Mar 2, 2020

FMIC Patient Welfare Program-February 2020 update

Greetings from Kabul, Afghanistan

FMIC started its operations in a volatile situation when security condition was deteriorating while accessing a modest tertiary healthcare facility was a tall order for the Afghans. There was serious lack of human resources in various specialties hence the Afghans highly depended upon medical tourism abroad. In such circumstances the presence of FMIC was no less than a miracle. For the last 14 years, FMIC has been catering to the healthcare needs of Afghanistan with a vibrant vision, “to be a leading institute of excellence and innovation in healthcare, research and education, providing exemplary, safe, comprehensive, accessible and sustainable services to Afghanistan and surrounding regions, while positively impacting the lives of patients and all others Whom it serves.”

Despite many challenges, FMIC has achieved remarkable success over the past 14 years. In 2009, it became the first hospital in Afghanistan to be ISO certified whereas the first open heart surgery was performed by indigenous doctors at FMIC in 2010. Since 2011 it has annually sponsored an international scientific conference as well as a quality and patient safety convention, both of which showcase Afghan health professionals’ high capacity for critical thinking. The Post Graduate Medical Education Program (PGME) is a flagship program of FMIC established in 2012, with the support of the Aga Khan University (AKU) and Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The programme has so far graduated 45 physician specialists whereas 39 are currently enrolled in three to five-year programmes in eight disciplines. Five of those programmes – such as anaesthesiology, cardiac surgery, cardiology, pathology and radiology – are not offered anywhere else in Afghanistan. Moreover, healtcare access to patients in remotest areas for tele-consultation and training of human resources has been ensured through eHealth program since 2007.

FMIC has so far served over 1.39 million patients from all parts of Afghanistan through its in-patient and out-patient services. In diagnostics, 4.1 million Laboratory Tests and 0.73 Million Radiology Procedures have been performed thus far.

FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme underwrites the cost of care for people who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their treatment. During the year 2019 alone, 42,598 patients were supported through patient welfare program with a financial contribution of US$ 2.3M by FMIC. 

Since FMIC’s inception in 2006 to 2019; a total of 547,116 patients, from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan have been supported  with patient welfare funds of which 493,961 were outpatient (clinics, radiology and laboratory) whereas, 53,155 were inpatient. As a whole, FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program has spent $38.9 million so far in providing the medical and surgical care to those in critical need.

We are highly grateful to the genrosity of our donors for their support to the patient welfare which ultimately helps us serve the most deserving and deprived segements of the society. 

Envision a child or mother suffering from life-threatening diseases in an impoverished and war-affected zone. Imagine that just a few dollars contributed by you can help save lives and improve quality of life for many. For example, $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit.  We do appreciate your continued support and cooperation!  


Jan 24, 2020

FMIC update January 2020

Greetings from the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC)

Over the last 14 years, FMIC has been providing quality in-patient, out-patient and diagnostic services to the Afghans initially with special focus on children and mothers and now serving adults as well. Cognizant of the local circumstances and impoverished condition of the many Afghans, FMIC has also established a Patient Welfare Program (PWP) to ensure its unique and international-standard services are available to mothers and children from all across Afghanistan, regardless of their ability to pay.

To date, millions of Afghan patients have benefited from FMIC’s high quality care. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme underwrites the cost of care for people who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their treatment. Given the situation of chronic poverty in Afghanistan, the demands on the Welfare Fund are overwhelming. Since FMIC’s inception in 2006 a total of 535,654 patients, from all over Afghanistan, have been supported with patient welfare funds of which 483,840 were outpatient (clinics, radiology and laboratory) whereas, 51,814 were inpatient. As a whole, FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program has spent US$ 38.1 million so far in providing the medical and surgical care to those in need.

We look forward to your generous support in our drive towards making quality healthcare accessible to all in Afghanistan! 

Jan 21, 2020

FMIC update January 2020

We appreciate the support and encouragement from Friends of FMIC!

This project is sepciafically dedicated to support Afghan kids suffering from CHD. 

Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is a problem of the structure of the heart that is present at birth. It can affect how blood flows through the heart and out to the rest of the body. Common examples include holes in different areas of the heart and narrow or leaky valves. In children the most common type of CHD is the ventricular septal defect (VSD), a hole in the wall separating the bottom two chambers of the heart (the ventricles). Many Afghan infants with CHD require surgery to survive. FMIC is a place where CHD patients can find help and hope.

Each year our team of experts performs more than 250 paediatric cardiac surgeries with almost 90% of these patients receiving financial assistance. FMIC is considering to accommodate additional surgeries so that more kids benefit from our high quality services.

With your help we can bring the community together to support additional surgeries.


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