Federation of Islamic Medical Associations
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. Currently, there are 29 full members and 12 associate members, representing about 50,000 Muslim medical and health professionals.
- 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.
The projects have incorporated:
- Medical teaching (Consortium of Islamic Medical Colleges-CIMCO)
- Hospital services (Islamic Hospital Consortium-IHC)
- Continuing Professional Education (Accreditation Council for Certification of Continuing Medical Education-ACCCME)
- Student activities (Umrah & Ziarah, Winter and Summer Camps)
- Information & communication technology( FIMA Hi-Tech Centre)
- Publications (FIMA Year Book & FIMA Newsletter)
- Humanitarian relief (multiple relief missions world wide and partnership in Islamic Council for Da’wa & Relief)
- Research studies (FIMA Health Policy Initiative)
- International networking (close liaison with UN, WHO, OIC; Islamic Organisation of Medical Sciences IOMS)
- "FIMA Newsletter" (PDF) 8 (Aug-Sep 2013). September 2013.