On 17 of Feb 2020 Student of Faculty of Eastern Medicine and Natural sciences have been provided an opportunity to visit MALC (Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre) in Karachi, Pakistan. MALC is one of the largest NGO in Pakistan, working for leprosy control since 1956 with its Head Office based in Karachi which includes 64-bedded hospital as well as 157 health centers that are currently operating in Sindh, Balochistan, KPK, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir in partnership with the provincial health departments to facilitate free health services for the community. Their mission is to eliminate leprosy, control TB and blindness creating an inclusive environment for persons with disabilities.
The visit was quite informative enlighten the students with leprosy and its management including taking their history of illness and treatment, not only that but also learn that how to perform the physical exercises with the patients who have been developed some deformity after being suffered by Leprosy.
Mr Denial Karamat, head of education department MALC gave detailed information and their efforts to reduce the burden of leprosy in Pakistan. At present, the national caseload of Leprosy is 4,755 patients, of which 512 are under medication. Disabilities ratio among new cases is still high. Due to long incubation period of disease, it is essential to sustain and provide quality leprosy management services and to ensure diagnosis in early stages before disability sets in.
The leprosy management program is actively following the World Health Organization’s strategy formulated for the year 2020 and it is hoped that with continued support and efforts of MALC, Leprosy will be eradicated from Pakistan one day.
National council for Tibb (NCT) visited Faculty of Eastern Medicine and Natural Sciences (FEMNS), Ziauddin University on 11th September, 2019 for accreditation of Bachelors of Eastern Medicine and Surgery (BEMS) program.
It is pleased to report that National council for Tibb (NCT) accredited BEMS program of Collage of Eastern Medicine, Faculty of Eastern Medicine and Natural Sciences (FEMNS), Ziauddin University. It is an enriching achievement in terms of recognition Eastern Medicine, valued system of healthcare and to promote the advancement of knowledge in health sciences through excellence in teaching, research, and public service.
Earlier, NCT team met University’s Chancellor, Dr. Asim Hussain and discussed matters of mutual interest for the promotion and development of the field.
The meeting was also attended by Vice Chancellor, Pro Chancellor, Registrar, Director Finance and Dean FEMNS.