Comprehensive Health and Education Forum (CHEF) International, Islamabad, Pakistan, is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Founded in 2007 by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Daud Khan (Co-Founder of the Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology – PICO in Peshawar) and Dr. Muhammad Babar Qureshi, CHEF International is also certified by the Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP).
The inspiration behind the establishment of the CHEF International (a non-governmental entity) is to provide quality healthcare and educational opportunities to the under-privileged population of the country including persons with disabilities, which is one of its prime objectives.
CHEF International’s working philosophy is to campaign and advocate for the needs and rights of the under-privileged people, formulate structure and policies and mobilize available resources to improve their quality of life. CHEF International has been involved in mainstreaming disability through its development initiatives.
It started from single disability of visual impairment and, subsequently, increased its capacity to address the challenges of cross disabilities in its area of mandate including health and education. CHEF International is a staunch advocate of the twin track approach for the promotion of inclusive development in its initiatives.
Therefore, range of model projects and programmes in cross disability are developed to improve quality of life of persons with disabilities and promote international development and commitment towards an inclusive society for persons with disabilities.
CHEF International strives to facilitate access to quality, affordable and sustainable comprehensive health and education for all including rehabilitation of persons with disabilities to attain an inclusive society through collaboration and partnerships.