Hep Talk

Online Campaign

HEP TALK

July 28, 2020
The University of Lahore

July 28, 2020

Online

Event Details:

Viral Hepatitis remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide and a huge gap persists in Pakistan, regarding the lack of awareness about this disease.

VFAHT UOL organized a webinar on Hepatitis Awareness on World Hepatitis Day, celebrated on July 28 every year. This webinar was part of the National Hepatitis Campaign.

Renowned speakers were invited to give talks and we’re extremely grateful for the knowledge and information they shared about Hepatitis.

It was able to reach thousands of people, both from the medical community and the general public and we hope that more people will be sensitized to this health issue and will be directed to take the right steps.

Speakers:

M Sameer Shafi

FASN (Chairman, IPAC Foundation, Chief Medical Officer, Kidney Care Center, Chicago, IL USA)

Prof Dr. Atif Masood

MBBS (KEMU) FCPS (Medicine )
(MO, Internal Medicine at Mayo Hospital, Senior Registrar At Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Associate Professor at UCMD UOL)

Prof. Dr. Mulazim Hussain Bukhari

(Head of Pathology, Director Postgraduate Medical Education, Azra Naheed Medical College Superior University Lahore)

Event Video:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

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. 

Event Gallery:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Hepatitis Screening Camp

Campus Activity

Hepatitis Screening Camp

January 26, 2020
Shifa Tameer E Millat University

January 26, 2020

Sunbeams School, Shah Allah Ditta, Islamabad

Event Details:

The purpose of this activity was to screen the registered patients for Hepatitis B and C along with running an awareness campaign for this disease. The VFAHT STMU team reached the Sunbeams school in Shah Allah Ditta, Islamabad at 8 am on 26th January, Sunday. Firstly, all the participants were registered on the registration counter and were issued a Medical record number. Additionally, data were recorded for each patient, including the patient’s name, age, gender, educational status, and any comorbid conditions. Then the patients were screened for Hepatitis B and C.

A total of 147 patients were screened.

After the screening was completed the patients were taken to a separate room where they were asked to fill the pre-evaluation forms and

then an awareness campaign was conducted. The team explained the causes of Hepatitis transmission and highlighted ways of preventing it. The participants were communicated in the local language to make sure they understood everything. After that, they were asked to fill out the post awareness forms to analyze the impact of the awareness campaign.

Out of 147 patients, one patient screened positive for Hepatitis C. Further information was taken from that patient and was then referred to Shifa International Hospital for a

qualitative PCR test where follow-up treatment of the patient would be aided by the Shifa Falahi Foundation. In this activity, we recorded data of 147 patients and we aim to not only screen more people but use this data for research purposes. We closed the camp at 3:30 pm. The locals were very pleased and thanked the team for arranging the camp.

Event Gallery:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

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. 

Gallery:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Hepatitis Awareness and Screening Camp

Online Campaign

Hepatitis Awareness and Screening Camp

March 09, 2020
Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan

March 09, 2020

Online Campaign

Event Details:

This was the first event conducted by SZMC LC. SZMC Local Council took the initiative to screen 1st year and s2nd-year Medical Students for Hepatitis B and C. This was a 2-day event which started with an Awareness session about Hepatitis on the first day. Students, Paramedical Staff, and all Faculty members attended this session. On the second day, 300 Students were screened against Hepatitis B and C. The screening was done by the paramedical staff.

The worthy Principal also visited the camp and appreciated the efforts of VFAHT Volunteers and assured his support for all future activities done by VFAHT SZMC-.

Event Gallery:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Dilemma of Developing Countries | Workshop Series

Online Campaign

Dilemma of Developing Countries | Workshop Series

July 23,2020 – July 26, 2020

July 23,2020 - July 26, 2020

Online

Event Details:

Another milestone was achieved in July. The VFAHT National Council planned a series of Online Workshops on Viral Hepatitis as part of our 3-week Awareness Campaign in recognition of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, 2020.

These workshops were aimed at polishing the clinical skills of the participants and raising awareness about prevention. The content was thoroughly reviewed by our Project Advisor, Dr. Aiman Sheikh, and her team of medical health professionals.

