'Good health is a crown that only the sick can see'.

Scroll Page


Working Across All Areas of Health

There are a myriad of different health issues that are prevalent in different communities. Muslim Hands approaches health with this in mind. As with our work in other areas, we look at health on a case-by-case basis.

In countries like Afghanistan, where the numbers of birth and pregnancy related deaths have been high, we have set up specialised maternal health clinics and trained community workers. In conflict zones like Syria and Somalia, where the infrastructure of healthcare has been damaged, we provide much needed mobile medical units and basic healthcare equipment.

Also for communities like those in rural China, who have no access to the medical care they need, we fund operations and treatment.

The sad truth is that many of the deaths caused by ill health are easily preventable and treatable through simple, effective measures and access to basic healthcare. With so many medical advances, there is no reason why so much of the global population should be left without access to healthcare. This is why Muslim Hands works with communities across the world to help build a fairer future for all.

Key Facts

Health in the developing world

Only 1/2 of women in developing regions receive the right care

1 in 7 people have no access to health services

2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunised

Some of Our Health Projects

Our Motherkind Clinics

We run several Motherkind clinics in Afghanistan and Somalia, both of which have some of the worst infant and mortality rates in the world. These clinics offer the highest standard of ante-natal and post-natal care, including providing medical check-ups, prescribing medicine and supplements and running vaccination and nutrition programmes.

Your support allows us to keep the clinic fully-resourced, train our staff regularly and run lab examinations, and it has made a world of difference. In Afghanistan alone, we have vaccinated over 70,000 infants and children so far, and up to 700 people benefit from our lab examinations every month.

We also have a community outreach programme, which is essential in traditional communities where women avoid leaving their home for medical check-ups and prefer home deliveries. Our community health workers provide regular home visits and refer women to the hospital for difficult childbirths.

This not only prevents needless illnesses and deaths, it also builds trust in the community and raises awareness. Your support is ultimately a lifeline for vulnerable women and children.


Our Health Clinics

Many illnesses can be solved with a simple treatment which should be easy to access, but impoverished families simply can't afford the basic healthcare they need.

Our health clinics offer free medical check-ups and prescribe medicines, referring the more serious matters to a hospital. Every health clinic has an incredible impact on the local community, and is often the only place they can turn to when they are sick. 

This not only improves health in disadvantaged communities, it also helps people break the cycle of poverty, as untreated illnesses can cause long-term health problems which ultimately impact people's livelihoods. 

To donate a health clinic, get in touch at


The Gift of Sight

Cataract removals are simple yet life-changing procedures which restore sight and can remove blindness almost instantly. And yet, many people around the world are living with blindness simply because they cannot afford the medical expense of treatment.

We run regular eye camps in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mali and elsewhere, providing free cataract removal operations from easily accessible locations. Every operation instantly transforms a life.

How you can help:

  • £150 provides a free operation to one person
  • £3,100 provides an entire eye camp, giving many impoverished people the chance to get an eye check-up and receive an operation if necessary. You can choose your location here.
Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.