Under Shadow of a Pandemic, COVID One Year Later!

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Under Shadow of a Pandemic, COVID One Year Later!

June 28, 2021
Agha Khan University

June 28, 2021

Agha Khan University

Event Details:

On 28th June, AKU LC held its annual event, “Under Shadow of a Pandemic — COVID One Year Later.”  

This was a follow-up to our last year’s event, “In the Eye of the Storm,” which sought to inform medical students about the emerging global pandemic days before lockdowns began. This year’s event was headlined by the COVID-19 Quiz where the winners had a chance to win exciting prizes.  

Beyond the quiz, presentations were conducted regarding the global vaccination effort, the emergence of variants, and a team-based discussion was had regarding what medical students can do to improve the rates of vaccination in Pakistan. 

Seating capacity was maxed within minutes, and it was a great opportunity to engage with one another after an exceptionally long year. 

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COVID 19 Help Desk

Online Campaign

COVID 19 Help Desk

March 24, 2020
National Council

March 24, 2020

Online

Event Details:

Help Desk was created when there were lots of ambiguity among medical personnel and as well as in public. VFAHT decided to create a WhatsApp group of experts from the medical sectors to clear this uncertainty.  COVID-19 Help Desk Managers of VFAHT are providing 24/7 service: authentic guidelines and answering queries of the general public as well as Health Care Personnel.

Help desk managers are

  • Navaira Khalid (VFAHT FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Ali Haider Sukhera (President, Allama Iqbal Medical College)
  • Farzeen Fatma Syed (President, Aga Khan University)
  • Meha Mujeeb (President, Allama Iqbal Medical College)
  • Sakina Batool (General Secretary, Fatima Jinnah Medical University)
  • Arfa Ahmed (Vice President, Allama Iqbal Medical College)
  • Umair Haider (Chief Executive Officer VFAHT)
  • Ayesha Rehan (President, National Council 2020)
  • Aiman Sheikh (Former President National Council)
  • Ramsha Zafar (Vice President, VFAHT Sindh)
  • Nismat Javed (National Director, Research and Publication)
  • Asma Burney (President, Dow University of Medical and Health Sciences)

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COVID Ration Distribution Drive

Across Pakistan

COVID Ration Distribution Drive

March 25, 2020
National Council

March 25, 2020

Across Pakistan

Event Details:

Ration Drive:

The main objective of Ration Drive was to provide people with one of the necessities of life i.e. food. VFAHT shared hands with SYNCH to help the needy more effectively. Along with this noble cause, awareness regarding corona was also raised among the public.

Covid-19 Ration Drive:

COVID-19 ration drive took place in two phases. Phase-1 started on 22nd March 2020 and Phase-2 started delivering ration bags from 22nd April 2020. We successfully provided ration to 1174 families. Moreover, Rs-120,000/ were distributed among deserving families to help them compete in these devastating circumstances.

Cities Covered:

  • Attock
  • Bahawalpur
  • Chakwal
  • Faisalabad
  • Gujrat
  • Haroonabad
  • Kot Addu
  • Lahore
  • Mandi Bahauddin
  • Multan
  • Muzaffargarh
  • Nankana
  • Okara
  • Pattoki
  • Kasur/ Depalpur
  • Sahiwal
  • Sargodha
  • Rawalpindi
  • Islamabad
  • Wah Cantt
  • Rahimyar Khan
  • Bhakkar
  • Karachi
  • Pakpattan
  • Sheikhupora
  • Vehari
  • Fmu
  • Qamc
  • Sheraz Azeem

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Webinar on COVID 19 Guidelines for Healthcare workers

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COVID 19 Guidelines for Healthcare Workers

March 18, 2020
National Council

March 18, 2020

Online

Event Details:

This was a closed-ended session with 66 Medical Students from the 3rd, 4th, and Final Year. The latest updates about COVID 19 were discussed by Dr. Umair Haider.

He shed lights on:

  • Concept of Incubation Period
  • Definition of Suspected Cases
  • Who needs to be tested?
  • Which Samples to be taken?
  • Type of test.
  • Early Recognition of the case.
  • Contact and Droplet Precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment’s (PPEs)
  • Quarantine and Isolation for COVID 19 
  • Clinical Management of Suspected or Confirmed COVID 19 Case
  • Public Health Measures

There was a 1-hour Q/A session at the end.

Speakers:

Dr. Umair Haider

Chief Operating Officer, Infection Prevention and Control Foundation

Moderator:

Dr. Ayesha Rehan

President, VFAHT National Council 2020

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Social-Media-Campaign-The-Corona-Conundrum

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Social-Media-Campaign-The-Corona-Conundrum

March 16, 2020
Allama Iqbal Medical College

March 16, 2020

Online

Event Details:

Due to a lack of awareness regarding corona, a hoax was created, and the purpose of this project was to give the public general information regarding corona. To stop the spread of wrong information was also an objective.
Day1. Release of infographics in English
Day2. Release of infographics in Urdu

We were successful in generating a sense in people regarding corona, its symptoms, and precautions and to stop spreading misinformation.

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Coronavirus Is Here | Quiz Competition

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Coronavirus Is Here | Quiz Competition

March 13, 2020
Aga Khan University

March 13, 2020 - March 17, 2020

Aga Khan University

Event Details:

The event started with 2 presentations. One was delivered by Izza Tahir, a first-year student, on the prevention of coronavirus. The second presentation was on where we stand today regarding the virus by Abdullah Qureshi. This was followed by a Kahoot quiz which contained 38 questions that ranged from general knowledge, the epidemiology, and microbiology of the virus. Each question’s answer was thoroughly explained after the quiz ended. The first five positions in the quiz were awarded certificates alongside other gifts by the president of the LC, Farzeen Fatma Syed. The first position was given a Parker pen and a notebook, the second and third positions were given a notebook and a pen, and the fourth and fifth positions were given cupcakes. Besides these awards, the winners of the meme competition, which was conducted on Facebook before the event, were given cupcakes. The event was followed by refreshments and all attendees were given participation certificates. Photography was handled by two AKU students.

The presenters were able to keep the audience engrossed for the entirety of the proceeding and delivered awareness regarding the virus. It was a hugely successful event, with an overwhelming response of +100 online, which had to be capped at 60 for this session.

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Social Media Coronavirus Awareness Campaign

Online Campaign

Social Media Coronavirus Awareness Campaign

March 13, 2020 – March 17, 2020
Dow University of Health Sciences

March 13, 2020 - March 17, 2020

Online Campaign

Event Details:

The novel coronavirus, first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019 quickly spread throughout the world. The first case was detected in Pakistan on February 26, 2020, following which schools and workplaces were shut down and cities went into lockdowns.

Considering this, VFAHT-DUHS’ Zoonotic and Media Division collaborated to conduct a social media awareness campaign regarding coronavirus. The activity covered the following topics:

  • What is the coronavirus? How does it spread?
  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • Precautionary Measures to be taken
  • How to wash your hands properly
  • Advisory on wearing a mask (according to WHO)

The activity was a Social Media campaign, as it is the primary medium of awareness during the lockdown. It was initiated on March 9, 2020, on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the VFAHT-DUHS Local council. One poster was uploaded each day covering one of the above-stated topics, in the following sequence:

9th March: What is Coronavirus? How does it spread?

10th March: Symptoms of COVID-19

11th March: Safety Precautions

12th March: How to Wash Hands

14th March: Advisory on wearing a mask

The activity was concluded on 14th March 2020. All information in the posters had been collected by the members of the Zoonotic division and was from authentic sources (WHO, CDC). The posts were shared by Local council members, and the Media division kept a record of the reach and response of each post.

Early March was a time of uncertainty and confusion for many. Information about the symptoms and precautionary methods of COVID-19 was not known to the common person.

As COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020, by WHO (during the progression of our online activity), VFAHT’s platform served as a source of knowledge and guidance.

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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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Awareness Session on Coronavirus

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Awareness Session on Coronavirus

March 05, 2020
UCMD, University of Lahore

March 05, 2020

Agosh Orphanage School, Township

Event Details:

The purpose of the project was to raise awareness about the prevention, precautions, and safety of the current outbreak of the novel Corona Virus 2019. It was held at Aghosh Orphanage/Complex school. All students, staff, and workers attended the session.

VFAHT Team reached Aghosh Orphanage/Complex Township Lahore at around 10 am where they were given a warm welcome. The event started with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Usman Aziz. It was followed by a short play on general Hygiene practices. Then the director of the project Meeram Chaudhary explained precautions and prevention measures for Droplet-borne infectious diseases. Students at the school were engaged in a writing competition on preventing measures. The team distributed masks and hand sanitizers among the school children. The project director Meeram Chaudhary also explained preventive measures to the staff and workers. The event concluded with group photos. The team was given an adorable farewell by the wonderful children of the school.

The team VFAHT UCMD UOL was successful in their objective of spreading awareness of prevention, precaution, and safety from n-Cov2019 among the students, staff, and workers.

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COVID 19 Awareness Campaign

Online Campaign

COVID 19 Awareness Campaign

March 23, 2020 – April 03, 2020
National Council

March 23, 2020 - April 03, 2020

Online Campaign

Event Details:

VFAHT Volunteers did a Social Media Campaign for awareness about COVID 29 in an easy way. This campaign included Posters, Videos, and Animations in both languages (English and Urdu).  This campaign reached almost 30,000 people on Facebook. Each poster has a reach of 3.4k people.

Awareness Topics Covered:Local Councils:
  • Seasonal Flu Vs COVID19 Poster
  • Social Distancing Video
  • Don’t Rush to Hospitals If You Have Mild Symptoms Poster
  • If Symptoms Appears: Procedure to Be Followed Poster
  • Guidance on Self Quarantine Poster
  • Who Should Self Quarantine? Poster
  • Defining Terms Related to Covid19 Poster
  • Covid19 Myths Vs Facts Poster Series
  • How to Properly Wear an N95 Mask (Respirator) Poster
  • Types and Uses of PPE Equipment Poster
  • Testing for Covid-19 | Steps Poster
  • How and When to Wear Mask Video
  • Who Should Self Quarantine Video
  1. Continental Medical College
  2. Allama Iqbal Medical College
  3. Fatima Jinnah Medical University
  4. Shifa Tameer E Millat University
  5. Quaid E Azam University
  6. Rawalpindi Medical University
  7. Dow University of Health Sciences
  8. Aga Khan University

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