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 hundred 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 centers and teaching hospitals in Nigeria and has now transformed into 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 center 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.
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, the Sakinah Medical Outreach organized its annual medical campaign reached out to the communities through an eye screening and treatment campaign in Kwara state, Nigeria. Over 200 individuals benefited from eye-glass and eye drops prescription and 75 indigent individuals identified with blindness benefited from cataract surgery.
In 2016, Sakinah carried out its outreach in Zaria, Kaduna. Again 200 individuals benefited from eyeglass, eye drops, and prescription. And at least 75 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 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, the Sakinah Medical Outreach organized its annual medical campaign reached 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 inviduals benefited from free eye drops and glasses, and 100 individuals benefited from the free cataract surgery.
On 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.
134 Cataract Surgeries
578 General Surgeries
982 People Screened
2020 (January – June)
On 22nd of August, 2020, Sakinah Medical Outreach released its ‘Mid-Year Performance Report (January – June 2020)’, showcasing the activities of the organisation so far. This was a period when our operations, similar to other organisations, were highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the reports;
28 applications were received through its ‘Save-a-Soul Project’
7 cases were approved for medical intervention
6 cases have been treated completely
1 case is still undergoing treatments
Other applications are still under review.
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