Harmony is honored to share the outcomes of our recent pivotal action research presented at the International Health Economics Conference 2023 on the 13th of September at the Nabab NawabAli Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The revered Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka facilitated this significant event, extending an invitation to Harmony to disseminate findings on our research entitled “Community-Based Healthcare Revolution: The Potential of Reflexology and Yoga.”
This groundbreaking study, initiated as part of an innovative pilot project earlier in 2023, undertook the mission of innovating Community Healthcare for the Most Vulnerable Urban Adolescent Girls. Collaborating with relevant non-governmental organizations, Harmony precisely identified and selected Change Makers (CMs) from the enthusiastic participants representing the intended demographic.
Empowered through intensive training in yoga, reflexology, and healthy living, these CMs subsequently guided their peer groups in implementing the learned techniques. This peer-led initiative remarkably addressed the physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges that these young girls frequently encounter, nurturing an enthusiasm for pursuits in caregiving vocations.
Employing a multi-method strategy, comprising in-depth interviews, case record reviews, and observation, the study facilitated a comprehensive analysis, integrating both quantitative and qualitative data. The research underlined the remarkable potential of Reflexology and Yoga in community-based healthcare settings, showcasing encouraging outcomes in self and peer applications.
The outcomes robustly advocate for the incorporation of Reflexology and Yoga into pertinent national strategies, propelled by their demonstrated efficiency in fostering a healthier community. As we forge ahead, Harmony remains dedicated to championing initiatives that promote holistic well-being, underpinned by our steadfast commitment to advancing health and wellness through naturopathic principles.
We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Institute of Health Economics, University of Dhaka for the esteemed platform and to all the resilient Change Makers who stood at the forefront of this transformative journey. Let us continue to cultivate environments where well-being is not just a goal, but a sustainable reality for all, especially the vulnerable urban adolescent girls who hold the promise for a healthier, harmonious future.