French Medical Institute for Children
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The French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) is a children's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, established in 2005. It is a joint project of the governments of France, Afghanistan, The Aga Khan Development Network and the French NGO La Chaîne de L’Espoir/Enfants Afghans. A leading medical pediatric medical centre, if offers a wide breadth of services, from dentistry and orthopedics to cardiology and cardiac surgery. The centre is also a technology lead, having implemented eHealth solutions including teleconsults via a network of Aga Khan Development Network centres in the region and the Aga Khan University.
|French Medical Institute for ChildrenThe French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC)|
|Hospital type||children's hospital|
|Network||Aga Khan Development Network|
In 2006, FMIC conducted the first pediatric cardiac surgery in Afghanistan. The patient was a 13-year-old girl named Elaha, whose family was charged $400 for the major operation.
FMIC is ISO 9001:2008 accredited, and was the first medical centre to receive this accreditation in 2009.
In 2012, construction at the FMIC began on a new 52 bed wing for obstetric and gynecologic care and a 14-bed neonatal intensive care unit - the first in Afghanistan. A ceremony marking the start of construction was attended by the Aga Khan IV, Karim Khalili, Afghanistan's Vice President, and Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France. 
- "A Medical Centre of Excellence in Kabul" (PDF). Retrieved 24 September 2010.
- "Official web-site". Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- "Official web-site eHealth page". Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- "Article by the Institute for War and Peace". Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- "Official web-site Quality and Safety page". Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- "AKDN Press Release". Retrieved 18 March 2014.
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