 

Objectives:

To impart clinical and preventive knowledge about Viral Hepatitis including:

  • Understand the art of history taking, about Hepatitis.
  • Learn steps to reach a diagnosis, including physical examination and diagnostic tests.
  • Understand the basic epidemiology of Hepatitis A, B, and C, and E.
  • Learn about the various complications that are to be expected in patients.
  • Learn how to manage and treat cases of Viral
  • Understand the importance of prevention of Hepatitis A, B, and C and E, including vaccination of Hepatitis A and B.

 

Participants were taught about Hepatitis A and E on the first two days and Hepatitis B and C in the next two days using different case studies.

The workshops consisted of:

  1. Study segments 
  2. Energizers
  3. Team activity and scenario discussion
  4. Game Sessions to reinforce concepts about Hepatitis

 

Approximately 80 volunteers were catered to, ensuring interaction with each of them and clarifying each aspect of the disease.

 

A lot of positive reviews were received where participants applauded this effort and wished to see more of these in the future. To quote a few:

 

“It was lovely being a part of such an amazing discourse. Looking forward to more such amazing ventures”

  • Usama Cheema from AMDC

“This was really a great session. I learnt alot. It was more beneficial than our initial ward lectures. Kudos to you all”

  • Ayesha Razzaq from KEMU

“Everything was really appreciable. It was a great opportunity to have such an interactive session while sitting at home.”

  • Aiman Jeet Kaur from FJMU

Event Gallery:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Awareness Session on Hepatitis

Online Campaign

Awareness Session on Hepatitis

July 18, 2020
Dera Ghazi Khan Medical College

July 18, 2020

Online

Event Details:

A public awareness target was attained by webinar. The webinar speaker was Dr. Haroon Bilal (Assitant Professor of Medicine DGKMC). He delivered information in every simple language so that a layman can understand the deadly disease. The webinar was based on a Q/A session. Students from all years of DGKMC asked questions from the speaker.

Media team-work was amazing in conducting a webinar on Facebook live and zoom app. More than 10600 people have reached until.

Event Videos:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

#VFightHepatitis

Online Campaign

#VFightHepatitis

July 12, 2020 – July 26, 2020
Continental Medical College

July 12, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Online

Event Details:

VFightHepatitis was an activity planned by VFAHT CMC LC to celebrate World Hepatitis Day 2020. This activity includes categories of handmade and E-poster competition. The purpose was to target social media users for creating awareness on Hepatitis, an epidemic in our country.

The competition was open to students from Continental Medical College. It was announced on our social media platforms 18 days before the deadline i.e. (29th July 2020). Each poster was assessed based on specific Judgment criteria which were shared with the participants. To keep the competition transparent and impartial, a set of rules and regulations was shared with the participants. The idea was to assess the impart knowledge of medical students regarding Hepatitis; it is stats, causes, prevention, treatment. The motivation was to make the student think that how as medical students can we contribute to the fight against it.

The cash prizes were awarded to the top two positions in each category.

Event Gallery:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Infographic on Hepatitis

Online Campaign

Infographic on Hepatitis

July 16, 2020, July 17, 2020, July 21, 2020, July 22, 2020

Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan
De’ Montmorency College of Dentistry
King Edward Medical University
Quaid-E-Azam University

July 16, 2020, July 17, 2020, July 21, 2020, July 22, 2020

Online

Event Details:

The infographics were part of the National Campaign on World Hepatitis Day with the theme of “Hepatitis Free Pakistan”. These served as a mode to spread information about the different types of Hepatitis, covering different aspects like pathophysiology, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. The media team of Local Councils made posters themselves and tries to make them easier to understand for the audience by adding pictures and icons.

Event Gallery:

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

My Hepatitis Story | Series Of True Stories By Hepatitis Survivors

Online Campaign

My Hepatitis Story | Series Of True Stories By Hepatitis Survivors

July 15, 2020

Allama Iqbal Medical College

July 15, 2020

Online

Event Details:

We started by contacting people which are or were previously affected by hepatitis. We traced them and gathered their stories and compiled them.

We arranged the stories and posted them on our page and shared them around to spread the word about hepatitis. It was a 5-day campaign and we posted one story per day.

It was quite a successful project and we had a lot of engagement from our lc and other people on the page.

Share: 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin