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Events

ACF has been always very active in organising awareness events and seminars to make sure that we reach out to masses for our cause. Our team has been very active to organise various annual events and collaborating with other organisations to spread the cause.ย 

Here are some of the recent events & news we have:ย 

Lupus Awareness Walk & Seminar 2023 at Central Park Medical College & Teaching Hospital

During this walk & seminar, we unite as a community to raise awareness about lupus, honor those living with the disease, and celebrate the strength and resilience of individuals who battle lupus every day. Whether you’re a lupus warrior, a caregiver, a family member, or a concerned community member, your presence and support matter greatly.

Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide, and we believe it’s time to come together and make a difference.

๐—Ÿ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ 2023

Arranged by Arthritis Care Foundation & Mir Khalil ur Rehman Memorial Society Jang Group of Newspapers and Endorsed by Pakistan Society for Rheumatology
๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ ๐—š๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜: Prof. Dr. Javed Akram (Minister of Health Govt. of Punjab)

By raising awareness and understanding about lupus, we hope to empower our community to better support those who are living with the disease.
The seminar has featured a lineup of expert speakers who have shared their knowledge and insights about lupus, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

Certificates of appreciation have been presented to all of our volunteers in recognition of their invaluable contribution in organizing the ๐—Ÿ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ.

Inaugural Ceremony of ACF (Institute of Rheumatic Diseases) at 12-B, New Muslim Town.

The Institute of Rheumatic Diseases, a project by ACF, had its grand inauguration ceremony at 12-B New Muslim Town. We were honored to have Ummer Najeed as our cheif guest and an arthritis patient who has been sponsored by ACF since 2013, as our child star. The event was attended by the core members of ACF team, who have worked tirelessly to make this new clinic a reality.

With advanced healthcare facilities and increased capacity, our aim is to provide quality care to as many underprivileged patients as possible. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, and this new clinic is a step towards achieving that goal. At ACF, we are committed to improving the lives of arthritis patients and their families, and we are grateful for the support of our donors and well-wishers who have made this project possible.

World Arthritis Day at Department of Rheumatology, National Hospital & Medical Centre Lahore 2022

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) in collaboration with the Department of Rheumatology, National Hospital & Medical Centre Lahore organized an Arthritis Awareness Program to commemorate “World Arthritis Day”.ย 

The educational seminar was very well received and honoured by Prof. Shahida Khawaja, Prof. Khalid Bashir, Prof. Najam un Nasir, Chair ACF; Prof. Nighat Mir and Co-Chairs ACF; Prof. Sumaira Farman & Prof. Ahmed Saeed, and Lt. Col (R) Dr. Usman Jilani Khan.ย 

The awareness walk was also organized, which was participated by distinguished faculty members, fellows of Rheumatology Department, Post-graduate trainees of various departments and medical students.

Arthritis Care Foundation is theย  first nonprofit organization in Pakistan, dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of the world’s leading cause of disability.ย 

Join hands with ACF in our fight against disability and the pain.

World Arthritis Day at Department of Rheumatology, Central Park Medical College Lahore 2022

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) in collaboration with the Department of Rheumatology, Central Park Medical College Lahore arranged an arthritis awareness walk in connection withย  “World Arthritis Day”. The activity was well received and participated by distinguished faculty members, HODs, medical students, fellows in training, patients and the general public.

ACF faculty reiterated the fact that arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. If not treated properly in time, it can cause lifelong disability affecting other organs of the body including lungs, kidneys, skin and heart.

Arthritis Care Foundation is the first nonprofit organization in Pakistan, dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of the world’s leading cause of disability. Join hands with ACF in our fight against disability and the pain.

World Arthritis Day at AFJOG House Garden Town Lahore 2022

In continuation of awareness activities to commemorate World Arthritis Day on October 12, 2022, Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) organized an educational walk in collaboration with the team of Association of Fatima Jinnah Old Graduates (AFJOG) at AFJOG House Garden Town Lahore.

The awareness walk was well received by distinguished guests including Dr. Muneera Ahmad, Prof Mussarrat Nisar, Prof Nishat Maqsood, Dr Zahida Khwaja, Dr Ghazala Tariq, Dr Shazia Nadeem, Dr Tahira Arshad, and Dr. Tauseef Irfan. The walk was also very well attended by the patients and the general public.

ACF Chair and Co-Chairs addressed the clinical issues of patients and apprised awareness messages for the general public. They emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and proper treatment of rheumatic diseases, which would help in preventing lifelong disability.

INAUGRATION OF LUPUS RESEARCH CENTER AT FATIMA JINNAH MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

A Seminar was held on Lupus Learning Initiative & Lupus Research Launch Quality Healthcare organized by Arthritis Care Foundation & Department of Rheumatology & Medicine Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU), Lahore in the Auditorium, FJMU, Lahore.

President AFJOG, Dr. Muneera Ahmed graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medical University Prof. Dr. Khalid Masud Gondal welcomed the Chief Guest Dr. Muneera Ahmed.

Paediatric Rheumatologist National Institute of Health USA Dr. Laura Lewandowski, and Dr. Sarfaraz Hasni, from NIH USA Prof. Dr. Nighat Mir Ahmad, Rheumatologist Prof. Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, Rheumatologist Prof. Dr. Samaira Farman Raja and Head of Rheumatology Fatima Jinnah Medical University / Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Dr. Bilal Azeem Butt attended the seminar as Rheumatology Experts.

The main objective of the seminar is to educate awareness about the devastating effects of lupus (also known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) and to encourage those people who are fighting this disease around the globe.


World Lupus Day 2022 at Fatima Jinnah Medical University

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) in collaboration with the Department of Medicine & Rheumatology, Fatima Jinnah Medical University (FJMU) Lahore organized a Lupus Awareness Program to commemorate “World Lupus Day”. The educational seminar was very well received and honoured by VC FJMU, participated by distinguished guests including HODs, faculty members, medical students and trainee fellows.
Lupus is a disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs (autoimmune disease). Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems โ€” including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
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World Lupus Day 2022 at Central Park Medical Collage

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) in collaboration with the Department of Rheumatology, Central Park Medical College Lahore organized a ceremony in connection with “World Lupus Day”. The event was attended by Faculty members, medical students and patients. All participants reiterated their commitment in fight against disability, illness and pain

Arthritis awareness seminar 2021

Organised at Governor House Punjab (21 November 2021) Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) has always been active in raising awareness about rheumatic diseases. The Governor of Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar honoured the occasion as Chief Guest. Also among the special guests at the event were the Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of UHS, KEMU, SIMS and FJMU, and distinguished board members and donors of the ACF The Governor of Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar heartily appreciated the efforts of Arthritis Care Foundation & presented souvenirs (Awards of Excellence & Awards of Appreciation) to distinguished guests including ACF board members and donors/supporters.

World Arthritis Day 2021 at Central Park Medical Collage

Arthritis Care Foundation (ACF) in collaboration with the Department of Rheumatology, Central Park Medical College Lahore arranged an arthritis awareness walk to commemorate “World Arthritis Day”. The walk was well received and participated by distinguished faculty members, medical students, fellows and the general public. The walk was followed by a dedicated free Rheumatology Camp at Central Park Teaching Hospital, Lahore.
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