On 30th March 2019, a team of 15 members from VFAHT Local Council Shifa TMU conducted a Tuberculosis Awareness Activity at ‘Apna Shelter Home and Learning Centre’ from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The objective was to provide awareness to the audience in a simple language. Make them aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease and highlight the importance of prevention. Tuberculosis is a preventable disease.
The pre-evaluation forms were filled by 22 members at the shelter and their caretaker to assess the existing knowledge of the audience. Dr. Hira Imtiaz (guest speaker) explained the basics of TB (signs, symptoms, precautions) and she was followed by Mahroze Aitzaz and Bisma Shoaib (members of VCAN department) who gave an interactive presentation on the transmission and prevention of TB with the help of hand-made posters.