About Us

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A group of Pakistani doctors from North America and medical
students from Pakistan got together to create a mass movement and spread awareness regarding Hepatitis B and C in Pakistan.

On August 6, 2016, VFAHT was founded at the CM Secretariat, Punjab with only 100 volunteers from the newly established 5 local chapters.

The beginning year focused on Hepatitis awareness seminars in different institutions and Hepatitis B & C screening at the King Edward Medical University campus. This year saw the formation of 2 new local councils and a significant increase in the number of volunteers who joined hands for the cause.

After the breakout of Hepatitis E and Typhoid in the major cities of Punjab and Sindh in 2019, VFAHT felt the need to target other preventable infectious diseases as well including other bloodborne diseases, water-borne diseases and zoonotic infections.

2 new local councils were formed, and 33 more activities were added to the portfolio.

The advent of the new year brought 4 more institutions and 400 volunteers under the wing of VFAHT. The Infection Control Conference was the highlight of 2018, hosted by Allama Iqbal Medical College. A diversity in activities was seen comprising of Injection Safety Workshops, Tuberculosis awareness workshops, safe dental practice training, and hepatitis awareness seminars.

Today, VFAHT has 4 major domains that cover almost 10 infectious diseases includes Hepatitis B & C, HIV, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A & E, and COVID-19, being the latest addition.

VFAHT is growing rapidly with the ambition to serve the nation. It now has 18 Local Councils across Pakistan and more than 1500 Volunteers. VFAHT has organized more than 200 campus and community activities under its banner so far.

Vision

Our vision is Infection Free Pakistan.

Goal

Our goal is to become the largest volunteer body of the preventive health sector in Pakistan by 2030.

Objectives

To increase the level of public awareness about the prevention of infectious diseases by community campaigns.

To build the capacity of undergraduate students (medical, dental, and others) to carry out awareness campaigns.

To promote the micro-elimination of infectious diseases by organizing testing and vaccination camps.

To promote the culture of research by organizing original research studies and surveys.

2016

A group of Pakistani doctors from North America and medical
students from Pakistan got together to create a mass movement and spread
awareness regarding Hepatitis B and C in Pakistan.

On August 6, 2016, VFAHT was founded at the CM Secretariat, Punjab with only 100
volunteers from the newly established 5 local chapters.

2017

The beginning year focused on Hepatitis awareness seminars in different institutions and Hepatitis B & C screening at the King Edward Medical University campus. This year saw the formation of 2 new local councils and a significant increase in the number of volunteers who joined hands for the cause.

2018

The advent of the new year brought 4 more institutions and 400 volunteers under the wing of VFAHT. The Infection Control Conference was the highlight of 2018, hosted by Allama Iqbal Medical College. A diversity in activities was seen comprising of Injection Safety Workshops, Tuberculosis awareness workshops, safe dental practice training, and hepatitis awareness seminars.

2019

After the breakout of Hepatitis E and Typhoid in the major cities of Punjab and Sindh in 2019, VFAHT felt the need to target other preventable infectious diseases as well including other bloodborne diseases, water-borne diseases and zoonotic infections. 2 new local councils were formed, and 33 more activities were added to the portfolio.

2020

Today, VFAHT has 4 major domains that cover almost 10 infectious diseases includes Hepatitis B & C, HIV, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A & E, and COVID-19, being the latest addition.

VFAHT is growing rapidly with the ambition to serve the nation. It now has 18 Local Councils across Pakistan and more than 1500 Volunteers. VFAHT has organized more than 200 campus and community activities under its banner so far.

Vision

Our vision is Infection Free Pakistan.

Goal

Our goal is to become the largest volunteer body of the preventive health sector in Pakistan by 2030.

Objectives

To increase the level of public awareness about the prevention of infectious diseases by community campaigns.

To build the capacity of undergraduate students (medical, dental, and others) to carry out awareness campaigns.

To promote the micro-elimination of infectious diseases by organizing testing and vaccination camps.

To promote the culture of research by organizing original research studies and surveys.