SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

Sustainable development requires people of all ages to live healthy lifestyles and promote well-being. COVID-19 is causing widespread human suffering, disrupting the global economy, and upsetting the lives of billions of people around the world. Prior to the epidemic, significant efforts were made to improve the health situation of people globally. Significant progress has been made in improving the life expectancy and reducing some of the leading causes of infant and maternal mortality. However, we need to put in more efforts to eradicate many other diseases. COVID-19 and other health emergencies pose a global threat, emphasizing the importance of being highly prepared. The UN Development Program noted significant variations in countries' ability to cope with and recover from the COVID-19 issue. The pandemic represents a turning point in public health preparedness and investment in key 21st-century public services.







SDG 3 Policies

Policy #: ILMA/PM/18-22/ADMN/X57
Policy Created: April 11, 2012
Policy Reviewed: April 15, 2018
Anti-Tobacco Policy

ILMA University is committed to promote a sustainable and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students and visitors. This policy aims to protect the community from the harmful effects of all prohibited items including gutka, pan, betel nut, smoking and secondhand smoke. Implementation of tobacco free and smoke free environment is crucial for a healthy environment.

Scope of Policy
This policy applies to all individuals including faculty, staff, students, contractors and visitors.

Policy Statement
1. ILMA University anti-tobacco policy is grounded on following principles:
• Smoking or intake of any prohibited item including gutka, pan or betel nut is not allowed within University premises, including corridors, classrooms, labs, halls and other areas.
• Signs of "No Smoking" must be posted and prominently displayed in all areas where smoking is not allowed.
• A proper procedure for reporting of any violations of smoking laws, rules, and regulations must be in place.
• Repeated violations of the smoking rules and anti-tobacco policy by any individual (students, staff or faculty) should be reported to the administration department.
• Any student, staff or faculty found alleged to be smoking within University areas where smoking is not allowed may be subject to disciplinary actions through proper process.
• Any visitor found smoking within University premises where smoking is not allowed might be subject to whatever remedies are available to the University.

Smoking: Refers to any behaviour, which involves inhaling, and exhaling of fumes whether it is tobacco-related or electronic-based items.

Projects and Events

Ilma University applied for NOC or license to the health department for the opening of a Diagnostic Lab which would be an in house health facility which would primarily function to maintain the overall well-being of staff and students. This would only be possible with this lab where samples were taken and tests conducted instantly for a timely view to adopt safety protocols. Even the slightest symptoms would be addressed properly so these were nipped in the bud.

Ilma University aimed to fully utilize this lab facility to minimise the birth of any contagious infections or other seasonal illnesses as well as contain the spread through immediate measures.

The Diagnostic Lab was given the top priority in the wake of the global pandemic and a sure hit way to counteract its adverse effects. It would act as a preventive cell so that precautions were taken well ahead of time. This would keep the educational affairs running smoothly and surely.

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ILMA Collaborates with Hashmani's Group of Hospitals with an MoU to Uplift Health Education

This vital MoU was successfully inked by the CEO, Arsalan Hashmani, Senior Corporate Manager Sajjad Ahmed, Director Corporate Sales, Muhammad Danish. From ILMA the Vice Chancellor, Dr Mansoor uz Zafar Dawood, Director QAL, Fawwad Butt, Major Nasir Sabzwari, Sajida Qureshi and Mustafa Razzak played instrumental roles in bringing this agreement to life with the health sector. This was strategically aimed towards the promotion of health education and the provision of essential health services to faculty, staff and students.

Ilma signs MoU with Shed Foundation to uplift its health services and academic facilities

ILMA University takes a huge leap by its significant association with SHED FOUNDATION to uplift its Health Services and Academic facilities. This monumental MOU with SHED foundation is truly a breakthrough agreement that enables the University to enhance its facilitation to the student and staff members by giving quality medical facilities at at SHED hospital and taking advantage of training students under experienced medical professionals of the country.

