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Free surgical and screening eye camps held in far areas by ACCO Sponsored by AFNA

Highlights of free surgical and screening eye camps held in far areas by Al-Shifa Center for community Ophthalmology Sponsored by Al-Shifa Foundation of North America (AFNA) to provide free eye care services to the deserving population. We are thankful to President Mr. Tahir Zafar (AFNA) for personally participating in this effort with Al-Shifa Trust.

 

06-12-2021

We gifted another MyEye Orcam device to a 27-year old brilliant MPhil student Muhammad Talha Masood

We gifted another MyEye Orcam device to a 27-year old brilliant MPhil student Muhammad Talha Masood who lost his eyesight in a bomb explosion. Despite all the tragedy he faced, his motivation and faith didn't stop him to excel in his field.

He's not only a student but a Blogger, motivational speaker, writer and Hafiz-e-Quran as well. He's truly an inspiration for all of us. This Device will help him in mobility since his hands were also damaged in the bomb explosion. His hard copy books will also be saved in this device thus helping him excel in his future endeavours.

President AST declared that this MyEye Orcam device would be provided to the most deserving candidates who have the drive to contribute to the society and have the ability to excel in their respective fields.
Thumbs up for AST for their great contribution in fighting blindness.

 

22-11-2021

President Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi visited AST Muzaffarabad Hospital.

President Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi visited AST Muzaffarabad Hospital along with his team. In a meeting, future plans for provision of best facilities to the people of Muzaffarabad was discussed. It was decided that the specialists of AST Hospital Rawalpindi will regularly visit AST Hospital Muzaffarabad to offer their expert services. We are also glad to announce that the eye care services available at Rawalpindi Hospital will also be accessible at Muzaffarabad Hospital. AST will continue to expand its facility and focus on the quality of eye care services.

 

19-11-2021

We welcome Vitreoretinal specialist, Dr. Muhammad Amjad, who has joined our team

We welcome Vitreoretinal specialist, Dr. Muhammad Amjad, who has joined our team at Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital. He completed his ophthalmology training (CCT) from the UK, followed by clinical fellowship in Retina from the world-renowned ophthalmology centres of excellence – Moorefields Eye Hospital & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London UK. Before moving to Pakistan, he worked as a consultant ophthalmologist at Calderdale Royal Hospital UK, while also performing paediatric retinal procedures at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.

Dr Amjad is passionate about training junior doctors and will be helping trainees as they journey towards completing their training. With his deep interest in giving back to community in his own country, he joins Al Shifa as a Retina Specialist, where he will be working with other ophthalmology colleagues to offer his expertise to the patients at Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital.

 

19-11-2021

Final prize distribution ceremony of sports and cultural activities at Al Shifa concluded.

The week-long sports and cultural activities at Al Shifa concluded yesterday in the final prize distribution ceremony. Prof. Dr Muhammad Ali, Vice Chancellor Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) was the honorable chief guest of the event. He gave commendable remarks on the performances of the students and distributed the prizes among winners. He highly appreciated the dedicated work being carried out at Al Shifa Trust and shared how proud he feels that Al-Shifa is a part of QAU.

Gen. (R) Rehmat Khan, President AST appreciated students of PIO on how well they stand out in academic and extracurricular activities. He concluded his speech by announcing that PIO will now offer scholarships to students securing the first three positions.

 

11-11-2021

Al-Shifa Trust and Oil and Gas Development Company Limited of Pakistan (OGDCL) have signed MoU

Al-Shifa Trust and Oil and Gas Development Company Limited of Pakistan (OGDCL) have signed MoU to collaborate on establishing free eye camps for the underprivileged across four provinces of Pakistan. A total of 33 eye camps with an estimated amount of Rs92 million against CSR initiatives of OGDCL will be established in the vicinity of various OGDCL fields. This new collaboration will help Al-Shifa in bringing eye care to people in remote communities.

 

27-10-2021

In this month of October, Al-Shifa Trust celebrates World Anesthesia Day to appreciate the outstanding work and commitment of our anesthetists.

In this month of October, Al-Shifa Trust celebrates World Anesthesia Day to appreciate the outstanding work and commitment of our anesthetists. We pay tribute to our anesthetists for serving humanity and made tireless efforts for the organization and made their identity.

 

22-10-2021

MyEye orcam device is presented as a gift to Syed Sardar Ahmed pirzada, the first blind Journalist of Pakistan. He gave a very positive feedback on using the device and highly appreciated the fact that AST is the first to bring this device in Pakistan.

MyEye orcam device is presented as a gift to Syed Sardar Ahmed pirzada, the first blind Journalist of Pakistan. He gave a very positive feedback on using the device and highly appreciated the fact that AST is the first to bring this device in Pakistan. As a great response, donors are coming out from different areas of Pakistan to sponsor this device for people who are visually impaired but have potential to reach new heights.

This device will not only make people independent but also will make them a useful citizen for the nation. Patients will be facilitated with Myeye orcam device at Light House, Al-Shifa Trust. Thumbs up for AST for their great contribution in fighting blindness.

 

10-10-2021

On this World Sight Day, Different activities and Eye screenings were held at all four Hospitals of Al-Shifa Trust and ACCO Eye camps were also being setup in far areas like Azad Kashmir.

