(The Gist of PIB) Year of Awareness on Science and Health [MAY-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) Year of Awareness on Science and Health
Year of Awareness on Science and Health
National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science and Technology (DST) has launched a programme on health and risk communication ‘Year of Awareness on Science and Health (YASH)’ with focus on COVID-19.
The programme is aimed at minimizing risks at all levels with the help of public communication and outreach activities, promoting public understanding of safety measures like personal sanitation and hygiene, physical distancing, maintaining desired collective behaviour and so on.
Under the programme, strategies have been worked out to involve academic, research, media, and voluntary organizations to facilitate necessary actions and emergency preparedness of society to address the challenge.
The programme will encompass development of science, health, and risk communication software, publications, audio-visual, digital platforms, folk performances, communicators, especially in regional languages to cater to various cross-sections of the society.