Improving quality of care

Afghan Refugee Initiative

Ongoing Projects

  • Afghan Medical Care Program (primary health care, women’s health, mental and dental health)
  • Afghan Vaccine Initiative
  • Legal Services Clinic
  • Refugees Health Education Outreach
  • Refugee Education Assistance Scholarship
  • Telephone Access Program for Refugees
  • Hygiene Kits for women

Shifa Clinic Commitment to Refugee Health

Improving the quality of care by sharing knowledge and teaching cultural humility.


  • Shifa Community Clinic is educating our local Sacramento physician on how to provide quality care for refugees, specifically women.
  • Shifa’s reach has expanded in the Sacramento region and providers are coming to us as experts in health care for these community
  • We conducted a focus group and survey to ask open-ended questions to two refugee groups, Afghan and Syrian refugees, about their experiences with Obstetric and Gynecological Care for Muslim Women.

This information was presented at the grand rounds in Obstetrics and Gynecology department at UC Davis Grand Rounds by Dr. Yasmeen and Farsam Fraz on October 27, 21.