Dr. Tanveer Zubairi

Dr. Tanveer Zubairi


The dates and venue of 32nd FIMA council meeting were finalized in the FIMA executive meeting held in Medina el Munawarah. The FIMA council meeting will be held on 12-13th August 2015 followed by FIMA-IMANI scientific meeting.

The meeting will be held in the beautiful and picturesque Island of Makassar, the capital of south Sulawesi, Indonesia. Makassar has been chosen as the venue of FIMA council meeting as it has a central position and has a great toursit attraction in the eastern acrchipelago. It is considered a gateway to thousands of remote islands which are being developed and incorporated into the mainstream of Indonesian society and economy.

The theme for this scientific meeting is Healthy Life Style and Disease, Hospital Management, and Health Insurance. The selection of the theme is based on evolving issues in Indonesian society and the international community in accordance with the commitment to the MDGs and degenerative diseases as well.

Makassar also has a rich tradition and legacy and has played a key role in Indonesian history. The 16th-century Gowa Empira was based here until the Dutch weighed in. Three centuries later, in the 1950s, the Makassarese and Buginese revolted unsuccessfully against the central government. But later it becamse a part of the Indonesian federation peacefully.

Makassar is also known as the gateway to the eastern part of Indonesia and an entry point for an adventurous tour to Bira, Selayar, Tana Toraja highlands, and other tourist destinations at South Sulawesi. Today, Makassar is a bustling city with inhabitants from all over the archipelago.

Makassar not only offers cultural tours but it also provides access to many magnificient island tours with white sand beaches such as Samalona Island, Kodingareng Keke, and other islands that are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling or diving. Makassar also offers culinary tours ranging from traditional Indoensian, South East Asian foods, and a variety of seafood.

I am sure the FIMA delegates will thoroughly enjoy their stay in Makassar and IMANI colleagues will extend the best of Indonesian hospitality to their guests.

A few weeks back, Nepal was hit by the worst earthquake in its history. FIMA and its members and partners once again took the lead in provision of emergency medical relief services. Dr. Ashraf Jedaar has separately sent a request to all the IMAs to come forward to help the Nepalese earthquake victims. The newly formed IMA Nepal has played a pivotal role in extending its full support to the IMA teams who rushed to Nepal in the rescue missions.

Dr. Tanveer Zubairi
President, FIMA

Dear Sir/Madam

Assalamu alikum WRWB

Hope you are in the best of your health and spirits.
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FIMA has concluded its 33rd anniversary in December 2014. FIMA, the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations was founded on 31 December, 1981 (1401 H). It is the umbrella body of IMAs and Muslim medical and relief organizations worldwide.

The first FIMA council meeting was held on 29-31 August 1981 in Orlando, Florida and was chaired by Dr. Ahmad Elkadi (Late). Ten founding members also participated in the formulation of the council and preliminary constitution was drafted, and later it was approved in the 2nd Council Meeting held in December 1983 in Khartoum-Sudan. Dr. Syed Mubin Akhtar was elected as the first Chairman of FIMA.

In 1985, FIMA Secretariat and headquarters were shifted from U.S.A. to Jordan, and later to Malaysia in 1997. The current FIMa secretariat is in Malaysia and office of the treasurer is in Cape Town, South Africa. So far, 31 meetings of FIMA Council have been held in various member countries (32nd FIMA Council Meeting will be held in Bandung, Indonesia, August 2015).

There are 29 full members and 17 associate members of FIMA presently. FIMA holds its Council Meetings annually, hosted by one of its members, it is followed by a Scientific Conference to promote continuing medical education. The FIMA International Scietific Convention is held on a biennial basis.

With the passage of time, a number of projects within the fold of FIMA have emerged an established themselves as separate institutions including FIMA Save Vision, CIMCO, and IHD. FIMA has an advisory status with the United Nations as a member of ECOSOC. FIMA is also a partner with WHO, OIC, and many other international bodies.

The FIMA projects include Islamic Hospital COnsortium (IHC), Consortium of Islamic Medical Colleges (including ACCCME), FIMA Relief, FIMA Save Vision, FIMA Save Smile, FIMA Save DIgnity, FIMA-IMANA Mobile Mother & Child Clinic, FIMA Year Books, HIV / AIDS Resource Center, FIMA Bio-Ethics Resource centre, FIMA Hi-Tech Centre, FIMASAC Students Acivities, FIMA International Scientific Conventions, FIMA Website, and FIMA e-Newsletters.

FIMA invite bodies of Muslim doctors worldwide who share the same objectives to join hands with FIMA and they are invited to involve themselves in any of the FIMA projects. FIMA also envisage coming up with a FIMA-Vision 2025, the targets and goals will be set for the next ten years. You are welcome to be a part of this international organization.

Dr. Tanveer Zubairi
President, FIMA