Partnering For Change

Our Mission

Bridging distances and the health-care divide in Pakistan.

Friends of Indus Hospital, Inc is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt charity established to support The Indus Hospital, Pakistan’s first state-of-the-art FREE hospital in its efforts aimed at making free quality health-care a reality for the country’s poorest of the poor.

Our goal is to strengthen awareness about the humanitarian efforts of The Indus Hospital amongst Pakistani expatriates living in the US, so that together we can raise funds to bridge distances and the health-care divide in Pakistan.

Our Vision

Gathering funds to inspire hope and bring change.

At Friends of Indus Hospital, we believe that a little help from the Pakistani community in USA can go a long way towards making free health care a reality for Pakistanis who have no hope, and no funds to invest in their health.

So as we strive to change lives and inspire hope for people who need it the most, we urge the Pakistani American community to join us in our endeavours — so that The Indus Hospital can expand and grow — doing greater good every passing day.

Our Trustees

We take great pride in our trustees’ commitment, drive and passion towards the Indus Hospital’s mission to ensure free health-care provision for Pakistanis who neither have access to health-care nor the means pay for it.

The Friends of Indus Hospital community is driven by a highly passionate and credible group of trustees who have a wealth of knowledge and fund-raising experience by virtue of their long-term association with the DOW Medical University’s fund-raising initiatives and the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA).

Dr. Shahid Umer


A DOW Medical graduate practicing Internal Medicine in the Teaneck, NJ for over 20 years, Dr. Shahid Umer is the founding member and President of Friends of Indus Hospital. His ongoing contribution to FOIH has culminated in the procurement of critical life-saving equipment for The Indus Hospital over the years, and he continues to be a driving force for the Friends of Indus Hospital community.

Dr. Nadeem Shaikh


A DOW Medical College Graduate and an active member of the Patient Welfare Association during college, Dr. Nadeem Shaikh practices medicine and pediatrics in Lexington, Kentucky. A key member of the Friends of Indus Hospital community, Dr. Shaikh’s fund-raising support to the Friends of Indus Hospital community has been invaluable over the years.

Dr. Iqbal Jangda


A DOW Medical Graduate practicing psychiatry in Long Island, NY for over 26 years, Dr. Iqbal Jangda has served Friends of Indus Hospital since its inception in 2009. A key member of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA), Dr. Jangda’s philanthropic vision and fund-raising experience are an asset to the Friends of Indus Hospital community.

Dr. Mohammed Y. Abubakr


Dr. Nadeem Patel


Dr. Muhammad Hanif


Dr. Fauzia Naqvi


Dr. Shagufta Siddiqui


Mr. Mohammed Qayyum

Executive Director

An active member of the Islamic Mission Trust, Mr. Qayyum played a key role in the establishment of the Indus Hospital in the facility that was formerly the Islamic Mission Hospital. He has recently come on board as the Executive Director of Friends of Indus Hospital after moving to Atlanta where he continues to champion our cause.