Of late, you will be coming across the usage of terminology “women’s health associate”, especially in rural areas. A women’s health associate is a woman who extends assistance to women in recognizing their health related disease symptoms and helps them to overcome the various discomforts related to their menstrual cycle and menopause. These women’s health associates call themselves so because they act as health advisors and help women in managing their gender specific discomforts.

How to Become a Women’s Health Associate?

The first pre-requisite is the urge for serving others, especially the under-privileged people more specific to rural areas. You should have the mindset of making a difference in other’s life and should empathize and be able to deliver things even in difficult situations and in absence of basic amenities. Most of the people living in rural areas do not have proper medical attention, and lack basic amenities such as three full meals, a glass of milk, etc.

Today and Now is the Time

World is full of people and many of them live in poverty. Amongst the people, the selfish will outnumber the good samaritans, but still there are people who voluntarily come forward to make some good in the life of other lesser-privileged mortals. In many rural areas, people especially women, are not given with proper care they deserve and they are also not educated enough to take care of themselves when it comes to hygiene and other medical related requirements.

Only in this area the job of any women’s health associate will come into picture and as a women’s health associate, your prime objective will be to help these under privileged women and make a quality change in their life. True to the saying “health is wealth”, you can help women in rural areas to know many of the health related complications and teach them the various ways and means of getting them protected from such diseases. You can also take up a survey and find out whether any unreported health concerns are there in the area and this study can be repeated once in 2 years so as to identify any of the new disease outbreaks.

When you look at the living conditions of women in rural areas, you can find it very far from satisfactory and you may even wonder how all these women were able to live in such an appalling condition. The bad sewerage conditions and the improper food storage also contribute to their many of the health related complications. As a women’s health associate you can make a change to bring in an awakening in these areas and teach them basic hygiene for improved health.

The very purpose of a women’s health associate will be to teach and make the rural women understand the basic health related hygiene. Further, the associate can also help women in getting balanced and nutritious diet, self-hygiene, sufficient energy through vitamins and minerals, and make them lead a healthy life without any harmful diseases. The job of any women’s health associate is done only when all the people in rural areas are able to understand the need for a healthy life and be able to lead a healthy life.

[tags]Disease, Prevention, Hygiene, Health[/tags]