Kununurra Fluoride Meeting 2017 Part 1
A regional community vs The Health Department of Western Australia.
Our town is to be artificially fluoridated against strong community opposition. Without no survey, lack of community consultation and already high amounts of natural fluoride. The Health Department has proven that democracy is a failure when it wont listen to the "will of the people" in a small remote town in Western Australia.
The Fluoridation Act infringes on our rights to "informed consent." No government has the right to ignore a community who want their water left alone.
A hands on building of understanding for government departments that matter. A field visit along with an expert team and various departmental representatives to have a first hand exposure on how to detect arsenicosis. Health, ICDS, PHED officers all accompanying the expert team in Nalbari, Assam. An emerging pattern with the nalbari district.. Collection and testing of water samples; samples of hair and nail, awaiting results. A lots been happening with the Safe Water for a Healthy Assam Movement (SWaCHA). we'd be trying and doing more of this in other isolated arsenic and fluoride affected districts in Assam and strengthening our collaborations ... See MoreSee Less
Massive- massive thrust by the government by bringing in the "National Nutrition Mission" for three years. Ths idea is to converge all relevent programs, be it of different ministries i.e Women and Child Welfare, Health under one umbrellla for looking at malnutrition related problems, stunting, anemia, low birthweight. Since nutrition is a first line of defense in preventing and combatting water quality linked diseases like fluorosis and arsenecosis, this is a welcome move. ... See MoreSee Less