We are proud to announce that Al-Shifa had pledged for 5000 eye screenings at the official website of VISION 2020/IAPB for their campaign of #loveyoureyes however we surpassed the number and achieved more than 21,000 Eye screenings. Thumbs up for AST and ACCO for their efforts in saving sights!

 

15-10-2021

OrCam MyEye has been brought to AST through the great efforts of Mr. Tahir Zafar, President Al-Shifa Foundation of North America (AFNA).

OrCam MyEye has been brought to AST through the great efforts of Mr. Tahir Zafar, President Al-Shifa Foundation of North America (AFNA). Mr. Zafar has been associated with Al-Shifa for 20 years and regularly facilitates in our fundraising efforts. Al-Shifa aims to empower the blind and visually impaired. We facilitate patients with irreversible vision loss in the Light House, a rehabilitation center working to help patients overcome the challenges of low vision and blindness. To further improve facilities at the Light House, we have acquired OrCam MyEye at a cost of five thousand dollars.

OrCam MyEye is compatible with all levels of vision loss. It also works great for people with reading difficulty and reading fatigue. The devices empowers people with vision challenges and allows them to access visual information. Thumbs up for AST and Tahir Zafar for their great contribution in fighting blindness.

 

07-10-2021

We are proud to announce that Alza pharmaceuticals of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital has achieved the highest ever sales up till now.

We are proud to announce that Alza pharmaceuticals of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital has achieved the highest ever sales up till now. Alza manufactures Ophthalmic medicines ensuring that quality remains top priority. Alza pharma will step beyond the boundary of Pakistan and will move aggressively to expand its export market. Way to go Alza pharma!

 

04-10-2021

We are proud to announce that Pakistan institute of opthalmology (PIO), Al-shifa Trust Eye Hospital got top 3 positions..

We are proud to announce that Pakistan institute of opthalmology (PIO), Al-shifa Trust Eye Hospital got top 3 positions in Second professional B.Sc (Hons.) Optometry and Orthoptics exam held by University of Health Sciences (2021). Way to go!

 

01-10-2021

In celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Al-Shifa Trust conducted an event in its Oncology Department.

In celebration of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, Al-Shifa Trust conducted an event in its Oncology Department. Children suffering from eye cancers along with their families were invited. A puppet Show and other fun activities like face painting were organized to engage the kids. Children fighting cancer were given souvenirs by the President, Executive Director, and Head of the Oncology Department.

Special thanks to Cancer Care Trust for collaborating with us in organizing this event.

 

28-09-2021

Glimpse of Free Eye Screening Camp at Pakistan Sweet Home organized by ACCO team

Glimpse of Free Eye Screening Camp at Pakistan Sweet Home organized by ACCO team, Al-Shifa Trust. Conjuctivitis, squint, blepharitirs, vkc and blunt trauma were also treated and given free medical advice. Zamurrad Khan CEO Pakistan Sweet Home and their entire team appreciated Al-Shifa for their services and generosity.

 

07-09-2021

International Day of Charity

5 Sep is International Day of Charity which commemorates and honors the work that organizations and individuals are performing to better the lives of those who are not as fortunate. AST president Gen (R) Rehmat khan thanking and appreciating our donors and supporters for their contributions to our mission of fighting against blindness in Pakistan. Your generosity helped us restore millions of sights and spread smiles across Pakistan. Let us all continue to fight against blindness.

 

05-09-2021

Glimpse of independence day celebrations at Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital!

 

16-08-2021

The COMSTECH team visited Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital

The COMSTECH team visited Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital on 9th July 2021 and had a detailed meeting with the President and senior officials of Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Rawalpindi. The meeting was chaired by Maj General (R) Rehmat Khan, President AST. The agenda of the meeting was to finalize the arrangement of free eye camps being jointly organized by COMSTECH and AST under the sponsorship of Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) in the third and fourth weeks of August 2021 in Niger and Gambia respectively.

 

10-07-2021

Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital gets operational in Chakwal

The Fifth hospital of Al-Shifa Trust is an expansion of our services in the domain of eye health care. The new hospital built adjacent to Balkasar Interchange M-2 is spread over an area of 60,000 square feet with a total cost of Rs. 250 million. The new hospital has opened its doors for the people of Chakwal who earlier had to travel to Rawalpindi for eye problems. Al-Shifa Eye Trust Hospital in Chakwal features state of the art facilities of OPD, Operations, Pharmacy and Optical shop. The hospital has the capacity to serve 500 OPDs and 50 surgeries daily in its premises.

 

16-07-2021

COMSTECH and Al-Shifa Trust have signed an MoU

COMSTECH and Al-Shifa Trust have signed an MoU for capacity building and research collaboration in Ophthalmology. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General of COMSTECH and President Al-Shifa Trust signed MoU, this partnership will aim to end preventable blindness in the OIC member states. According to the MoU, COMSTECH and Al-Shifa Trust will collaborate in following three domains:

  • Al-Shifa Trust in partnership with COMSTECH will invite research collaboration from OIC member states.
  • Al-Shifa Trust will offer observer ship to candidates from OIC member states in subspecialties of Ophthalmology.
  • Al-Shifa Trust will also extend its help to fight preventable blindness in OIC member states by sending its highly qualified and experienced surgeons to undertake surgical camps for cataract. First two camps are planned in Kampala, Uganda and Niamey Niger.

In addition to the above, VC of University of Gambia also attended this ceremony and asked Al-Shifa Trust to hold its camps in Gambia as well.

 

11-01-2021

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