Soon after the partition of the sub-continent, data coming from the medical wards all over Pakistan pointed to the emerging importance of Cardiovascular Diseases. This data contradicted the then prevailing teaching based on Western civilization. The initial hospital based data was soon supplemented by data coming from surveys done by the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (Pakistan) Karachi, and other institutional and individual works showing a much larger problem than the original Hospital data could show. In the adult population it was clear that the prevalence of hypertension, Diabetes and Heart Disease were the main health burden. We had lots of the diseases of the underdeveloped world, and, in addition, we had all the problems of the developed world as well. Indeed a candle burning at both ends was, and, still is, our state. The recent PMRC study has now conclusively shown that in all provinces of Pakistan, in both rural and urban areas, in both sexes and in all ages, HYPERTENSION IS THE NUMBER ONE CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEM OF PAKISTAN

Circulatory Diseases are No. 1 cause of death worldwide. Heart attack and strokes put together claim more than 25% of global mortality. Hypertension is the major contributory factor to this mortality. The PMRC data published in 1997 revealed that 18% of the Pakistani population has raised Blood Pressure levels. There are an estimated 12 Million hypertensives in Pakistan. This is an alarming situation. It was in recognition of this problem and the challenge of urgently doing something that the PHL was founded in 1995 and officially launched in 1997, by a group of physicians with Prof. Azhar Masood A. Fauqui as the Founder President and Prof. Mohammad Ishaq as its Founder General Secretary. PHL was affiliated with WHL which is an advisory body of WHO.

Doctors from all over the country Cardiologists, General Practitioners, Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Nephrologists, Diabetologists and members of the General Public have been included in PHL as Life Members. PHL has 10 Regional Chapters all over Pakistan and has 263 Life Members.
 
 
Prof. Azhar M.A.Faruqui
Founder President
Prof. Abdul Hafeez Chaudhary
PHL President
Prof. Mohammad Ishaq
Gen Sec PHL
Dr. Jawaid Akbar Sial  Joint secretary  
Prof. Saulat Siqqique
Chairman Scientific committee
Prof. Ejaz A Vohra
Chairman CME
Prof. Feroz Memon
Vice President PHL
Prof Khalida Soomro
Treasurer PHL
Prof. S Harrap
President ISH
Prof. AM Heagerty
Immediate Past President ISH
Prof. Liu Lisheng
President WHL
Prof. Arun Chockalingam
General Secretary WHL
 

• 17th May 2014 - Public Awareness Session and Walk will be organized by Larkana Chapter, Pakistan Hypertension League

 

• Scientific Session on topic, “ Hypertension; The Silent Killer” will be organized by PHL Karachi chapter on 17th May 2014 at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi

 

• Screening camps for Blood pressure will be conducted in CPEIC Multan on 17th May organized by PHL, Multan Chapter

 

 

17th PHL Annual Symposium 2014 Information Booklet

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