The Ibn Sina Foundation was established in 2001 by a group of local physicians, business and healthcare professionals. The vision was to bridge the growing gap between the health care needs of a rapidly expanding population of under-served families and the ability of existing public institutions to meet their needs.
Ibn Sina Foundation’s humble beginnings are of extraordinary measures for low income and indigent families who have no access to health care and cannot afford expensive health related services.
The Foundation started with one part time staff for 4 hours in 2002 who was paid through borrowed funding from a donor. Currently there are more than 90 staff members. Over the period of 15 years the Foundation has served more than 750,000 patients and we anticipate serving 80,000 patients this year.
Ibn Sina Foundation has completed many projects and programs successfully with public and private partnership. These programs are sustainable and are affordable.
Ibn Sina focuses on prevention and control of diseases at early stage.
To ensure the health of the community by providing integrated, preventive and primary care in a clinical setting through the dissemination and application of health related knowledge, thereby enhancing the quality of life for future generations.
To improve quality of life, enhance life expectancy and increase chances of survival for underprivileged and uninsured patients.
To provide comprehensive clinical services without discrimination and treat all with respect and dignity.
Primary Health Care for All
Who Was Ibn Sina?
Ibn Sina (980-1037 CE), is known to the world as Avicenna. Born near Bukhara in present day South Russia to an Ismaili Muslim father, he became proficient in medical science at a very early age of 17 years. He found medicine, in his own words, “not difficult”. He displayed remarkable intellectual abilities as a child and was well versed in Quran and Arabic literature. He committed himself to the study of several subjects: Muslim Jurisprudence, Philosophy and Natural Sciences. He was one of the most influential of the philosopher-scientists of Islam. His Qanun fi’l-tibb (‘The Canon of Medicine’) is the most famous single book in the history of medicine in both East and West. An impressive monument to the life and works of the man who became known as the ‘doctor of doctors’ still stands outside Bukhara museum and his portrait hangs in the Hall of the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Paris. He died at a relatively young age of 58, and is buried in Hamadan, Iran.