KAMPALA, Uganda has been chosen to host the 36th Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) council meeting in 2019, according to the Ministry of Health here.
The decision to have the meeting hosted by Uganda was taken during the 34th FIMA council meeting which took place in Istanbul, Turkey, last month, the Ministry said here over the weekend.
The federation consists of Islamic Medical Associations from 41 countries and is expected to be expanded to include more countries, the Ministry.
FIMA was established in December 1981 by a group of Muslim physicians and health professionals from Canada, tje United States, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa, Sudan, Nigeria Britain, who met in Orlando, Florida, in the US. In March 1999, FIMA was incorporated in the US as a non-profit organization.
The objectives of FIMA include fostering unity and welfare of Muslim medical and health care professionals all over the world, promoting Islamic medical activities including health services, education and research through co-operation and co-ordination among member organizations, promoting understanding and application of Islamic principles in the field of medicine and mobilizing professional and economic resources in order to provide medical care and relief to affected areas and communities.
The Islamic Medical Association of Uganda (IMAU), which was established in 1988, joined FIMA as a member in 1994.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK