A+ A A-

FIMA Updates 11-30

FIMA UPDATES 30
REPORT FROM JORDAN ON PALESTINIAN RELIEF
I have attempted a summary of our humanitarian and medical work in the realm of Palestinian Relief over the past several months :

  1. A working medical group was established locally in Jordan. Participants are: FIMA, The Jordan Medical Association and The Jordan Private Hospitals Association.
    We are trying to establish some integration and cooperation with local and international organizations, namely :
    • The Islamic International Council for Da’wa and Relief (IICDR).
    • The Jordan Hashemite Charitable Organization.
    • The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC).
    • The Arab Medical Union.
    • WHO

  2. Up to date, we have received more than 900 Palestinian patients, referred from official Palestinian authorities. All were admitted to Private Jordanian hospitals with difficult and complicated major medical or surgical conditions that are impossible to be dealt with inside Palestine, due to the lack of qualified specialists and serious scarcity of medical equipments and supplies. Such conditions include major cardiovascular, neurosurgical, eye, cancer and violence-related injuries. We receive an average of 70 patients per month.
  3. The expenses of treatment so far have exceeded two million USD. Donations received so far are less than 200.000 USD. Prominent among our supporters are: Mercy Malaysia and Doctors Worldwide.
  4. The Jordan private hospitals granted significant cuts on the bills of medical care. Doctors were requested to waive their fees totally or partially. So far, Hospitals were kind enough to wait until donations are available to cover these medical expenses.
  5. Another area of action is the help of Palestinian new graduate doctors to acquire residency training outside Palestine. This activity is crucial to provide Palestinian institutions and communities with qualified doctors in various specialties.

Thank you for your continued interest to provide humanitarian medical help to impoverished Palestinian patients deprived of qualified care in their homeland. I agree with your kind suggestion to heighten efforts to shed light on their continuous sufferings, the cruel racial aggression against them, and the real need to provide expert medical care to alleviate their sufferings.

May Allah (SWT) bless all the dedicated people who have extended any form of humanitarian assistance and sincere Dua for the suffering of mankind in various regions in this troubled world.

Sincerely Yours
Dr. Aly Mishal MD, FACP
Chief of Staff
Islamic Hospital, Jordan
Past-President FIMA ( 2003-2005 )



FIMA UPDATES 29
SCIENTIFIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MUSLIM DOCTORS & DENTISTS ASSOCIATION ( MDDA )
Safeguarding Children in the United Kingdom
Medical, legal and ethical issues
An Islamic Perspective

Saturday 14th April 2007 - 09.00am - 5.00pm

University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, London E16 2RD

0900- 0930 Registration / Tea & Coffee
0930- 0950 Welcome & Joint Introduction: MDDA & AML ;
Dr Abdullah Shehu - Chair of the MCB Health Committee & Ifath Nawaz - Chair of AML

0950-1015 Azmat Nisa- District Judge (TBC)
A Judge's view on Medical Ethics, Children & its role within English law & Shar'iah

1015-1040 Ahmad Thomson- Barrister & Head of Wynne Chambers
Islamic Law & Children- Issues such as genital mutilation, and circumsion etc

1040-1055 BREAK

1055-1120 Dr Faizal Moosa -Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Birmingham CAMHS

The Medical Perspective- 'Every Child Matters'

1120-1145 Dr Rabia Malik- Family Therapist -Central &NW London Mental Health NHS Trust
Family Matters- Parental Responsibility

1145-1210 Tahera Ladak - Barrister
Children & Family in Care Proceedings- The Legal Perspective

1210-1235 Nazia Rashid - Partner Docklands Solicitors
Domestic Violence & Children

1235-1245 ISLAMIC RELIEF ADDRESS
1245- 1255 ISLAMIC BANK OF BRITAIN ADDRESS
1255 -1345 LUNCH & PRAYER
1345-1415 Prof. Dawud Noibi OBE- Islamic Scholar, MCB Advisor & Convener of the Council of Nigerian Muslim Association
Children & Islam- The Scholar's Perspective

1415-1515 WORKSHOPS


1. "Children In Special Circumstances"
Adoption, Fostering, Care, UASC & Refugees- A conundrum of Ethico-Legal Issues
Chair: Dr Abdullah Shehu
Panel: Sheikh Abu Hanifa, Tahera Ladak, Dr Rabia Malik,
Dr Anis Mustapha- Consultant Paediatrician, St Mary's Hospital, London


2. " In The Best Interests of The Child"- Who decides Children's rights: Islamic Law versus English Law
Chair: Azmat Nisa- District Judge
Panel: Prof. Noibi, Ahmad Thomson, Nazia Rashid, Ifath Nawaz.

