Wicked Hepatitis and Vile Corona

Public Awareness

Wicked Hepatitis and Vile Corona

August 25, 2021 – August 28, 2021
Amna Inayat Medical College

August 25, 2021 - August 28, 2021

Allied School Jubilee Town Campus Lahore

Overview

VFAHT – Amna Inayat Medical College arranged a “Wicked Hepatitis and Vile Corona” public awareness activity at Allied School Jubilee Town Campus, Lahore on 25th August 2021.

It was an interactive awareness session on the prevention of Hepatitis and the Corona Virus. Students were engaged in different fun-learning activities like quizzes, painting competition, and Roleplay.

Students were awarded a certificate of participation and gift hampers.

The team showed full adherence to COVID-19 SOPs during the activity. Masks were also distributed.

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Be the Voice against Hepatitis

Public Awareness

Be the Voice against Hepatitis

August 08, 2021
Allama Iqbal Medical College

August 08, 2021

Barkat Market , Lahore

Overview

Volunteers under the Waterborne infections division of VFAHT-AIMC visited the food street area of Barkat Market, Lahore on August 12, 2021. A team of 24 volunteers divided into 12 teams, took part in this community campaign under public awareness and outreach program. In this activity, they counseled the restaurant workers, stallholders, and helpers of 40 shops about the spread of hepatitis A, E, and typhoid. They also briefed them about the symptoms, mode of transmission, and simple preventive measures. The workers were encouraged to put up leaflets containing the provided information in their workplace. The volunteers received a very positive response from the area they covered.

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Hepatitis Campaign

Public Awareness

Hepatitis Campaign

July 29, 2021 – August 04, 2021
Dow University of Health Sciences

July 29, 2021 - August 04, 2021

Online

Overview

VFAHT-DUHS commemorated World Hepatitis Day through a social media campaign from July 29, 2021, to August 04, 2021.

Viral hepatitis classified as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, may present with similar symptoms, but vary greatly in their range of prognosis. Hepatitis A is always an acute disease, while hepatitis B, C, and D are most likely to become ongoing and chronic. Hepatitis E is usually acute but can be particularly dangerous in pregnant women. These threatening outcomes when paired with a lack of awareness in our population, become a major contributing factor to the declining public health in our part of the world. Hence, our online campaign aimed to bridge these gaps in knowledge and highlight the importance of timely attention to these commonly prevalent diseases.

Posters were published on social media platforms for each type of hepatitis. It was viewed and shared across different profiles contributing to the achievement of our goals, spreading awareness through masses, where the viewers not only got to learn the facts but also what can be done at their end to ensure health and safety of their lives and of those around them.

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Hepatitis B and C Screening and Vaccination Camp

Community Health Camp 

Hepatitis B and C Screening and Vaccination Camp

August 12, 2021
De’montmorency College of Dentistry

August 12, 2021

De’montmorency College of Dentistry

Overview

Viral Hepatitis B and C, causing chronic liver disease, complications and death, are a major concern for Pakistan. VFAHT in collaboration with the Hepatitis & Infection Control Program, Punjab, organized a Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination Camp at the de ’Montmorency College of Dentistry on August 12, 2021. This camp targeted to screen and vaccinate the college students, hospital staff and faculty. A total of 203 students and staff members were screened against Hepatitis B and C, while 184 were vaccinated against Hepatitis B at the camp. For testing HBV and HCV Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) kits were used. This activity aimed to raise awareness about the gravity of hepatitis spread and preventive measures. The team showed full adherence to COVID-19 SOPs during the camp.

