleep disturbance increases during pregnancy. Most pregnant women get affected one-quarter in the first trimester (first 3 months) of pregnancy to over two-thirds by the end of the third trimester (7 months to 9 months). The most common sleep disorder during pregnancy is insomnia. ...