Shaping the future of the underprivileged communities by promoting health & development.
- Providing low cost health services
- To improve birth outcomes and build healthy communities by advocating and implementing global health standards for maternal- child care
- To alleviate human suffering in emergency situations
Sixty years ago, an ambitious student of a simple “taat” school in Khewra, District Jhelum aspired to be successful. Against all odds, through hard work, dedication and the grace of Allah (SWT) he achieved his goal of becoming a USA trained medical physician. In the 1980′s, at the height of his career, rather than personal advancement, he chose to go back to his homeland to repay what he believed was his debt to his nation. He opted to revolutionize the educational as well as healthcare system of Pakistan and make them accessible to every child. That young student was Dr. Zaheer Ahmad.
Turning vision into reality, Dr. Zaheer established Shifa International Hospital in 1986 and Tameer-e-Millat Foundation (TMF), a nongovernmental organization, in 1987 which are now successfully catering to their respective segments.
In the same pursuit another foundation was established to cater to the underprivileged community. The aim was to bridge the disparity existing between the rich and the poor and facilitate the lower as well as lower middle class with the services that are currently unavailable to them. This, was achieved through the establishment of Shifa Foundation in 1991, which is a non-governmental and non-profitable organization.
The mandate of Shifa Foundation has always been to serve communities from low-profile and rural areas in various dimension including health, nutrition, food, education and WASH throughout the country particularly the disaster affected regions. Over the last 20 years, Shifa Foundation has served more than a million underprivileged members of our society in these fields and is now exploring more avenues to extend their help and approach to those who are in need.
We know that success is built by people you surround yourself with. Therefore, over the years Shifa Foundation has brought together an enthusiastic team of dedicated, talented and hardworking individuals.