Message from the President February 2015

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

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