Volunteers Oath Taking Ceremony

Campus Activity

Volunteers Oath Taking Ceremony

February 13, 2020

Darbar Hall, Governor House, Lahore

February 13, 2020

Darbar Hall, Governor House, Lahore

Event Details:

VFAHT organized Volunteers Oath Taking Ceremony 2020 for VFAHT Volunteers at Darbar Hall, Governor House, Lahore on February 13, 2020 (12:00 PM – 01:30 PM).

His Excellency Ch. Mohammad Sarwar (Governor, Punjab) being the chief guest of this event took an oath from the VFAHT volunteers. Prof. Dr. Khalid Masud Gondal, (Vice-Chancellor, King Edward Medical University), Prof. Dr. Amir Zaman (Vice-Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Medical University), and Mr. Rana Zahid Hameed (Member – Board of Trustees, IPAC foundation) graced the ceremony with their presence.

Dr. Umair Haider (Chief Operating Officer, Infection Prevention And Control Foundation), Dr. Aqib Mudassar (Head of Department, Oral Hygiene And Safe Dentistry, IIPAC), and Prof. Dr. Khalid Masud Gondal (Vice-Chancellor, KEMU) were the main speakers of the event. They talked about “Introduction of Volunteer Force Against Hepatitis Transmission”, “Role of Dental Volunteers in VFAHT” and “Volunteer Work and Healthcare Professionals” respectively.

The ceremony was attended by 120 volunteers and 30 Vice-Chancellors, Principals, and heads of Institutes of all medical and dental colleges in Lahore, partners, and friends of the IPAC foundation

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Introductory Seminar on Hepatitis

Campus Activity

Introductory Seminar on Hepatitis

February 02, 2020

University of Lahore

February 02, 2020

University of Lahore

Event Details:

The objective of this activity was to introduce the newly selected local council to the objectives, past activities, and future events of VFAHT and to assign the task to directors about their divisions. 

The event started with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Faraz Abdullah from the media team. It was preceded by the address of Sarah Saleem Ch. the vice president, and Leena Hamdani the treasurer, on the past activities of VFAHT UOL LC. Then M. Mumtaz Khan the president, and Khalid Farooq, the vice president addressed the planned future activities for the newly selected local council. President M. Mumtaz Khan also addressed the newly founded IPAC foundation, its website, VFAHT national council, and the activity management for the directors of all divisions. The staff president and HOD Pathology UCMD UOL, Professor Dr. Mulazim Bukhari made the closing remarks. The media team covered the event and took photos. The slides were displayed on a multimedia projector. At the end of the event, a group photo of the complete local council was taken.

The event met all its objectives. The local council was briefed about the past events, future events, the working of the National Council, the Foundation, and the mission of IPAC, and directors were briefed about the events they are supposed to organize throughout the term. 

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Introductory Seminar of VFAHT

Campus Activity

Introductory Seminar of VFAHT

February 28, 2020

Rawalpindi Medical University

February 28, 2020

Rawalpindi Medical University

Event Details:

The Introductory Seminar of VFAHT was conducted to present the aim, mission, and goals of VFAHT and showcase the previous activities done. We provided a road map by guiding our main working body about VFAHT and a plan was shared for the activities to do this year. Newly recruited volunteers were encouraged to participate wholeheartedly in this service to the community. 

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World Rabies Day | Social Media Campaign

Webinar

World Rabies Day | Social Media Campaign

November 12-14, 2020

Dow University of Health Sciences

November 12-14, 2020

Online

Event Details:

World Rabies Day falls on 28th September and is celebrated around the world. In a developing country like Pakistan, where stray dogs and subsequently dog bites are still common, cases of Rabies are frequently seen. With this campaign, we wanted to emphasize that Rabies is 100% fatal but also 100% preventable.  

The first poster on “World Rabies Day” was posted on September 28, 2020, to celebrate the relevant day. However, due to the ongoing Malaria and Dengue Relief Campaign at that time, this campaign was put on hold until November 12, 2020. The online campaign was done over 3 days from 12th Nov – 14th Nov on social media platforms of VFAHT-DUHS (FB and Instagram) and highlighted the different aspects of rabies, its management, and its prevention.  

The campaign especially drew attention to the 100% preventability of rabies and emphasized how a rabid dog should be dealt with, which is something often mismanaged and overlooked in our setting. We think it was successful in delivering the message we intended on conveying.  

 

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ABC of Hepatitis – First step towards a Hepatitis free Pakistan

Webinar

ABC of Hepatitis - First step towards a Hepatitis free Pakistan

November 8, 2020

Dow University of Health Sciences

November 8, 2020

Online

Event Details:

This workshop was organized by VFAHT DUHS in collaboration with Patients’ Welfare Association (PWA) 

This workshop was designed for medical students, and was aimed at spreading knowledge regarding safe blood donation practices (the domain of our partner organization), Hepatitis B & C (with special emphasis on its transmission and prevention), and debunking common myths surrounding it. 

Our event started with PWA’s 15-minute presentation on the importance of blood screening. This was then followed by a short fun activity where the participants were required to come up with as many small words as they can using the word Hepatitis. 

Next, VFAHT was introduced by our Local Council member, Areeba, and then a presentation was delivered by Dr. Aiman Sheikh, covering the basics of Hepatitis B & C. After this, an activity was conducted, where various statements regarding Hepatitis were displayed to the participants and they were required to identify whether they were myths or facts. The event was eventually concluded by taking feedback from all the participants, and asking them about the one new thing they learnt from the workshop. 

All the participants were made to fill a pre & post assessment form aimed to assess their knowledge about Hepatitis before and after the workshop. E-certificates were handed out to them afterwards. 

In conclusion, we believe that this workshop was successful in achieving its aims, and was very well-received by all participants. 

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Webinar on Second Wave of COVID-19: Current Statistics and Vaccination Roll-out

Webinar

Second Wave of COVID-19: Current Statistics and Vaccination Roll-out

December 20, 2020

The University of Lahore

December 20, 2020

Online

Event Details:

The webinar was organized by the VFAHT- University of Lahore Local Council to highlight the effects of the second wave of COVID-19 in Pakistan.

The topics include:

  • Current Statistics of COVID19
  • Updates in the management of COVID19
  • Updates of COVID19 Vaccines.

The moderators started the webinar with the introduction of all speakers and their topics. It was an interactive session. The first topic ‘Current Statistics of COVID19’ was covered by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Uzair Qureshi. He also mentioned the intensity of the second wave. He called for precautionary measures and urged the audience to follow SOPs. 

Prof. Dr. Somia Iqtadar spoke about the current administration of COVID-19 and stressed on wearing masks and maintaining distance. She further clarified that symptoms like cough and flu should not be ignored, it may be influenza but precaution is required. 

Prof. Dr. Mulazim Hussain Bukhari shared his expertise on the process of vaccine development. He tried to dispel the myths surrounding vaccination. Questions from the audience were answered at the end of the session. 

Speakers Details:

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Uzair Qureshi 

Designation: Associate Professor of Surgery (SIMS) 

Prof. Dr. Somia Iqtadar

Designation: Associate Professor of Medicine, KEMU, Member TWG and CEAG, Government of Punjab. 

Prof. Dr.  Mulazim Hussain Bukhari

Designation: HOD Pathology Director Postgraduate Medical Education, Azra Naheed Medical College Superior University Lahore 

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