Pakistan International Biennial Conference on ‘Ramadan and Health’ (9th – 11th October 2015; 26th – 28th Dhul Hijjah 1436 H)

Document Type : Letter to the Editor


Director of Research, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan


Based on current demographic, Muslims represent close to 1.7 million which constitutes about 24% of the world population. About sixty seven percent of them are above 15 years of age and is probably fasting during the month of Ramadan.  Therefore more than 1.1 billion Muslims are fasting in this year of Ramadan, because it is obligatory for adult Muslims to abstinence from food, fluids and sexual activity during the day time in this month. Due to changes in eating habit and sleeping timings, physiological changes could occur in fasting person. Recently many clinical and observational studies have been conducted all over world to observe those changes.
Studies are being published and outcomes are being presented international conferences. Few international conferences have been organized to gather the scientists involved in such studies. We are pleased to organize this important conference, under the guidance of Prof. Syed Muhammad Tariq Rafi, Patron-in-Chief of the Conference and Vice Chancellor of Jinnah Sindh Medical University, to share and learn from the experiences of international delegates who will be participating in this event.