Jinnah Sindh Medical University (formerly Sindh Medical College) is located at the heart of bustling metropolis Karachi, Pakistan. The newly upgraded University has been functioning since 1st June 2012 as one of the leading medical institutions in Pakistan.
Prestigious national institutions like the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and National Institute of Child Health (NICH) are the constituent clinical institutes of the university. Whereas schools like Sindh Medical College, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sindh Institute of Oral Health Sciences, APPNA Institute of Public Health, Institute of Health and Business Management, Institute of Medical Education, College of Family Medicine, Institute of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and College of Nursing are the constituent teaching institutes.
The University’s teaching and research activities are firmly based on the community model of engagement. JSMU has a mission to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the communities it serves. Its research and community engagement activities focus on effective solutions to problems faced by the people it serves. http://www.jsmu.edu.pk/about.html
JSMU Community Outreach SERVICES:
Most of the higher education institutes are in rich to provide various services to the community. Educating students and participation being noble human in the community is a core principal of Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) mission. Each year, we graduate hundreds of students skilled in the health and its allied professions but we extended our mission emphasis towards community services beyond our goals. Department/institutes of JSMU involve in instructional and professional dedicated health service activities by the faculty and staff with individual and world renowned organizations. As a part of our mission we believe the learning that takes place in our classrooms and clinics must be put and applied into the deprived community of Pakistan. Across the university, faculty, students and alumni are embedded in JSMU and its allied institutes, neighborhoods, youth organizations, health services groups, advocacy groups, city district government, community leadership programs for more just an equitable life opportunities for all Pakistanis. Jinnah Sindh Medical University comprises of five major institutes namely Sindh Medical College (SMC), Sindh Institute of Oral Health Sciences (SIOHS), APPNA Institute of Public Health (AIPH), Institute of Health and Business Management (IOHBM) and Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (IPS). Along these academic institutions, we have three teaching hospitals for clinical training of our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Furthermore, we have seven renowned medical colleges affiliated with JSMU.
JSMU Health Awareness Program
The Jinnah Sindh Medical University runs one of the largest Public Health Awareness programs in Pakistan. Under the JSMU Health Awareness Program of Pakistan, the university students volunteer and reach out to the people of Pakistan at their homes, schools and, market places, in person and through print and electronic means of mass communication. The program envisions to bring improvement in the health condition of the people of Pakistan in the long run and thus not only reduces the burden on the healthcare system of Pakistan but also improves the quality of a common Pakistan citizen.
Annual Child Eidi & Education Program
On the festive occasion of EID every year, the students of the university volunteer and spread out to the underprivileged children of Pakistan at various orphanages , pediatric hospitals, and the children workplaces. Our students distribute educational material among the children, spend time with the sick, and enlighten them about the benefits of education. The program also focuses on providing avenues of education to the poor children.
AIPH Community collaboration and services/Programs and achievement:
AIPH are in collaboration with many well-known organizations like International committee for the red crosssince 2015 (for health care in danger project which control and prevent the violence against health care, trained many health care provider on De-escalation of violence in various cities, trained ambulance workers on field security and safety leading to the year 2019, mass media campaigns for respecting health care providers, framed testing contextualized tools for security frame works.
Johns Hopkin Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (Jhpiego)project based working on new born and child health care, reproductive and public health for the achievement of millennium development goal for the reducing maternal and child mortality. Conducted multiple seminars and various awareness programs on population explosion which comprised comprehensive postpartum family planning, pregnancy and child birth and clinical teaching skill labs.
The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program (BBSYDP) in collaboration with AIPH developed one year certification in emergency medical care since 2015 wherein two batches were inducted in a group of 180 students, certified students are now working in various organizations like AMAN, PPHI, EDHI, JPMC, SMBB Trauma Center, Civil Hospital and Pakistan Navy Hospital.
The Health Foundation, Health Education and Literacy Programs (HELP), United Nation Population Fund, Health and Nutrition Development Society (HANDS), Shine Humanity. More than fifty seminars/awareness programs conducted on many following issues like, Pharmacy students and staff on community empowerment, free of cost vaccination of Hepatitis B, immunization services in various districts of Sindh community mobilization services, training for LHBs, doctors, nurses from FATA, managing complications in pregnancy and child birth and postpartum family planning programs, baby birth training sessions training session for pediatrician, awareness center for breast cancer, free eye screening camps and many certification courses are running for the community health services.
Sindh Institute of Oral Health Sciences (SIOHS) community outreach and services encompasses various fields which shown its vital interest for the awareness of dental base oral hygiene. More than twenty outreach oral health awareness sessions were conducted to enhance the dental students experiences and provide cheap or free dental care to low income families which includes examinations, x-rays, cleanings , fillings, extractions and root canals at various places including JSMU dental clinic like Frobel Education Center, Deaf reached children, Ujala Center for Handicap children, ACELP institute, street children, St. Joseph School, St. Paul School, Coast guard School, Nasra School, St. Andrew School, St. Michel School, Pakistan Coast Guard School, DA Model High School, Street School Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Bazm-e-Kiran, Kashif Iqbal Thalassemia Center and Beacon House School. More than 25,000 patients treated in different dental health care community services like in emergency clinics, graduate orthodontics clinic, main OPD clinic, multifunctional clinic, oral surgery clinic, dental surgery care unit.
JSMU Students Council collaboration, seminars and events are listed below:
Blood donation event was conducted in collaboration with Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation. Awareness Seminars were organized for community on child sexual abuse, Psychiatric illness, epilepsy, and Basic Life Support Session. These seminars were held under the under the umbrella of JSMU with the cooperation of the organizations, such as: GOONJ, Mental Illness not a Delusion (MIND) and Pakistan Red Crescent at Hilal e Ahmer.
Upcoming plans for Community outreach in line with short term strategies 2018-2022
JSMU will encourage Translational research which will benefit Pakistan specific health problems, epidemiological issues, inter family marriages. We aspire to make our students leaders in medical and its allied sciences and will inculcate qualities of empathy, humanity, reasoning, intellect and practice of evidence based decision making
JSMU mission is to deliver leader-edge patient care, research and education which lead in advancing human health through the best care, innovative research and the education of tomorrow’s leaders in all specialties of medicine in a setting that support diversity, inclusion, critical thinking and creativity
National Institute of Child Health (NICH) is a 500 bedded hospital which provides FREE OF COST treatment to hundreds of thousands of patients every year. It is one of the largest and the only children hospital of the province of Sindh. It serves patients primarily from all over Sindh and Baluchistan, being the only such free facility available to them in this entire region. Last year 250,000 patients were treated in emergency ward; 10,000 surgeries were performed and 1,000,000 patients were treated