Indian Government Publishing Comic Books to Raise Health Awareness
The Times of India is reporting that the Indian government has turned to comic books to raise awareness about health in the country. The government health department is using the comics to target and educate school age children. One topic is aimed at young girls and plans teach them as to the proper age for marriage and pacing of child birth. In some areas of India up to 60% of girls are married before the age of 18.
This is just one step in a multi-pronged initiative to raise health awareness in young children.