Respiratory Disease

Description of the Training

This topic provides 20 images of ‘Blocking the Route’ practices for respiratory disease or ARI (Acute Respiratory Illnesses) . The cards are used to help prompt participants  to discuss some of the ways that people can catch and spread respiratory diseases, with the objective of understanding preventative measures that can be used to combat ARI.

How to use Card set  17. ‘Respiratory Disease’ 

  1. Holding up the cards of clear and infected lungs, explain to participants the different types of respiratory diseases (e.g. cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia and Tuberculosis).
  2. Give out all the cards showing the ways respiratory diseases can be spread and prevented.
  3. Ask each participant with a picture to come up to the front and describe what is shown in their picture and if it is a good/bad practice.
  4. Ask all the participants holding the bad practice cards to stand in a line holding up their cards.
  5. Ask the participants holding the good practice cards to stand up and ‘block’ the bad cards.

Link to Facilitator Instructions for Respiratory Disease:

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  1. Healthy lungs
  2. Unhealthy lungs infected with TB spots
  3. Uncovered coughing over others
  4. Smoking cigarettes
  5. Blowing nose with fingers
  6. Spitting on the ground
  7. Picking nose with fingers
  8. Wiping child’s nose
  9. Sneezing into hands
  10. Sneezing into shoulder
  11. Throwing tissues away
  12. Washing hands properly
  13. Shaking hands dry
  14. Using same towel to dry
  15. Sleeping in unventilated room
  16. Sleeping in well ventilated room
  17. Cooking in smokey kitchen
  18. Using fuel-efficient stove
  19. Giving water to sick person
  20. Giving food to sick person