Volunteer of The Month

Volunteer of the Month June 2021

Volunteer Force Against Hepatitis Transmission

Khubaib Samdani


Rawalpindi Medical University

Event Details:

I joined the society because I am interested in volunteering for a public health cause, learning to work in a non-profit organization, and look closely at how they work. VFAHT is a perfect organization to work with as they have the best team in town. I felt proud when I saw the society arrange free screening camps in underprivileged areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. VFAHT has taught me how to work with teams, manage human resources and how to meet deadlines. I am inspired by the team members’ attitude and willingness to contribute in any way possible without being acknowledged. I met different presenters from different medical institutions in Pakistan. It broadened my horizon immensely and helped me learn so much about VFAHT policies and the attitude that could help us in eradicating Hepatitis. The Public Health Quiz in VCON2021 was an interesting and exciting experience. It introduced me to medical students from other colleges in Pakistan.  Being a volunteer of VFAHT, I am learning and growing every day.


Sample First “Eliminate Hepatitis by 2030 | Progress and Challenges”

Town Hall Meeting

“Eliminate Hepatitis by 2030 | Progress and Challenges”

12 August, 2020

04:00 PM PST

August 12, 2020


04:00 PM PST

Event Details:

World Hepatitis Day is commemorated each year on 28 July to enhance awareness of viral hepatitis. Pakistan has 12 million cases of hepatitis B and C (HBV/HCV) and is therefore highest country in the world to have such a high disease occurrence.

This town hall meeting is part of the Hepatitis Prevention Campaign led by Volunteer Force Against Hepatitis Transmission (a division of Infection Prevention and Control Foundation) this July and August with the theme of “Hepatitis Free Future | Hepatitis Free Pakistan” to commemorate the World Hepatitis Day (July 28) and Independence Day of Pakistan (August 14).

2 CME Hours will be awarded to registered participants for attending the Town Hall Meeting on the topic of ELIMINATE HEPATITIS BY 2030 | PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES on August 12, 2020 | 4:00 PM (PKT). Only registered participants, who will fill the Post Town Hall Meeting Evaluation Form are eligible to confer CME Hours Certification by the University of Health Sciences, Lahore

Registrations will be closed on August 12 at 2:00 PM (PKT)

Panelist Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Javed Akram

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Health Sciences (UHS)

Karen Krok, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Shuaib Khan

Chief Executive Officer,
Punjab Healthcare Commission

Mr. Hammad Naqi Khan

Director General, WWF Pakistan


Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan (Ph.D, MPH)

Head of Public Health Department, Health Services Academy, Islamabad (UHS)

Umar Farooq, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Penn State University, College of Medicine, USA

Dr. Umair Haider

Chief Operating Officer, Infection Prevention and Control Foundation

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