The Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) is a registered body of 23 IMAs and 30 associate members worldwide, representing about 50,000 Muslim medical and health professionals. The mission of FIMA is to provide a platform for Muslim physicians worldwide 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.
Federation of Islamic Medical Associations ( FIMA ) in Brief
On 31st December 1981, FIMA was formed in Florida, USA. Senior medical professionals representing ten Islamic medical organizations, from various parts of the world, convened and laid down the foundation of the Federation.
•FIMA was incorporated in the state of Indiana as a not-for-profit corporation on 18th January 1982 and re-incorporated in the State of Illinois on 30th March 1999.
•FIMA enjoys Tax Exempt status under Section 501 (C) (3) US Federal Income Tax by the Internal Revenue Service.
•In 2005, FIMA acquired Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC).
•FIMA membership now include Islamic Medical Associations (IMA) and associates from 50 countries.
•FIMA aims to foster the unity and welfare of Muslim medical and healthcare professionals, promote healthcare services, education and research through the application of Islamic principles, mainstream Islamic perspectives of medical ethics, mobilize professional and economic resources for medical and humanitarian relief and collaborate with partners for the mercy and healing of mankind.
•First medical jurisprudence conference, Amman 1991.
•First humanitarian relief conference, Paris 1994.
•Launch of FIMA Year Book, Jakarta 1996.
•Consortium of Islamic Medical Colleges, Islamabad 2001.
•Islamic Hospital Consortium, Islamabad 2001.
•International Muslim Leaders Consultation on HIV/AIDS, Kampala 2001.
•FIMA Web, Kuala Lumpur 2005.
•FIMA Save Vision, Darfur 2005.
•FIMA Save Smile, Jeddah 2008.
•FIMA Save Dignity, Makkah 2009.
•FIMA awarded American College of Physicians Linda Rosenthal Foundation Award, USA 2009.
•Encyclopaedia of Islamic Medical Ethics, Kuala Lumpur 2012.
•FIMA App on Care of Muslim Patients (Elsevier), Kuala Lumpur 2012.
•FIMA Declaration on Millennium Development Goals, Kuala Lumpur 2012.
•FIMA Green Crescent, Cape Town 2013.
•FIMA Declaration on Addiction, Cape Town 2013.
•FIMA Declaration for Polio Eradication, Cairo 2013.
•FIMA Book on Immunisation Controversies, Makassar 2015.
•FIMA Safe Water, Istanbul 2017.
•International Journal of Human and Health Sciences (IJHHS), Istanbul 2017.
•FIMA Life Saver, Amman 2018.
•FIMA Declaration on Climate Health, 2020.
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