1515-1530 BREAK
1530- 1630 Q&A Session to Panel
Azmat Nisa, Ahmad Thomson, Dr Faizal Moosa, Dr Rabia Malik, Dr Anis Mustapha Tahera Ladak, Nazia Rashid, Prof Dawud Noibi & Sheikh Abu Hanifa

1630-1700 Closing & De-brief Dr Abdullah Shehu & Ifath Nawaz

Click here to download brochure
Click here to download programme
(Right-click and save target as to download pdf document)



FIMA UPDATES 28
ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA ( UK & EIRE CHAPTER ) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

~ EXTREME MEDICINE 2007 ~

MANCHESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY, ENGLAND

31ST MARCH - 1ST APRIL 2007

With less than 7 days left, this is your opportunity to book your seat to Extreme Medicine 2007 in Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) Postgraduate Centre, Manchester on 31st March - 1st April 2007

Click here for more details (Right-click and save target as to download word document)



FIMA UPDATES 27
SUDANESE ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ISLAMC & MODERN MEDICAL ISSUES
KHARTOUM, SUDAN
30TH MARCH - 2ND MAY 2007

In The Name of Allah
SUDANESE ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (SIMA)

Islam & Modern Medical Issues Conference

Place : Friendship Hall
Time : Friday 30/3/2007, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Click here for more details (Right-click and save target as to download word document)



FIMA UPDATES 26
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the historic city of Istanbul for the joint FIMA and Hayat Foundation Scientific Convention in July 2007.

The scientific meeting of these 2 organizations will showcase the latest research and thinking, exchange experiences, building and strengthening relationships between colleagues in the field of HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases and Islamic Bio-Ethics.

The Organizing Committee has put together an exciting academic and social programme catering to the needs of all participants.

Click here for more details (Right-click and save target as to download pdf file)



FIMA UPDATES 25
9th FIMA STUDENT SUMMER CAMP

Dates : 7th - 11th July 2007
Theme : Skillful Medical Students
Venue : Turkey

Estimated participants : 140

Participation of Female Students : To be finalized by Prof. Atallah ar-Ruhaily (Chairman FIMA Student Affairs Council) and Prof. Ihsan Karaman (Chairman FIMA Convention 2007 )

Coordinator of Summer Camp : Dr.Ali Adil Guneren

Contact :
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information on Istanbul city click :
http://www.istanbulcityguide.com

Wassalam.
Prof. M. Ihsan Karaman
Chairman, FIMA Convention 2007



FIMA UPDATES 23

    TENTATIVE AGENDA

    24th FIMA COUNCIL MEETING

    ISTANBUL, TURKEY

    12-13 JULY 2007


ITEM PRESENTER TIME DURATION

Day 1 : 12 JULY 2007 THURSDAY
  1. Recitation of Quran
Dr. Salih


0900-1000



60 min
  1. Welcome Address
Prof. Ihsan
  1. Introduction of Council Members
All Members
  1. Apologies
Sec.
  1. Approval of Agenda
All
  1. Minutes of 23rd FIMA Council Meeting at Jogjakarta
Sec.

TEA BREAK 1000 - 1030

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS
  1. EXCO Report for the period 2006-2007
President
1030-1200

90 min
  1. Treasurer’s Report
Treasurer

ZUHR & ASR & LUNCH 1200-1400 1315 (Zuhr) 1700 (Asr)

9. REPORTS FROM SELECTED IMAs ONLY
  1. PIMA
  2. IMANA
  3. IMAKSA
  4. IMAM
  5. IMASA
  6. Islamic Hospital Jordan
  7. IMA
  8. SMA (Palestine)
  9. IMA
  10. SIMA
  11. IMA Egypt
  12. IMAU
  13. IMA Indonesia
  14. NDF
  15. IMARY
  16. SWIMA
  17. BIMA
  18. MDDA United Kingdom
  19. Arab Med
  20. Morocco
  21. Algeria
  22. Turkey
  23. Singapore ( observer )
  24. Thailand ( observer )
  25. Malawi ( observer )
  26. Kashmir ( observer )
  27. Cambodia (observer)
  28. Somalia (observer)
  29. Kenya (observer)
10. Discussion of EXCO Report 1400-1530 90 min
11. AOB & Elections 1530-1630 30 min

TEA BREAK 1630-1700
12. WORKSHOPS I - IV (CONCURRENT)

I. FIMA-The Way Forward

II. Medical & Humanitarian Relief- The FIMA Model

III. Medical Bioethics - FIMA a world opinion leader

IV. Students - FIMA moulding the future

1700-1900 120 min
13. Consensus reports from WORKSHOPS I - IV 1900-2000 60 min

MAGHRIB & ISYA & DINNER

DAY 2 : 13 JULY 2007 FRIDAY
14. WORKSHOP V - VI (CONCURRENT)

V. International Medical Education Workshop

VI. International Hospital Management Workshop

0830-1830 10 hrs.

OPENING CEREMONY FIMA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

2000-2200

2 hrs.

14 JULY 2007 SATURDAY- FIMA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

15 JULY 2007 SUNDAY - FIMA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION





FIMA UPDATES 21
1. ANNOUNCEMENT FROM IMA MALAYSIA ( UK & EIRE )

FIRST AID COURSE 3rd FEB 2007
Royal College of Surgeons Ireland , Dublin
11 AM - 3 PM

Speaker
Dr Al-Hady Alfian Yusof
SpR Emergency Medicine

Contact :
Abdul Hanif Khan , 2nd med RCSI
ahanif_329@yahoo. co.uk

or

Aimi Rahayu , 2nd med UCC
iskethaykal@ yahoo.com


2. ASIA PACIFIC ASSOCIATION OF OPTHALMOLOGISTS ( APAO ) CONGRESS
Venue : Lahore; Pakistan
Dates : 24th - 28th February 2007.
Web address : www.APAO2007.com

Kindly receive required info as attachments.

You can get detailed information from the website also.

FIMA Save Vision has decided to facilitate the members of IMAs (Ophthalmologists) to participate in this congress.

1. We have already reserved limited slots on special discounted rates at USD 250. Please note early bird discount was USD 300 which expired on 15th Nov. 2006.These discounted registration slots will be offered to our dear guests on first come first serve basis.

2. Those who agree to stay in a humble guest house or apartment will be provided complimentary accommodation by FIMA Save Vision.

3. We will arrange pick up service, free of cost for our dear guests.

On this occasion we will hold a separate meeting of FIMA Ophthalmic Council to asses the project of FIMA Save Vision and to plan for the future.

To know more details about FIMA Save Vision and FIMA Ophthalmic Council, kindly visit our website
www.fimasavevision.org

All those who are interested are requested to kindly contact immediately :
Dr Intzar Hussain Butt
Deputy Director
FIMA Save Vision
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mobile.No.0092-300-9430318

Please send a CC to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
My mobile No. 0092-300-8503070

With best regards,
Wassalam

Dr Hafeez ur Rahman
Director,
FIMA Save Vision



FIMA UPDATES 20
1. LETTER FROM JORDAN

Dear Br. Dr. Intizar
Assalamu Alaikum

Two of our ophthalmologists have returned back after 3 weeks of ophthalmology training in Lahore, under the capable hands of yourself and your colleagues. We are waiting for the third ophthalmologist who was delegated from Palestine. The fourth one is from Sudan.

We can not express our heartfelt gratitude and thanks, because words are unable to do so. Suffice to quote here what one of our ophthalmologists wrote in the report he presented to us; ~In my whole life I have never encountered such a sincere warm reception and hospitality! I felt I am among people who do not work for this world, but for the hereafter! They have the sincere and dedicated spirit of our Deen, that most of us who read Qura’n in Arabic, fail to manifest! They are extremely hospitable to their guest, they fulfill what they say, they experience no fatigue, they share with others their wealth, experience and even homes, and they expect nothing in return, except the pleasure and blessing of their Creator .."

This is just one portion of the report!

I cannot add more, except to say that with this spirit and sincerity, our work will Insha Allah raise to levels that fulfill our aims in all aspects of life.

May Allah (SWT) bless you all.

Sincerely yours
Dr. Aly Mishal
Past President FIMA
Chief of Staff, Islamic Hospital Jordan


2. FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT : 24th FIMA COUNCIL MEETING & FIMA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2007, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
TENTATIVE AGENDA
24th FIMA COUNCIL MEETING
ISTANBUL, TURKEY
12-13 JULY 2007

Click here to download full agenda



FIMA UPDATES 19
1. REPORT FROM SOMALIA

Kindest regards from Mogadishu-Somalia.

