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Riphah International University is a private university founded in 2002 in Islamabad, Pakistan by the Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT), non-profit welfare organization. RIU is committed to a holistic and integrated approach in education and seeks to instill in its students a concern for the welfare of humanity. Using a value based education RIU seeks to produce a generation of dynamic, committed and progressive leaders and builders of the Ummah. Riphah International University’s website>>
RIU’s hospital provides free medical services to poor people in the local community and also organizes medical camps to provide health facilities at the doorstep of poor communities. During these camps free consultations, medicines and free eye operations are done and patients requiring further treatment are referred to hospital where all the services available are given free of cost. The university provides 6-8 of these camps per year which to date have treated around 35000 patients.
The university also provides community health awareness programs in Rawalpindi and Islamabad to educate the community regarding preventive health measures. In addition, select community members are chosen for training so that they can become peer educators in the community.
RIU provides emergency relief services and medical support to victims of the natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods that regularly strike Pakistan. University doctors, paramedics, students, and other volunteers establish medical camps and field hospitals, distribute emergency supplies, and help construct tent villages and more permanent homes for refugees from natural disasters. Learn more>>
Given the magnitude of destruction caused by the 2010 floods, RIU’s Disaster Management Cell decided to work even beyond the medical treatment and relief goods. Thus, the “Riphah Village” project began with the goal of rebuilding at least 40 demolished houses, as well as a medical facility and community center. Learn more>>