World TB Day Public Health Symposium

March 25, 2021

11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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     March 25, 2021
    Governor House, Lahore
     11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Overview

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Tuberculosis that often affects the lungs. A person with active TB can spread the disease to others through the air when they cough, sneeze or spit, by propelling the germs into the air. TB is both curable and preventable, yet it remains an epidemic in Pakistan with the country ranking 5th amongst the high burden countries in the world.

World TB Day is one of the eight official public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization. It is observed on March 24th each year. Infection Prevention and Control Foundation observes World TB Day each year by organizing chest camps, seminars, and walks. This year’s symposium is organized in collaboration with the Punjab TB Control Program, Gulab Devi Hospital Lahore, and WHO Pakistan. Healthcare professionals, family physicians, and public health experts will be in attendance.

Inaugural Ceremony

1.Umar Farooq, MD
Vice Chairman, Infection Prevention and Control Foundation
11:00 AM
2. Dr. Haroon Jahangir Khan
Director General Health Services, Punjab
11:05 AM
3. Dr. Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala
Country Head, WHO Pakistan
11:10 AM
4. END-TB Documentary 11:15 AM

Lecture Session

1.

WHO END TB Strategy: How to Find the Missing Millions in Pakistan?

Dr. Syed Karam Shah
Senior Advisor to Stop TB Pakistan

11:20 AM

2.

Advancements in TB Diagnostics and Diagnostic Biomarkers

Quratulain Fatima Kizilbash, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Texas

11:30 AM
3.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Tuberculosis

Dr. Javed Hayat Khan
Consultant Pulmonologist, PKLI&RC

11:40 AM
4.

Initiatives by Provincial TB Control Program Punjab

Dr. Muhammad Saeed Akhtar
Program Manager, Provincial TB Control Program Punjab

11:50 AM

Panel Discussion: Make TB Prevention Great Again (Health Zone TV Talk Show - NEO TV)

1.Ch. Muhammad Nawaz
President Pakistan Anti-TB Association
12:00 PM
2. Dr. Muhammad Saeed Akhtar
Program Manager, Provincial TB Control Program Punjab
3. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Jamal
Head of Pulmonology Department, Allama Iqbal Medical College
4. Prof. Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan
Head of Public Health Department, Health Services Academy

Closing Ceremony

1.Syed Shahid Ali
Chairman, Gulab Devi Hospital
12:30 PM
2.Ms. Sarah Aslam
Secretary For Primary & Secondary Healthcare
12:35 PM
3. Prof. Dr. Yasmin Rashid
Provincial Minister For P&SHD / SH&ME
12:40 PM
4. Ch. Muhammad Sarwar
Governor of Punjab, Lahore
12:45 PM
5. END-TB Human Sign 12:50 PM

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Guest Speakers

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Ch. Muhammad Sarwar

Governor of Punjab, Lahore

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Dr. Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala

Country Head, WHO Pakistan

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Ms. Sarah Aslam

Secretary For Primary & Secondary Healthcare

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Dr. Haroon Jahangir Khan

Director General Health Services, Punjab

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Syed Shahid Ali

Chairman, Gulab Devi Hospital

DR-Umar

Umar Farooq, MD

Vice Chairman, Infection Prevention and Control Foundation

Speakers and Panelists

Dr.-Muhammad-Saeed-Akhtar

Dr. M. Saeed Akhtar

Programme Manager, Punjab TB Control Program

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Dr. Syed Karam Shah

Senior Advisor to Stop TB Pakistan

Prof.-Dr.-Muhammad-Ashraf-Jamal

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Jamal

Head of Pulmonology Department, Allama Iqbal Medical College

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Ch. Muhammad Nawaz

President Pakistan Anti-TB Association

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Dr. Javed Hayat Khan

Consultant Pulmonologist, PKLI&RC

Dr-shahzad-ali

Prof. Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan

Head of Public Health Department, Health Services Academy

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Quratulain Fatima Kizilbash, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Texas

Image Gallery

Video Gallery

Governor Speech

Media Coverage

Media Coverage

TB Free Pakistan Documentary

Umar Farooq, MD

Quratulain Fatima Kizilbash, MD, MPH

Our Partners

Organizing Committee

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Prof. Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan

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Umar Farooq, MD

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Dr. Umair Haider

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Noshaba Maqbool

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Rameen Fatima

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