We arrived here on Monday, Dec 18,2006. Our team includes three ophthalmologists and one technician.We were warmly received by our local partners. Dr. Abdul Razzaq Dalmar is the only practicing eye surgeon in Mogadishu, serving Central and Southern Somalia.

He is a very energetic, learned and kind hearted person. He has established a small eye hospital (NUR EYE HOSPITAL) in Mogadishu in 2001, when he returned from UK after 12 years. Our camp is being held in this hospital.

Dr Dalmar has already booked cataract cases for us. So far we have performed 180 cataract surgeries with IOL implantation. We are working in shifts, so our Eye camp is working fifteen hours a day. We have plans to perform about 500 surgeries.

We also met Dr Fujji, Officer In Charge of WHO office to establish links and initiate collaboration.

I visited Benadaar University, established by Benadaar Foundation, a Non Profit organisation. This Foundation is formed by 16 local doctors for the revival of educational system in Somalia. Their medical college is in its fifth year. This is the only functional medical college in Central and Southern Somalia. Their mission qualifies them for the membership of our FIMA Consortium of Medical Colleges (CIMCO) for which they are very keen to join. They need a lot of support and encouragement. Dr Dalmar is one of the founding member of this Foundation. He is also the current president of Somalian Medical Association ( 250 doctors). They would like to apply for affliation with FIMA.


2. REPORT FROM CHAD
Two eye surgeons and one technician from Pakistan under the leadership of Dr Intzar Hussain have been in CHAD since Saturday, Dec 14, 2006. They have completed their assigned mission and are now getting ready to fly back to Pakistan. They have performed 255 cataract surgeries.

With best regards
Wassalam

Prof. Hafeez ur-Rahman
Chairman, FIMA SAVE VISION
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. http://fimasavevision.org/index.php


3. LETTER FROM FIMA OFFICE
Alhamdulillah, the FIMA SAVE VISION campaign is working out very well in both Chad and Somalia, 2 nations most deserving of our medical assistance and encouragement.

Your excellent medical & humanitarian efforts benchmarks against the best and sets examples which are extremely difficult to emulate. Congratulations Prof. Hafeez and all our opthalmologists and allied health professionals involved in this most noble task.

We understand that political ad social circumstances in both countries are difficult and trying. May Allah protect all of you and shower His choicest blessings to your endeavours.

I agree with your suggestions that FIMA should consider and facilitate their request and applications for affiliation and tapping our resources in CIMCO.

I will share this welcome news from Chad and Somalia with all our IMAs in my regular FIMA updates. Kindly continue to feed us with more wonderful news of your medical and humanitarian relief adventures, in lands which few would ever contemplate relief work, let alone transit or visit. FIMA is very proud to have such noble souls in our midst who go the extra mile in the relief of human sufferings and you continue to remain an inspiration to many of us.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Musa Mohd. Nordin
President FIMA 2005-07



FIMA UPDATES 18
1. FIMA SAVE VISION : From Darkness to Light

Somalia remained in civil war for 16 years which led this country to a state of massive destruction and poverty. Health facilities are in a miserable state and ophthalmic care is negligible. For 10.5 million population, only 6 qualified eye surgeons are available, out of which only 4 are actively performing surgeries. It is estimated that about 2% of the people are blind, more than 50% are due to cataracts.

FIMA and Arab Medical Union (AMU) representatives met in Cairo on November 22, 2006 to discuss the Save Vision Campaign in Somalia. WHO coordinator for Prevention Of Blindness (POB) in Somalia and the Director of MINHAL (Somalian N.G.O) were also present at this meeting.

After considering all aspects of the existing situation and requirements, FIMA and AMU agreed to work in Somalia as partners for Save Vision Project. Ten thousands surgeries are planned till 31 Dec 2007.

