Dr. Mehwish Akhtar

Dr. Mehwish Akhtar

M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S. (Community Medicine)

Assistant Professor

HEAD OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT

Dr. Mehwish Akhtar is working as Assistant Professor and currently serving as Head of Community Medicine department, Allama Iqbal Medical College. She graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College in year 2009 with Gold medal in Biochemistry and Forensic Medicine and distinction in Special Pathology and Behavioral Sciences. After doing house job in Jinnah hospital Lahore, she passed the FCPS-I exam in Community Medicine and did training at Institute of Public Health with rotations in WHO, Pakistan Red Crescent Society, National program of Family Planning and PHC and MNCH program. After passing her FCPS-II exam, she worked as Assistant Professor at Services Institute of Medical sciences (SIMS) during year 2017-2019 and later joined AIMC in Feb 2019 and serving here since then with a passion for teaching and dedication for students and her parent institute as a Proud Iqbalian.

Department of Community Medicine imparts Medical students with latest preventive strategies as well as health education and communication modalities to deal with major public health problems on local as well as global level. Department owns a library and museum comprising of models and digital illustration of various public health issues.

The department plays a pivotal role in strengthening and promoting research culture not only in undergraduate medical students but also post graduate trainees of different specialties and faculty members. Faculty members and 4th year MBBS students have published numerous articles in indexed journals. The department also facilitates the research projects of various clinical specialties as well.

Vision Statement:

To foster leadership skills for health care delivery: to improve the health status of the community

Mission statement

To promote health, prevent disease and injury, protect communities and environment for sustainable development through research and education.

The department contributes a lot towards the academic and research activities of this institution. The academic program aims to impart quality medical education through interactive teaching and comprehensive training of under and postgraduate students in the field of community medicine and public health. The main focus of the deparment is the development of communication skills and professional approach to solve the community health problems and training of the students to conduct small research projects in order to develop research culture among forthcoming doctors and nurses.

  • Research: The staff members and students have published a number of papers in national and international journals.
    • International research project carried out through collaboration of World Health Organization includes “Tetanus toxoid vaccination coverage among pregnant women in District Lahore” & “Behavioral study for HIV in eunuchs in Lahore.”
    • National research project conducted through collaboration of Federal Ministry of Health, Islamabad on “Measles vaccine coverage and field vaccine efficacy in District Lahore”
  • Undergraduate Teaching (MBBS 4th Yr, 3rd Yr, 2nd yr,1st Yr, DPT, MLT)
    • Lectures
    • Small group discussions
    • Field Visits: An extensive Field training programmen is conducted round the year , in 8 batches, each comprising of 45 students visiting the following places:
      • BHU and RHC: for overview of Health system
      • PSRD: Rehabilitation Services/NGO
      • School : to impart health education messages and screening of children and referral to hospital
      • Family Planning Services Rahnuma family Hospital.
      • Village/community : communication skills, data collection analysis
      • MCH center: Maternal and Child Health
    • Presentations
    • Research projects
  • Health Education Material Development: About 80 posters and brouchers are developed each year by undergraduate students, in both Urdu and English, for the health education and dissemination
  • Post Graduate Teaching: Department is recognized for FCPS Community Medicine Training and currently there are two post graduate trainee in FCPS .

Dr. Mehwish Akhtar
Assistant Professor
MBBS, FCPS (CM)

Dr. Sana Iftikhar
Assistant Professor
MBBS, FCPS (CM)

Dr. Mamoon Akbar Qureshi
Assistant Professor
M.B.B.S, M.P.H. M.Phil.,(Public Health)

Dr. Tahir Ismail
APMO
M.B.B.S

Dr. Muhammad Ali
APMO
M.B.B.S, M.H.M M.Phil.,(Public Health)

Dr. NazimGardezi
Sr. Demonstrator
M.B.B.S

Dr. Ruqqaiya Awan
Sr. Demonstrator
MBBS, MHA

Dr. Lubna Azam
Sr. Demonstrator
MBBS, MPH

Dr. Saira Amir
Sr. Demonstrator
MBBS, MPH, MMCH

Dr Zarabia Pervaiz butt
Sr. Demonstrator
MBBS, FCPS (CM)

Mr. Muhammad Anwar Ch.
Health Education Officer
M.Phil., M.P.H.

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