The International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards were launched in 2015 and are recognized around the world as the premier awards program to honor hospitals and healthcare organizations.
The 2021 IHF Awards features a new category, the Sultanate of Oman Excellence Award for Health Services During Crisis. This Award aims to recognize the achievements of hospitals and healthcare organizations in developing countries during a time of crisis. This year’s Gold award was presented to the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) (Afghanistan) at a special ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, held on November 8-11, 2021.
The FMIC is a not-for-profit hospital in Kabul, dedicated to providing world-class medical services. In contrary to what its name implies, FMIC is not only a hospital for mothers and children but a general hospital. It offers high quality healthcare services to all age groups including infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
The hospital is run through an innovative four-way partnership between the Government of Afghanistan, the Government of France, the Aga Khan Development Network, and the French NGO, La Chaîne de l’Espoir, with Aga Khan University managing FMIC on behalf of AKDN.
Since opening in 2006, FMIC has transformed the lives of many families by providing high quality healthcare to children throughout Afghanistan. The hospital’s exceptional medical services rank among the best in the region.
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