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  • The Family Medicine Centre (FMC) at the Aga Khan University Hospital provides care for patients and their families at standard affordable fees based on international best practice.Dr Linda Thorpe, the Head of the Family Medicine Center, said, “We endeavour to care for the entire family by giving them treatment when they are sick and ensure they remain healthy.” Aga Khan University Hospital is the only Hospital in East Africa that is accredited by the Joint Commission International from USA.

  • A policy dialogue titled ‘Transforming Pedagogies: Emerging Contexts and Texts of Teaching Learning’ was hosted by the Aga Khan University's Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) in Karimabad, Pakistan. Moderator and AKU-IED associate professor Dilshad Ashraf initiated the dialogue stating that education is an important means for normalizing life in disaster-struck areas.

  • Life Insurers Queue up to Partner DCB to Sell its Products

    January 22, 2015 - Business Standard

    Life insurance companies are approaching DCB Bank for a bancassurance tie-up. A bancassurance tie-up helps insurance companies sell products through bank branches. This gives them access to the entire customer-base of the bank, to which insurance products can be sold. Many private and public sector banks either have joint venture agreements or are corporate agents of insurance companies. 

  • Tajikistan exported 1.1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to neighboring Afghanistan in 2014. Tajikistan’s total electricity export in 2014 amounted to 1.3 billion kilowatt-hours, including 236 million kWh to Kyrgyzstan. New transmission lines will be built in Tajikistan to supply four Tajik villages and 17 Afghan villages with reliable, cross-border power. The project is jointly funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and Norway, and implemented by Aga Khan Development Network.

  • Four Schools, a Teacher Training Center and a Hospital Inaugurated in Kunduz

    January 19, 2015 - Wadsam-Afghan Business News Portal

    As part of its stabilization program for northern Afghanistan, the Afghan-German Cooperation handed over six newly constructed buildings to the local government in several districts of the Kunduz province. Germany’s stabilization program for northern Afghanistan helps districts strengthen their social infrastructure. Together with the Aga Khan Development Network, the German Government works closely with various ministries, local government entities and departments to improve access for citizens to education and healthcare for citizens. 

  • Changing Lifestyle Requires Change in Industry

    January 19, 2015 - Times of India

    A summit was organized by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to create awareness among entrepreneurs about the current economic scenario in India. Around 550 businessmen and aspiring entrepreneurs came from various corners of the country to be a part of the event. One portion of the event exhibited the work done by AKDN, and a talk on women's empowerment.

  • Diamond Trust Bank has opened four new branches in Kampala, Uganda. According to the Chief Executive Officer, the new branches at Owino, Nansana, Lugogo Bypass and Kabalagala are aimed at serving client segments proficiently, including farmers, traders, and students. 

  • Rethinking ‘Islamic Art’

    January 13, 2015 - Wall Street Journal

    The recently opened Aga Khan Museum is the first institution in North America devoted primarily to what it terms the “artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Islamic civilizations.” The museum is a Fumihiko Maki building that uses light and shadow to create a a spacious environment. Its stated mission is to impress upon visitors the variety and high quality of what is often referred to as “Islamic art.” The museum uses beauty to lure viewers to appreciate the distinctiveness among Muslim civilizations.

  • Nation Media Group Appoints Public Editor

    January 12, 2015 - Business Daily

    The Nation Media Group has appointed veteran journalist Peter Mwaura as its first-ever public editor to handle readers’ concerns and questions. This appointment is in line with Nation's commitment to self-regulation and willingness to open up to criticism. "It will be [Mwara's] task to ensure the Nation Media Group is transparent, accessible, and accountable" said executive Linus Gitahi.

  • Weave Words the Dastangoi Way

    January 10, 2015 - Hindustan Times

    Dastangoi, the 16th century art form of Urdu storytelling, has seen a surge in popularity in these contemporary times. In Delhi, Dastongoi workshops have become mainstream, training even youth from the Nizamuddin basti, under a project supported by Aga Khan Trust for Culture. 

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