IMAZ and Population Services International Join Hands

IMAZ and Population Services International Join Hands

The 10th of April 2010 saw the first combined effort of the Islamic Medical Association of Zimbabwe and Population Services International Zimbabwe.

Population Services International and the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare provided manpower, premises, and kits to facilitate the circumcisions.

169 benefited.

Dr. Hassan Ashmawy with Population Services International Staff Members

2nd MAY 2010 AL SHIFA DENTAL CLINIC BULAWAYO FUNDRAISING

IMA Zimbabwe Fund Raiser for Al Shifa Clinic

A fundraising lunch was held by the Bulawayo Muslim Association on behalf of Al Shifa. The proceeds were for setting up a dental project at Al Shifa clinic.

  1. Lunch was sold to raise funds.
  2. An auction was conducted to complement the lunch.
  3. A total of US, $ 3,000.00 was raised.

Al Huda Muslim Youth assisted

15th & 16th MAY 2010 IMAZ-POPULATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL MALE CIRCUMCISION CAMP ( KWEKWE)

The second circumcision camp for the year was organized in Kwekwe. The ministry of health conducted voluntary counseling (VCT), arranged for circumcisions to be held at Kwekwe General Hospital, provided kits and staff. Dr. Sururu and Dr. Ashmawy assisted in the circumcision of those under 9 years.

Circumcisions were carried out over two days.

Kwekwe, Torwood, Amaveni, Mbizo, Rutendo, and Kadoma benefitted from the camp.

159 benefited.

16th MAY 2010 MEDICAL OUTREACH CAMP – (KWEKWE)

IMAZ doctors and pharmacists from Bulawayo and Harare converged in Kwekwe for an outreach programme.

160 benefited from the services.

7th to 10th of August 2010 – (GREATER HARARE MALE CIRCUMCISION CAMP)

The first IMAZ circumcision camp held in Harare in collaboration with PSI and Ministry of Health.

IMAZ Harare branch chairperson Dr Tickley assisted by his colleagues was responsible for the groundwork where he liaised with the ministry and was responsible for all logistics.

A pre-camp motivation was carried out by brother Hakim Asani assisted by the brothers from Harare.

557 benefited.

22nd August 2010 MEDICAL OUTREACH – (MPOPOMA MASJID – BULAWAYO)

A medical outreach was conducted at Mpopoma Masjid

The team comprised Dr Amer (ENT), Dr Elsaiary (Anaesthetist), Dr Geres (Cardiologist), Dr Saduma (GP), Dr Chivanga (GP), Mr Lunat (Pharmacist), Dr Ashmawy (Urologist). The team was accompanied by Sr. Makumbe, Sr. Mpofu, Netsai was clerking.

301 patients with different ailments benefited and received medication Some were referred to Al Shifa clinic for further management.

19th to 25th SEPTEMBER 2010 FIRST IMAZ INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION AT FIMA – (BEIRUT, LEBANON- 27th FIMA COUNCIL MEETING)

Dr. Ashmawy (President) and Dr. Sururu (Director of clinics) represented IMAZ at the 27th FIMA council meeting held in Lebanon Beirut.

27th FIMA COUNCIL MEETING – IMAZ ACCEPTED AS FULL MEMBER OF FIMA (LEBANON BEIRUT)

At the meeting, a summary of IMAZ activities for the past 3 years was presented by Dr. Ashmawy. Through the meeting, the delegates got to meet FIMA SAVE VISION, FIMA Save Smile and FIMA Save Dignity who offered to come to Zimbabwe to assist if there was need.

4th DECEMBER 2010 – MALE CIRCUMCISION CAMP – (BULAWAYO)

IMAZ surgical team comprised of Dr Ashmawy, Dr Sururu assisted by Sr. Makumbe, Sr. Mpofu, Sr. Shuro and Sr. Matirire and Br Asani from Bulawayo,

114 beneficiaries of various age groups were circumcised.

11TH to 14th OF DECEMBER 2010 – MALE CIRCUMCISION CAMP – (KADOMA)

Alhamdulillah, we managed to break into new ground in the town of Kadoma. Beneficiaries came from the town of Kadoma and its surroundings.

IMAZ surgical team comprised of Dr Ashmawy, Dr Sururu assisted by Sr. Makumbe, Sr. Mpofu,    Sr. Shuro and Sr. Matirire and Br Asani from Bulawayo, we were also assisted by Dr Tickley and Dr Siam from Harare.

A total of 646 were circumcised.

END OF YEAR 2010 REVIEW

  1. 1645 were circumcised
  2. 461 screened
  3. IMAZ accepted as full FIMA member
  4. IMA Zimbabwe strengthens its partnership with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare as well as Population Services International.

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