Advocacy

Thalassemia is a lifelong disease and needs a lifelong treatment. Due to the disease severity and its expensive treatment, a prevention program should be instituted. AMTF have planned to work in phases i.e. in Phase-1 to work on awareness at school, colleges, universities, print/ electronic media and in coordination with other bodies inclusion of thalassemia awareness in the curriculum as well the implementation on the said legislation.

AMTF in collaboration with other bodies will work at every thalassemia centre in Pakistan where we work hard on thalassemia index cases, screen their first relatives and siblings of index cases. AMTF is doing thalassemia screening for every registered patient’s family. All thalassemia centre should present their data that they have screen there centre once we screen every centre it means we will screen most of the potential.

In Phase-2 as an alliance of all thalassemia bodies should go for implementation of law for screening program before marriage. Also documentation of the screened status on either each of the documents i.e. CNIC, passport or driving license level.

Any prevention program requires data collection followed by interpretation. In Pakistan We have given enough knowledge about Polio, Hepatitis, HIV but NOT about thalassemia .We should provide the knowledge first to the general public and give them time to interpretation. This is not possible for success of any prevention program if we do not provide data /knowledge and ask public to interoperate.

For carrier screening we will do complete blood count, as well as hemoglobin electrophoresis or hemoglobin high performance liquid chromatography.AMTF offered prenatal diagnosis to the pregnant woman/couple at risk for having a fetus affected with a clinically significant thalassemia or haemoglobinopathy. Prenatal diagnosis should be performed with the patient’s informed consent.

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#AMTF won the #CSR2020 Award in "Community Health Services"
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Dr. Asim Qidwai is working as a special interest in Haemoglobinopathies and childhood cancers. Dr Asim Qidwai is a founder of AMTF Helping Blood disorder program Karachi, Pakistan.
Dr Asim Qidwai did his medical school in 1995 followed by a residency in pediatric medicine, cardiology haematology and oncology. He also completed his masters in Haemoglobinopathies from University College London Hospital. He is the first Pakistan physician who has completed this Master program in Haemoglobinopathies from University College London Hospital.
Dr Qidwai has developed Pakistan first structured program for haemoglobin disorder with a concept of Multidisciplinary team. Dr Qidwai is also a founder member of Children Cancer Hospital and international Bridging foundation.
Dr Asim Qidwai has been actively involved in various research projects and presented several papers in local and international meetings. Dr Asim Qidwai has a special interest in Haemoglobinopathies and his passion is to develop the best centre for children suffering from different kind of blood disorders free of cost.
Under his leadership, Amtf project is the winner of " I am the change" 2016, "SATHA" (South Asia Triple Helix Award) 2018, "IFA Cambridge Child welfare" 2019.
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"Golden Lady of the Year 2019" Award
Presented to: Dr. Dur e Naz Jamal (Director - SBTA)
Presented by : Dr. Asim Qidwai (Founder & CEO - AMTF)
An initiative taken by Dr. Asim Qidwai and #AMTF to acknowledge the remarkable work and astonishing efforts of individuals in Health Sector of Pakistan
January 24, 2020
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Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation - Official

The #RedBusAMTF a concept by Dr. Asim Qidwai arrives at #PIA Township, Karachi for Blood Drive & Advocacy.
January 18, 2020
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The #RedBusAMTF a concept by Dr. Asim Qidwai arrives at Lakhani House, Adamjee Nagar, Karachi for Blood Drive & Advocacy.
January 12, 2020
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Happy New Year 2020
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#amtf - helping blood disorders
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The #RedBusAMTF a concept by Dr. Asim Qidwai arrives at #PIA Head Office, Karachi for Blood Drive & Advocacy
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#RedBus at Happy Palace School (Isfahani Campus)
for #amtf Blood Donation Drive
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