PANAH FUNDRAISER DINNER

The Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) was founded in 1984 and isthe country’s leading organization providing financial, logistic and social support for treatment of congenital heart diseases in children.

In the past three years, through generous contributions from our members and other donors, we have facilitated treatment of over 500 children (mostly open-heart surgery). Alhamdulillah 99% of them are now growing up to their full potential and enjoying life.

However, there is a long waiting list of patients, belonging to non-affording families. Roughly each open-heart surgery (including investigations etc) cost’s around Rs. 7,00,000/- (Seven hundred thousand rupees).

This year, weare aimingto provide help to approximately 300 patients, costing around 210 Million rupees. This can only be possible with financial support of people like you.

To further highlight this cause and mobilize more support, we are organizing a FUNDRAISER on Saturday, 28th January 2023, at 5 PM, at the Blue Lagoon Hotel, Mall Road, Rawalpindi. There you will get complete updates about all children who have benefitted or waiting for their chance, guidance on how you can support the children, as well as directly meet with needy families to hear their stories.

Please join us at this FUNDRAISER along with your kind-hearted friends and families, to support us in bringing back the smiles on the faces of these 300 children. You have been supporting us in the past and we hope that you will support us even more, in making this happen. Please feel free to contact us, should you need more information about this effort.

Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) is Organizing PANAH International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

PAKISTAN NATIONAL HEART ASSOCIATION (PANAH) IS ORGANIZING PANAH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (NCDS)

Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) is Organizing PANAH International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on 10th – 11th July, 2021.
International Conference on Non Communicable Diseases, a Threat to National Development (ICNCD-TND 2021)

PANAH is inviting the researchers, academicians, public health professionals, policy makers, media and students across the globe to for sharing their knowledge, lesson learnt and latest evidence to reduce Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Summary of Conference:

The overall all objectives of this conference is to provide a shared platform to local and international researchers, clinicians, academicians and policy makers to share knowledge, promote research and formulate evidence based policy recommendations for Pakistan based on the global best practices. The specific objectives are;

  1. Provide platform for sharing of latest scientific evidence related to risk factors, policy analysis and identifying gaps, global best practices, and formulate recommendations for prevention of these NCDs.
  2. Advocate and mobilize healthy food policy solutions and other measures to reduce NCDs in Pakistan.
  3. Provide networking opportunity to students, national and international researchers, academicians, policy makers, government representatives, civil society and media for mutual learning and promotion of evidence based policy solutions for prevention and control of NCDs.
  4. The multidisciplinary discussions and thought are expected to process lead to a draft a combine commitment and action tracks to encounter the growing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases. It will help to provide impact on policy makers and stakeholders by understanding the true picture and sensitivity of matter.

Conference Scope:

The five principal NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and mental and neurological conditions. These NCDs have five shared risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, air pollution, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. The conference will mainly focus around these principle NCDs and also their risk factors.

Collaborations:

Armed Forces institute of Cardiology Rawalpindi
Riphah International University, Islamabad.
Global Health Advocacy Incubators
Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids
Pakistan Science Foundation
Zohra Nursing Home
Heart International
Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians
Health Services Academy

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Mr. Farrukh Habib, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Will be Our Chief Guest of closing ceremony of PANAH International Conference on NCDs

Mr. Farrukh Habib, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Will be Our Chief Guest of closing ceremony of PANAH International Conference on NCDs

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Non communicable diseases (NCDs) encompass all diseases that are not transmitted from person to person. These NCDs lead to morbidity and premature mortality worldwide and the burden of NCDs is a major challenge for social and economic development. The five principal NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and mental and neurological conditions. These NCDs have five shared risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, air pollution, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. The NCDs are a major threat to health systems globally with no exception to Pakistan. The burden of NCDs is on the rise in the country. According to the NCD STEP Survey 2014, more than four out of ten (41.3%) are obese or overweight, while 37% have hypertension. Similarly, every 4th adult (26%) is suffering from type 2 diabetes. According to International Diabetes Federation 2019 report, Pakistan has the 4th highest burden of type 2 diabetes worldwide with more than 19 million cases.

Pakistan don’t have any comprehensive and integrated policies among the various sectors like health, food, agriculture, finance and other relevant departments which could contribute in prevention of the diseases and its associated risk factors. There is a dire need to mobilize policy makers and advocate for formulation of policies which can create enabling environment for prevention of these NCDs. The world has done significant progress on formulation such policies which includes tobacco control, taxes on sugar sweetened beverages, warning signs for high salt and sugar foods, reduction in the trans-fats and other related policies.

Objectives

The other all theme of the conference will be highlighting the importance of prevention of non-communicable diseases in the country.

The overall all objectives of the conference will be to provide a shared plate form to local and international researchers, academicians and policy makers to share knowledge, promote research and formulate evidence based policy recommendations for Pakistan based on the global best practices. The specific objectives are mentioned below.

  • Provide platform for sharing of latest scientific evidence related to risk factors, policy analysis and identifying gaps, global best practices, and formulate recommendations for prevention of these NCDs.
  • Advocate and mobilize healthy food policy solutions and other measures to reduce NCDs in Pakistan.
  • Provide networking opportunity to students, national and international researchers, academicians, policy makers, government representatives, civil society and media for mutual learning and promotion of evidence based policy solutions for prevention and control of NCDs.

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Non communicable diseases (NCDs) encompass all diseases that are not transmitted from person to person. These NCDs lead to morbidity and premature mortality worldwide and the burden of NCDs is a major challenge for social and economic development. The five principal NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and mental and neurological conditions. These NCDs have five shared risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, air pollution, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. The NCDs are a major threat to health systems globally with no exception to Pakistan. The burden of NCDs is on the rise in the country. According to the NCD STEP Survey 2014, more than four out of ten (41.3%) are obese or overweight, while 37% have hypertension. Similarly, every 4th adult (26%) is suffering from type 2 diabetes. According to International Diabetes Federation 2019 report, Pakistan has the 4th highest burden of type 2 diabetes worldwide with more than 19 million cases.

Pakistan don’t have any comprehensive and integrated policies among the various sectors like health, food, agriculture, finance and other relevant departments which could contribute in prevention of the diseases and its associated risk factors. There is a dire need to mobilize policy makers and advocate for formulation of policies which can create enabling environment for prevention of these NCDs. The world has done significant progress on formulation such policies which includes tobacco control, taxes on sugar sweetened beverages, warning signs for high salt and sugar foods, reduction in the trans-fats and other related policies.

Objectives

The other all theme of the conference will be highlighting the importance of prevention of non-communicable diseases in the country.

The overall all objectives of the conference will be to provide a shared plate form to local and international researchers, academicians and policy makers to share knowledge, promote research and formulate evidence based policy recommendations for Pakistan based on the global best practices. The specific objectives are mentioned below.

  • Provide platform for sharing of latest scientific evidence related to risk factors, policy analysis and identifying gaps, global best practices, and formulate recommendations for prevention of these NCDs.
  • Advocate and mobilize healthy food policy solutions and other measures to reduce NCDs in Pakistan.
  • Provide networking opportunity to students, national and international researchers, academicians, policy makers, government representatives, civil society and media for mutual learning and promotion of evidence based policy solutions for prevention and control of NCDs.

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