For the promotion and the advancement of medical and health projects that are adopted and sponsored by the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, for the transfer of modern technology in the medical field and the work to create a state of communication and keep up with the global medical development, the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine signed a memorandum of understanding for the cooperation in a number of health fields such as the construction of medical specialist centres and the establishment of courses, workshops and camps with the Imamia Medics International Organization (IMI), which is a non-governmental international medical organization certified by the United Nations Organization through the General Information section, holding consultant status in the field of economy, social counselling at the United Nations, and in addition to its activity of submitting plans of action in the above areas, the IMI works in the United States as a non-profit organization, as well as working in other countries through the provision of public medical informations or medical care at symbolic prices or for free.
The signing took place on the morning of the 14th of Jumada II 1436 AH corresponding to the 4th of April 2015 in the hall of Imam Al-Hassan (peace be upon him) for conferences and seminars, and with the presence of the General Secretary of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine Sayed. Ahmed Al-Safi and a number of the officials of the holy shrines as well as representatives of the Imamia Medics International Organization.
The signing session started with a brief word of the Secretary-General of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine Sayed. Ahmed Al-Safi in which he said: "We are in the need to communicate and open up with the international competencies and expertises especially in the field of medicine that suffers from many problems here in Iraq. And this signing protocol is only for the goal of future projects that will be in the service of the Iraqi citizens, and the Centre for the treatment of diabetes will be on of its the first results."
Dr. Qasem Ja'fari the board member of the Imamia Medics International Organization has given then a brief summary of the actions and tasks of the organization and its future projects with the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, which is a fertile ground to set up such projects.
This Memorandum of Understanding includes according to Dr. Shamil Mohsin Hadi the Director of Al-Kafeel Centre for Foreign Relations in the US: "This collaboration is the first result of the agreements and protocols of the joint work between institutions or individuals with different specialities. It includes programs and facilities for public health and health education, the establishment of training medical courses and side disciplines, the visit of specialists (including courses and trainings), clinics, humanitarian medical missions and the use of the experiences of the IMI for the management of the medical facilities of the holy shrine. It includes as well increasing the exchange of scientific expertise and research and academic, scientific and training visits, and any future facility that has same impact in the medical sciences. In addition to facilitating the training and delivering specialized lectures in Iraq by doctors and specialists from the IMI through the Al-Kafeel Centre and the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine."
It is worth mentioning that the Imamia Medics International Organization is a non-governmental organization that works in 15 countries across four continents, and which activities range from professional educational programs, community based clinics, vaccination programs, maternal and child care programs, health missions, disaster relief operations and international health policy work at the UN and similar agencies. And it aims the interaction between the scientists especially in the medicine field through conferences, seminars and workshops in various countries around the world.