World Leprosy Day 2021
Department of Dermatological Sciences
To "Beat Leprosy, End Stigma and Advocate for Mental Well-being," the Department of Dermatology conducted a seminar in collaboration with the TUF Society for Skin Care on World Leprosy day in the Health Sciences wing on March 12, 2021. This event's main purpose was to highlight the sufferings of lepers and combat a Neglected Tropical Disease.
The Rawalpindi Leprosy Hospital Director, the German sister, Dr Chris Schmotzer, participated as the guest speaker in the seminar. She has been serving leprosy patients in Pakistan for the last 33 years. The faculty members gave a warm welcome to the guest of honour with flowers.
Welcome of Guest Dr. Chris Schmotzer
The event started with the Recitation of the Quran and Naat Rasool Maqbool. The department also presented a tribute to her services in the form of a short documentary.
While addressing students, Dr Chris Schmotzer delivered a speech to raise awareness about leprosy based on her knowledge and experience. Students, department heads and faculty members also attended the seminar.
Various competitions were held among students to assure their active participation in the seminar. Guests distributed awards among the position holders.
Students are actively participating in competitions
Dr Chris Schmotzer distributing prizes to students
A shield of honour was presented to Dr Chris by Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Head Department of Dermatology. Dr. Tanzeela Khalid also glorified the event with her precious words
Dr Tanzeela Khalid presenting shield of honour to Dr Chris Schmotzer
Dr. Tanzeela Khalid addressing with students