Data Sheet

No. Of people screened 

Age Groups 

Gender Distribution 

HBV Positive Cases 

HCV Positive Cases 

203 

18-71 

 

01 

00 

Males  

Females  

Males  

Females  

Males  

Females  

70 

133 

01 

 

 

 

 

Vaccination

No. of people Vaccinated  Age Groups  Gender Distribution 
184  18-71   Males   Females  
66  118 

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Hepatitis Screening Camp and Awareness Walk

Community Health Camp 

Hepatitis Screening Camp and Awareness Walk

July 28, 2021
Panagaah, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi

July 28, 2021

Panagaah, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi

Overview

Pakistan has an approximate of 12 million cases of hepatitis B and C (HBV/HCV) and ranks second among the league of nations when it comes to the prevalence of Hepatitis C, only after Egypt. Viral hepatitis B and C, causing chronic liver disease, complications and death, are a major concern for Pakistan. On 28 July 2021, VFAHT RMU organized a Hepatitis Screening Camp at Panah Gaah, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi. The event commenced with Cake Cutting Ceremony to celebrate World Hepatitis Day 2021. The participants also indulged in a Hepatitis Awareness Walk led by Prof Muhammad Umar (Vice Chancellor, RMU). More than 154 people were screened at the camp using HBV and HCV Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) kits. This activity aimed to raise awareness about the gravity of hepatitis spread and preventive measures. The team showed full adherence to COVID-19 SOPs during the camp.

Data Sheet

No. of people screened 

Age Groups 

Gender Distribution 

HBV Positive Cases 

HCV Positive Cases 

154 

12-80 years 

 

03 

14 

Males 

Females 

Males 

Females 

Males 

Females 

109 

54 

02 

01 

09 

05 

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Hepatitis Ab Aur Nahi | Seminar Session

Public Awareness

Hepatitis Ab Aur Nahi | Seminar Session

July 27, 2021
Rawalpindi Medical University

July 27, 2021

Rawalpindi Medical University

Overview

World Hepatitis Day is commemorated each year on 28 July bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to bring about a real change.
Aligned with the WHO’s theme of ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait’, this year, Volunteer Force Against Hepatitis Transmission-Rawalpindi Medical University is organizing a seminar in collaboration with District Health Authority Rawalpindi, Rawalian Community Awareness Program, Shifa4U, Centre for Liver Disease-Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi, and Society for Therapeutic Endoscopy, RMU.
Students, volunteers, faculty, and staff of Rawalpindi Medical University and its associated teaching hospital participated in this seminar.

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World Hepatitis Day 2021 | Webinar Series

Public Awareness

World Hepatitis Day 2021 | Webinar Series

July 14, 17 & 26, 2021
Rawalpindi Medical University

July 14, 17 & 26, 2021

Rawalpindi Medical University

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VFAHT-Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) in collaboration with Rawalian Community Awareness Program (RCAP) and Shifa4U is organizing a 3-day Webinar Series to commemorate World Hepatitis Day. WHD is one of the twelve official public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization. It is observed on July 28th each year to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. WHD presents the opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis, encourage actions and engagement by individuals, partners, and the public and highlight the need for a greater global response. The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2021 is ‘Hepatitis can’t wait’. Join us for an interactive knowledge-packed webinar session with our esteemed guest speakers!

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World Rabies Day | Social Media Campaign

Webinar

World Rabies Day | Social Media Campaign

November 12-14, 2020

Dow University of Health Sciences

November 12-14, 2020

Online

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World Rabies Day falls on 28th September and is celebrated around the world. In a developing country like Pakistan, where stray dogs and subsequently dog bites are still common, cases of Rabies are frequently seen. With this campaign, we wanted to emphasize that Rabies is 100% fatal but also 100% preventable.  

The first poster on “World Rabies Day” was posted on September 28, 2020, to celebrate the relevant day. However, due to the ongoing Malaria and Dengue Relief Campaign at that time, this campaign was put on hold until November 12, 2020. The online campaign was done over 3 days from 12th Nov – 14th Nov on social media platforms of VFAHT-DUHS (FB and Instagram) and highlighted the different aspects of rabies, its management, and its prevention.  

The campaign especially drew attention to the 100% preventability of rabies and emphasized how a rabid dog should be dealt with, which is something often mismanaged and overlooked in our setting. We think it was successful in delivering the message we intended on conveying.  

 

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