About Us

Who are we

Comprehensive Health and Education Forum (CHEFI), International is a non profit Pakistan based organization, registered under the Societies Act, 1860. The organization is also certified by Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP). Recently, CHEFI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Economic Affairs Division (EAD), Government of Pakistan, to implement projects and programs in the field of health, rehabilitation, education, Climate change and livelihood in Pakistan.
Founded by Prof. Dr Mohammad Daud Khan (Ex Vice Chancellor Khyber Medical University) and his colleagues in 2007 with the vision to empower people and improve their lives and therefore, offer inclusive, sustainable and equity-based services in the field of health care, rehabilitation, climate change and education to all including marginalized segments of society especially persons with disabilities. The organization values working with the government, Non- Governmental organizations (NGOs), and civil societies etc.
The philosophy of CHEF International is to campaign and advocate for climate change, marginalized, deprived and under-served segments of society focusing on women, children and persons with disabilities. Therefore, the organization preference is to advocate for inclusive policies, formulate equitable models and mobilize resources to improve their quality of life.

What we do

Initially, CHEF International focused on eye care services, but, subsequently, it built its capacity to address the challenges of inclusive education, disability, climate change and disaster management. Therefore, a range of inclusive model projects and programs are developed, based on the country priorities and realign with international covenants and the UN Global agenda of United Nations sustainable development goals.
CHEF International is also a member of the International Association of Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). Besides this, CHEFI is performing an active role as a member on the Provincial Eye Health committee. CHEFI is also a member of Provincial Council for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (PCRDP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. For the provision of quality disability-related services, CHEF International is registered with the International Support of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and a member of the WHO forum of hearing and deafness.
Since its inception, the management of the organization has proven its capacity and implemented services during different disasters situations, established hospitals and promoted inclusive education in remote terrains. To date, the organization has touched the life of 2.2 million inhabitants. CHEF International is committed to facilitating the underprivileged segment of society through dynamic collaboration and strong partnerships with all the relevant local and international stakeholders under the law of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.