Al-Shifa Trust - Foreign Chapters
Al-Shifa Foundation of North America
Al-Shifa Foundation of North America (AFNA) is a non-profit 501( C) (3) organization registered in the United States. Our tax Id is 36-4378912. Its purpose is mainly to support the projects of Al-Shifa Trust in Pakistan to help the needy patients.
Through the generous support of many individuals and organizations, Al-Shifa has managed to build four high quality eye hospitals in Rawalpindi (Punjab), Sukkur (Sindh), Kohat (KPK) and Muzaffarabad (AK) with the most modern facilities and equipment where approximately 75% of the patients are treated free of cost. Al-Shifa also provides rural outreach services to the needy and so far set-up over 3000 screening/surgical camps in remote areas. Al-Shifa is also screening school children in various parts of the country.
Al-Shifa Trust is a non-profit and a non-political organization. It is committed to providing eye care and treatment mainly to the under privileged and poor. Almost 75% of all patients attending Al-Shifa Eye Hospitals are treated free of charge, 20% subsidized and 5% are private patients.
Al-Shifa has achieved the awards of excellence and is a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating center for East Mediterranean Region since 1994. In the field of prevention of blindness, Al-Shifa has partnerships with many international NGOs including WHO, ORBIS International-USA, Lions Club International-USA, Operation Eye Sight Universal-Canada, Sight Savers International-UK and Government of Japan.
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AFNA funded partially in our light house project.