For Immediate Release


September 12, 2018


Muslim Organization Seeks Health Care Volunteers in North and South Carolina for Florence Relief

Lombard, IL – In anticipation of potential needs, IMANA Medical Relief (IMR), in partnership with local officials and a coalition of fellow Muslim relief organizations, is preparing emergency medical relief efforts for Hurricane Florence victims. It is currently a Category 4 hurricane, the second strongest kind, and will likely hit the coast of the Carolinas and Georgia on Friday.


The organization is making a call for potential health care volunteers with licensure in North or South Carolina to assist with medical relief efforts. “We are particularly in need of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses,” said Ismail Mehr, M.D., chair of IMR.

Those interested in potentially volunteering should visit for more information and to register.

IMR is a subset of the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA), a non-profit organization that focuses on medical relief efforts across the globe. Last year, IMANA Medical Relief sent 6 medical relief teams to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and helped provide humanitarian relief for both Maria and Hurricane Harvey. To date, IMR has performed medical relief missions in over 27 countries, providing care to over 2.5 million people.



Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) is the largest Muslim healthcare organization in North America. Established in 1967, it is now over 50 years old and has over 4,500 members nationwide. IMANA is a leading resource and network for American-Muslim physicians, dentists, and other healthcare professionals. IMANA Medical Relief (IMR) undertakes medical relief work worldwide; its volunteers travel around the globe to treat people after natural disasters, in conflict zones and in underdeveloped regions. To learn more, visit