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Update on FIMAs Call of Action for Eradication of Polio

Dear All members of FIMA Exco

Assalmu Alaikum

The response to FIMAs call for Action for polio eradication has been overwhelming. We officially launched it on 24th October and the appeal was displayed on the FIMA website (www.fimaweb.net). President FIMA held a press conference in Lahore and the news conference was attended by the office bearers of Pakistan Pediatrics Association, Pakistan Medical Association, Pakistan Islamic Medical Association and Academy of Family Physicians of Pakistan.  It was covered by National and International media. Another press conference was held by PIMA centre in Islamabad, it was also attended by Dr. Aly Mishal who was visiting Islamabad to deliver a lecture in an ICRC meeting.

Enclosed please find its global coverage. FIMA has been quoted at various international health meetings and its services have been appreciated. These efforts are being done as a commitment to our Kuala Lumpur Declaration 2012 and our recent commitments with WHO and OIC. We will be starting its third round to get signatures from Muslim Physicians as a support from all over the world.
Enclosed please find the ppt. on Media coverage.

Last Updated: Monday, 10 November 2014 21:41

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BIMA Cracking CT Applications Course Guide

Dear all,


We have over 100 junior doctors attending the Cracking CT Applications event on Saturday, alhamdulillah - we look forward to meeting you all!

We will be starting at 11am as per the programme - please therefore arrive in good time.

Please also find attached the course guide, containing the full programme, travel and car parking instructions.

Please bear in mind parking will cost £6.80 for the day in the hospital car park.

Best wishes and salams, BIMA Trainees Team

PS. Remember, you will all be receiving a delicious hot lunch on the day! :)

BIMA Cracking CT Applications Course Guide.pdf

Last Updated: Sunday, 26 October 2014 14:00

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The Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) invites all Muslim physicians to join together to end polio and improve child health and welfare.


We have a historic opportunity to end a disease that has plagued children for much too long. Today, cases of polio are down more than 99% worldwide since 1988, and this year alone has seen significant progress against the disease. Nigeria and Afghanistan, two of the three countries that have never stopped transmission of polio, have reported only six and twelve cases respectively as of October 2014. Iraq and Syria have successfully curbed polio outbreaks even in the midst of conflict.


But pockets of polio still remain, primarily in Muslim majority countries. As of October 2014, Pakistan accounts for more than 80% of cases globally and remains the largest exporter of the disease. Leaders in the Muslim world have already played a vital role in advancing eradication efforts and supporting childhood immunization.

For example, the International Islamic Fiqh (Jurisprudence) Academy in Jeddah and other prominent Islamic leaders around the world have issued nearly thirty fatwas (religious edicts) promoting the safety of polio vaccines. The Islamic Advisory Group (IAG), under the leadership of the Grand Imam of the Holy Mosque of Mecca, issued a declaration to support vaccination. Additionally, a range of Muslim donors have contributed to the polio eradication effort, including the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Development Bank and several Muslim philanthropists. But more must be done to defeat this disease.

As believers in the Islamic faith, it is our sacred duty to take care of our children, promote and protect their health and welfare. As physicians, it is our responsibility to provide lifesaving care, educate families on the importance and safety of vaccines and advocate for the right of our communities to have access to quality healthcare.


This is why we, Muslim physicians, are uniting behind a new Call to Action on Polio Eradication and Children’s Health to declare our commitment to end polio and urge our leaders to ensure vaccination of all children. Several leading physicians have joined the call to action, including Dr. Yagob Al-Mazrou, Secretary General, Health Services Council, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Dr. Tariq Cheema, Founder and CEO, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, US; Dr. Sania Nishtar, Founder and President, Heartfile, Pakistan; Dr. Gamal Serour, Director, International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research, Al Azhar University (IICPSR), Egypt.



A complete list of vaccination advocates to date can be found below.


We call on our fellow physicians across the Muslim world to join us in this urgent effort to end polio and protect children against all vaccine preventable diseases. Over the next few months, we will continue to welcome signatories with the goal of bringing thousands of physicians together in solidarity for children’s health.


Join the call to action here.

Muslim Physicians’ Call to Action Champions:

  • Tanveer Zubairi, President, Federation of Islamic Medical Associations, Pakistan
  • Mustapha El Ghirbi, President, Association Medicale Er Razi, Algeria
  • Nariman Safarli, President, Azerbaijan Medical Association, Azerbaijan
  • Mohammad Nazrul Islam, Principal, Islami Bank Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Shafiqur Rahman, Consultant, Chest Diseases, Islami Bank Central Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Abdul Wohab, Psychiatrist, Modern Psychiatric Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Gamal Serour, Director, International Islamic Center For Population Studies and Research, Al Azhar University (IICPSR), Egypt
  • Bashar Al-Najafee, Head of Maxillofacial Surgery, Iraq Board of Maxillofacial Surgery, Iraq
  • Musa Mohd Nordin, Consultant Pediatrician & Neonatologist, Chairman FIMA Advisory Council, Malaysia
  • Kashim Shah, Family Physician, Rural Health Nepal, Nepal
  • Iqbal Ahmad Memon, President , Pakistan Pediatric Association, Pakistan
  • Zakiuddin Ahmed, President, Healthcare Paradigm, Pakistan
  • Ashraf Ali, President, Fata Research Center, Pakistan
  • Tariq Bhutta, Former Chair of Paediatrics Department, Member NIAG, King Edward Medical College, Pakistan
  • Amna Buttar, Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Tahir Chaudhry, Head of Pediatrics Department, Islamic International Medical College, Pakistan
  • Najib Haq, Principal, Peshawar Medical College, Pakistan
  • Wasim Jafri, Head of Gastroenterology,  Agha Khan University, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Iqbal Khan, General Secretary, Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, Pakistan
  • Shamim Ahmad Khan, Ex-Chief Executive/Dean Postgraduate Medicine; President, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Society of Surgeons, Pakistan
  • Sania Nishtar, President and Founder, Heartfile, Pakistan
  • Hafeez Rahman, Ex-President, Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, Pakistan
  • Ata Ur Rahman, Ex-President, Pakistan Islamic Medical Association, Pakistan
  • Fakhur Zaman, Head of Pediatrics Department, Central Park Medical College, Pakistan
  • Sherjan Kalim, Vice President for External Affairs, Bangsamoro Medical Society, Philippines
  • Zuhair Ahmed Al-Sebai , Founder, Noor University, Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Yagob Al-Mazrou, Secretary General    , Health Services Council, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim, Professor of Islamic Studies, School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Mohamed El Amin, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dean of Scientific Research, Al Neelain University, Sudan
  • Mamoun El Houmeidah, Vice Chancellor, USMIT, Sudan
  • Yuksel Peker, Consultant Urologist, Skaraborg Hospital, Sweden
  • M.Ihsan Karaman, Professor and Head Urology,  University of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Majid Kagimu, Director, FIMA HIV-AIDS Resource Centre, Uganda
  • Tariq Cheema, Founder and CEO World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, US
  • Hossam E. Fadel, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, US
  • Ismail A. Mehr, Chairman Dept. Anesthesiology, St. James Mercy Health System
    President Islamic Medical Association of North America
  • Khamis Mussa, President, Islamic Medical Association of Zanzibar, Zanzibar
  • Hassan Ashmawy, Consultant Surgeon, President, Islamic Medical Association of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
  • Mwimbe Juma, General Secretary, Sunshine Muslim Volunteers, Darussalam, Tanzania.
  • Nazr Murshid, Consultant Cardiologist, General Secretary Punjab Specialists Association. Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, Consultant Physician & Cardiologist, Immediate Past President, Islamic Medical Associations, Kuala Lumpur
  • Abdul Rahim Mohamed, President, Islamic Medical Association Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • Aly Mishal, Consultant Endocrinologist & Chairman Ethics Committee, Islamic Hospital, Amman
  • Zulkifli Ismail, President, Asia Pacific Pediatric Associations, Kuala Lumpur
  • Mohamed Hatta Shaharom, Professor of Psychiatry, Cyberjaya University College of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur
  • Noor Khatijah Nurani, Immediate Past President, Malaysian Paediatric Association, Kuala Lumpur
  • Mohd Sham Kasim, Professor of Paediatrics & Chairman Malaysian Paediatric Foundation

