VCAN and We Will

Campus Activity

VCAN and We Will

March 23, 2019
Allama Iqbal Medical College

March 23, 2019

Outpatient Department, Jinnah Hospital

Event Details:

The event was part of the World Tuberculosis Day campaign, VFAHT AIMC conducted an awareness session at the Outpatient Department, Jinnah Hospital. The team was divided into subgroups and they went to the different departments of the hospital. They communicated to patients and visitors there. They inquired about the basic knowledge about tuberculosis.  The purpose was to make them aware of preventable diseases like tuberculosis. They explained the signs and symptoms and preventive measures through chart papers and drawing.

They informed them about the special care for TB patients. They also emphasized that a caretake should adopt preventative measures when a TB patient is around. It was a successful and interactive session. The team distributed the Urdu pamphlets to the visitors.

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Awareness Session on Tuberculosis

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Awareness Session on Tuberculosis

March 30, 2019
Shifa Tameer e Millat University

March 30, 2019

Apna Shelter Home and Learning Centre, Islamabad

Event Details:

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.

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TB Awareness Mega Quiz and Live Poster Competition

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TB Awareness Mega Quiz and Live Poster Competition

April 10, 2019
FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry

April 10, 2019

FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry

Event Details:

VFAHT-FMH local council organized an intra-colligate event in reference to World Tuberculosis Day. The event was divided into two sections: lectures and interactive activities for the audience. The volunteers from the Fatima Jinnah University participated as a team in Public Health Quiz and Live Poster Competition.  The honorable professors and faculty were also present at the event.

Components of the event:

  • Lecture
  • Public Health Quiz
  • Live Poster Competition
  • Prize distribution

Guest Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Nauman Tariff

Faculty Staff President, Head of Department, Nephrology, FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry

Prof. Dr. Alia Batool

Associate Professor Pathology, FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry

Prof. Dr. Rakshanda Rehman

Dean, FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry

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Isolation Precaution Training Workshop

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Isolation Precaution Training Workshop

March 27, 2020
Fatima Jinnah Medical University

March 27, 2020

Main Auditorium, Fatima Jinnah Medical University

Event Details:

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. March 24th marks the day in 1882 when German microbiologist Robert Koch announced he had discovered Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes this ancient menace.

In recognition of World TB Day, Volunteer Force Against Hepatitis Transmission (VFAHT) reassert their commitment to improving our understanding of TB, how to combat this evil, and put a check on its spread.

VFAHT- Fatima Jinnah Medical University in collaboration with the Department of Pulmonology SGH conducted an Isolation Precautions Workshop in which training was provided to medical doctors and nursing staff members with all basic tools of isolation precautions.

The workshop included Lectures, hands-on training sessions followed by an awareness walk for the “END Tuberculosis (TB) BY 2035” WHO Campaign. The walk was led by the honorable Vice-Chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Medical University.   

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United to End Tuberculosis Workshop and Awareness Walk

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United to End Tuberculosis Workshop and Awareness Walk

March 26, 2020
Allama Iqbal Medical College

March 26, 2020

Allama Iqbal Medical College, Jinnah Hospital Lahore

Event Details:

In relation to World Tuberculosis day, TB-Division at VFAHT AIMC-LC conducted an awareness session. The session had three phases:

Phase 1: An workshop was conducted by Prof. Dr. Ashraf  (Professor of Pulmonology) at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.

Phase 2: Volunteers then went to the pulmonology wards, and communicated with the patients and their attendants, and gave the necessary information to the patients.

Phase 3: A walk, comprising of the volunteers as well as the Pulmonology Department, and the MS, Jinnah Hospital, was later organized to show solidarity with the victims of the disease, and to promote awareness as well as and destigmatization of Tuberculosis.

Congratulations to the project lead Asma Mahmood, and the TB Division, for the success of the project.

 

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