World Leprosy Day 2020
Department of Dermatological Sciences
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In order to keep the tradition of observing The World Leprosy day since last 10 years, alive, The University of Faisalabad on January 29, 2020, organized a seminar titled ‘Overturn the Stigma of Leprosy".
Students and faculty members attended the awareness seminar
Renowned German Physician Dr Chris Schmotzer was the Chief Guest in the ceremony. As part of an evangelical sisterhood from Germany, she has been working to cure patients of infectious diseases, particularly leprosy and tuberculosis (TB), in Pakistan. Her services have whittled the number of leprosy in Pakistan.
Dr Chris presenting the scientific knowledge about leprosy
During her address, Dr Chris provided the scientific knowledge and the current status of leprosy in Pakistan. The student centered activities included 3D model presentations, poster making and documentary competition. They were appreciated by awarding prizes and certificates. Afterwards, Dr Chris conducted a workshop in Madinah Teaching Hospital to train the doctors about diagnosis and examination of leprosy.
Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed (Pro-Rector) presenting the honorable shield to Dr Chris
Dermatology, MTH, Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed Pro-Rector, Head Department of Anatomy UMDC, Prof Dr Katrina Hurbik, Head School of English, TUF, Associate Professor Forensic Medicine Dr Shirza Nadeem and many esteemed personalities were also present at the occasion.
Dr Chris and other senior faculty members distributing the certificates among students
It’s worth mentioning here that Leprosy is an infectious disease of the skin and nerves which, if not diagnosed and treated quickly, can result in debilitating disabilities. The effects of leprosy are exacerbated by the negative stigma surrounding the disease.