The French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children 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.
• FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme ensures these services are available to the people who need them most, regardless of age, heritage, gender, or income.
• FMIC’s innovative eHealth programmes increase access to quality healthcare in remote regions.
• FMIC is becoming a referral centre for hospitals throughout the region.
• FMIC is investing in the future of Afghanistan’s healthcare system by providing medical professionals with international standard training and professional development. Since it opened, FMIC has served over 2 million patients, trained over 4,000 medical professionals and currently employs over 95 percent Afghan staff.
FMIC plans to grow from a 169-bed facility to a 550-bed teaching hospital that offers a full complement of tertiary specialized services, trains new healthcare providers and supports a substantial research programme. The Expanded Medical Complex, currently under design, will begin to offer services in the near future. The new facilities will provide space for research activities, additional Postgraduate Medical Education programmes and enhanced diagnostic facilities and medical services, including adult general surgery, cardiology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics and renal diseases.
Kabul University, Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan