Save Vision Program: Federation of Islamic Medical Associations’ Campaign Against Blindness

  • Aly A Misha'l Islamic Hospital, Amman, Jordan
Keywords: Blindness, developing countries, public health

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/41-1-4425

The Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) in 2005 initiated Save Vision, a special program to help the large number of blind people in the underprivileged countries of Africa and Asia. To date, thousands of eye surgeries, mostly for cataract removal, have been performed in several of these countries. In addition, training sessions for eye doctors, nurses, and paramedical personnel have been conducted, and eye hospitals and eye units in general hospitals have been established.

Author Biography

Aly A Misha'l, Islamic Hospital, Amman, Jordan
Dr. Aly A. Misha'l is the executive director of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations.
Published
2009-02-01
Section
Special Articles