Kindly send your donations for FIMA Save Vision to the account mentioned below : Federation of Islamic Medical Associations Trust
Account No. 36-61-01-0002
Al-Baraka Bank
Services Plaza, Mall Road,
Rawalpindi,
Pakistan

Signatories are as follows.
1.Dr Hafeez ur Rahman

2.Dr Intzar Hussain Butt

3.Dr Abul Hasnat Syed

With best regards
Wassalam

Prof. Hafeez ur-Rahman
Chairman, FIMA SAVE VISION
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://fimasavevision.org/index.php


2. VISION PROJECT IN NIGER BY DOCTORS WORLD WIDE TURKEY
Doctors Worldwide Turkey, Hayat Foundation?s sister organization for international relief, sent 5 volunteers from Turkey to perform eye operations in Niger. With the help of some Turkish NGOs, 3 ophthalmic surgeon and 2 nurses went to Tesova, Niger last week. They brought operating microscope, generators and other equipment and performed the operations at Tesova State Hospital.

Team leader Dr Erhan Sarisin gave the following brief. "Tesova is in the middle of the country. Total population of Niger is 14.5 million but there are only 10 ophthalmic surgeons. Cataract is very common here and because of poverty and insufficient number of surgeons, people live in darkness even at a young age. Niger is a very poor country. When we operated we requested to see them the following day for a follow up. They stayed outside of the hospital overnight because they had nowhere to stay. We worked till late nights and operated more than 250 cataract patient in 5 days."

We are planning to start fistula operations for women suffering from fistula complications from childbirth which is very common in Niger.

Dr. M. Ihsan Karaman MD
FIMA Representative Hayat Foundation
Chairman, Executive Committee, Doctors Worldwide Turkey


3. LETTER FROM AMERICA
Dear Dr. Karaman, Assalamu Alaikum

Jazak Allah and congratulations for the good work. May Allah reward you all. Forwarding this type of information stimulates others to do similar deeds and the world gets to view the good side of the Umma. Please let me know if there is a need of plastic surgeons in that region.

Dr. Parvaiz Malik
IMA North America


4. LECTURE BY PROF. OMAR HASAN KASULE IN ISTANBUL
Hayat Foundation will be organising a conference where Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule will give a lecture for a distinguished audience. The details are as follows :
Venue: Topkapi Eresin Hotel (5-star) Conference Room, Istanbul
Date: 22nd December 2006, Friday
Time: 19.00 Cocktail - 20.00 Lecture - 21.00 Questions and discussion
Topic: Contemporary Ethico-Legal Issues from an Islamic Perspective

Dr. M. Ihsan Karaman MD
FIMA Representative Hayat Foundation
Chairman, Executive Committee, Doctors Worldwide Turkey



FIMA UPDATES 16
1. FIMA EYE CAMPS DEC 2006 - JAN 2007 - 15,000 EYE SURGERIES PLANNED FOR 2007


A. FREE EYE CAMP in CHAD
9th Dec - 14th Dec, 2006
200 surgeries are planned.
Two Eye Surgeons and One OTA from Pakistan and one from Saudi Arabia will participate.

B. FREE EYE CAMP in MOGADISHO (SOMALIA)
18th Dec to 25th Dec, 2006.
500 surgeries are planned.
Three Eye Surgeons and one OTA from Pakistan will participate.

C. FREE EYE CAMP in FIMA Eye Hospital (Genaina & Darfur in Sudan)
14th Jan to 28th Jan 2007.
1,000 surgeries are planned.
Four eye surgeons and one OTA will participate.

D. WORKSHOP FOR TECHNICIANS - 3rd FIMA OPTHALMIC WORKSHOP
Structured program for two weeks.
Venue................FIMA Eye Hospital at Genaina, Sudan.
Dates.................14th Jan to 28th Jan 2007.
Beneficiaries........ Technicians of FIMA Eye Hospital and others from Darfur.
Trainers............... Eye surgeons and Technicians from Pakistan.

HOW CAN YOU AND YOUR IMAs HELP?
You and your IMAs are requested to join hands with FIMA Save Vision for this ongoing global and charitable activity.

IMAs can participate by sending your Eye Surgeons.

You and your IMAs can provide finances to fund these charitable activities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT :
Prof. Hafeez ur-Rahman
Chairman, FIMA SAVE VISION
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://fimasavevision.org/index.php



FIMA UPDATES 15
1. FIMA ANNUAL REPORTING FORM 2005 - A GENTLE REMINDER

Dear brothers in FIMA
Assalamu Alaikum

Two months has lapsed since a request was made for all IMAs to complete the 2005 Annual Report. The following IMAs have submitted their forms:

  • MDDA-England
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia
  • Palestine
  • Sudan
  • Turkey
  • Morocco
  • Cambodia
  • Pakistan
  • USA
  • South Africa
  • Jordan
  • Uganda
  • Iraq
  • Malaysia.

