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Environment & Medicine (Emed)

“A Small Payback to Pakistan”

Emed is an International Environment & Health Organization working on the preventive aspect of health issues. Its basic philosophy is to give back to this country, as every Pakistani should offer their services to Pakistan in return. Emed consists of a large group of doctors working to uphold the integrity of medical and health profession & Public members working for common goal to serve the community in terms of disease prevention, health promotion and environmental sanitation in line with millennium development goals (MDGs). We are different because we don’t have any profit motive in return to the services rendered by Emed. We don’t ask any donations but cover all expenditures from the pockets of the doctors & general public members. We worked day in and day out in 2005 earthquake. Emed again was on front line to reach far flung flood hit areas in 2010 floods. We set up camps under supervision of WHO and Government of Pakistan in 5 Districts of South Punjab. Our teams provided emergency treatment to victims of flood. In 2011, we organized similar camps in collaboration with French Government & WHO in low lying flood hit areas of Sindh province. Our cutting edge is research. Our doctor members have over 200 research publications in reputed journals with impact factor. We encourage researchers especially student researchers to come forward. Emed newsletter reflects the work of medical students.

 

Brief History

In 2002 (Faisalabad, Pakistan), a close friend of Dr Khurram Sohail Raja, Mr Sarfraz Ali, a lawyer by profession and a computer expert by choice, came up with an innovative idea of creating a website which could offer free medical guidance to the general public by specialist doctors. In 2002, along with Dr. Zahid Masood, the team materialized the idea of Emed and further involved Prof. Ahmad Bilal, Prof. Muhammad Sajid Sheikh and Prof. Hina Ayesha. Then Dr. Humaira Arshad also joined. Emed is equally grateful for the support of teachers of the initial team, including Prof. Mohammad Saeed, Prof. Irshad-ul-Haq, Prof. Mrs Tasneem Cheema and Dr. Mohammad Aslam. Since then this motivated team has never looked back and continued creating health awareness through ideal health teams. Today we are in collaboration with number of Governmental and Non-governmental departments, Schools, Colleges and NGOs.

 

Vision

To be the No.1 International Environment & Health Organization in promoting HEALTH EDUCATION according to the contemporary needs.

 

Mission

Emed is an Ideal Health Team. It counsels & guides all the five components of health facilities i.e. Doctors, Students, General public, Paramedics and Nurses by Continuous Health Education.

“Nothing works and progresses until you have some clear definite vision of the future. We want to establish a big set-up where free preventive health workshops for the general public could be held on regular basis. We want to start an organized Research Cell to strengthen the research activities in emed because we have a very extensive original data of the public and school going children.”

 

Website

21st century is millennium of information technology & computers so concept of Emed is projected around the globe through a live website, www.emedpak.com

Also, it has very vibrant face book & twitter accounts, which provide regular updates:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/emedpak/

https://twitter.com/Emed786

 

Projects

Coordinated School Health Program

Health is not just the absence of disease – it is complete physical, mental, and social well-being. In Pakistan 31% infants are low birth weight. 43% of Pakistani children are suffering from chronic malnutrition (stunting) which leads to poor cognitive functions. There is no concept of balanced diet. A school health program that effectively addresses students’ health, and thus improves their ability to learn, consists of many different components. Each component makes a unique contribution while also complementing the others, ultimately creating a whole that is more than just the sum of its parts. Coordinated School Health Program was the 1st project of emed and in the program various training workshops on medical emergencies in schools, health interactive sessions, lectures, quiz programs and poster/poem/skit competitions are organized. Two programs are running:

 

Emed Scouts and Guides

Concept of scouts & girl guides is a universally accepted idea & their utility in producing disciplined generations is proved with the time. In Pakistan also, we owe to serve the country in whatever effective way we can & informing & training our school going children is a great service. From the ‘vision’ to the ‘reality’ is a hard journey & it’s just like swimming against the tide in our unbalanced society of modern times. This program is approved by Department of Education Faisalabad and is in collaboration with Rescue 1122 and City Traffic Police Faisalabad. 

 

E-Youth Program

A Seven Day Certified Internship of Social Services to the Students of O – Levels, A – Levels, Matric and FSc in Collaboration with Rescue-1122, City Traffic Police, Citizen Police Liaison Committee and FM-103 Radio Faisalabad. e-Youth is a small effort to sensitize children to the real spirit of serving community around them. To introduce them to the ways and means of a Healthy Life Style, to train them in minor Medical Procedures, Nursing care of the elderly and un-conscious patients, introducing them to the effectiveness of the emergency ambulance services of Rescue 1122 with an introduction to its working and control, the effectiveness of Fire fighting, the importance of Road safety in our lives, introduction to the Licensing system in Punjab and then giving them an opportunity to express their views on FM-103 Radio”.

 

All Pakistan Diabetes and Endocrine Society (APDES)

In Pakistan, 6.9 million people are affected by diabetes with the International Diabetes Federation estimating that this number will grow to 11.5 million by 2025 unless measures are taken to control the disease. In 2007, 246 million people world-wide suffered from diabetes making the disease one of the most common non-communicable global diseases and the fourth leading cause of death in the world according to IDF estimates. President emed, Prof Ahmad Bilal has worked tirelessly to educate the masses on the seriousness of the issue. 

 

E-Women

It provides MEDICO-LEGAL Aid to the women who are victims of domestic and sexual torture by strengthening the chain of medical examination, police investigation and legal aid for better and enhanced justice. e-Women is a better, skilled and affectionate team of Doctors, Lawyers, Psychologists, and Police Officials. Jail Officials, Darul-Aman Administrators, Women Crises Cell, Human Rights Activists, Social Workers, House Wives, Media Workers and Researchers. 

