The Muslim Public Affairs Center (MPAC) launched the Sakinah Project in 2009 to provide world-class care treatment and medical assistance for indigent and needy members of the society. It has provided a chance for Muslims to have a personal impact on others- Muslim and non-Muslim Nigerians. During the period that MPAC ran the Sakinah as a project, more than N60 million was collected as Sadakat and Zakat and judiciously expended to benefit 548 persons and organise 3 medical outreaches that have benefited hundreds of the less privileged members of the community of its reach. Some of the beneficiaries got free life-changing all-expense-paid treatments outside the country, in such countries as India, Turkey, and Germany for chronic ailments.
The project was managed by volunteer Muslim medical practitioners at leading medical centres and teaching hospitals in Nigeria and has now transformed into a full-fledged medical outreach organisation set up to deliver high-performance results to both beneficiaries and donors. Funds are dedicated to serving humanity and afford an opportunity for public-spirited individuals to make a difference in the lives of sick people and have a personal impact on them. The intervention project has covered several medical treatments for both the young and aged including evacuation to medical facilities overseas.
The amazing work and successes of the project encouraged the centre to chart a better future for it. By becoming a professional organisation that will deliver top-rated services in the entire value chain of healthcare and service delivery to the poor, Sakinah Medical Outreach is set to play a much bigger role in Nigeria’s healthcare system in the coming years.
The organisation is fully incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission (RC. 102734), with its staff and led by Dr Salman Yusuf, Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital Abuja. Dr. Salman has led the Sakinah Project for 6 years and midwifed its transition. The new organisation will continue to serve the general community with Transparency, Credibility, and Local-Knowledge.
As at the end of 2020, in 11 years, Sakinah had spent over N90, 000,000 (Ninety Million Naira) on 2,218 Nigerians of all backgrounds who enjoyed world-class medical treatments home and abroad. 72.6% were women and children and about 42% of the patients were treated abroad. The various ailments treated include cancer of various forms, lung and kidney problems, brain and spinal cord injury, and heart diseases. Through the remarkable efforts of our team, Sakinah had secured partnerships with hospitals and doctors, within Nigeria and abroad, which had fostered easy access to quality healthcare for our beneficiaries.
Sakinah Medical Outreach is entirely dedicated to serving humanity. It will provide HOPE, LOVE & PEACE for the sick and their families. In sha Allah, it will put smiles on the faces of the sick and their families.
At Sakinah Medical Outreach, we look forward to successful years ahead with accomplishments that will position the organisation as a leading medical outreach organisation in quality service delivery and impacts.
In 2009, Sakinah Medical Outreach started as a project of Muslim Public Affairs Centre, to provide world-class healthcare services and medical assistance to indigent Muslims and Non-Muslims of the Nigerian Society.
In 2013, Professor Wale Sulaiman, a medical consultant from the Nuvasive Spinal Foundation (United States of America) was invited to participate in free medical surgeries for individuals with spine injuries at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara state.
Over 15 indigent individuals with different health issues; eye defects, urethral stricture, children with cardiac defects, brain tumour, cancer and so on, benefited from Sakinah Medical Outreach fundraising campaign. Some individuals were flown out abroad for medical consultation, while others were operated on in Nigeria.
In 2015, Sakinah Medical Outreach organized its annual medical campaign to reach out to the communities through an eye screening and treatment campaign in Kwara state, Nigeria. Over 80 individuals were screened and benefited from eyeglass, eye drops, and prescriptions, depending on their needs. And at least 50 individuals benefited from eye surgery, with blindness impaired to operable cataract.
In 2016, Sakinah carried out its outreach in Zaria, Kaduna. Over 80 individuals were screened and benefited from eyeglass, eye drops, and prescriptions, depending on their needs. And at least 50 individuals benefited from eye surgery, with blindness impaired to operable cataract.
Sakinah Medical Outreach under MPAC projects was established in 2009 to provide free healthcare services to all Nigerians in need (irrespective of religious or ethnic background) that have the least chance of free medical treatments in our society. From its inception to date, the Sakinah Medical Outreach had provided free treatment to over 548 people (locally and outside the country).
And in November 2017, Sakinah Medical Outreach became fully incorporated as a full-fledged organisation under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with the registration number (RC 102734).
In 2018, Sakinah Medical Outreach organized its annual medical campaign to reach out to the communities through an eye screening and treatment campaign at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. 665 people were screened; 448 individuals benefited from free eye drops and glasses, and 100 individuals benefited from free cataract surgery.
On the 27th of August, 2019, Sakinah Medical Outreach embarked on its annual medical outreach, the location this year was Kwara state and this was facilitated by Professor Wale Sulaiman (former Special Adviser on Health Matters to the Kwara State Government and member of Sakinah’s Advisory Board), and in partnership with the Kwara State Association of Nigeria, North America (KSANG) and Kwara State Government.
140 Cataract Surgeries
578 General Surgeries
1,105 People Screened
In 2020, Sakinah Medical Outreach provided free medical treatments to many applicants and despite all the odds of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to achieve quite a lot.
1- Through the individual medical intervention project, was able to provide free medical services to more than 20% of its applicants, according to the following statistics:
Total number of applications received: 53
Total number of approved cases: 15
Total number of treated cases: 11
2- Also, to help vulnerable groups and communities badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic minimize the impact or cope better, Sakinah Medical Outreach joined a coalition of Muslim organizations set up to assist in the fight against COVID-19, with the primary purpose of providing relief materials to the needy.
The number of partnering organisations: 54
8 Locations: Oyo State, Lagos State, Osun State, Rivers State, Gombe, Kwara State, Ebonyi State, Kano State, and Abuja
Total number of beneficiaries: 2,561 households
As of the end of 2020, in 11 years, Sakinah had spent over N90, 000,000 (Ninety Million Naira) on 2,218 beneficiaries who enjoyed world-class medical treatments home and abroad; 72.6% were women and children and about 42% of the patients were treated abroad. Treating various ailments including cancer of various forms, lungs and kidney problems, brain and spinal cord injury, and heart diseases. And through these remarkable efforts by our team, Sakinah had secured partnerships with hospitals and doctors, within Nigeria and abroad, which had fostered easy access to quality healthcare for our beneficiaries.
Sakinah Medical Outreach was hosted by the Muslim Ummah Hospital (an annex of Unilorin Teaching Hospital), in Kisitown, Oyo state, to organize its 5th annual community medical outreach. The outreach covered general medical check-up, surgery, and cataract surgery.
Total number of participants: 102
Total number of eye surgery: 15 (13 Cataract, 2 Pterygium)
Total number of general surgery: 35 (Excision of Lipoma, Hernia, and Appendicitis
Beneficiary communities: Kisi, Atowa, Sepeteri, and Igbeti
Sakinah has stepped out of MPAC better than it came into it. It came in as a project, it’s leaving as an asset with the necessary experience and knowledge to forge a good path for itself. There are series of upcoming campaigns of Sakinah Medical Outreach as an organization, details of the event would be uploaded on all social media accounts including the websites and weekly newsletter, with the details of how you can support. Please consider donating to the organisation using the details below, and to pay your Zakat.
For General Donations
Account Number: 0003613555
Account Name: Sakinah Medical Outreach
For Zakat Payment
Account Number: 0003670635
Account Name: Sakinah Medical Outreach