The following IMAs have yet to submit their forms:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Lebanon
  • Algeria
  • Yemen
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Bangladesh

I would appreciate if the forms can be duly submitted before 30th Dec 2006. The form is attached for all IMAs to download. (Click here to download)

With best wishes.
Sincerely,

Prof.M.Azhar Khan, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Executive Director FIMA



FIMA UPDATES 14
1. Letter from The Student Chapter Scientific Medical Association, Jerusalem, Palestine ( SMA )

Dear Respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam;

We are writing this e-mail as the student chapter of the Scientific Medical Association (SMA), Jerusalem, Palestine; a member of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA). We would like to humbly introduce ourselves.

Ten years ago, with much difficulty, the first Palestinian medical school was established at Al-Quds University, Jerusalem. This medical school, currently, is the single Palestinian institution training undergraduates for the Palestinian community. The medical school accepts the top students nationwide. Each year a limited and small number of students are admitted in a highly competitive atmosphere. The school, in other words, embraces the brainpower of the country. Those thirty-some, carefully selected students could, if appropriately nurtured, effect a huge change in our community in different areas.

The school is trying its best to provide the highest levels of instruction and training; however, the Palestinian students remain at some disadvantage in terms of international recognition and post-graduate opportunities. Our students are highly motivated, ambitious, and eager to change, serve and develop. However, our situation here in Palestine is not an easy one. It is practically the norm to be struggling for the most trivial of rights and needs- daily, in our lives and academia. We are trying our best to reach out to other communities around the world to introduce ourselves globally, to explore, and to expand our future opportunities.

This work is being done by students. Only recently, a congregation long dreamt of finally became a reality; bursting with activity; agile and impatient to serve, connect, and inspire: The Scientific Medical Forum at SMA-FIMA! A congregation that brings all Palestinian medical students together where they can share ideas, grow, give out and address the world. We are proud to belong to the collective efforts of Muslims around the Globe.

This e-mail is only a starter, Insha-Allah. We look forward to hearing back from you to start exchanging ideas and prospects. May Allah help us serve each other in good for his sake!


2. ANNOUNCEMENT FROM UNITED KINGDOM
Professor Dr Omar Hasan K Kasule, Sr.
MB ChB (MUK), MPH (Harvard), DrPH (Harvard)

Professor of Epidemiology and Islamic Medicine
Faculty of Medicine of the University of Brunei

Will be in UK from 9th December 2006 - 1st January 2007 (less Istanbul 19-22 Dec and France 24-27 Dec)

Prof. Kasule is keen to meet doctors and medical students in UK and Ireland and to conduct workshops on Islamic Medicine and Medical Ethics. There is no fee but organisers are free to make voluntary collection from participants for refreshments and logistic expenses.

For those who are keen to participate or to organise the workshops please indicate your interest by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 25th November 2006. The final dates and different venues will be finalised and announced after we know the distribution of interested participants. Notes to organisers, the workshop can be conducted in tutorial rooms or in a suitable private residents. No need to be troubled by IT equipments as Prof. Omar can adjust to your circumstances accordingly.

There are two versions : One day version and half-day version
On weekends we can have one whole day session (6 - 8 hours)
On weekdays, half-day session (3 - 4 hours)

Sample of 1 DAY program
0900 : Introduction
0915 : Medical Ethics from Maqasid Al Shariat
0945 : Discussion
1000 : Concept of Islamic Medicine
1030 : Discussion
1045 : Break
1100 : Islamic Medical Curriculum
1130 : Discussion
1145 : Medicine as a profession
1215 :Discussion
1230 : Lunch and Prayer (Zuhr and Asr) Break
1400 : My experience in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.
1430 : Discussion
1445 : Contemporary Medical Issues from Islamic Perspective : IVF,
Contraception, Cloning, Abortion, Euthanasia.
1530 : Discussion
1600 : Future Challenges in Medical Profession
1630 : Q&A
1700 : Closing and Disperse

For more information on Prof. Omar Kasule’s work, kindly view :
http://omarkasule.tripod.com
http://omarkasule01.tripod.com

Dr. Burhanudin Busu
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Basildon University Hospital, Essex
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
UKMMF Moderator : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UKMMF/


3. FIMA SAVE A VISION REPORT FROM Sudanese Islamic Medical Association (SIMA) & Federation Islamic Medical Association (FIMA)
The 10th & 11th Camps: Halfa - Dongola (5 - 27 August 2006)


· Total number of O.P.D (3,000) patients
· Total number of operations (105)
· Total number of Ophthalmologists (9) - (3) from Pakistan (3) from Sudan (2) from Malaysia (1) from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

operations - number
I.O.L - 97
Trabu - 6
Others - 2


The 12th camp: Academic Hospital (Khartoum) (26 -31 August 2006)
· Total number of O.P.D (1,800) patients
· Total number of operations (127)
· Total number of Ophthalmologists (8) - (2) from Pakistan (4) from Sudan (2) from Malaysia


operations - number
I.O.L - 127
Trabu - n/a
Others - n/a


The 13th camp: Um Dawan Ban - AL- Ban Gaded Hospital (Khartoum)
23 September - 28 October 2006
· Total number of O.P.D (6,000) patients
· Total number of operations (313)
· Total number of Ophthalmologists (6) - (5) from Pakistan

(1) from Sudan
operations - number
I.O.L - 299
Trabu - 14
Others - n/a

· CUMULATIVE TOTAL number of O.P.D (10,800) patients
· CUMULATIVE TOTAL number of operations (545)

Dr. Hassab Ur Rasool Eltayip Mohammed
Sudan IMA



4. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FROM IMANA
IMANA (IMA North America) is in the process of compiling a list of non-US medical schools for JIMA (Journal of Islamic Medical Association of North America) distribution to Libraries of medical colleges and hospitals. Kindly update with the following information :

1- Full mailing address , contact telephones & fax number of your respective Medical University / College / School including the name of Dean/Principal/Chancellor/Vice-Chancellor.

2- Full addresses of Hospitals having libraries with undergraduate, graduate & post-graduate teachings.

Shiraz Malik
Executive Director
Islamic Medical Association of North America
101 W. 22nd Street, Suite 106, Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630.932-0000 ~ Fax: 630.932-0005
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~ Website: www.imana.org



1. NEWS FROM FIMA SAVE VISION
My trip to Sudan in this blessed month of Ramadhan was most fruitful. Two Eye camps were conducted in the province of Khartoum. This is the first of its kind at such a massive scale during this Holy Month. Five surgeons from Pakistan participated. We examined nearly 10,000 patients and operated well above 300 cases.

We finalized relief activities for Somalia. Mr Hasab o Rasool and I will visit Mogadishu in the next few days. The program will be finalized by our Sudanese brothers as they are in close contact with the Somalian authorities.

Prof Mamoun from Sudan IMA will be in Pakistan in November at the invitation of FIMA Save Vision. In addition to delivering various lectures & addresses he will sign an MOU with Peshawar Medical College.

A training workshop for the ophthalmologists will commence on 6th of Nov. Four ophthalmologists will participate. Dr. Intzar has finalized the arrangements.

Wassalam

Prof. Hafeez ur-Rahman
Chairman
FIMA Save Vision
Past-President Pakistan IMA (PIMA)
Past-Secretary FIMA


2. ARABMED ANNUAL CONVENTION
I hope and pray to Allah (SWT) to bestow His blessings and Barakah on all our FIMA members & their families on this joyous occasion of Eidul Fitr.

I was invited to attend the ARABMED Annual Convention in Aleppo, Syria on 28th October - 2nd November 2006. I will make a scientific

jurisprudence presentation, and another one about FIMA.

Sincerely Yours
Dr. Aly Mishal
Past-President FIMA



FIMA UPDATES 12
1. FIMA INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM - CIMCO

Dear all
Assalamu 'alaikum w.w.

Thank you very much for all your enthusiasm and support. I am writing to announce that the Symposium that was planned on the 22nd - 24th of October in Kuala Lumpur has to be postponed for a few reasons.

I would like to apologise for all the inconvenience caused. Insha Allah we will plan better next time and give ample time for everyone to prepare better and be heavily involved in the programme.

For you information the application for registration this time came mostly from Indonesia and Malaysia. I think this is a good sign that we are moving forward in this region to be among the best medical school in the world. I pray that we will be successful in our efforts

Again, on behalf of CIMCO, I deeply apologise and take this opportunity to wish you a very successful Ramadhan, Kullu aam wa antum bikhair.

