The Avicenna Group

The Avicenna Group was established in April, 2011, after the outbreak of the Libyan Revolution. Our initial mission was to support medical-trauma capacity building; since summer of 2012, our work has expanded into medical capacity-building across the board, particularly through facilitating partnerships between US medical institutions (teaching hospitals, nursing centers, specialist clinics and universities) and Libyan counterparts, and small-scale grants to grassroots medical programs, to support awareness building and early-stage program-building.

The Avicenna Group
101 S. Coit Road, Suite 36-221
Richardson, Texas 75080
United States
5106667849
http://www.avicennagroup.org

Board of Directors

Omar Benhalim, Ethan Chorin, Basheer Benhalim

Mission

The Avicenna Group was established in April, 2011, after the outbreak of the Libyan Revolution. Our initial mission was to support medical-trauma capacity building; since summer of 2012, our work has expanded into medical capacity-building across the board, particularly through facilitating partnerships between US medical institutions (teaching hospitals, nursing centers, specialist clinics and universities) and Libyan counterparts, and small-scale grants to grassroots medical programs, to support awareness building and early-stage program-building.

Programs

Since April, 2012, Avicenna Group efforts have been focused on 1.) pairing US teaching hospitals to Libyan counterparts, to create formal emergency care facilities. Due to our efforts, Benghazi Medical Center, the largest tertiary care facility in Eastern Libya has signed an MOU with two Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals to create a dedicated department of emergency medicine. Trainings for Libyan administration and clinical staff are to begin in Boston in November. 2.) We have provided short term grants to facilitate partnerships and grassroots medical care organizations. Grants given so far include one applied to the creation of a national rape/violence hotline, another to support fact-finding missions by US hospital administrators. Future grants are envisioned to support awareness building around diabetes & hypertension, and the establishment of rural primary care centers. 3.) We also work to bring the current state of Libyan medical infrastructure to the attention of US policy makers, corporate community, and NGOs.

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