Academic Partnerships and collaborations

The Al Shifa Trust is a non-political, non-governmental, and not for profit organization working in collaboration with various national and international institutes and bodies in different capacities through formal and informal linkages to achieve its goal. Currently, Al Shifa Trust is involved in collaborations with the following institutions:

WHO Collaborating Center

Al Shifa Trust has the distinction of being a WHO Collaborating Centre for East Mediterranean Region since 1994. Declaring Al Shifa Trust as one of its best Collaborating Centre, WHO awarded International partnership award to the Trust in March 2006.


Lions Clubs USA

Lions Clubs International USA and Al Shifa are in collaboration since 1997 and mainly has supported in the field of diabetes and Human Resource development.


FHF, Australia

Fred Hollows Foundation Australia is in collaboration with Al Shifa since 2002 and has worked in the area of Human resource Development and capacity Building.


Sight Savers UK

Sight savers UK and Al Shifa are in collaboration since 1999 and they have supported in the field of cataract, Low Vision and capacity building.


Government of Japan

Government of Japan is our partner since 1991 and has been supporting us in the areas of infrastructure development in our four hospitals.


Government of Italy

Government of Italy is our latest partner since 2011 and has worked in the field of Tele Medicine.


ORBIS International USA

ORBIS International USA remained our partner since 2002 to 2007 and has been working in the field of Childhood blindness and capacity building.


IDRF Canada

International Development and Relief Foundation Canada has been our partner since 1995 and has mainly worked in the field of capacity building.


OEU Canada

Operation Eye Sight Universal Canada has been our partner between 1994 to 2005 and has supported us in the areas of disease screening and subspecialty development.



International Eye Foundation USA remained our partner from 1995 to 1998 in the areas of school health.