FIMA 2017 Scientific Congress on “Health in Africa”


35th Scientific Congress of the Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) themed “Health in Africa” will be held in Istanbul on 20-21st of July 2017 in collaboration with Turkish Ministry of Health, Hayat Foundation, and Istanbul Medeniyet University. The largest ever activity of Muslim physicians in the history of FIMA, the congress will offer a great opportunity to meet doctors from 50 IMAs and FIMA member bodies. With about 500 expected international participants, the Congress will be preceded by the FIMA Council Meeting and FIMA Youth Camp for medical and allied health students (separately for male and female students). The Congress on “Health in Africa” will bring together FIMA members, government representatives, decision makers, NGO members, relief organizations and academics from all over the world. It is a non-profit conference aimed at bringing together both African and non-African qualified individuals and representatives to discuss health issues and solutions in Africa, providing reliable information for effective future action, and developing academic, social and cultural relations. A wide range of topics, not limited to medical issues would discuss the various determinants (socio-economic) of “Health in Africa”.

The topics to be discussed at the Congress in six sessions include Health Challenges in Africa and the Way Forward; Modernization, Globalization and Health in the African Context; Africa and Humanitarian and Healthcare Aid; Health Education in Africa; The Organization of Health in Africa; and finally Turkey and Africa.

Acting as a Board member for 6 years, our Rector Ihsan Karaman, MD, Prof., signed a collaboration protocol for FIMA 2017 Scientific Congress with Ahmet Özdemir, MD, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hayat Foundation, which is another stakeholder of the event. Our Rector will be acting as the Honorary President of the Congress.

Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) is a registered body of 30 IMAs and 20 associate members and affiliates worldwide with its head quarter in USA. As a not for profit, non-political and non-governmental organization, it aims to foster the unity and welfare of Muslim medical and health care professionals, to promote Islamic medical activities including health services, education and research through co-operation and co-ordination among member organizations, to promote the understanding and the application of Islamic principles in the field of medicine, to mobilize professional and economic resources in order to provide medical care and relief to affected areas and communities, and to promote the exchange of medical information and technical expertise among member organizations.

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All information (including dates, student quotas, registration information) regarding the FIMA Youth Summer Camp can be found on the Summer Camp website: