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  • Ahmed Mia Cassim Male Care Centre
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Ramadan 2018 Outreach Programmes
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Mandela Day – July 2018
  • IMASA in collaboration with TIBA, Lenmed & MAP – Health Screening – 25th February 2018
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Annual Graduation 2017
  • IMASA in collaboration with Uwais Qarnie & MAP – Health Day – 03rd February 2018
  • Bloemfontein Annual Graduation 2017
  • CME – ALLIED & DENTAL – 11TH NOVEMBER 2017
  • IMASA GAUTENG COFFEE CONNECTION FOR NURSES
  • Meeting the Turkish Ambassador
  • Student Screening Day – 12th August 2017
  • Pamper the Elderly – 30th July 2017
  • Nelson Mandela Day Activities – 18th July 2017
  • Annual Free Medical Screening at Bosmont Fete – 20th May 2017
  • Hosting of International Guest Speaker: Prof Padela – 07th May 2017
  • IMASA Jhb Free Medical Screening – 12th March 2017
  • IMASA JHb Free Medical Screening 11th March 2017
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Free Medical Screening – 25th February 2017
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Family Day
  • IMASA Jhb Branch representing at the MSA Orientation Day – 10th February 2017
  • Ongoing Cataract Camps 2017
  • IMASA Jhb Ruya Project
  • Outreach Stationery packs distribution to orphans
  • Ongoing Cataract Project Updates
  • Free Vision Screening Project – Orphanages & Old Age Homes
  • IMASA Jhb represents at the WMO Debate Championship July 2016
  • Adopt a Granny – 04th September 2016
  • IMASA Jhb – Ladies Only CPD Accredited Programme
  • IMASA Jhb Branch & 27four Investment Managers celebrates Women’s Month
  • IMASA Jhb & Women Of Wonder – 17th July 2016
  • IMASA Jhb & Eastrand Branch – Mandela Day Programme – 31st July 2016
  • IMASA Gauteng – Nelson Mandela Cataract Camp – 15-18th July 2016
  • Annual Medical Screening in Bosmont – 28th & 29th June 2016
  • Annual Free Medical Screening in Lenasia – 10th April 2016
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Family Day Hike – 28th Feb 2016
  • Managing Diabetes During Ramadhaan Workshop – 02nd April 2016
  • A Partnership in Health & Financial Literacy
  • IMASA Jhb Branch participates at the MSA Orientation Week – 29th March 2016
  • TIBA Annual Health Awareness Day: 13th September 2015
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Partners with AWQAF SA – Frailcare Services & Daru Shifa’
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Nelson Mandela Cataract Camp 2015
  • IMASA Johannesburg Branch Ramadhaan 2015 Projects
  • Annual Free Medical Screening at the Bosmont Fete – 2015
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Ladies Only CPD Accredited Programme – 09th May 2015
  • Orlando East Clinic Update – April 2015
  • Annual Free Medical Screening at Uwais Qarnie Centre – Robertsham 2015
  • Cataract Camp : 18th & 19th October 2014
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Annual Graduation 2014
  • IMASA offers free screening at Lakeview Sandton Islamic Association Open Day – 29th Nov 2014
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Annual Nelson Mandela Cataract Camp – 2014
  • Managing Diabetes Workshop – 25th June 2014
  • Bosmont Screening – 21st & 22nd June 2014
  • Pre-Ramadhaan Hamper distribution @ Orlando East Masjied – Soweto – 20th June 2014
  • HCT Screening at Orlando East Clinic
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Ramadhaan Projects 2014
  • Take A Girl Child To Work – 29th May 2014
  • IMASA Jhb Branch Student Wing HIV Screening at WITS – 21st May 2014
  • Fundraising Lunch & Spiritual Upliftment Programme with Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed
  • IMASA Jhb Branch launches the new Orlando Clinic in Soweto
  • Ahmed Al Kadi Private Hospital Roadshow In Gauteng
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Programme – 26th October 2013
  • CPR / AED Project
  • Annual Family Day
  • Graduation 2012
  • Free screening at The Uwais Qarnie Islamic Centre in Robertsham
  • Student Braai
  • Health Screening Day at Theo Wassenaar Primary School in Robertsham
  • Baytul Islam & IMASA JHB Office Opening
  • Benoni Health Day
  • Cataract Project
  • Da’wah Project
  • IMASA / SANZAF Bursary Fund Project
  • Frail Care Workshop
  • MAP ‘No Apologies’ Workshop
  • Take A Girl Child To Work
  • Pamper day at the Reuven’s Senior Home
  • Hosting Prof Abdul Bari Khan
  • Health Day with AWQAF
  • Screening of Baitul Khair
  • Screening at Lehae Primary School
  • Hosting of Sister Iman El-Kadi
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Programme
  • Ahmed Alkadi Private Hospital Roadshow
  • IMASA JHB Branch / Jamiat SA Orlando East Primary Health Care Clinic
  • Screening at Uwais Qarnie Islamic Centre
  • Annual screening partnered with TIBA, MAP & Lenmed
  • Community Work
  • Annual Qiyaamul Layl Programmes
  • Continuous Medical Education Programmes
  • Donations (Banking Details)

Ahmed Mia Cassim Male Care Centre

Alhumdulillah, the Ahmed Mia Cassim Male Care Centre is the first of its kind in Lenasia catering for MALES ONLY. Serving to Care for aged and frail patients who needs assistance on a daily basis. We are proud to announce that the centre is officially OPEN as a 10 bed facility which will be run in partnership with Jamiatul Ulema SA , Islamic Helpline; the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa.
Dedicated to the late Mr Ahmed Mia and his wife this centre has been completely renovated by the Cassim family and will be managed by a dedicated team of caregivers and staff.
The home offers 3 refurbished bedrooms and bathrooms and a communal lounge and dining area for convenient socialising.
Physical Address: 109 Sunbird Cnr Woodpecker Str Ext 1 Lenasia – +27 11 854 1930 – dawah@jamiatsa.org


If you are a Health Professional and interested in getting involved in any way please contact us ASAP.  All Health Professionals are most welcome and can be participants on the various committees or even be  involved In the  activities of the centre. We will require a few medical Doctors keen to assist ….Ideally close to the area to assist with a medical examination on admission  as well as to see patients if they require a Doctor or Allied Health Professional. This can be done at the Doctor’s rooms or if not feasible, at the centre. We also require assistance of any Physio/OTs etc keen on spending an hour or 2 with patients.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

DR NAZREEN MOTARA: +27 83 276 1139 OR DR SHOYAB WADEE: +27 82 895 1649

                     

 

IMASA Jhb Branch Ramadan 2018 Outreach Programmes

On the 14th June 2018, the Islamic Medical Association of SA – Jhb Branch in collaboration with the Jellybeans Education Orphan Fund once again visited the Albadr Orphanage in Lenasia, Gauteng and distributed Eid gifts to the beautiful and loving little boys who resides there.

The Jellybeans Education Orphan Fund Project headed by Teacher Sumaya Docrat was established in 2014 with the sole purpose of collecting funds to sponsor the education needs of orphans and the needy in and round the Gauteng region. This FUND allows one to direct his/her zakaat & sadaqah investing in a better future for an orphan or a needy child.

Our relationship with these boys has grown over the years. IMASA taking care of some of their medical needs such as eye tests and therapy etc and Teacher Sumaya assisting them with sponsorship of education fees, madressah fees, purchasing of uniforms etc It is her intention to offer free tution in the near future, welcoming any volunteers who are willing to give some time to these little ones.

This year’s Eid gift bags consisted of t-shirts, jeans, hoody jackets, underwear. socks and R100 cash for each child. The most rewarding feeling was to see the joy and appreciation on each and every one their faces Alhumdulillah.

We would like to thank all our donors who has generously contributed towards our projects and programmes and we make dua that Allah continue to bless you AAMEEN.

For more information contact: Khashiefa Martin: +27 84 701 3208 / imasa.gauteng@gmail.com & Sumaya Docrat: +27 82 509 1741 / sdocrat443@gmail.com

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the month of Ramadan the IMASA Jhb Branch partnered with dedicated volunteers, such as Sr Haseena Jeewa & Teacher Sumaya Docrat and others distributed party packs and Eid gifts to children at:

# Alhudaa Madressah

# Baitul Ilm Girls Madressah

# Madressah in Burgersfort

Jazaakallah once again to all our Donors

              

 

IMASA Jhb Branch Mandela Day – July 2018

GIVING EYESIGHT FOR MADIBA

Local NGO performs free cataract ops in Leratong Hospital – Total of 90 Operations performed

AWQAF SOUTH AFRICA, a developmental NGO, in association with the local Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (IMASA) and the Pakistani Community of South Africa, have coordinated an annual Cataract Project for the past 13 years, and have performed over 5 200 free cataract operations in South Africa.

This year, a Nelson Mandela Commemoration Cataract Camp was held at Leratong Hospital, Krugersdorp, from 14 to 18 July 2018 in conjunction with the Gauteng Health Department.

According to AWQAF SA deputy CEO Mickaeel Collier, their target is to bestow the gift of sight, at no cost. The discharge ceremony of the patients took place on the 18 July at 9:30 am at the Leratong Hospital.

This Mandela Cataract Camp is fully sponsored by Awqaf SA and IMASA has a monthly cataract camp as well as other mass campaigns throughout the year. 
Doctors from the IMA and the Pakistani community provide the medical service, also at no cost. The project is coordinated by Dr Shabbir Hussain from the Pakistani Community and the Islamic Medical Association of SA.

According to Collier, more cataract camps will be run in Cape Town, and other rural areas, in the near future.

For more information about the IMASA Cataract Project / you wish to sponsor an operation/s

CONTACT: Hafiz Nadeem Ahmed
+27 84 025 5257
cataractpm@gmail.com

IMASA making a difference in the community
Celebrating NELSON MANDELA DAY!!!!!!!!

        

IMASA in collaboration with TIBA, Lenmed & MAP – Health Screening – 25th February 2018

ANNUAL FREE HEALTH SCREENING PROGRAMME

DATE: Sunday – 25th February 2018

VENUE: TIBA Centre for the Blind – Cnr Nirvana Drive Lenasia, Gauteng

PARTNERS: TIBA Centre for the Blind, Islamic Medical Association of South Africa [IMASA], Lenmed Clinic & Muslim Aids Programme [MAP]

SCREENED: Total of X650 patients

 

Registrations:

WEIGHT, HEIGHT & BMI

    BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING

    

GLUCOSE TESTING &  CHOLESTEROL TESTING [Participation of Medical Students & Lenmed Volunteers]

    

FINAL CONSULTATION [Participation of Qualified Medical Volunteers]

    

EYE-SCREENING [Excellent attendance from Optometry Students at UJ]

CONSULTATION WITH OPHTHALMOLOGISTS

Orphans & the Elderly benefitted a lot from this screening.

        

DENTAL SCREENING [ [Participation of Dental Students & Qualified Dentists]

Orphans benefitted a lot from this screening.

   

Consultation with Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Occupational Therapists

      

ADDITIONAL:

  • Consultation with an Orthopaedic Surgeon – Dr Ziyaad Mayet
  • Consultation with Dermatologists – Dr Yunoos Omar & Dr Anwer Madhi.
  • Consultation with Cardiologists – Dr Ahmed Vachiat & Dr Farouk Mamdoo
  • Consultation & Testing facilitated by Speech & Hearing Therapists – Shabiera Allie, Raeesa Kajee & Team

NOTE: THE ABOVE SECREENING WERE CONDUCTED PRIVATELY IN ROOMS

IMASA Mobile Clinic was on standby for any private consultations and emergencies.

HIV/AIDS Testing by Muslim Aids Programme

  

CPR Demos by the IMASA CPR – BLS Instructors [Overseen By Shokat Ali Khan] – very well received by the community.

  

Presence of Sister Organizations such as; BLOCK WATCH, GIFT OF THE GIVERS, FOUNTAIN OF INSPIRATION & LENASIA CANCER SOCIETY educated and informed the community about their services.

In addition to this each person left with a warm meal of delicious biryani and cooldrink sponsored by Helping Hands to the Public & TIBA feeding all the volunteers throughout the day.

Thank you to ITV Networks who came out to cover the event and showcase it on community news.

We would like to thank all our MEDICAL & GENERAL VOLUNTEERS [incl; High school students & members of the community] who came out and assisted us with making the event a success. With close to X60 Medical & X40 General volunteers, the activities ran smoothly and recipients left with a smile on their face, well educated about the services we offer and appreciative of our efforts.

Last but not least, THANK YOU to 27four Investment Managers for their generous sponsorship towards this event.

ALL OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS COMING TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY!!!!

 

IMASA Jhb Branch Annual Graduation 2017

The Annual IMASA Jhb Branch Graduation 2017 took place on the 08th December 2017 at the beautiful venue: Image Lifestyle in Mint Rd Forsdburg Gauteng. +-60 excited graduates and proud family members and friends celebrating their achievements were invited to a dinner offering stunning decor and a delicious 3 course meal.

The programme MC by Dr Ahmed Vachiat, commenced with the beautiful recitation of the Holy Quraan by Qari Hussein Kazi, followed with our Guest Speaker; Khadija Patel [Editor of Mail & Guardian] who shared invaluable advice specifically directed to the new Health Professionals.

Well deserved certificates of appreciation were presented to Mr Moosa Ebrahim who has consistently sponsored beneficial Islamic Literature for many years and to Sultan Bahu, accepted by Mr Ahmed Akoob for the sterling services offered to the community and the wonderful partnership maintained over the years with IMASA.

Student awards were presented to Medical Students; Naeem Shaik & Ayesha Moola. A proud moment for their parents as well as the IMASA committee who felt they had to be acknowledged for their active participation & dedication within the organization. Their experiences shared and the words of appreciation was definitely an incentive for other students to see IMASA as a platform to gain practical experience, grow and develop as future Health Professionals and to give back to the community In Sha Allah. We make dua that Allah keep these students active members of the organization and proud flagbearers & members in the future AAMEEN. A humbling moment for IMASA when we were presented with a certificate of appreciation by Executive representatives of TIBA – Centre for the Blind based in Lenasia Gauteng.

Thereafter, each Graduate was called to the stage from their respective faculty, recognition was given to their achievements and each of them were gifted with a goodie bag and the Oath of the Muslim Health Professional. A touching moment when all the graduates stood up from their seats and read the oath aloud lead by Dr Shoyab Wadee, taking in each word and embracing their responsibility as a Muslim Health Professional, serving Allah by serving his creation Alhumdulillah.

We are thankful to our working team and sponsors: Standard Bank of SA Pty, Albaraka Bank, Mr Iqbal Omar, Aspen Pharmacare, AMKA Products, Accord Healthcare& Mr Ebrahim Moosa. With their consistent support, this event continues to be a huge success and memorable to all who attends it.

The programme ended with an informative presentation by Huzaifah Khan [Chairman of Jhb Branch] introducing and elaborating on the work facilitated by IMASA and Dr Shoyab Wadee [Vice Chair of Jhb Branch] doing the Vote oif Thanks.

May Allah grant all the Graduates success in their future endeavours and may they all see the benefits of what IMASA has to offer, academically & spiritually AAMEEN.

                                                        

IMASA in collaboration with Uwais Qarnie & MAP – Health Day – 03rd February 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IMASA Jhb Branch in collaboration with Uwais Qarnie Islamic Centre & the Muslim AIDS Programme, hosted their Annual Free Health Screening Day on Saturday, 03rd February 2018 in Robertsham Gauteng.

The programme commenced with each recipient registering at the 1st station and then moving to the second station, where their weight, height & BMI were calculated. A dietician was available to answer any questions pertaining to weight issues and living a healthy lifestyle.

        

Each person then proceeded to the Blood Pressure Testing, Glucose Testing, & Cholesterol Testing stations, with a Doctor available explaining the finding of each screening and what would be the best way forward should they need a referral etc

        

 

 

We were fortunate to have other specialties as well, such as; #Optometry, #Podiatry, #Dental, #Speech & Hearing, #Physiotherapy, #Occupational Therapy, #Aafiyah Healing & #CPR Demos

                  

Many of the patients took the opportunity to visit all the specialties even if it was just to educate themselves as well as having an HIV / AIDS Test done by the Muslim Aids Programme. [MAP]

A total of over 300 people were screened from 09h00 till 15h00.

We would like to thank all our medical & general volunteers for assisting us at this event.

A special thanks to the committee members of Uwais Qarnie Islamic Centre who fed and pampered each and every person in attendance and gong the extra mile by hiring a bus to bring in the elderly from various Homes in the Robertsham area.

To everybody who was involved – may your efforts be accepted and may you and your families reap the benefits & rewards AAMEEN

Bloemfontein Annual Graduation 2017

Its that time of the year and IMASA is hosting national Graduations in Bloemfontein, Tshwane, Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban.

The 1st event took place on Friday the 29th September 2017 at 9 John Weston Street, Brandwag, Bloemfontein

The event co-ordinated by Prof Anwar Hoosen & Team, was well attended and appreciated by the graduates, family & community.

We look forward to having ALL Graduates become active members of the organization In Sha Allah

  

CME – ALLIED & DENTAL – 11TH NOVEMBER 2017

The IMASA Eastrand & Johannesburg Branch partnered in hosting an Allied Health CME with a parallel Dental Session and thereafter a combined Ethics Session on the 11th November 2017 at the Sunnypark Hotel in Parktown Johannesburg.

With +- 50 delegates, the programme was well received and appreciated by these specialties, which allowed us to focus on topics of interest.

Topics & Speakers Included:

# “Nutrition & the Brain” Taryn Coghlan
# “Our moral professional compass & an interactive Ethics discussion” Ragiema Thoken Mahomed
# “The NHI from a community denistry perspective & The Changing Demographic Profile of dentists in SA” Prof Ahmed Bhayat  

We would like to thank ABSA Islamic Banking for sponsoring this event.

In addition to this our sponsor saw the benefit in what the organization had to offer and encouraged all non-members to sign up as members, generously offering to pay their membership fees for 2018.

ALHUMDULILLAH +- 20 new members came onboard and we look forward to them becoming active members of the organization In Sha Allah.

          

IMASA GAUTENG COFFEE CONNECTION FOR NURSES

Meeting the Turkish Ambassador

Alhamdulillah, a dinner was held last night (23rd August 2017) by AWQAF SA, at the Al Ghazali College Hall in Erasmia, welcoming the new Turkish Ambassador to South Africa. Guests from many Islamic organisations were present including many Ulema. Representatives from various other embassies and government officials graced the evening with their presence.

Chief Mandla Mandela (the grandson of Nelson Mandela) was in attendance too.
The Turkish government was praised and thanked by the various speakers for the humanitarian efforts that they are making throughout the world.
The Ambassador spoke on some successes that the Turkish have achieved including in South Africa and possible partnerships going forward in many aspects in order to provide sustainable solutions to South Africans. Huzaifah Khan and Naeema Hussein Elkout (from IMASA Johannesburg Branch) had an opportunity to meet with the ambassador and gave her a brief introduction to IMASA and the work performed by our organization.

 

   

Student Screening Day – 12th August 2017

On the 12/08/17, the IMASA GAUTENG convention Student programme committee had their first meeting. The aim of this was to introduce members to the theme of the convention and bring together ideas to improve the student programme next year in sha Allah.

Alhamdulillah, we had a great turn out with overwhelming enthusiasm from all and we hope to implement all the great ideas that were discussed in sha Allah Aameen.

           

Pamper the Elderly – 30th July 2017

Nabie Muhammad (SAW) said: ” He is not one of us who does not have mercy on our young and does not respect our elders”

“Footprints Coaching” partnered with Newclare Masjied, the Islamic Medical Association of SA (Jhb), Helping Hands and the World Memon Organization (Ladies Wing) hosted a very successful “Pamper the Elderly” High Tea on Sunday the 30th July 2017.

With weeks of preparation the event included a variety and specific activities aimed at benefitting the elders of the Donovan Mac Donald Retirement Centre in Johanesburg.

The overwhelming and heartfelt support of over 50 Volunteers setting up the hall with beautiful and elegant decor, collecting many generous donations and packing of gift bags had the Volunteers excited, inspired and eagerly awaiting their special guests.

On arrival of the elders, Volunteers ushered the guests to their seats and waited and served on them with great pleasure. Each of the elders were pampered with hand massages from our friendly Volunteers. Thereafter, many had an opportunity to visit the Dentists & Podiatrists from IMASA who consulted with them regards Footcare and Dental Care.

Quality time was spent whereby many of the volunteers took a moment to sit and speak with the elders and offering them assistance to and fro to the various stations. The interesting stories and the wisdom of our elders kept us captivated from beginning to end. Leaving us in awe of what they have endured in their lives and what they continue to endeavour towards.

Being the mother’s and fathers and our first teachers, we were truly honored to be in their company and found the experience a memorable and blessed occasion.

At the end of the PROGRAMME, “Footprints Coaching” thanked them for giving us the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate them. The smiles, laughter, praises of thanks was the reward of each Volunteer in attendance. As they left, the Volunteers distributed gift bags and a meal receiving hugs of appreciation in return.

The “5 Love languages” was the theme of the day;

1. Words of Affirmation: verbal compliments and words of appreciation reminding the elders that they HAVE and always WILL play important roles in Society.

2. Quality Time: Implementing the sincere listening skills and giving them our undivided attention.

3. Gifts: showering them with gifts.

4. Acts of Service: spending these hours waiting and serving on them.

5 Physical Touch: for some of them this being their primary Love language and enjoying every minute of being pampered with hand massages.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Volunteers and Sponsors who enabled us to put together this wonderful event and made it a success. With your time, sacrifice, skills, generous donations and support, we were able to make a difference in the lives of our beautiful, aged Community members.

Even the last hour of cleaning up, washing dishes and partaking in a meal together had our Volunteers smiling and bonding.

Thank you to:
1. the Committee Members of Footprints Coaching

2. the Committee Members of Newclare Masjied

3. the Health Professionals & Committee of IMASA

4. the Ladies Committee of WMO

5. the Team & Caterer of Helping Hands

6. Aunty Fatima – venue & crockery

7. Rizaan Lorgat – decor

8. Mr Joshua Ramme, Master Chip & Veg, Its Sweets, Amara Butchery and others – donations

9. AMKA Products (Mr Haroon Kalla) – gifts & gift bags

10. Shireen Davids & Yasmien Suliman – gifts

11. all our donors who generously contributed towards the cake & tea table

12. Our youth who assisted and took a moment to visit the 15 Bed ridden elders of the retirement centre bearing gifts and goodies.

13. ALL our Volunteers who sacrificed their time and came in numbers supporting this selfless act of kindness.

May all of you be rewarded abundantly AAMEEN

        

Nelson Mandela Day Activities – 18th July 2017

18th July 2017 – Partners; MAP, Jamiat, Islamic Careline & IMASA hosted a Pamper Day for the Elderly at Crown Mines Old Age Home in Gauteng. 
Providing: lunch, hand & foot massages & free Medical screening (diabetes, hypertension, Podiatry, eye screening )

    

18th July 2017 – Free eye testing & providing glasses to residents of the Maraaisburg Orphanage in Gauteng.

Tests conducted by Yumna Mahomed (Optometrist).

Sponsored by: IMASA Jhb Branch, OPTICAL ALLIANCE & HOYA LABS

       

Annual Free Medical Screening at Bosmont Fete – 20th May 2017

IMASA Jhb Branch partnered with AWQAF SA hosted their annual Pre-Ramadhaan Free Medical Screening Programme on Saturday – 20th May 2017 – screening +- 150 patients.

The following services was offered:

Weight, Height & BMI, Blood Pressure Testing, Glucose Testing, Eye Screening, Dental Screening, Consultation with Podiatrists, Consultation with Physiotherapists, Consultation with Occupational Therapists & Consultation with GPs

The event included; HIV/Aids Testing & Counselling conducted by Muslim Aids Programme [MAP], Frailcare [Darus Shifa] Demo & a CPR Demo

We wish to thank all organizations involved, Sponsors & volunteers for allowing us the opportunity to make a difference and bringing awareness in the Community of Bosmont

ALHUMDULILLAH

          

Hosting of International Guest Speaker: Prof Padela – 07th May 2017

IMASA Gauteng Branch hosted our International Guest Speaker; Prof Padela & family on the 07th May 2017 at Lal Qilal Restuarant in Johannesburg. 

He addressed the guests and shared invaluable advices and jewels, which our members resonated with.

He was further hosted a couple of days at the Palm Continental Hotel after having spent a fruitful and wonderful time with the various Branch Committee Members from IMASA Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg Branch.

 

IMASA Jhb Free Medical Screening – 12th March 2017

IMASA Jhb Branch partnered with Caring Women’s Forum [CWF] & Muslim Aids Programme [MAP] offered free medical screening to a very needy community in Klipspruit West, Gauteng. Many of the recipients being homeless, elderly and orphans. A total of 150 were screened from 09h00 – 12h00
Screening offered:

Weight, height and BMI

Blood Pressure

Glucose Testing

Eye screening

Dental screening

Podiatry

Paediatrics

Thank you to:

all the volunteers – Medical Professionals

(GPs, Specialists, Allieds, Medical students & Health Science students FROM WITS & UJ)

IMASA Mobile Clinic staff

Muslim Aids Programme (MAP) – 56 tested – 1 female positive

Caring Women’s Forum volunteers

Student volunteers

Shokat Ali Khan – CPR & Ammaarah Bursary fund for paramedics

Helping Hands for the generous distribution of meals and cooldrinks to the community members

ALHUMDULILLAH, it was time well spent for the pleasure of Allah (SWT) and great appreciation and duas received from those who benefitted from the selfless efforts of ALL THE VOLUNTEERS

IMASA making a difference!!!

If you wish to get involved pls contact:

Khashiefa Martin

+27 84 701 3208

+27 11 837 6717

Imasa.gauteng@gmail.com

Gauteng@ima-sa.co.za

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IMASA JHb Free Medical Screening 11th March 2017

ALHUMDULILLAH shukr – a HUGE jzk to our IMASA Jhb Branch Screening Team who offered their time and assistance at the Radio Islam Open Day on Saturday, 11th March 2017.

Overwhelmed with an unexpected number of +-500 people screened at the event, Podiatry Team seeing +- 180, incl other screening such as Dental and Eye Screening etc

Medical students once again stepping up their game and performing at their best, proudly representing their universities [WITS & UJ] and the IMASA Student Wing.

A special thank you to Yasmeen Bham, Humairah Ismail, Naeem Shaik, Zaahira Essay, Umar Farooq Bapeekee and Yusraa Pochee for assisting with the co-ordinating process.

Jazaakallah for all your efforts and may you be rewarded abundantly AAMEEN

IMASA making a difference

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IMASA Jhb Branch Free Medical Screening – 25th February 2017

Alhumdulillah, the IMASA Jhb Branch in collaboration with “Footprints Coaching – Newclare Gauteng” once again hosted a very successful free medical screening programme.

The event was setup in a parking lot surrounded by flats in the Newclare area.  Additional activities facilitated by the Footprints Coaching committee members and a team of eager youngsters kept the children occupied with jumping castles & fun games.

Even through the bad conditions of drenching rains, the volunteers REFUSED to call it a day and continued to offer their time and services to the people.

The medical volunteers offered the following screening: Weight, Height & BMI, Blood Pressure Testing, Glucose Testing, Podiatry & Dental Screening. IMASA Mobile clinics were on standby for any cases referred for dispensing of meds. We even had some of medical staff going into the homes of those who were frail and old and unable to join us in the parking lot.

Our sister organization – Muslim AIDS Programme [MAP] screened 45 in total for HIV/AIDS and offered counselling. None tested positive…

Our CPR stand promoted the need for basic CPR training.  

A special thank you to all the medical volunteers especially our medical students from the various faculties at WITS & UJ. Eager to learn and thoroughly enjoying the practical part of their intense studies in the medical field. Smiling through bad conditions and remaining positive throughout the event. Going the extra mile to ensure that packing up was done and dusted before they said their good-byes. Jzk to the qualified health professionals who came out to oversee these students as part of our “Mentor Programme”.

May Allah [SWT] reward all those involved with great blessings and the strength and determination to continue giving back to the underprivileged communities.

IMASA MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!!!

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IMASA Jhb Branch Family Day

This year’s FAMILY DAY included a morning spent at the beautiful Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Gauteng on Sunday the 19th February 2017.

The event was a huge success with the completion of the hike as well as a fun picnic with family, friends and colleagues.

We believe that the organization’s success revolves around unity within the organization and the members involved, including a good understanding of each other and the objectives we wish to achieve.

With this said we will endeavour to continue hosting events of this nature, which allows us to spend time socially, meeting one another’s families and friends and building on the IMASA family.

We hope in the future to have many more members and non-members joining us In Sha Allah.

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IMASA Jhb Branch representing at the MSA Orientation Day – 10th February 2017

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Ongoing Cataract Camps 2017

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X48 Cataract operations performed on the 21st & 22nd January 2017

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Cataract Camp hosted at Leratong Hospital over the weekend of the 24th April 2017 and performed 47 cataract operations Alhumdulillah. A total of 4353 cataract operations have been performed under this project since 2005.

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Cataract Camp in May 2017

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We are pleased to report that we finished our Eye Awareness weekend cataract camp at Leratong hospital on the 21st & 22nd 22 October 2017.
 
We sponsored 2 cataract camps at Natalspruit hospital in October 2017.
 
In total 100 cataract ops performed in October 2017 [Eye Awareness Campaign]
 
The Camps are sponsored by IMASA, Awqaf SA, Bliss chemicals, islamic Relief, Dr Haroon Tayob & Family & HBZ Bank Limited.

IMASA Jhb Ruya Project

Alhumdulillah, on the 13th January 2017, we delivered the glasses to Al Badr orphanage where 2 children received their spectacles and are very pleased with it. Spectacle lenses were sponsored by Yumna Mahomed [Optopmetrist].

On the 14th January 2017, we delivered the glasses to Foundation of Love orphanage in Ormonde, 6 children received their spectacles. Spectacle lenses were sponsored by Yumna Mahomed [Optometrist] and the frames used were sponsored by Fatima Jeena [Optometrist].

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Outreach Stationery packs distribution to orphans

The new academic year has begun and most students are excited to start school. Sadly, many of these students include orphans who are not priveledged to commence their first day with all their stationery needs seen to.

IMASA Jhb Branch has taken on the initiative to utilize zakaat funds from our members to purchase the basic stationery for a few oprhanages and needy Muslim families in Gauteng.

We make dua that these children will benefit from this and empower themselves with beneficial …knowledge, paving a way to a better future Inshaa Allah.

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Ongoing Cataract Project Updates

The IMASA Jhb Branch & Pakistani Community continues to offer free cataract operations to the less fortunate.

On the 15th & 16th October, we performed 19 operations at the Natalspurit hospital.

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On the 22nd & 23rd October 2016 we performed 56 Cataract Operations  at the Leratong Hospital.

2 Operation Theatres were utilized along with 2 surgeons and 16 staff members. All the patients were later gifted with a hamper, tea and sandwiches and the Discharge Ceremony.

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Free Vision Screening Project – Orphanages & Old Age Homes

IMASA Gauteng has partnered with the various organizations incl: Ruya Project with the intention of offering free Vision Screening to Orphanages and Old Age Homes in and around the Gauteng region.

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The following screenings took place:

Global Relief Orphanage accommodated 65 young girls who were screened by four Optometrists over a period of 2 weekends ensuring that thorough screening and case histories were recorded. From the 36 screened on the 1st weekend 10 were refracted and from the 10 refractions, 6 required spectacles.

 

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The next screening took place at the Foundation of Love Orphanage in Ormonde Gauteng where we screened 16 children [9 boys and 7 girls – aged 5-19yrs]. From all of these fun and energetic children tested at least 5 of them required glasses.

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A total of 17 boys between the ages of 5-15 yrs at the Al Badr Orphanage in Lenasia. From those screened, 3 of them were refracted and 2 required glasses.

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We have also started providing these services to Old Age Homes & Frail Care Centres, where our first screening took place at the home of the male residents of Abida’s Frail Care Centre in Crosby Gauteng.

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IMASA is pleased to be a part of this wonderful project and we look forward to more Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Donors getting involved and assisting us with expanding this project.

During the screening the volunteers conducted a needs analysis and also found that they desperately require Dental Care and general Medical Care, which we hope to offer in the near future Inshaa Allah.

For more information about this project contact: Khashiefa Martin – +27 84 701 3208 / imasa.gauteng@gmail.com

IMASA Jhb represents at the WMO Debate Championship July 2016

IMASA Johannesburg Branch formed a team of young members [Huzaifah Khan [Jhb Branch Chairman], Yasmeen Bham [Jhb Branch Treasurer] & Naeema Hussein Elkout [IMASA Jhb Student Wing Rep] who participated and represented at the World Memon Organization Youth Debate Championship which took place on the 23rd & 24th July 2016 at the KPMG Auditorium in Gauteng.

A proud moment for our group of first time debaters who proved their skills as eloquent articulators tackling topics such as:

This House supports the Boycott Divestment and sanction movement [BDS] 

This House would ban the use of literature in educational institutes, which reinforces traditional gender roles.

This House supports the permanent appointment of an African country in United Nations security Council.

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From Left [IMASA Jhb Team] Naeema Hussein El Kout [IMASA Student Wing] Yasmeen Bham [IMASA Treasurer] Huzaifah Khan [IMASA Chairman]

Adopt a Granny – 04th September 2016

Alhumdlillah, a few female Health Professionals and a medical student – members from IMASA Johannesburg Branch dedicated their Sunday morning – 04th September 2016 to offer free medical screening to 58 Senior citizens at the “ADOPT A GRANNY” event in Ennerdale.

Weight, Height, BMI, Blood Pressure Testing, Glucose Testing and consultation with the GPs and an Occupational Therapist was provided.

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IMASA Jhb – Ladies Only CPD Accredited Programme

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IMASA Johannesburg Branch hosted a CPD accredited programme with an attendance of 60 female Health Professionals.

The Programme was as follows:

Opening Qiraat by Appa Zaahira Karrim

Discovery of the Self

Diagnostics & Management Principles in PCOS

The impact of Healthcare Professionals Beliefs & Attitudes On Patient

 

Management & the proposed Da’wah Initiative by Dr Faaiza Dangor

 

Why should you become a member of IMASA by Waheeda Essop

Vote of Thanks by Waheeda Essop

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IMASA Jhb Branch & 27four Investment Managers celebrates Women’s Month

IMASA Johannesburg & East Rand Branch partnered with 27four Investment Managers hosted a Ladies Only High Tea [fully sponsored by 27four] on the 14th August 2016 at the Houghton Golf Club in Gauteng.

This programme was with a 2-fold purpose of celebrating Women’s Month as well as a fundraising initiative for the Muslim Aids Programme [MAP].

Our guests were entertained with Sushi and Banana Puri Demos, interesting talks and presentations as well as spoilt with delicious treats, gifts and great female company with friends, family and colleagues.

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IMASA Jhb & Women Of Wonder – 17th July 2016

The World Memon Organization [Africa Chapter] Ladies Wing and Youth Wing hosted a Ladies Only Event on Sunday the 17th July 2016 at the Memon Foundation Centre in Laudium. A number of women from various Ladies Forums, Charitable Organizations and the public was drawn towards the cause of this project, which is solely to empower the women in the community. WMO invited young girls from the Muslim Aids Programme Orphanage, Itireleng and Madressah Ihya Uloom Ud Deen ranging from the ages of 12yrs to 25 yrs, who were given an opportunity to interact with these successful business women as well as seek advice as to how they too can acquire the necessary skills to pursue similar opportunities in the future.

IMASA Johannesburg Branch used this opportunity to offer free medical screening to the women who attended as well as offer career advice to the younger girls who were interested in a career as a Health Professional.

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IMASA Jhb & Eastrand Branch – Mandela Day Programme – 31st July 2016

The volunteers and committee members from the IMASA Johannesburg & East Rand Branch united in their efforts towards the Nelson Mandela Day Campaign, whereby visiting an Old Age Home and Orphanage in Nigel on the 31st July 2016.

With the kindness and generosity of so many donors and volunteers we were able to provide a variety of activities, gifts and donations on this day. On arrival, we were overwhelmed with the reception from our hosts who were obviously very excited to spend quality time with us and we were truly humbled by their hospitality and thoroughly enjoyed the company of many wise and youthful personalities.

IMASA Health Professionals provided medical screening and further consultation with cases of concern whilst our student volunteers occupied the children with games, cupcake decorations and a hand print artwork to remember our visit to their home.

We included some pampering sessions with hand massages, a tea table with a variety of goodies and ending the day with a delicious Sunday meal for +- 200 people, which included the residents and the volunteers. The younger volunteers ranging from as young as 5yrs old to 18 yrs were honoured with the task of personally handing over a gift from IMASA to each of the elders and orphans as a token of our sincere appreciation for allowing us the opportunity to spend this time with them.

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IMASA Gauteng – Nelson Mandela Cataract Camp – 15-18th July 2016

Alhumdulillah, the IMASA Johannesburg Branch once again facilitated their “Annual Nelson Mandela Cataract Camp” over the weekend of 15th to the 18th July 2016 where they operated on over100 patients and SHUKR successfully restored their sight.

Members of the IMASA, the Gauteng Department of Health, AWQAF SA, the Pakistani Commissioner & the Pakistani Community including the patients attended the Discharge Ceremony on Monday the 18th July 2016. This programme left many in attendance with tears of emotion, appreciation and joy at the selfless efforts and contributions of the Cataract team and the donors who are able to offer this needed service through the Grace & Mercy of Allah [SWT].

 

For more information about this project OR to sponsor a Cataract Operation/s:

Contact Hafiz Nadeem Ahmed: +27 84 025 5257 / cataractpm@gmail.com

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Annual Medical Screening in Bosmont – 28th & 29th June 2016

The Islamic Medical Association of SA [Johannesburg Branch] in conjunction with AWQAF SA once again provided FREE medical screening to the Bosmont Community at the Annual Pre-Ramadhaan Bosmont Fete on the 28th & 29th of May 2016. Close to 200 people were screened over the 2 days and a variety of medical services and expertise were provided by our Health Professionals who volunteered their time and   expertise.

The aim of such screenings are to identify a yet undiagnosed disease in individuals without signs or symptoms and mainly to bring awareness to the community about the importance of implementing a healthy lifestyle.

In addition to this we offered Eye and Dental Screening and as a bonus, we had specialists volunteering their times to deal with any queries related to Podiatry, which was managed by a very able group of final year students from the University of Johannesburg; Occupational Therapists concentrating on the assessment of child development screening and counselling, hand and upper limb therapy and arthritis education / management and a physiotherapist who   offered screening for sporting injuries, chronic pain, carpal tunnel and frozen shoulder etc

MESSAGE FROM BR ZEINOUL ABEDIEN CAJEE [CEO OF AWQAF SA]

We are grateful to both the Islamic Medical Association of SA and the Bosmont Islamic Centre and all the     volunteers and Health Professionals who served on the two days.

Our thanks also goes to the many donors of AWQAF SA whose Waqfs contribute annually to the Healthcare Tent at the Bosmont Masjied Fete. Barakallahufeekum

May Allah [SWT] bless all and reward all with the best AAMEEN

It was really heart-warming to see so many people …young and elderly…coming in for health screening. It shows that people are concerned about their health and well-being.

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Registrations with Khashiefa Martin & Shameema Saloojee

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A variety of services offered at the medical tent

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IMASA Offers Free Flu Vaccines

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Dental Screening

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Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy

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Speech Therapy & Audiology

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Blood Pressure & Glucose Testing

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Podiatry

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Managing Diabetes

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Annual Free Medical Screening in Lenasia – 10th April 2016

Our Annual “Free Medical Screening & Health Awareness Day” offered to the community of Lenasia took place on Sunday – 10th April 2016 with a total of 547 peopled screened from 09h00 – 15h00. This programme has been successfully facilitated over the past 5 years and the affiliation between the various organizations involved and sponsors has proven to be mutually beneficial and grows stronger each year Alhumdulillah.

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Each year the participation of Medical Volunteers [qualified], Medical Students [MSA] and General Volunteers increases and their eagerness and dedication to volunteer if not whole day then at least a few hours of the day was truly admirable. We thank one and all for their commitment, sacrifices and good wishes.

Usually before the screening commences all the volunteers are briefed with the procedures to follow throughout the day and each volunteer signs in, which confirms their attendance.

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Dr Ziyaad Dangor briefing the volunteers

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Volunteers excited for the day ahead

The following screening was offered:

Weight, Height, BMI calculations and Peak expiratory flow screening,

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Blood Pressure Testing

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Glucose Testing & Cholesterol Testing

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Eye screening

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In addition to this, various specialists offered their expertise by consulting with patients who made appointments during their times of availability Eg:

Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists

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Podiatrists

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Speech & Audiology

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Dental Screening:

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Including consultations with Dermatologists, a Gyneacologist, a Cardiologist, Heart Rhythm screening by Arrhythmia Alliance and information offered from representatives of the Stroke Foundation.

We would also like to thank “Helping Hands” who donated the food to patients after they completed the screening process and our special Guest Speakers who addressed the patients in the waiting tent elaborating on General Health Topics. 

MAP conducted HIV / AIDS Testing / Counselling & TB Screening.

Number of people tested: HIV tested -61 / Females- 25 / Males-36 / TB screened- 61 / Reactive – 1 Male positive

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We have also included the IMA CPR Team facilitating the “Hands Only” CPR training sessions and demos.

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X2 IMASA Mobile Clinics – Special Cases [elderly etc] referred directly to mobile clinics and immediate attention given to them.

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At the end of the screening process patients are able to consult with senior doctors who would advise them re: the outcome of their tests and refer them to the nearest clinic, private doctor or specialist if need be.

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IMASA Jhb Branch Family Day Hike – 28th Feb 2016

Sunday, 28th February 2016, saw the members of IMA Johannesburg Branch and their families converge at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens for the annual family day. The overcast weather proved to be beneficial for those who braved the 4km hike in the early hours of the day. The cascading waterfall provided a calming backdrop to the gardens and mentally preparing us for a tough and uphill hike.

Thereafter, we were fortunate enough to enjoy the scenic views of the green-painted parks and an opportunity to admire and marvel at the creation of Allah [SWT].

The day was enjoyed by young and old and was well spent relaxing, socializing and creating memories amidst the scrumptious meals and beautiful environment. This was not only a team-building activity but it was also an opportunity to strengthen the bond of the IMA family. Alhumdulillah.

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Managing Diabetes During Ramadhaan Workshop – 02nd April 2016

Alhumdulillah, IMASA Jhb Branch hosted a very informative workshop on the 02nd April 2016 with a morning session for patients only [+-20 attendees] and a CPD Accredited Programme for Health Professionals [+-50 attendees] in the afternoon session.

Discussions presented by Dr Tasneem Mahomedy, Dr Nazeer Ahmed Mohamed, Sr Farida Khan, Ml Abdullah Haffejee & Mufti AK Hoosen.

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A Partnership in Health & Financial Literacy

Alhamdullilah, the IMA Johannesburg branch held an extremely successful CPD accredited CME in partnership with 27four Investment Managers on the 5th March 2016 at the beautiful venue of 54 on Bath hotel. This was the first CME for 2016 and was well attended by 70 attendees.

The programme commenced with a presentation by Fatima Vawda, Wayne Van Rensburg & Eric Meyer; representatives of 27four who elaborated on their Financial Literacy Campaign, which was aimed at educating and assisting health professionals with regards to their personal and business wealth management.

The medical talks covered a broad range of topics with the Dr Bilal Bobat providing an insightful discussion on liver transplant and its place. Thereafter, Dr Shoyab Wadee gave an in depth presentation on Urinalysis. The programme ended with Professor Mohammed Tikly covering the ethics aspects, that being the important topic of “Communicating with Fellow Health Professionals.”

The IMA Jhb Committee would like to thank 27four for the sponsorship and assistance in hosting this successful CME.

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IMASA Jhb Branch participates at the MSA Orientation Week – 29th March 2016

Being a medical student, given the opportunity to study in South Africas admired universities holds in its own regard a commitment to perform. There is although a defining factor that distinctly enriches the deep understanding of how to take care of the world and that is Islam and the exposition of a being Muslim student.

In conjunction with the IMA, the MSA Wits Medical School and Education Campus held its very first event on the 29th March for 2016. This served as a induction to the committee, the aims and objectives for the year as well as the plan of action. The welcome was held in the Marie Curie Lecture Hall and offered students an insight into the work of the IMA and how we as students can get involved. Having the IMA present was great for the students since it opened new conversations and discussions on how we can get more involved.

We may not realise it, the Islamic world has had a remarkable influence on health and wellness from as early as the 8th century. Take for example, Al-Walid bin Abd Al-Malik (chief Muslim civil and religious ruler). He was the first to construct a purpose-built health institution, called the bimaristan. The introduction to these “hospitals” led to developments that have strengthened the very nature of the health practice system. Early Muslims were so progressive that we continue to benefit from their work today. The existence of a Muslim Students Association on a campus is therefore crucial to ensure our Muslim brothers and sisters are exposed to as much from their field of study so that they may pursue in the efforts of our Rasullulah (peace be upon him) to strengthen the Ummah and serve as custodians to the Almighty’s creation.

The MSA’s involvement in the IMA ensures that students are exposed to the reality of our current health care system. It enables students to realize the living conditions of the bulk of our population in SA and how we can contribute as a health care practitioner. It allows the students to get practical experience in the field. It helps students to understand the role of a Muslim health professional and their contribution towards improving the health care system in SA. The IMA has opened its doors for us students and it goes to show that especially as Muslims students we need to work together in unity. We need to work with those with experience and knowledge in the field. The role and contributions of the IMA are without doubt an asset in helping develop future leaders and pioneers in the Health Sector. It serves as a reminder of our faith and how we as Muslims can extend our helping hand to the rest of the population in South Africa.

The MSA sends a warm thank you to the IMA during our orientation week events. We thank the IMA for the knowledge and guidance imparted on us and we hope that the future bears a fruitful relationship with students and graduates.

BY: Naeem Shaik

 

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Vice Chairman [Dr Shoyab Wadee] addressing the medical students

TIBA Annual Health Awareness Day: 13th September 2015

Since 2011, TIBA Centre for the Blind partnered with IMASA Jhb Branch & Muslim Aids Programme has been hosting an annual “Free Medical Screening Programmeto the community of Lenasia.

For the past 2 years Lenmed Clinic has joined us in this project and we can proudly say that it has been a very successful event and well received by the community.

Our most recent annual screening took place on Sunday – 13th September 2015 with a total of 467 people screened from 09h00 – 14h30

The screening offered:

Weight, Height & BMI

Blood Pressure Testing

Glucose Testing

Cholesterol Testing

Eye screening was offered to everyone with a number of Optometrists and Opthalmologists in attendance.

In addition to this , various specialists offered their expertise by consulting with patients who made appointments during their times of availability.

Number of patients seen by specialists:

Occupational Therapy – X7

Dermatology – X39

Paediatrics – X9

Podiatry – X69

Gynaecology – X20

Dental – X78

Orthodontics – X5

Cardiology & Heart Rhythms – X35

MAP conducted HIV / AIDS Testing / Counselling & TB Screening to X81 people.

The IMA CPR Team facilitated the “Hands Only” CPR training sessions to +- 80 people.

Thank you to all the generous donors who fed and contributed bread and washing powder samples to those who had completed the screening and the sponsors who consistently supports us every year.

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IMASA Jhb Branch Partners with AWQAF SA – Frailcare Services & Daru Shifa’

Daru Shifaa Project

An estimated 1.9 milion older persons currently reside in South Africa.(Stats SA).

With life expectancy rising, communities face challenges of assisting the aged and frail.

IMA-Johannesburg Branch and AWQAF-SA in their quest to serve the elderly, frail and recuperating patients will look toward working together in this national project of providing holistic care to patients in need.

Daru Shifa’- an abode of care and healing is a flagship project which will see the development of facilities providing care in the form of home based care, daycare, rehabilitative care and residential care to elderly. These will be overseen by AWQAF-SA.

It is anticipated that the project will be materialised with the support of local and international donors and other Care Partners.  Volunteers together with a group of dedicated operating personnel and trained staff will ensure that the project is well managed and the respective patients/ residents  will be cared for in the best physical, emotional and spiritual environment.

IMA –Johannesburg Branch with sponsorship from AWQAF already provides home based care and support to patients and the elderly in the central Johannesburg area. Trained caregivers provide care to elderly and post op patients in their homes as well as in hospital.This service includes the placement of full time caregivers as well as rental of medical equipment to patients in need. Caregivers and patients have the added benefit of medical doctors, specialists and allied health workers that support them whilst they are under the care of IMA – Frailcare

Daru Shifa’ will aim to extend these services to all South Africans in Gauteng and nationally.

For information regarding IMA – Frailcare Johannesburg Branch or Daru Shifa’

Contact Dr N Motara: +27 82 895 1649

Anas ibnMalik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,

“If a young man honors an elderly on account of his age, Allah appoints someone to honor him in his old age.”

(At-Tirmidhi; ranked hasan by Al-Albani)

IMASA Jhb Branch Nelson Mandela Cataract Camp 2015

 

The Annual Nelson Mandela Cataract Camp took place at the Helen Joseph Hospital on the 25th & 26th July 2015’

where 32 cataract operations were performed & sponsored by IMASA and the Pakistani Community.

For any further information or any donations you wish to make – please contact

Project Manager: Hafith Nadeem Ahmed: 084 025 5257  / cataractpm@gmail.com

 

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IMASA Johannesburg Branch Ramadhaan 2015 Projects

Alhumdulillah, every year the need for such projects increases and many recipients are identified in the various communities of Gauteng. With the generous donations and zakat, we were once again able to provide food hampers, blankets, pillows and winter necessities to many needy families in the Hillbrow, Brixton, Fordsburg & Fitas areas.

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We have found that there are many Ulooms with students, most of whom are foreigners, orphans and zakat eligible who spend their Eid on the premises of the school as they are unable to go home. IMASA Johannesburg raised funds to make up an Eid gift pack which contained a kurtah, scarf, socks, itr, miswaak, party pack, toiletries and everyday groceries. The appreciation was quite apparent with the smiles on their faces. May Allah [SWT] reward these students for their sacrifices and reward those donors who made a difference on their day of celebration. AAMEEN

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Annual Free Medical Screening at the Bosmont Fete – 2015

3rd Annual Bosmont Fete Free Medical Screening Programme

Alhumdulillah, IMASA [Jhb Branch] & AWQAF SA had participated in their 3rd Annual Free Medical Screening programme at the Bosmont Masjied Pre-Ramadhaan Fete, which took place on Saturday the 13th & Sunday the 14th June 2015.

IMASA volunteers eagerly set up the health tent sponsored by AWQAF SA and ensured that all stations providing the various screenings were ready by 09h00. The IMASA Mobile Clinic at all times on standby manned by qualified nurses and a doctor for any emergency cases during the course of the day.

The 1st station offering weight, height and BMI whereby measuring the body fat based on the height and weight that applies to adult males and females. The 2nd station being the peak expiratory flow [a person’s maximum speed of expiration, as measured with a peak flow meter]. The 3rd was the blood pressure testing and the 4th station offered Glucose/Sugar testing. GP’s were available for final consultation to explain all the testing performed and the way forward.

In addition to this, we had a Diabetic Nurse who offered advice and tips for the month of Ramadhaan, dental screening by the WITS Dental students and seniors, speech and hearing consultation by Dr Shabiera Allie as well as HIV/AIDS Testing and Counselling by the Muslim Aids Programme [MAP].

The IMASA CPR/AED Committee [Prof Ashraf Coovadia, Dr Feroza Motara, Shokat Alli Khan & Ml Moeneeb Martin] took a moment to promote the project on stage with a CPR Demo. The aim was to encourage the community and the masjied committee members to equip themselves with the basic CPR skills provided by IMASA.

A total of +- 140 patients were screened and x15 tested for HIV/AIDS. We would like to thank AWQAF SA for providing us with the facilities to offer this service and all our volunteers who braved the wintery days with a smile on their face enjoying every minute of interaction with the community. A special thanks to the medical students who volunteered from 09h00 till 14h00 and displayed professionalism and friendliness throughout the screening.

The community of Bosmont greatly appreciated the FREE screening as many of the recipients were the elderly and praised the good work done by IMASA & AWQAF SA. We appreciate the duas made by them and hope to continue giving back Inshaa-allah.

 

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IMASA Jhb Branch Ladies Only CPD Accredited Programme – 09th May 2015

Invitation Ladies programme

Orlando East Clinic Update – April 2015

IMASA Johannesburg Branch / Jamiat SA Orlando East Clinic:

The IMA Clinic in Soweto has been in operation for over a year now Alhamdulillah. Through the efforts of dedicated members, donors and duas, the clinic is running very successfully. There has been a consistent increase in the number of patients and also a very positive response has been received from the community.

We are pleased to mention that we have recently employed a full time, trained Lifestyle Advisor funded by Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb through the consistent support of Prof Rashid Ahmed Hassen Bhika.

The following donations will be appreciated:

  • Examination couch
  • Free standing lamp
  • Diagnostic wall unit

    Dr Faaiza Dangor:

  • 0824959128 / faaiza23@telkomsa.net
  • For more information – feel free to contact Clinics Co-ordinator:
  • Name of Bank – FNB
  • Branch – Rosebank
  • Branch Code – 253305
  • Account Name: Islamic Medical Association
  • Account type: Business Cheque Account
  • Account No: 62462755962
  • Ref: Name & Lillah

We encourage doctors, volunteers and members of the community to visit the clinic and see the amazing work that is being done.

 

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Annual Free Medical Screening at Uwais Qarnie Centre – Robertsham 2015

IMASA Jhb Branch has formed strong relations with sister organizations over the past few years with Uwais Qarnie Islamic Centre being one of them. Both organizations including Muslim Aids Programme has been hosting an Annual Free Medical Screening for 3 consecutive years, offering basic medical screening of Weight, Height, BMI, Blood Pressure Testing, Glucose Testing, Eye Screening and Dental Screening. Supported by the assistance of our Mobile Clinic staff, the availability of the mobile clinic for any cases of emergency as well as dispensing of medication.

A total of 215 patients were screened which includes the elderly from one of the old age homes in the area. The community is very appreciative of the services offered and being given an opportunity to ask questions regards their health.

The Muslim Aids Programme tested 45 people in total: 26 being females and 19 being males. Final results revealed that 2 males were tested positive. We find that performing the HIV / AIDS Testing at all screenings is bringing an awareness to the communities and simultaneously eradicating the perception that there is a stigma attached to it especially in the Muslim community.

We thank our volunteers, be it our senior doctors, our medical students and all our general volunteers who selflessly offer their time to be a part of these events and who offer their expertise with only the hopes of gaining the pleasure of Allah [SWT] and giving back to the community. We would also like to thank the Co-ordinators who ensure that these events are conducted and facilitated very professionally and well organized. Alhumdulillah.

 

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Cataract Camp : 18th & 19th October 2014

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IMASA Jhb Branch Annual Graduation 2014

IMASA JOHANNESBURG ANNUAL GRADUATION 2014

The annual IMASA Graduation Dinner (JHB Branch) was held on 6 December 2014 at the Sultan Bahu Hall in Mayfair to a crowd of approximately 300 guests. The crowd was welcomed at the Registration Desk and the graduates were registered and presented with their gift packs, after which everyone was welcome to stroll around the exhibition stands of our various sponsors, including 27Four, Oasis, Pharma Q, Albaraka Bank, ABSA, Aspen and Mr Iqbal Omar.

The program was punctual and enlightening, with Dr Shoyab Wadee as the MC for the evening. The program began with a beautiful recitation of the quraan by Qari Yaeesh Ally, followed by an intuitive talk by our guest speaker Molana Sulaiman Moolla. Dr Ahmed Vachiat gave insight into IMASA JHB and what it has achieved, would like to achieve and its objectives in general, encouraging support from the new graduates as they enter the working world.

A scrumptious 3-course meal was served during the course of the evening and tea tables were full of delectable with which to enjoy. Short talks on their companies/products were also presented by the main sponsors 27Four and Mr Iqbal Omar, following which came the honourary award and graduates ceremony – the highlights of the evening.

The Honourary Award was presented to Professor Rashid Bhika (TIBB), acknowledging his accomplishments and all that he has achieved and done for the community at large.

Graduates were then called up on stage, congratulated and then guided through the Hippocratic Oath Taking, after which Dr Shoyab Wadee left them with some motivational thoughts to remember as they leaped into the next stage of their lives. The evening was concluded with a vote of thanks and short dua.

 

 

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IMASA offers free screening at Lakeview Sandton Islamic Association Open Day – 29th Nov 2014

 

IMASA Jhb Branch partnered with Sandton Islamic Association offered free medical screening at the Mosque Tour & Open Day on Saturday – 29th November 2014. Sister organizations like SANHA & the Caring Women’s Forum were also present at this auspicious occasion. Blood Pressure & Glucose testing was offered to those who attended from the community and Alhumdulillah, +- 100 patients were screened in total. 3 nurses and 5 medical volunteers played a huge role in making this possible and free glucose machines to those patients who most needed it. IMASA used this platform to do some Da’wah work by distributing Islamic literature and at the same time promoting the existing and future projects of IMASA. The event was a huge success and all the organizations present gained tremendously by being a part of this initiative and enjoyed the interaction with community members.

We would like to thank the committee members of the Sandton Islamic Association for affording us this wonderful opportunity and we look forward to many successful and beneficial events in the future AAMEEN.

 

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IMASA Jhb Branch Annual Nelson Mandela Cataract Camp – 2014

The Islamic Medical Association of SA [Jhb Branch] decided to give back more than 67 minutes of their time this Nelson Mandela Day. As part of the celebrations of what would have been the former President’s 96th birthday, the IMASA Cataract Committee booked more than 70 cataract operations and for many of their patients, the gift of sight is the only gift they need.

Each patient received a gift hamper, which included toiletries, washing powder, eye drops and an English translation Quraan.

The Opening Ceremony took place on the 18th July 2014

SPECIAL GUESTS ATTENDED:

  1. GJ Dube (CEO Leratong Hospital)
  2. Najam us Saqib (High Commission Of Pakistan)
  3. Ahmed Vachiat (Chairman IMA Jhb)
  4. Khalid Mirza (Representative Pakistani Community)
  5. Zeinoul Kajee (AWQAF)
  6. Clr. M Mdzeke
  7. S Hussain (Co-ordinator Cataract Project)

We would like thank all our sponsors who generously contributes towards making such an annual event possible.

In addition to this – IMASA Jhb Branch & the Pakistani Community sponsored a week end (13-14 sept 14) Cataract Camp at Saint Barnabas Hospital Lebode Transkei Eastern Cape. 25 cataract operation were done by Prof.Juzer Surka. Alhumdulillah

 

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Managing Diabetes Workshop – 25th June 2014

Managing Diabetes During Ramadhaan

Helen Joseph Hospital –Diabetic Clinic, in association with Eli Lilly SA and the Islamic Medical Association (Jhb Branch) hosted a workshop focussed on Managing Diabetes During the month of Ramadhaan.

Information beneficial for DOCTOR & PATIENTS

Date: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Venue: Helen Joseph Hospital, Diabetic Clinic Area – gauteng

Time: 12:30pm

Topics:

  • Fasting During Ramadhaan
  • Understanding the Risks of Fasting
  • What Happens to Your Body While Fasting
  • Fasting Associated Complications
  • Managing a Day During Ramadhaan
  • Diet, Physical Activity, Medication and Scheduling Your Pre-Ramadhaan Medical Assessment
  • creating a Diabetes and Ramadhaan Management Plan, and Involving Your Support Network

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Bosmont Screening – 21st & 22nd June 2014

IMASA [ Jhb Branch] & AWQAF SA

Pre-Ramadhaan Free Medical Screening Report

Dates: Saturday 21& & Sunday 22nd June 2014

Times: 09h00 – 14h00

Venue: Bosmont Masjied – 68 Langeberg Avenue

Total of 178 patients tested over the 2 days of screening

+- 30 Medical volunteers available each day [incl: GPs, pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, dentists, optometrists etc]

Screening Offered:

Weight, Height & BMI & Blood Pressure

Glucose Testing & Eye Screening

Dental Screening & HIV/AIDS Testing & Counselling

 

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Pre-Ramadhaan Hamper distribution @ Orlando East Masjied – Soweto – 20th June 2014

 

 

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HCT Screening at Orlando East Clinic

 IMASA [Jhb Branch] partnered with Muslim Aids Programme [Gauteng] & The South African Red Cross Society] performed HIV COUNSELLING & TESTING at the new IMASA / Jamiat SA Orlando East Clinic on Thursday – 05 June 2014

