Nasir Hospital Guatemala
About Nasir Hospital
Nasir Hospital strengthen and expand Humanity First’s vision of providing medical services to under served communities in need. Nasir Hospital is providing equitable access to health care for Guatemalans, the establishment of this hospital has allowed Humanity First to serve both the short-term and long-term health care needs of the local Guatemalan communities.
The hospital structure houses a 22-bed inpatient unit, adjacent to a surgical zone, which will include a maternal and prenatal ward. The remainder of the building houses outpatient services, which offers the opportunity for Humanity First to expand their preventive and clinical services. Previously serving local community members through make-shift medical and surgical clinics, Nasir Hospital now allows Humanity First to provide this care in a high quality and consistent manner.
Nasir Hospital has a 24/7 emergency and surgical obstetrical care facility. Humanity First hospital staff are made up of local physicians, nurses, and administrators who will work hand-in-hand with our international volunteer base of more than 400 physicians worldwide to bring quality care to the community. Overall, the program and operational goal of the hospital specifically focuses on an efficient delivery model, with an emphasis on equitable access to healthcare for all Guatemalans.
Nasir hospital has been named in memory of His Holiness, Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, and the Third Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He traveled to Africa in 1970 and he witnessed firsthand, the needs of the African people during his travels across the continent. Inspired by the moving experiences during his visit, His Holiness, Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, established the Nusrat Jehan initiative. The aim of this initiative was to establish schools, hospitals and clinics, often in remote areas where such facilities were unavailable. As of 2014, the scheme had established 670 schools and 37 hospitals in 13 countries. Guided by his vision, Humanity First aims to make Nasir Hospital the first of many facilities to be established in Latin America.
Two Years Anniversary
On October 23rd, Nasir Hospital celebrated its second anniversary of providing state of the art care to the people of Guatemala. The celebration could not be at a larger scale due to the current COVID-19 conditions, but staff and employees celebrated with an outdoor BBQ. Nasir Hospital has performed more than 400 surgeries and seen more than 17,000 patients in the past two years. The two years saw many patients, who did not have any care or hope, arrive at Nasir Hospital and receive care that was unprecedented for the area.
Nasir Hospital 2018 Inauguration
On the 23rd of October 2018, the World Wide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), inaugurated Nasir Hospital in Sacatepequez, Guatemala. His holiness delivered the key note address to an audience of 800 dignitaries and guests from over 20 countries who had arrived for this momentous occasion marking the first hospital build in Latin America by Humanity First USA. His Holiness met with a range of dignitaries, including Congresswoman, Norma Torres from the United States, Miguel Figueroa, Vice Minister of Health, Guatemala and Iliana Dominguez, Member of Congress, Guatemala. A range of dignitaries also addressed the audience. They included US Congresswoman Norma Torres and Vice Minister of Health Guatemala, Miguel Figueroa. His Holiness also answered questions during a press conference with the assembled media. The highlight of the event was the keynote address delivered by His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba).