Aga Khan University (AKU) and LEAD Pakistan are hosting a seminar on “Preparing Communities and Hospitals for Heat Waves – Lessons Learnt from Karachi, Pakistan” on 19th April, 2019 at Ramada Hotel (Noor Hall), Islamabad.
The purpose of this seminar is to shape up findings of a research project “Heat Emergency Awareness and Treatment (HEAT)” jointly amalgamated by Aga Khan University (AKU), Aman Foundation and Johns Hopkins University (JHU), USA.
The project was funded by Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC), UK. The intention of the project was to get ready community and hospital emergency departments to deal with heat emergencies in an improved and effective way.
The honorable speakers who spoke at the event are Dr. Nadeem Ullah Khan, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Acute Care, The Aga Khan University on the topic “Hospitals preparedness for the management of heat emergencies”.
While, concerning on topic “Heat preparedness at community level” presented by Mr. Zaheer Chand, GM, Measurement, Learning and Evaluation, The Aman Foundation.
On the other hand, the moderator discussion panel going to be held where diverse experts negotiate over the concerned subject to create awareness and impart knowledge.
The event will bring to together national and provincial stakeholders to explore best practices and lessons for heat wave management in Pakistan.