IMI Hajj Medical Mission

In 2003, IMI doctors recognized the growing medical needs of the more than three million Muslims performing Hajj annually and decided to take on the responsibility of providing complete medical facilities to care for the more than 750,000 among them that seeks medical attention. This effort has gradually converted into a complete medical mission, serving more than 20,000 pilgrims each year.

IMI HMM activities are divided into pre-Hajj Activities and Post and During Hajj Activities.

PRE-HAJJ ACTIVITIES:

  • Vaccination Center: More than 1,600 flue and other vaccinations including Hepatitis B, Pneumonia and Meningitis
  • Health Lectures: 15-20 lectures in different caravans
  • Medical Checkup
  • Treatment Books: Distributed in different Hajj groups
  • Health Brochure: Distributed in Urdu & Gujrati in different groups

DURING HAJJ and POST HAJJ ACTIVITIES:

  • Regular and Satellite Clinics in Makkah and Madinah for 50 days.
  • 24 hour emergency center in Mina and Arafat for 4 days in two Makatib
  • Medical Kit and Cell phones are provided to all doctors to remain in contact with each other
  • Free Consultation and Medicines are provided worth around USD100,000
  • MAKKAH CONFERENCE every year on 6th Zilhajja to discuss the problems and feedback of different Jafri Hajj Medical from around the world.
  • Create awareness in Hajjis about Health care issues especially vaccinations.
  • Create awareness of the importance of a doctor in every caravan.
  • Enhance camaraderie among doctors of the community.
  • Train doctors to deal with challenging circumstances during Hajj.
  • Enhance communication and coordination between different Hajj Medical Missions.


Testimonials
  • It was an excellent once in a lifetime experience. Going with IMI enables us to be treated so well and we could see so many special places. 

    Sabina Syed
  • I want to thank you all for giving me such a great opportunity to be a part of your team (in Haiti). It was a unique experience and I really enjoyed working with you all. 

    Mitra Arjang
  • I cannot express the profound impact IMI has had on my life: from the incredible opportunity to serve on the Arbaeen Medical Mission to the insightful career guidance and special programs for Young Leaders that I’ve benefitted from!

    Mohammed Akbar
  • I graduated from medical college in Pakistan. Knowing I wanted to pursue a specialty in the US, I went through the routine process of studying for and clearing the USMLE's and becoming ECFMG certified. There are plenty of online forums that help you up to that stage. What happens after that and before you land a residency is something no one prepares you for. Even knowing a person who went through the process is not enough. I found the answers to all my questions about the process, its workings and methods at the IMI Career Guidance Seminar. I learnt more in the few hours I spent there than I did in months, yes months, of thorough research online and through the measly networking I was capable of as a foreign graduate. It is literally a live 'Medical Residency for Dummies', and you get great coffee and dinner to boot. I interacted with candidates like myself along with current residents, and doctors who are involved in hiring committees at hospitals. I learnt how to choose programs, how to strengthen my resume, what to seek and where, and even what to wear. I have a month before I apply, but after the seminar - I have more confidence in the 'how' of the process.  I walked in to the seminar hall a nervous wreck - armed with vague internet advice and the intimidation of an overwhelming process. I thought my average scores would filter me out of every hospital program - I left knowing I need to apply 'wisely', not 'widely'. I learnt how to identify and enhance my positives, and overcome my shortcomings. I understood how to streamline programs to apply to, how to contact them and the level of persistence to employ. I was made aware of the importance of and difference between clinical experience in the US and research experience, and how to add both to my resume. All this, and more, in just a few hours. I cannot stress enough the effects this seminar had on me. I am now realistic in my approach - versus the optimism fresh graduates tend to bring with them. You may choose not to believe me, but after the seminar I didn't just breathe a sigh of relief - I let slip a few tears as well. I knew what to do, how to do it and where to ask for assistance. 

    If InshAllah, I secure a residency in the upcoming match, I will owe the organizers and the speakers at the seminar more than they will take credit for. 

    Annie Agha
  • I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this list for what proved to be a truly life-altering experience.  It was terrific working with all of you, except Farhaj...But seriously, Naeema and some of my other classmates know rather well that I had allowed medical school and the residency process to make me cynical and tired.  I'm happy to say though, that after a week of truly hard work, emotional challenge, and actually helping some people, I have returned home feeling refreshed and renewed.  As corny as this all sounds, I'm actually excited to be a doctor again.  I can't thank you all enough for that. So I'm hooked on relief work.  I hope that I have more opportunities to help in situations like this, and if possible, to work with you all again.

    P. Pratcha (IMI Relief: Haiti)
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