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  • Tajik Badakhshan Helps Save Lives in Afghan Badakhshan

    October 21, 2014 - Central Asia Online, Nadin Bahrom

    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

  • KP to Introduce Injectable Vaccine Against Polio

    October 20, 2014 - Dawn, Ashfaq Yusufzai

    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.

  • Community-managed Toilets at Nizamuddin Basti Show the Way

    October 19, 2014 - The Hindu, Damini Nath

    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.

  • Early Detection Key to Cancer Treatment and Management

    October 16, 2014 - Africa Science News , Erick Akasa

    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.

  • Uhuru, Kagame to Headline Regional Business Summit

    October 15, 2014 - Business Daily Africa, Edmund Kagire

    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.

  • Standing with Civil Society

    October 15, 2014 - USAID Blog, Larry Garber

    In an effort to advance the Stand for Civil Society call to action, launched in September 2013, the President reminded us at this year’s United Nations General Assembly that “it is our obligation as free peoples, as free nations, to stand with the courageous citizens and brave civil society groups who are working for equality and opportunity and justice and human dignity all over the world.” He referenced a newly issued Presidential Memorandum that directs U.S.

  • The Aga Khan University library has emerged the overall winner of the “Maktaba Award” (Library of the Year Award) for 2014. This award was presented to the University at a colorful ceremony presided over by Dr. Auma Obama (President Obama’s sister) at the Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museums of Kenya. The Aga Khan University (AKU) took top honors in the Academic Libraries category and also scooped the overall prize for “Kenya Library of the Year”.

  • Issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) were the focus of a meeting of Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov with AKDN Resident Representative for Tajikistan Ali Akbar Pesnani that took place here on October 13. According to the Tajik MFA information department, the sides exchanged views on a number of projects and programs of AKDN in Tajikistan. 

  • The Government of Canada Announces Initiatives to Mark the International Day of the Girl Child 2014

    October 10, 2014 - Canada's Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

    A project aimed at improving access to healthy and safe primary schools and preschools will launch in Mali with the goal of improving access to quality education for more than 58,000 girls and boys in the Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Ségou, and Mopti regions.

  • The Aga Khan Foundation’s 20th anniversary Partnership Walk at Central Park, Lake Elizabeth on October 19 will mark the 100th walk since the very first Walk in Los Angeles in 1995, attracting over 440,000 participants over almost two decades. Partnership Walks across the nation are an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation USA to raise funds and awareness to help vulnerable communities in Africa and Asia to create long-term solutions to overcome poverty.

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