SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

ILMA University prioritized the well-being of its students and the community by conducting informative sessions in collaboration with institutions like Dr. Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Centre. These sessions covered various health-related topics, including financial wellness, dental hygiene, and anti-tobacco awareness, emphasizing the importance of good health and well-being.

Policy #: ILMA/PM/18-22/ADMN/X57
Policy Created: April 11, 2012
Policy Reviewed: April 15, 2018
Policy Updated: September 25, 2022
Anti-Tobacco Policy

ILMA University is committed to promoting 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. The implementation of a tobacco-free and smoke-free environment is crucial for a healthy campus.

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

Policy Statement
1. ILMA University's anti-tobacco policy is grounded in the following principles:
• Smoking or the use of any prohibited item, including gutka, pan, or betel nut, is not allowed within University premises, including corridors, classrooms, labs, halls, and other areas.
• "No Smoking" signs must be posted and prominently displayed in all areas where smoking is not allowed.
• A proper procedure for reporting any violations of smoking laws, rules, and regulations must be in place.
• Repeated violations of the smoking rules and the 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 the 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 behavior that involves inhaling and exhaling fumes, whether it is tobacco-related or electronic-based items.

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.

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, a leading institution dedicated to fostering a culture of compassion and community engagement, joined hands with the Fatimid Foundation to organize a Blood Donation Camp at its Gulshan Campus on February 25, 2022. This noble initiative aimed to support cancer and thalassemia patients by ensuring a consistent supply of life-saving blood. The collaborative effort was made possible by the dedicated team from the Fatimid Foundation, led by Dr. Aziz Qamaruddin, Director, and Ms. Durakhshan Ali, Manager BMD, who brought along a team of doctors and nurses for the vital task of collecting blood donations.

ILMA University, known for its commitment to holistic education and community engagement, joined hands with Dr Essa Laboratory & Diagnostic Centre to organize an enlightening awareness session on Dental Hygiene. The session took place on June 16, 2022, at ILMA University’s main campus. The session featured a delegation of experts, including Dr. Saqib Kaleem, a skilled BDS Dental Surgeon, as well as Ms. Rimsha Afzal and Mr. Talha Fareed, both accomplished Business Development Officers. Together, they shed light on the crucial topic of dental hygiene and its impact on overall well-being.

ILMA University’s Alumni & Placement Department joined forces with Kazim Trust to organize a highly informative session on “Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity & Learning Disorder.” The event, held at the Main Campus on Saturday, September 10, 2022, aimed to shed light on these learning challenges and equip students with valuable insights to cope with them. Ms. Ambreen Ali, Head of Services & Clinical Psychologist at Kazim Trust, served as the esteemed speaker for the session. Her expertise and interactive approach captivated the audience, engaging them in meaningful discussions about learning disorders. Students actively raised questions and sought guidance, making the session a dynamic platform for sharing knowledge and fostering understanding. ILMA University’s commitment to empowering its students was evident through this collaborative effort, which aimed to create a supportive learning environment for all.

The Faculty of Computer Sciences at ILMA University orchestrated an empowering Guest Speaker Session on “Problems & Opportunities of Entrepreneurship Development.” The session, conducted by the esteemed Mr. Waqas Badshah, Chief Executive Officer of Webnet Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd., aimed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit within students while providing invaluable industry insights. The objective of ILMA University’s guest speaker sessions is to bridge the gap between academia and industry, fostering experiential learning opportunities for students. By bringing industry experts like Mr. Waqas Badshah to the campus, the university aims to inspire and equip students with the knowledge and tools required for better career growth. The session became a platform for students to gain firsthand knowledge about the challenges and opportunities that await in the entrepreneurial realm.

ILMA University’s Sports Club took a leap towards advancing Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3): Good Health and Well-being, by bringing the excitement of FUTSAL to life with a spirited tournament held in collaboration on December 14, 2022. The event saw students from both the Gulshan and Main Campus showcasing their athletic skills and sportsmanship on the field. In a dazzling display of teamwork and determination, the Gulshan Campus emerged victorious, securing the top position in the tournament. Their exceptional performance was met with due recognition and rewarded with a well-deserved Trophy and Certificates, presented by the esteemed Secretary (Acting) of Sindh Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Mr. Noman Ahsan. This event was not just a competition; it was a celebration of unity and camaraderie among participants from both campuses. The tournament brought together sports enthusiasts, encouraging them to pursue their passion for sports and physical fitness, thereby promoting the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

ILMA University is deeply committed to the well-being of its students, recognizing that mental health is a vital component of overall student success. To support our students in facing the challenges that can arise during their academic journey, we offer free counseling sessions focused on addressing a wide range of mental health and student-related issues. These counseling sessions are provided by trained professionals who create a safe and confidential space for students to express their concerns, seek guidance, and work through personal challenges. Our university understands that students may encounter a variety of stressors and emotional issues, and our free counseling services are designed to provide them with the necessary tools and support to cope with these challenges. We encourage students to take advantage of these sessions to enhance their mental well-being and create a positive and nurturing environment that fosters their academic and personal growth. At ILMA University, we believe that investing in our students’ mental health is an investment in their overall success and happiness.

ILMA University is dedicated to promoting mental health and well-being among its students, recognizing the importance of addressing the unique challenges they may face during their academic journey. In line with this commitment, we regularly host Mental Health Seminars to create awareness and provide valuable insights into managing mental health effectively. These seminars feature expert speakers, psychologists, and counselors who engage with our students in an open and supportive environment, offering guidance on stress management, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. Our Mental Health Seminars serve as a platform for students to openly discuss and learn about mental health-related issues, encouraging a culture of understanding and support. Through these seminars, we aim to equip our students with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate the ups and downs of academic life while promoting a healthier and more resilient campus community.