 

Free Health Camps

Malnutrition is a major problem of Pakistan. It is impossible for a common man to get screened for common metabolic & communicable disease. Free Health camps are organized in slums and poor localities where free tests on sugar, cholesterol, calcium, Vitamin-D, Obesity and Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Hepatitis B & C, Uric Acid are performed along with free medical and health advice. 

 

EMED-APPNA-MEDWISH Joint Donation Project

Punjab Medical College Alumni (Ohio Chapter) of APPNA devised the project of donating medical machinery to their institution, Punjab Medical College Faisalabad, with the collaboration of MEDWISH in USA & Emed in Pakistan.

The donations will range from bandage to MRI machines & will be in sole benefit of poor patients of Pakistan. It will be an on-going project starting in the end of 2012 & will be continued. Emed will be responsible for the distribution, usage & feed back on the donations.

 

Quarterly Newsletter

Quarterly newsletter with a section on research work (e-Researchers) is a successful and continuous feature covering all the activities of the previous three months. Its hard copy is sent all over Pakistan including all the members, all the medical colleges, provincial and regional health authorities institutions, all the universities and to all the collaborators. Its soft copy is e-mailed around the world with an on-line copy available on the website. 

 

Administrative Structure

 

Chief Patron

Prof Dr Mohammad Saeed

Principal,

Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan


Patron

Prof Dr Irshad ul Haq

Principal

University Medical & Dental College Faisalabad


Prof Dr Farooq Ahmad Mian

Independent Medical College Faisalabad


Prof Dr Mrs Tasneem Cheema

Independent Medical College Faisalabad


Core Committee

Prof Dr Ahmad Bilal (President/Chairman Core Committee )

In charge Medical Unit-II,

Allied Hospital Faisalabad

Punjab Medical College Faisalabad


Dr Zahid Masood Khan (Member, Core Committee)

Associate Professor,

Head of Community Medicine Department,

University Medical & Dental College Faisalabad

 

Dr Khurram Sohail Raja (Gen Secretary/Member Core Committee)

Associate Professor,
Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,

Punjab Medical College Faisalabad

 

Prof Dr Mohammad Aslam (Senior Vice President)

Head of Forensic Medicine Department,

University Medical & Dental College Faisalabad

 

Prof Javed Iqbal (Vice President)

In charge Surgical Unit-5,

D Punjab Medical College Faisalabad

HQ Hospital Faisalabad

 

Dr Humaira Arshad (Finance Secretary)
Assistant Professor,
Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,

Punjab Medical College Faisalabad

 

Prof Hina Ayesha (Member Executive Council)

In charge Pediatrics Unit,

DHQ Hospital Faisalabad.

Punjab Medical College Faisalabad

 

Prof Muhammad Sajid Sheikh (Member Executive Council)

In charge Surgical Unit-4,

DHQ Hospital Faisalabad

Punjab Medical College Faisalabad

 

 

Mr Tariq Mushtaq (Member Executive Council)

Director TEMPO Departmental Store

Peoples colony No. 2, Faisalabad

 

Mr Waseem Siddiq (Member Executive Council)

 

Outstation Correspondents

 

Dr Amer Hussain Agha (UK)

Dr Amjad Ghani (USA)

Dr Shams Tabraiz (Islamabad)

Dr Khayal Azam Khalil (Lahore)

 

Web Administrator


Mr. Najam ul Bakhat

Network Administrator

CCNA, MCITP

Virtual University of Pakistan,

Lahore.

Frequently Asked questions


Q: How I can become an Emed member?

A: Visit the website of Emed on www.emedpak.com and click ‘Join Us’. A small questionnaire form will be opened. Fill it and ‘Submit’ the form. On reaching this form to the office of Emed, you will be guided further. For any query regarding membership, you can mail to info@emedpak.com


Q: How I can contribute my services to Emed?

Emed Member

On becoming the member, you will be included in the vast network of Emed members who regularly are updated on the activities of Emed. You can participate in any health activity after properly informing and getting guidelines from the office.

 

Emed Health Educator

If you want to do practical work for Emed, you can organize any sort of health education activity (lectures, seminars, workshops, quiz, skits, poster displays etc) at any place within your reach (school, college, colony, mohala, within family or relatives) with prior intimation to the office. The activity will be valid when its report, in black and white, with pictures are submitted to the office. After organizing 5 health activities, you will be progressed to ‘emed Health educator’ with a certificate. And you will be an authorized health educator helping other health educators in arranging official health activities.

 

Emed Advisor

On completion of 20 health activities as Health Educator, you will be certified as ‘Emed Advisor’ which is a wing of ‘Emed Core Committee’ working on the Vision of the organization on scientific grounds.

 

Member of Emed Core Committee

If you submit your vision on Emed for the next 2 years, you will be inducted as the member Core Committee where you will be eligible for running any post of Emed.

 

Q: Will I be awarded certificates on my services and what will be its benefit?

A: Your work on health education will be appreciated at every level and you will be awarded letters of appreciation and certificates. Its benefit will be broad based. Emed Certificates of Social Services and Research Work are appreciated in all the universities and students are always benefited due to that. Moreover, if you apply for the job, its certificates will give you edge on others.

 

Q: Is Emed membership life long?

A: Yes, once a member of Emed, you are liable to get the updates even after you leave your studying or working place and you will be authorized to organize its health education activities wherever you go.

 

Contact:

0321-650-3456

info@emedpak.com

www.emedpak.com

 



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