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Inaugural and celebration of College as “International Diabetes Federation Centre of Education” for Diabetes

College of Family Medicine has been declared as “IDF Center of Education”

IMG-20181126-WA0037This is a great honour and achievement of the college. College launched a certificate course under the leadership of Prof. Zaman Shaikh in April 2016. College has been busy in training the Doctors across Pakistan for an effective management of Diabetes since then.

So far, the college has trained approx. 300 doctors across Pakistan.

The College celebrated this event with Prof Samad Shera as a Chief Guest at PMA house Karachi.

At this occasion Prof. Zaman Shaikh stated that focused activities to fight diabetes across the country was the need of the time.

A well-trained Family Physician not only manages his patients effectively but he is able to prevent complications of diabetes by timely mitigation of risks.

IMG-20181126-WA0089Prof. Zaman Shaikh the course Director “Fighting Diabetes” announced that the course would now be taken to the next level to prepare the doctors to manage a huge number of Diabetes cases.

Dr. Shehla Naseem the Secretary General of the College Stressed upon the need of fighting diabetes at all levels. She stated that every 4th adult is a potential diabetic in Pakistan and if serious and timely measures are not taken, we would have a huge number of patients suffering with complications. The College started training   Family Physicians across the country 2 years ago to manage the disease properly. Today around 300 doctors across the country have been trained. The College was recognized by IDF as  “IDF center of Education“ based on its efforts to educate doctors to manage Diabetes.

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The College of Family Medicine Pakistan is a national voluntary organization of family physicians that makes continuing medical education of its members mandatory. The College strives to improve the health of Pakistani by promoting high standards of medical education and care in family practice, by contributing to public understanding of healthful living, by supporting ready access to family physician services, and by encouraging research and disseminating knowledge about family medicine.