A total number of patients tested for HIV = 17

Total number of clients pre-test counselled for HIV = 17

Total number of clients tested HIV positive = 2

We would like to thank all the organizations involved for sacrificing their time to offer this service and bring awareness to the Orlando East Community

 

 

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IMASA Jhb Branch Ramadhaan Projects 2014

 DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD HAMPERS & BLANKETS

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MUSLIM AIDS PROGRAMME [MAP] GAUTENG / JAMIAT ULAMA SA GAUTENG ORPHANAGE

 

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ABIDA’S FRAIL CARE CENTRE / OLD AGE HOME IN CROSBY GAUTENG

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Take A Girl Child To Work – 29th May 2014

 For the past 3 consecutive years – IMASA Johannesburg Branch partnered with SANZAF & Cell C participated in the “Take A Girl Child To Work” Project. +- 20 Students were hosted for a full day on the 29th May 2014 by our female Health Care Professionals giving them the opportunity to visit their workplace and experiencing first hand the day to day services offered by these inspiring women. We would like to thank:

Dr Razina Patel

Dr Kay Mahomed

Muslim Aids Programme [Gauteng] staff members

Yumna Mahomed

Faranaaz Waja

Nursing staff and doctor of the IMASA Roshnee / Lenasia Mobile Clinics

 

 

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IMASA Jhb Branch Student Wing HIV Screening at WITS – 21st May 2014

 On the 21st May 2014, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) of WITS Medical School hosted the Red Cross Association of South Africa for HIV testing and counselling, which was conducted on students and members of faculty who wished to get tested. The event was made possible by the humble efforts of the Islamic Medical Association (Jhb Branch Student Wing) and the Muslim AIDS Programme (MAP Gauteng). The staff of Red Cross worked tirelessly, testing and counselling 93 patients in total, while many eagerly await the next HIV testing day. The Islam Information Table, which is sponsored and run by a group of students weekly on campus was present as well. The table aims to help students understand Islam  and remove misconceptions about Islam, in order to create awareness, tolerance and understanding and develop a sense of admiration for Islam

The IMASA Jhb Branch Student Wing, MAP & MSA hopes to carry this project through and continue serving students on campus, while maintaining Islamic morals Inshaa-allah

 

 

 

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Fundraising Lunch & Spiritual Upliftment Programme with Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed

 IMASA Jhb Branch & the Pakistani Community hosted a fundraising lunch on the 11th May 2014 at the IMASA Offices in Auckland Park.

We were honoured to host Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed who offered spiritual upliftment advices mostly directed to those Health Professionals who were present.

 

 

 

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IMASA Jhb Branch launches the new Orlando Clinic in Soweto

Alhumdulillah, IMASA Jhb Branch in partnership with Jamiat Ulama SA [Siddiqui Trust] launched the opening of a primary health-care clinic on the 13th April 2013.  The aim is to cater for the people of Orlando East [Soweto] and surrounding areas Inshaa-allah.

The day clinic will operate from Masjid-Ul-Ansaar and is managed by a primary health care nurse from 09h00 – 15h00 [with the opportunity to consult a doctor on a referral and appointment basis].

Alhumdulillah, all equipment, furniture and medication were sponsored by members of the IMA.

Patient numbers have been steadily increasing since inception and the clinic will also serve as a source of Da’wah to the community Inshaa-allah.

We are pleased to mention that we have recently [2015] employed a full time, trained Lifestyle Advisor funded by Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb through the consistent support of Prof Rashid Ahmed Hassen Bhika.

For more information – feel free to contact Clinic Co-Ordinator: Dr Faaiza Dangor:

0824959128 / faaiza28@telkomsa.net

 

  • Name of Bank – FNB
  • Branch – Rosebank
  • Branch Code – 253305
  • Account Name: Islamic Medical Association
  • Account type: Business Cheque Account
  • Account No: 62462755962
  • Ref: Name & Lillah

We encourage doctors, volunteers and members of the community to visit the clinic and see the amazing work that is being done

 

 

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Ahmed Al Kadi Private Hospital Roadshow In Gauteng

The hospital committee presented the Ahmed Al Kadi Private Hospital investment opportunity to +- 100 attendees at the Sandton Convention Centre on 02nd November 2013

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Programme – 26th October 2013

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CPR / AED Project

IMASA Johannesburg Branch Committee Members and the Jamiat have initiated this project after hosting successful training sessions at the IMASA Convention 2012. The intention is to offer the necessary CPR skills to committee members from the various masaajied as well as committee members and educators from various Madaaries and Islamic Schools. We also hope to have each masjied purchase an AED machine and donate one to a masjied in the underprivileged areas Inshaa-allah. The pilot project has thus far commenced in the Gauteng Region and appreciation to those members who have generously donated monies towards purchasing training equipment for this project. Alhamdulillah the team recently designed their own logo to advertise the project.

Mass training sessions are held at the Auckland Park / IMASA Johannesburg Branch Office premises.

Training is provided at a minor fee of R100 per participant with qualified instructors & assistant instructors facilitating the sessions.

For more information re: provisional dates of training or to register any interested persons – please contact Khashiefa Martin – 0847013208 / 0118376717 / imasa.gauteng@gmail.com

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Annual Family Day

IMASA Johannesburg Branch hosts an annual Family day usually held at the Zoolake Park in Gauteng. Approximately 120 people attend but we hope that more members and non-members with their families will attend in the future. Aim: a social event intended to unite us and provide the impetus for the years ahead. It does provide some fundraising potential towards IMASA Johannesburg Branch activities as well.

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Graduation 2012

IMASA Johannesburg 2012 graduation was held at the Turkish Masjied with a total of 530 guests including approximately 100 graduates from the various faculties.

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Free screening at The Uwais Qarnie Islamic Centre in Robertsham

9th February 2013 – Free screening at The Uwais Qarnie Islamic Centre in Robertsham:

This was the first time that we conducted free screening at this venue. In addition to our basic screening, we also had a physiotherapist in consultation and conducted eye and dental screening. 180 people in total were screened. MAP and SADTU facilitated the HIV/AIDS counselling and testing of 140 patients and 4 tested positive CPR training was carried out by Prof Ashraf Coovadia and Zeyn Mohamed.

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Student Braai

10th March 2013 – The IMASA Johannesburg Student Braai :

This was held at the Zoolake in Johannesburg. An initiative from our student reps who have been working very hard at familiarising their fellow students to the good work of the IMASA.

Note: IMASA Johannesburg Student wing has successfully signed up over 100 students as members. We hope to build a strong relationship with them so that by the time they qualify they will be more than eager to join the IMASA and contribute towards the projects of the organization Inshaa-Allah. Already they are very active, assisting at health programmes and the committee is in the process of implementing other ways in which they can be involved such as attendance at our CMEs that may be relevant to especially final years.

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Health Screening Day at Theo Wassenaar Primary School in Robertsham

16th March 2013 – Health Screening Day at Theo Wassenaar Primary School in Robertsham:

158 people in total were screened. Services provided included weight, height, BMI, BP, Peak Flow, glucose, eye-screening and dental Screening. MAP and SADTU facilitated the HIV/AIDS counselling and testing where 40 patients were tested for HIV/AIDS and 1 tested positive.

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Baytul Islam & IMASA JHB Office Opening

01st May 2013 – Opening of the new Baytul Islam and IMASA Johannesburg Offices:

This was indeed a very prestigious occasion for the IMASA Johannesburg branch. We are proud to announce that the IMASA Johannesburg Cataract committee has successfully hosted the Opening of the new Baytul Islam and IMASA Johannesburg Offices in Auckland Park. Approximately 150 guests including IMASA members and their families and many representatives from our sister organizations attended this event. We envisage that these offices will become central to many of our activities. We have established a Dawah Centre and a Resource centre for both Islamic and Medical literature. (Calibri Reg, 13pt)

IMASA Jhb Branch / Baytul Islam Training Centre:

>     Name of Bank: Habib Overseas Bank Ltd

>     Account No: 11223429482

>     Account Name: Bait-ul-Islam Training Academy

>     Branch Code: 701505

>     Ref: Bait ul Islam Donations

For cash / cheque deposits for Baitul Islam, use ABSA Bank Branches:

>     Account Name: Habib Overseas Bank Ltd

>     Account No: 4068456007

>     Ref: 11223429482

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Benoni Health Day

5th May 2013 – Benoni Health Day:

An annual screening held at the BMJ Madressah hall in partnership with The Benoni Jamiat. 273 people in total were offered free screening of: weight, height, BMI, BP, glucose, eye-screening and breast cancer awareness. Newstart and MAP facilitated the HIV/AIDS testing and counselling. 57 were screened and 5 tested positive for HIV/AIDS.

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Cataract Project

Cataract operations are performed at the Sebokeng, Leratong, Klerksdorp, Nelson Mandela, Natalspruit, St Aidans and Pretoria West Hospitals. Since 2005 to date over 3000 operations have been performed.

In the private clinics, an operation costs R9000 – R17000. However, IMASA Johannesburg Branch still continues providing this service at only R1000 per operation. We rely solely on the sponsorship of generous organizations and members of the community and organization. This project has continued under the guidance of Dr Shabbir Hussain (Project Co-ordinator), Dr Fayaaz Hameed (Treasurer) & Hafith Nadeem Ahmed (Project Manager) – for more information contact:  074 559 2517 / cataractpm@gmail.com 

IMASA Jhb Branch Cataract Project:

>     Bank: Standard Bank

>     Name of Account: Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (Calibri Reg, 13pt)

>     Account No: 402010957

>     Branch: Northcliff (Calibri Reg, 13pt)

>     Code: 006305 

>     Ref: Name & Cataract Donation

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Da’wah Project

The Pakistani Community facilitates a special Da’wah Programme. The purpose of this Da’wah Project is to convey the message of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH to the people of South Africa, especially to non-Muslims, whereby health professional could contact Hafith Nadeem Ahmed to have the following books delivered to their surgery for distribution to the patients: “The Quran (English Translated), Towards understanding Islam, The Amazing Quran, Islam Is…, Hidden Treasures in the Bible”

“You are the best nation raised up for humankind. You enjoin righteousness, forbid corruption and you believe in Allah. (Al-Quran, Sura 3 (Al-Imran), ayah 110)”

 

IMASA / SANZAF Bursary Fund Project

The Islamic Medical Association of South Africa (IMASA) and SANZAF (South African National ZakaahFund) are proud to be partnering in an aim to strengthen healthcare delivery in South Africa by offering bursaries to underprivileged students.

“There is a dire shortage of health care professionals in South Africa, especially in the nursing fraternity. Unfortunately there are many students with both the commitment and ability to undertake studies in these areas but do not have the means to pursue a career in healthcare.” says IMASA president Dr Shoyab Wadee. IMASA and SANZAF will fill this gap by providing financial assistance to deserving students who want to pursue a career in any of the medical or allied health sciences.

The aim of the project is to encourage students to make a difference in the societies from which they come by empowering them with education and skills to improve healthcare delivery. All applicants will follow the SANZAF’s comprehensive screening process of eligibility for Zakaat.

According to SANZAF’s Director, Mr Hoosen Essof, “SANZAF was looking to broaden their reach of bursary offering and hence, were very eager to join hands with IMASA in this respect. The objectives of the agreement are to identify students who are financially needy, yet academically suitable for a career in health sciences. We will support historically disadvantaged South African students as per the BBBEE codes.” 

SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE BY GIVING A PORTION OF YOUR ZAKAAT TO THE IMASA SANZAF BURSARY PROJECT  Click here to download: sanzafbursaryfund_flyer

Account Name: S.A. National Zakah Fund

Account Number: 6217 604 8653

Branch Code: FNB (Fordsburg – 252505)

Reference: IMA BURSARY

Please Email Proof of Payment to:

“M. Hoosen Essof” hoosene@sanzaf.org.za, and “Khashiefa Martin” imasa.johannesburg@gmail.com

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Frail Care Workshop

7th, 8th, 14th & 15th May 2013 – Frail Care Workshop:

IMASA Johannesburg branch and Islamic Helpline hosted a 4 day frail care workshop. The aim being to equip members of the community with the necessary skills to assist those requiring this service and to build a database of volunteers who will offer their services in the future once the project materialises. AWQAF has now partnered with IMASA Johannesburg Branch, whereby sponsoring the accredited training of 5 of these volunteers through St Johns who are now fully skilled and equipped to facilitate this project. IMASA Johannesburg Branch and AWQAF also offers rental of medical equipment at a minimal costs. 

Co-ordinator: Dr Nazreen Motara – nwadee@xsinet.co.za

Click here do download: frailcare_flyer 

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MAP ‘No Apologies’ Workshop

16th, 17th & 18th April 2013 – MAP ‘No Apologies’ Workshop:

The Muslim Aids Programme hosted a ‘No Apologies’ workshop. This was to attract interested persons to act as MAP facilitators and to assist in their programs in the various High Schools in Gauteng. This workshop was for an hour weekly for 6 weeks programme. Khashiefa Martin (Regional Manager of IMASA Gauteng) attended as a representative.

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Take A Girl Child To Work

Take girl child to work – hosted on the 30th May 2013 and the upcoming one to be hosted on the 29th May 2014 – IMASA Jhb partnered with SANZAF and CELL C. For the past 3 years our female doctors hosted young girls for the day exposing them to further opportunities as health professionals. This has proven to be a sense of motivation for young minds. For more information and to participate contact: Khashiefa Martin – 0847013208 / imasa.johannesburg@gmail.com

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Pamper day at the Reuven’s Senior Home

This was a day initiated by CWF and a few of our doctors took time out on a weekend to offer medical checks to our seniors.

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Hosting Prof Abdul Bari Khan

16th June 2013 – IMASA Jhb Branch hosted Prof Abdul Bari Khan:

Prof Abdul Bari Khan is a cardiothoracic surgeon and chief of the Indus Hospital in Pakistan. It was truly inspirational to hear of their experiences in setting up a hospital. He expressed to the audience that their success lied in their conviction in the will of Allah. The firm belief that everything happens through Allah’s command.

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Health Day with AWQAF

29th and 30th June 2013 – Health day with AWQAF:

IMASA volunteers screened 210 individuals. Apart from the conventional medical screening, other experts were also on hand to provide a service. These included optometrists, ophthalmologists, audiologist, drug abuse counsellors, alternate medicine consultants and dentists. The IMASA mobile clinic was on hand for any emergencies.

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Screening of Baitul Khair

21st July 2013 – Screening of Baitul Khair, Klipspruit West Eldorado:

A total of 107 orphans and elderly persons were screened. Our doctors were on hand to offer advice and 13 PAP smears were performed.

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Screening at Lehae Primary School

25th August –Screening at Lehae Primary School:

A total of 163 people were screened. 27 PAP smears were performed & 47 persons underwent HIV testing. Newstart and MAP were on hand to offer counselling.

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Hosting of Sister Iman El-Kadi

16th September – Hosting of Sister Iman El- Kadi:

IMASA Jhb Branch partnered with CWF in hosting a tea for woman only and a supper with our committee members at a popular Jhb restaurant.

Breast Cancer Awareness Programme

Breast Cancer Awareness Programme – 26th October 2013:

Addressing ladies only and the collecting of cupcakes, which was distributed. All monies raised were given to the Roshnee Clinic.

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Ahmed Alkadi Private Hospital Roadshow

IMASA Jhb Branch hosted the Ahmed Alkadi Private Hospital Roadshow on the 2nd November 2013. The hospital committee presented the Ahmed Al Kadi Hospital investment opportunity to ±100 attendees at the Sandton Convention Centre.  

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IMASA JHB Branch / Jamiat SA Orlando East Primary Health Care Clinic

Alhamdulillah, IMASA Jhb, in partnership with Jamiatul UIama SA (Siddiqui Trust), has opened a primary health-care clinic to cater for the people of Orlando East (Soweto) and surrounding areas. The Day Clinic will operate from Masjid-ul-Ansaar, and is run by a primary health care nurse from 9am-3pm (with the opportunity to consult a doctor on a referral and appointment basis. Alhamdulillah, all equipment, furniture and drugs were sponsored by members of IMASA & Jamiat. Patient numbers have been steadily increasing since inception. An official launch with the Jamiat SA took place on the 13th April 2014. Talks by Ml Ebrahim Bham & the IMASA together with members of the community were followed by a small tour and refreshments. A concerted effort to get sponsorship from businesses and other organizations is the next step in to order to make the clinic self-sufficient, For more information contact: Project Co-ordinator – Dr Faaiza Dangor – faaiza23@telkomsa.net

IMASA Jhb Orlando East Clinic Project:

>     Name of Bank: FNB

>     Branch: Rosebank – 253305

>     Account Name: Islamic Medical Association

>     Account No: 62462755962

>     Ref:  Name of person / company / sponsor

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Screening at Uwais Qarnie Islamic Centre

196 People in total were screened. Screening included the following: weight, height & BMI, Glucose testing, BP, Cholesterol, eye-screening, dental screening & physiotherapy consultation [Back pain & Musculoskeletal Conditions]. HIV / AIDS Testing & Counselling conducted by MAP & Red Cross – 28 tested negative & 1 tested Positive. Practical CPR Training was also offered.

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Annual screening partnered with TIBA, MAP & Lenmed

06th April 2014 – Annual screening partnered with TIBA, MAP & Lenmed @ the TIBA Centre for the Blind in Lenasia. A total of 371 patients were screened. 42 patients screened for HIV/AIDS – conducted by MAP & SOS; 2 positively diagnosed. A total of over 90 volunteers attended including GPs, specialists, medical students and general volunteers.

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Community Work

During the month of Ramdhaan, food parcels & blankets are delivered to MAP care centre for orphans who are HIV positive & needy families. Facilitated by the committee of IMASA Jhb Branch

Annual Qiyaamul Layl Programmes

Hosted by IMASA Jhb Branch, Pakistani Community & MSA at the Greenside mosque during the month of Ramadhaan.

Continuous Medical Education Programmes

>     6th April 2013 – Diabetes CME: Held at the Old Daxina Clinic in Lenasia South. Speakers: Dr Zaheer Bhayat, Dr Nasrin Mahyoodeen, Mr Abdul Malik Potsane & Anila Nana. Attendees 52 – sponsored by MSD / Merck. 

>     11th May 2013 – HIV / AIDS CME:  HIV/AIDS CME at the Taste of India Restaurant in Lenasia. Speakers: Mufti Y Minty, Prof Ashraf Coovadia and Dr Ebrahim Osman. Sponsors Access to Care / Abbott.

>     8th June 2013 – Drug Abuse CME:  at the Taste Of India Restaurant in Lenasia. Speakers: Dr H. Ramjee, Dr Na’im Moola & Sheikh Shaukat Dawood. Sponsors: Xixia Pharmaceuticals 

>     19th October 2013 – Renal Dialysis:  at Kidney & Dialysis Centre Lenasia – Speakers: Dr Riaz Dawood, Dr Zakaria Gangat & Dr Shoyab Wadee. ± 40 attendees – sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care

>     22nd March 2014 – Ladies Only Programme:  [Women’s Health] at Madressah in Lenasia – Speakers: Dr Razina Patel & Appa Sadiyya Haffejee – 42 attendees

Donations (Banking Details)

IMASA Jhb Branch Main Account: 

>     Name of Bank: NEDBANK

>     Name of Account: IMA

>     Branch: FORDSBURG

>     Branch Code: 195 305

>     Account No: 195 328 4515

>     Ref: Specify reason of funding / project


IMASA Jhb Branch Cataract Project:


>    
Bank:
Standard Bank

>     Name of Account: Islamic Medical Association of South Africa

>    
Account No:
402010957

>    
Branch:
Northcliff

>    
Code:
006305

>    
Ref:
Name & Cataract Donation


IMASA Jhb Orlando East Clinic Project:


>    
Name of Bank:
FNB

>     Branch: Rosebank – 253305

>     Account Name: Islamic Medical Association

>     Account No: 62462755962

>     Ref: Name of person / company / sponsor

 
IMASA Jhb Branch / Baitul Islam Training Centre:

>     Name of Bank: Habib Overseas Bank Ltd

>     Account No: 11223429482

>     Account Name: Bait-ul-Islam Training Academy

>     Branch Code: 701505

>     Ref: Bait ul Islam Donations


For cash / cheque deposits for Baitul Islam, use ABSA Bank Branches:

>     Account Name: Habib Overseas Bank Ltd

>     Account No: 4068456007

>     Ref: 11223429482

 

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