Federation of Islamic Medical Associations

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The Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) was formed on December 31, 1981. FIMA was incorporated in the State of Indiana as a not-for-profit corporation on January 18, 1982.

Since 1981, 29 FIMA Council meetings have been held. The 30th was hosted by South Africa, in Cape Town from 19th-20th September 2013.[1] Currently, there are 29 full members, 12 associate members. This represents about 50,000 Muslim medical and health professionals.

Aims[edit]

  • To foster the unity and welfare of Muslim medical and health care professionals all over the world.
  • To promote Islamic medical activities including health services, education and research, through cooperation and coordination among member organizations.
  • To promote the understanding and the application of Islamic principles in the field of medicine.
  • To mobilize professional and economic resources in order to provide medical care and relief to affected areas and communities.
  • To promote the exchange of medical information and technical expertise among member organizations.

Projects[edit]

The projects have incorporated:

  1. Medical teaching (Consortium of Islamic Medical Colleges-CIMCO)
  2. Hospital services (Islamic Hospital Consortium-IHC)
  3. Continuing Professional Education (Accreditation Council for Certification of Continuing Medical Education-ACCCME)
  4. Student activities (Umrah & Ziarah, Winter and Summer Camps)
  5. Information & communication technology( FIMA Hi-Tech Centre)
  6. Publications (FIMA Year Book & FIMA Newsletter)
  7. Humanitarian relief (multiple relief missions world wide and partnership in Islamic Council for Da’wa & Relief)
  8. Research studies (FIMA Health Policy Initiative)
  9. International networking (close liaison with UN, WHO, OIC; Islamic Organisation of Medical Sciences IOMS)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIMA Newsletter" 8 (Aug-Sep 2013). September 2013.