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  • Pakistan's Maternal, Neonatal Study

    November 6, 2014 - Dawn, Faiza Ilyas

    A prospective study of maternal, foetal and neonatal deaths in low and middle income countries the three-year study was aimed at quantifying maternal, foetal and neonatal mortalities, identifying the period and conditions when deaths occur and ascertaining relationships between maternal deaths and stillbirths and neonatal deaths. The department of community health sciences of the Aga Khan University (AKU) from Pakistan collaborated in the study along with other partner institutions.

  • On Saturday, November 15, around 7,000 participants will race to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. Last year’s event raised $1.4 million for AKF programs to reduce poverty.

  • Nearly 1,000 participants raced to end global poverty in Agha Khan Foundation USA’s annual San Francisco Partnership Walk/Run at Central Park and Lake Elizabeth here Oct. 19. An initiative to raise awareness and funds to reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia, the walk raised $316,000 for AKF USA’s programs worldwide.

  • Aga Khan Keen to Deal with Cancers

    November 2, 2014 - The Citizen

    The Aga Khan has charted plans aimed at improving its ability to check the spread of cancers among Tanzanians. One such of strategies is increasing diagnostic camps. The move by Aga Khan Hospital comes at a time when records show that 44,000 new patients are diagnosed with cancers each year in the country and most of them do not have access to curative services.

  • Sir Aga Khan: The Visionary Leader

    November 2, 2014 - The Express Tribune

    Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III will always be remembered as one of the most distinguished and well-reputed leaders and diplomats in the history of Pakistan movement. During the freedom movement, Sir Aga Khan proved to be a very conscientious and dynamic mediator between the western world and leaders of the subcontinent. With his vast experience and a personality of international stature, he always believed that education was the ultimate tool with which Muslims of the subcontinent could advance to live a life of prosperity and peace.

  • His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of  the University of Central Asia (UCA) visited the Naryn campus, the first of UCA’s three new undergraduate campuses spread across the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.His Highness the Aga Khan was very pleased that construction is on schedule and that the first students would be enrolled in September 2016. Students will be admitted on a merit basis regardless of their ability to pay.

  • DTB Secures a Sh2.68 Billion Loan for SME Lending

    October 31, 2014 - The Star, Constant Munda

    Diamond Trust Bank has acquired a Sh2.68 billion ($30 million) loan from PROPARCO, a subsidiary of French Development Agency, to support its growth strategy. DTB said in a statement the seven-year international loan at an undisclosed interest rate would be go towards boosting its small and medium enterprise loan portfolio. “Through this significant credit line, we will continue to expand our SME offering and customer base,” managing director Nasim Devji said.

  • No Funds for Qutub Center till August

    October 27, 2014 - Times of India

    Delhi Tourism is the nodal agency and became eligible for tourism ministry funding last week. A museum is planned at Humayun's Tomb by Aga Khan Trust for Culture, which will come up in the next few years. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture submitted a detailed proposal for Humayun's Tomb interpretation centre and we allotted Rs 50 crore for it," said a senior official.

  • Tajik Horse Tour Operator Wins UIAA Award

    October 27, 2014 - Asia-Plus, Qurbon Alamshoyev

    Tajik horse tour operator, Pamir Horse Adventure (PHA), has won the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) Mountain Protection Award. According to the UIAA’s website, the 2014 UIAA Mountain Protection Award was awarded to Pamir Horse Adventure, a Tajikistan-based community tour organization, for its conservation and tourism development initiatives in the Pamir Mountains.

  • Toronto's New Jewel: Beauty and Pluralism at the Ismaili Center

    October 26, 2014 - Huffington Post, Katherine Marshall

    Ancient and modern, traditional and forward-looking, stark and ornate, spiritual and practical: Contrasting adjectives aptly describe the brand-new Ismaili Center in Toronto. Adjacent to the Centre is a state-of-the-art museum. Both structures highlight the diversity and depth of Islamic history. As the Aga Khan put it during the opening ceremonies, traditional elements of Muslim architecture are given a confident, forward-looking vocabulary.

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