Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2019
Smog Awareness Campaign 2019
Pledges for Earth Day, 2022
To celebrate Earth Day 2022, CBS collaborated with LEAF (LUMS Environmental Action Forum), the premiere student society at LUMS that advocates for environment conservation and climate action. The collaboration included a pledge activity to commemorate the annual theme of 2022, “Invest in Our Planet”, to raise awareness and motivate the masses to take steps in individual capacity towards a sustainable lifestyle.
The pledges were shared by both students and staff members to celebrate the annual theme and vow to truly invest in the conservation and rehabilitation of our planet!
Dengue Awareness Session
Under its mandate of creating positive and constructive societal impact, Centre for Business and Society (CBS, LUMS) conducted an awareness session on the outbreak of dengue and its prevention. The session held on September 16, 2022 in Suleman Dawood School of Business - LUMS, was prompted by the alarming rise of dengue across the country and the LUMS premises. The talk was targeted specifically at the janitorial staff of the university as the frontline workers are at the risk of most exposure. With over 35 years of experience in the medical field, the session was led by Dr. Zulfiqar Mir (Geriatrician and former instructor at the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School). The conversation was aimed at creating an informed understanding about the causes, symptoms, prevention, and cost-effective methods to treat and curb the spread of dengue both individually and community wide.
The two-way discussion also featured questions from the audience that expressed their inhibitions about the outbreak and its aftermath. The session ended on a productive note with the fulfillment of its objective on educating the janitorial staff with the vital and crucial methods of care.
Breast Cancer Awareness Session
CBS, LUMS organised an awareness session on breast cancer for the female janitorial staff of LUMS. The session held on November 11, 2022 was led by Dr. Hira Niazi (MBBS, BSc., AAAM).
This crucially important talk was focused on making the audience aware of relevant information pertaining to breast cancer, the possible causes, its symptoms, self-examination, and treatment. The primary reason why so many lives are lost to breast cancer each year is due to the late diagnosis. The audience was also given a comprehensive tutorial on how to conduct a self-examination at home, to detect underlying symptoms of breast cancer. They were also provided with critical information regarding dietary requirements and other lifestyle changes including details of hospitals that conduct minimal or free of cost mammograms.
The talk concluded with a Q&A session between the audience and the speaker.
Awareness Session on Menstrual Hygiene
To commemorate the Day for Dignified Menstruation, CBS-LUMS organised an awareness session on the critically important topic of menstrual hygiene. The session was organised with The Salvation Army, Pakistan on December 15, 2022 and featured 34 female students who attended the talk.
The CBS-LUMS team visited the headquarters of The Salvation Army in Lahore. The awareness talk was led by Dr. Misbah Tanveer Choudhry (Faculty Director, CBS-LUMS and Assistant Professor, Suleman Dawood School of Business - LUMS). The session focused on the importance of menstrual hygiene and how to destigmatize such a conversation. Dr. Misbah also informed the young audience about fruitful advice pertaining to maintaining hygiene and important dietary tips during menstruation.
The CBS team also prepared goody bags for the students and staff of The Salvation Army to celebrate the festive time of Christmas and New Year!