As the University moves to diversify its range of study programs, an MOU with SHED FOUNDATION aids to accomplish that to a large extent. This strategic alliance will help form the foundation of the health-related programs for the staff and students to attain the maximum benefit. SHED Hospital is a primary health care facility that was established in 2019 with state of the art facilities serving all those seeking medical care.

It is commendable to note that ILMA University remains in the front line to sign forward-looking MOUs with organizations such as SHED for providing the essential amenities to fulfil the needs of the nation by and large. The University knows this too well that progress is only possible to work in close contact with the health sector which strives towards the eradication of diseases while fostering good health for the overall well being of society.

A well equipped sports center is established on the university premises to provide a proper area for physical exercise and sports competitions. The fully functional sports complex features squash court, basketball court and indoor games like snooker, chess, badminton and table tennis. An air-conditioned fitness gymnasium is also an integral part of the sports complex with advanced machines and equipment to allow for a full workout. Ilma University's sports teams partake in several inter-university tournaments. Similarly, sports competitions are also organized on campus where players/teams are invited from other colleges and universities to compete. This is certainly a productive platform where students’ energies are channelized and potential unleashed. Collaborations have been articulated through MOUs signed with leading sporting associations, clubs and societies to organize various inter-university sports feats. Inaddition, Ilma University provides unique opportunities for students to hone their skills through volunteering activities like coaching or even managing specific sports. The sports club promotes the core values of equity, resilience and wellbeing for all.

RCKS and AFMF take special interest in Thalassemia affected children’s blood requirements. Thalassemia is a deadly disease in which regular blood transfusion is required and arranging blood on regular basis is a challenge for any related organization.

Alhamdulillah the team has arranged 3 blood camps during the year with the support of SHED Foundation and Saylani Welfare Trust and managed to arranged more than 100 bottles of blood for thalassemia affected children.

Ilma University celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2020 in collaboration with the Governor House on Monday, 19th October 2020 at its Main Campus auditorium. The supreme topic under discussion was Timely Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Guarantees A Healthy Life. This auspicious event was held under the kind patronage of Begum Samina Alvi - First Lady Pakistan. The honourable chief guest was none other than the distinguished Mrs Reema Imran - First Lady, Governor Sindh.

It was truly an exquisite event which placed paramount importance of women health upfront. Ms Mehwish Faraz Lakhani presided over the entire proceedings which were attended by the esteemed female faculty including Dr Rubina, Dr Umme Raheel, Dr Kousar, Maryam Taki, Hira Anis, Nighat Mehmood, Musarrat Jabeen, Tayyaba, Zarmina Bakhtiar, Maneeza Omar, Nashmia Rauf, Farrah Rehman, Misbah Ishaq Khalid and Gulrekh.

Ilma University indeed put the health in focus and that to women health which was addressed at a national level. This grand event was organized keeping in adherence to the SOPs to maintain the health and safety of all present. It was yet another remarkable accomplished by the University in bringing to the limelight the most pertinent breast cancer

Mental Health Awareness Session

ILMA University Students Clubs, in collaboration with, Chughtai Lab organized awareness session on Mental Health as part of CSR activity on December 7, 2021, at its main campus.

The Speaker for the session was Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry, Hamdard University.

The session was highly interactive as students and faculty members were engaged in raising questions pertinent to their mental health. The session concluded with exchange of souvenirs with Chughtai Lab team represented by Mr. M. Salman Uddin Business Development Manager, Mr. Raheel Sheikh Assistant Manager Marketing and Ms. Maheen Aqil Outreach Executive while ILMA University was represented by Mr. Fawwad Mahmood Butt Director Quality Assurance & Liaison, Ms. Sajida Qureshi Deputy Director Quality Assurance & Liaison, Mr. Inamullah Assistant Manager Alumni & Placement Department and Ms. Sumra Nadeem Officer Alumni & Placement Department.