DEPARTMENT SOCIAL & PREVENTIVE PAEDIATRIC

Prof. Dr. Nosheen Aziz

M.B.B.S, D. Paeds
M.C.P.S, MPHIL (Community Med)
Professor of Preventive Pediatrics

Prof. Dr. Nosheen Aziz

The first ever Department of Social & Preventive Pediatrics was established in 1984 at King Edward Medical College, Lahore. This was the first of its kind in whole South East Asia. Professor Fehmida Jalil was the first professor and head of the department. Community outreach programme for the urban slums of Lahore was started by this department. The families living in Gowalmandi, an urban slum area, were registered by community based survey. These families were visited by the doctor-nurse team for health promotion activities and the mothers and children came to the primary health care clinic established in the department. A family folder was maintained for each family.

During the course of time the Department of Social & Preventive Pediatrics established research collaborations with various international universities (especially Swedish and British) and international agencies like WHO and UNICEF. These research collaborations resulted in more than 150 research papers and reports published in local and international journals. Four local researchers and four international students were awarded PhDs by Swedish and British universities and eight researchers received their master degrees. In 1993 Prof. Fahmida Jalil retired and Prof. Riffat Nisar Ashraf took over the charge of the department. She continued the traditions of Prof. Fahmida Jalil.

The current head of the Department, Prof. Dr.Nosheen Aziz, was appointed after the retirement of Prof. Riffat Nisar Ashraf. Her field of Interest is Epidemiology and Nutrition. She has keen interest in up grading the nutrition rehabilitation ward. The functions of the Department of the Social & Preventive Pediatrics are provision of comprehensive health care services (promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative) to the children and families in the community, teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, and research..

The out reach services that are provided to the population by door to door visits in the community are: antenatal counseling, care of the newborn, growth monitoring, health promotion and health education, breastfeeding promotion, and promotion of complementary feeding.

The out door hospital based services are Growth Monitoring Clinic, Nutrition Clinic, Vaccination Centre, and Lactation Clinic. Health education is impaired to mothers in the ward and to the mothers who accompany their children in neonatology section and diarrhea wards of the pediatric departments by trained health educators of the department.

The collaborative services in out reach centers in the neighboring towns were discontinued since 2013.

Faculty List:

1. Prof. Dr. Nosheen Aziz, MBBS, D. Paeds M.C.P.S, M. PHIL (Community Medicine).
2. Dr. Asif Hussain MBBS, AMPO.
3. Dr. Amjad Majeed, MBBS, DCCH.
6. Dr. Rameeza Kaleem, MBBS, MMCH, Women Medical Officer, Registrar.
7. Dr. Shahida Nazir, MBBS, FCPS, Women Medical Officer.
8. Mrs. Hafiza Misbah, M.Sc Health Educator.

Group Photo of the Department of Social and Preventive Pediatrics
Sitting: from left to right: Mr. Muhammad Amin, Dr. Amjad Majeed, Dr Rameeza Kaleem, Prof. Dr. Nosheen Aziz, Dr Javeria Saleem, Dr M. Asif Hussain, Hafiza Misbah Ishaque.Standing 1: From left to right: Mr. Atta Muhammad, Amanual Mubarak, Naveed Saleem,Haji M. Safeer, Muhammad Sajjad, M. Hanif, Arif Abdul Haq, Dr. Anam Saqib, Dr. Anam Mustafa , Mrs Farhat Anwar, Mst Shumaila Sadaf, Mst Zareena Younas, Mrs Fakhra Parveen.

Teaching Program:

Undergraduate Programs

  • MBBS
  • ii) NURSING

Post Graduate Programs

M.D Preventive Paeds passed by Dr. Rameeza Kaleem

Facilities:
•        Class Room
•        Library
•        Computer Section
•        Conference Room

Research Work:

  • Professor Dr. Nosheen Aziz.
  • Dr. Javeria Saleem.
  • Mrs. Farhat Anwar.
  • “Comparison of effect of combination of Prebiotic & Probiotic (Lineax baby) and Prebiotic or Probiotic alone (Gut care) in the control of acute watery diarrhea in children under 5 years of age”.