I can be contacted at my mobile phone no. +6012 314 5854 for any further information. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Wassalamu 'alaikum w.w.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Latiff
Secretary, CIMCO
President IMA Malaysia



FIMA UPDATES 11
1. 15th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL STUDENTS CONGRESS ? CALL FOR PAPERS

Ain Shams University Students? Scientific Society has annually organized one of the world?s major events in the field of medical research. The 15th Annual International Medical Students? Congress is a continuation of this tradition.

Venue?
Cairo, Egypt
12-15 February 2007

Who should attend?
Medical students and young doctors who are interested in research and who have been involved in worthwhile medical research, are all invited.

Why attend?
The congress offers a unique opportunity to present your research to an international audience and a scientific jury of high calibre.

Awards
The winner awards will be for the 1st two winners for Oral presentations and 1st two winners for poster presentations, named after our beloved Prof. Ali Khalifa.

? 1st Oral and 1st Poster presentation awards: 500 Euros each

? 2nd Oral and 2nd Poster presentation awards: A place in our annual Summer School for each

Website
http://www.ausss.com

E-Mail :
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phones :
Karim Ismail (002) 010 9241 143
Mohamed Ansaf (002) 012 7373 007


2. NEWS FROM SWEDEN IMA ( SWIMA )
Assalamu Alaikum,
Eid Mubarak, to all, too!

We all have our duties and efforts, in different ways, but with the same Tawhid, Alhamdulillah.

Please visit our website and inform brothers and sisters in your countries for on-line donations for Sayyidina Hamza Mosque in Sweden.
www.skovdemoske.org

There's information in English, Swedish, Turkish and the Bosnian language.

This would be our way to invite all humanity to peace and Islam.

Soon will we have our Autumn meeting and I hope I will inform you about the latest developments in Sweden, InshaAllah.

Wassalam.

Dr. Y?ksel Peker, MD, PhD
Chairman of SWIMA
www.swima.com

Sleep Medicine Unit
Skaraborg Hospital
SE 54185 Skoevde
Sweden


3. VISIT TO TURKEY
Eid Mubarak

I will be in Istanbul from 18-23 December 2006. If possible I would like to earn some Thawaab by doing a lecture or a workshop on any matter relating to medicine and Islam under the auspices of FIMA or her affiliate in Turkey. I am therefore writing to request that you suggest this to our brothers there.

I will be available any time, day or evening on 19-22 Dec. I leave on 23rd at about 4.00 pm.

Wassalam

Prof. Omar Hasan Kasule
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Editorial comments : Prof. Omar is an authority on issues related to Islam & Medicine and a speaker most often sought by IMAs worldwide. Dr. Ihsan and brothers in Turkey, kindly consider his generous offer favourably, an opportunity not to be missed!)


4. FIMA SAVE VISION - OPTHALMOLOGY TRAINING IN PAKISTAN
Dear Dr. Aly Mishal,

Eid Mubarak.

I apologise for this delayed reply. I have been involved in the organization of 10 free eye camps planned for November 2006 in Pakistan and help with PIMA humanitarian relief in earth quake affected areas.

I will ensure the necessary documents are faxed to your kind self ASAP.

The opthalmology training programme for the doctors from Sudan and Jordan both phaco and oculoplasty will operate simultaneously as both facilities and the expertise are available in our department.

We will take these doctors away from Lahore to an eye camp for 2 days, where they will be able to perform surgeries.

We will also arrange programmes with other doctors, ophthalmologists, media and the business community in the evenings.

We look forward to their arrivals including Prof. Mamoon Humaida. President Sudan IMA (SIMA) on 17th Nov 2006.

We would also like to create awareness in Pakistan about the current situation in Palestine and Darfur. FIMA Save Vision welcomes other doctors to join these ophthalmology short courses.

May Allah accept all our efforts.

Dr. Intzar Hussain

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel : 0300-9430318, 0321-4488124

Last modified on Thursday, 17 June 2010 17:08
Rate this item
(0 votes)
More in this category: « FIMA Updates 31-60
Login to post comments

Most Viewed

Random Picks

About FIMA

The Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) is a registered body of 29 IMAs and 17 associate members worldwide, representing about 50,000 Muslim medical and health professionals. The mission of FIMA is to provide a platform for Muslim Physicians world wide in the areas of Medical education and ethics, Student camps and humanitarian and medical relief. It is a not-for-profit, non-political and non-Governmental organization.

More info

Follow Us

Copyright © 2015 by FIMA. All rights reserved

Login or Register

LOG IN

Register

User Registration
or Cancel