Everyone has the right to see the colors of life. It is the mission of Al-Shifa to bring light into dark lives. Al-Shifa Foundation of North America (AFNA) is a non-profit 501( c) 3 organization registered in the United States. Its purpose is to support the projects of Al-Shifa Trust eye hospitals to fight acute eye diseases and blindness in Pakistan and surrounding areas. The aims and objectives of the trust are prevention and control of blindness by providing standard and sustainable eye care services which are accessible to all, human resource development through training of doctors, nurses and paramedics and to establish facilities for research in ophthalmology.
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. The Trust is able to meet only 30-40% its expenses from its own sources while the remaining expenses are met through zakat, donations and support from philanthropists.
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 others.
Give Someone the GIFT of Sight
Al-Shifa Trust eye hospitals in Pakistan have treated over six million patients since the opening of its first hospital in 1991. Help Al-Shifa in eliminating needless blindness from Pakistan.