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The Aga Khan University Hospital-Karachi inaugurated its newly expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unittoday with the support of English Biscuits Manufacturers Limited. The expanded NICU will offer emergency, inpatient, and intensive care treatments for babies born early, providing the best possible specialised care to its neonate patients.
Starting in the 1990s when the first hospice was set up, palliative care in Kenya has grown over the years. Now there are 45 hospital based palliative care facilities and hospices. Today, Kenya has the first palliative medicine specialist in the history of the nation, Dr John Weru, who is also the leader of the palliative care team at the Aga Khan University Hospital. "I grew more excited about palliative medicine. I came to realise it was an area I would find rewarding and enjoyable if I got good at it over time," says Dr Weru.
The Ministry of Health jointly with the Aga Khan Foundation will undertake development healthcare in regions of Kyrgyzstan. Minister Talanbek Batyraliev met with AKF Representative Dr. Gijs Walraven. "Being one of the few international organizations operating in the remote mountainous regions of the country, the Aga Khan Foundation acts as an independent, long-term and reliable partner of Kyrgyzstan," said Dr. Walraven.
A new planning and design guide for public areas will be used by the state government in deciding whether to approve or reject future proposed developments, Malaysian Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said. The guide was first prepared based on a recommendation by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which is famous for its heritage conservation work in Egypt and other countries in the Middle East and Europe. Care for Penang's heritage areas and their renewal will also be managed between the AKTC and Think City, the organisation that manages the George Town Grants Programme.
Hafiz Sherali, Chair of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, sat down with Business Recorder to discuss Aga Khan Development Network's (AKDN) Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, Pakistan. "We see WASEP as transforming societies and generations to come," says Sherali, citing long term goals as access to safe drinking water and an overall improved quality of life for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.