Under the auspices of Zahra Hasanaat, with the raza and doa of Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin TUS, Fatemi Dawat Health Initiative aims to promote good health in our community. The mission of the Fatemi Dawat Health Initiative is to Educate, Engage, and Empower mumineen to improve their health.

The webinar series was successfully launched in Shehrullah al-Mo’azzam 1436H. The first webinar delivered by Dr. Fehmida Chipty on Gastroesophageal Reflux (acid reflux or heartburn) received a terrific response (in case you missed it, please send an email to [email protected] to receive link to view a replay of Dr. Chipty’s presentation).

The second 30 minute live webinar entitled “Hypertension: Recognizing and Dealing with the Tensions of High Blood Pressure” will be delivered by Dr. Quresh Khairullah on 24mi raat of Shawwal (Saturday, 8th August) at 9.30PM IST (12:00PM EST – noon). Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions to Dr. Khairullah towards the end of the talk.  Those who wish to attend must register by emailing [email protected]. In the email please indicate your name and location and that you are interested in registering for the webinar.

Dr. Khairullah is a board certified Nephrologist currently practicing in Detroit, Michigan. He received his medical degree in India and his fellowship training at the University of Iowa. He is currently the section chief of Nephrology at Beaumont Hospital, in Gross Pointe Michigan and Director of Acute Dialysis. He is clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Dr. Khairullah is a member of a number of medical societies. He has co-authored several research publications and abstracts.

This is the abstract of the second webinar:

What is high blood pressure or hypertension? High blood pressure is a very common serious condition in which the force of the blood against artery walls (blood vessel walls) is high.  This elevation in pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and other medical problems. Elevated blood pressure can be silent. The goals of this webinar are to define high blood pressure, discuss its primary and secondary forms, and complications. The discussion will include current recommendations for the treatment of hypertension including the importance of lifestyle modifications.