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  • Afghanistan's problems are not stopping residents of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan, from helping Afghans who live across the Panj River in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province. In 2010, Tajikistan and Afghanistan sealed a deal enabling Afghans from Badakhshan Province to receive free medical care in Khorog, or to have a Tajik doctor visit them in Afghanistan, also free of charge. The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Tajik Ministry of Health and Social Protection make the charitable effort possible

  • The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is introducing injectable vaccination along with oral polio vaccine to boost immunity level of the recipients against polio virus and do away with the crippling childhood ailment, according to officials. Sources said that provincial government took the decision after IPV showed promising results in Bajaur Agency during a demonstration project implemented by Aga Khan Medical University between 2011 and 2014.

  • With bright yellow exterior walls and colorful murals inside, a community toilet complex in the densely-packed Nizamuddin basti shows the way for public conveniences in the Capital. Announcements constantly playing on the public address system remind users to keep the facility clean. Around 1,000 people use the facilities everyday, with the number going up to 3,000 when pilgrims descend on the nearby Nizamuddin dargah. The facility is owned by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, but was upgraded in 2013 and is run by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

  • The Outpatient Cancer Care at the hospital is part of comprehensive oncology program designed to integrate patient centred service across the care cycle from diagnosis through treatment and palliative care. According to Dr. Shahin Sayed a Cytopathologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, the hospital treats all cancer cases including; breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, cervical cancer, cancer of the lymph nodes, and prostate cancer among others using the modern technological equipment.

  • President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya will headline a key meeting of business leaders from across the region that starts Thursday morning in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. Several captains of industry are also attending the two-day East African Business Summit, which brings together the biggest number of industry leaders from across the region.The summit is organized by the Nation Media Group, Citi Bank, KPMG, Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Serena Hotels.