History Of The Farah Hospital

The story of The Farah Hospital began in 1978 with a small clinic specialized in obstetrics and gynaecology serving around 25-30 patients daily. This small modest clinic was founded and run by Dr. Zaid Kilani who later on established The Farah Hospital.


There were key milestones in the history of The Farah Hospital. In 1985 just a few years after the birth of the world's first In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) baby in Great Britain, Dr. Zaid Kilani decided to venture into a journey that proved to be indeed bitter and challenging at the beginning yet sweet and rewarding at the end. This was the journey of introducing IVF to the country and the region.


Dr. Zaid expected the challenge and indeed was looking forward to facing it. However the bitter part was more painful to deal with. During the initial stages of the project, Dr. Zaid's clinic got burnt down. First impression was that this was an act of crime. Adding insult to injury, certain people were adamant to fail this project and indeed Dr. Zaid was called a ‚ "mad man" by many. However he decided to forget this incident and focus on the project.


After months of hard work and hardship, the first IVF baby was born in Jordan. The date was 1st of May 1987. That day indeed changed the lives of thousands of couples in the country and the region.


The workload increased afterwards and in 1990, Dr. Zaid decided to expand his unit in order to serve better his patients, both Jordanian and non Jordanian flocking from neighbouring countries. Work on the new extension, which was now a 4 storey building was completed in 1994 and was inaugurated by his Majesty the Late King Hussein of Jordan.


The next milestone in the history of The Farah Hospital was in 2001. This was the year when the new major extension was completed. The Farah Hospital now is a 12 storey building specialized in obstetrics, gynaecology and reproductive medicine and serving other disciplines of medicine including paediatrics & neonatology, plastic surgery and ENT to mention a few.