Children, The Family and Health: What it Takes to Give Children Long Life
The Hawaii Workshop: Opening Session - 21 August 1998
Florence Kelley, President of PPSEAWA Hawaii welcomed all participants, observers and members of the International council in attendance.
PPSEAWA President Dr. Elizabeth-Louise Girardi welcomed everyone. Dr. Girardi reminded us that there was a time in the early 1940’s when there was a shortage of medical doctors. It was recognized that if the citizens were educated to take care of themselves they would be healthier. The Red Cross taught first aid and accident prevention and Dr. Girardi’s mother served as an instructor. Perhaps this training influenced Dr. Girardi to train as a nurse for her first career. Always with health as a priority, it was her pleasure to open this workshop focusing upon the health of the young child. She wished all of us an entertaining, fun and educational experience.
Shirley Munyan, PPSEAWA’s representative to UNESCO announced that for the first time the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored this PPSEAWA workshop. She also announced that there were papers from the June UN AIDS program to share with participants.
Joan Chatfield organized discussion groups. Unlike PPSEAWA workshops in the past, the small groups used cards to generate ideas or concerns, which were posted. Later members were invited to “dot vote” with colored circles. Green meant go, red meant disagree and yellow meant caution. Ideas shared in the small group were summed up at the end through two techniques, story telling and diagramming.
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