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Iraq: Life sponsors H1N1 seminar for schoolgirls in Baghdad

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As the H1N1 influenza virus continues to spread around the world, there is an increased need to educate teenagers and children about good hygiene habits.

H1N1, or Swine Flu, has been labeled as a "global pandemic: by the World Health Organization, and poses a serious public health threat.

Due to this pandemic, Life for Relief and Development's Iraq office, in association with Al-Rafd Charity, organized an H1N1 awareness seminar for schoolgirls living in Baghdad.

The seminar was conducted by a female doctor, who explained all aspects of the swine flu, from symptoms to prevention, to the 100 or so girls in attendance.

At the end of the seminar, Life distributed brochures that explained the difference between the seasonal flu and H1N1 with hopes that the girls will help build awareness among members of their households, their neighbors, and their friends.

Attendees also received small gifts as a token of appreciation for attending the seminar.