Last Updated: Friday, 24 October 2014 17:21

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Green Crescent Turkey thanks the participants of International Symposium



Dear FIMA Addiction Working Group Members,


Assalamu Alaikum,


The International Symposium on Drug Policy and Public Health has been held in Istanbul on September 29th – October 1st, 2014. The Symposium was organized by the Turkish Green Crescent Society and has been supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the Turkish Ministry of Health, the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies, the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sport, the Turkish Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction TUBIM.


The President of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and 5 honorable ministers from Turkey have honored the symposium with many national and international heads of organizations and institutions.


The Turkish Green Crescent Society invited FIMA Addiction Working Group Members and representatives of the Country Green Crescents within FIMA to the Symposium. 6 Representatives of the Addiction Working Group from Federation of Islamic Medical Association (FIMA) member countries, and Country Green Crescent representatives from 20 countries participated in the Symposium.



  • 85 speakers and chairs from different countries,
  • 8 focal points of Council of Europe, Pompidou Group from European Region,

  • 15 focal points of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries by favour of the Statistics, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).

  • Experts, university students, teachers, psychologists, Green Crescent branches and representatives from Turkey and totally 1270 participants from 65 countries took part in the symposium.

In the following days you will be able to reach all videos, articles and the final book through the Symposium Website. www.ids-istanbul.org Please see the link for the photos of the Symposium http://www.ids-istanbul.com/en/?page_id=511


You may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions or comments. On this occasion, I would like to thank all participants from the Country Green Crescents and the FIMA Addiction Working Group.


Best regards,

Prof. Dr. M. Ihsan Karaman

President, Turkish Green Crescent Society

Vice President, FIMA

Last Updated: Thursday, 16 October 2014 17:46

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In the wilderness of the African Safari

From the FIMA council meeting in Tanzania

we travelled to Masai Mara, Kenya.

Into the beauty

Of the African Safari


Animals in the wild

Taught us a lesson

Of peaceful coexistence

We hope the Zionists are learning too


One million wildbeests from Tanzania


Together with them

Were zebras, gazelles and deers


Before 1948, Christian and Muslim Palestinians

Made up 95% of the indigenous people of Palestine

Then a catastrophe!

400 villages burnt and destroyed

750,000 Palestinians forced to flee their homes



A land without a people? Nay!

They are refugees in their own land

Expelled from their motherland


The terms of the ceasefire in 2014 stipulates

A return to the borders of 1967 – not even 1948

Restoration of the sea port, fishing zone, airport

Lifting of the siege

End the occupation


Unreasonable demands?

They are basic human rights

Inalienable rights of any country

They are not negotiable


Wild animals had loads to teach us homo sapiens!

Birds nestled on the torso of zebras and wildebeests

The giraffe gracefully strutted up and said  “hello” to us humans

The lions did not growl at the peering, eavesdropping and intruding human

Let alone fire missiles from F16s or warships

Nor did the giant African elephants act like bullies and trample us to smithereens

Like the Zionists did to Gaza’s civil infrastructure

Schools, hospitals, playgrounds, homes, offices, mosques...


To call the genocide of Gaza animalistic

Is a gross injustice

To the Safari of

The Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful!


We have witnessed the killings of innocent men, women and children

Superpowers arming the occupiers with weapons of mass destruction

The world turning a blind eye to the horrors that will forever haunt us


But here in the wilderness of the African Safari

We found peace, tranquillity

Attained therapeutic healing of the mind and soul


"Berat mata memandang berat lagi bahu memikul"

"Painful on the eyes but even more painful on the shoulders"

Few are guilty but all are responsible

We have to all do our little bits



Nasrun minallahi wafat hun karib

Help from Allah and victory is at hand

We remain optimistic and hopeful of God’s help and succor


End the occupation

Free! Free! Palestine


Musa Mohd Nordin

Masai Mara, Kenya

August 2014

Last Updated: Saturday, 11 October 2014 02:38

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