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Mtanya Matuja: The partnership between AFD and the AKDN

Courtyard of the Aga Khan Hospital Phase II, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. AKDN / Aly Z. Ramji
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akdn.org

In March 2019, Princess Zahra Aga Khan and the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Hon. Kassim Majaliwa launched the completion of the second phase of a US$ 79.8 million (TZS 183 billion) expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, which will enable the institution to serve over one million patients each year. The expansion was funded by a US$ 53.5 million (TZS 134 billion) loan from the French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement - AFD) and a US$ 26.3 million (TZS 58 billion) contribution from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

7th Annual Pluralism Lecture held in Lisbon, Portugal 2019-06-11

Hazar Imam with Princess Zahra at the 7th Annual Pluralism Lecture held at the Lisbon Ismaili Centre  2019-06-11
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akdn.org

Lisbon, Portugal, 11 June 2019 - In delivering the seventh Annual Pluralism Lecture, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed addressed the links between pluralism and development, highlighting the dangers posed by growing inequalities.

“Inequality is at extraordinary levels and is growing, both within and between our countries. After a decade of decline, the number of chronically hungry people in our world recently began to rise again – despite there being abundant food for everyone.”

Ismaili volunteers serve orphanage 2019-06-05

Humanitarian aid. Volunteers from the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, also known as the Ismailis, distributing food to orphans at th
Source: 
.monitor.co.ug The Monitor

Young Ismaili Muslim volunteers on Saturday distributed, milk, soft drinks and a hearty meal to orphaned and vulnerable Muslim children living at the Kasangati Orphan Fans Society in Kawanda, Wakiso District.

“This work is part of the civil society support and engagement which we carry out in different parts of the country to promote the spirit of humanity as propagated by Islam. Today, we are distributing Iftar dinner for this orphanage, which houses 700 children.

Princess Zahra attends the 2019 QIPCCO Prix du Jockey at Chantilly 2019-06-02

Princess Zahra at the Qipcco Prix du Jockey 2019-06-02
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racingpost.com

2019, June 2: Princess Zahra was at the Prix du Jokey Club in Paris at Chantilly racetracks. Horses owned and bred by His Highness the Aga Khan and Princess Zahra Aga Khan have won 38 races in 2019

From: The Racing Post
Zarkallani was the surprise name to feature among 15 colts declared for Sunday's Qipco Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly having broken his maiden just seven days prior to the Classic.

Aga Khan Academy celebrates Graduation Day 2019 with 1,000 Global Leaders 2019-05-28

Aga Khan reviews progress of Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad in 2017
Source: 
indiaeducationdiary.in

Hyderabad: The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad celebrated its sixth Graduation Ceremony at its 100-acre campus near Shamshabad/RGI Airport on Saturday 25th May 2019. 74 students of the Class of 2019 concluded their International Baccalaureate journey at the Academy with a formal evening ceremony attended by fellow students, Academy senior management, faculty and staff as well as parents, extended families and invited guests. These students join a growing legacy of global young leaders, driven by the Academy’s unique curriculum and approach to education.

Restoration drama: visiting Château de Chantilly thanks in large part to the Aga Khan 2019-05-28

The Château de Chantilly JÉRÔME HOUYVET
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www.thetimes.co.uk

France’s finest princely apartments at the Château de Chantilly are open to the public for the first time, thanks in large part to the Aga Khan

Official opening today of Curragh's new facilities in presence of His Highness The Aga Khan 2019-05-26

H.H. The Aga Khan at the opening of the Aga Khan Stand in Curragh Racecourse    2019-05-26
Source: 
www.meathchronicle.ie Meath Chronicle

The official opening today at the Curragh.

The new Curragh Racecourse was officially opened today by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and His Highness the Aga Khan.
The centrepiece of the redeveloped racecourse is the Aga Khan Stand which can cater for up to 6,000 people over four levels.

The two-year, multi million euro redevelopment includes the spectacular new Aga Khan Stand, refurbished stable yards and parade ring and bespoke facilities including conference capabilities and restaurants.
In addition, the gallops which are located across the Curragh plains have also been upgraded.

Aga Khan to help Maharashtra agriculture sector 2018-03-01

Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan and Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao at Raj Bhavan   2018-03-01
Source: 
business-standard.com

The Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan, on Thursday said his Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) will work for the agriculture sector and rural support in Maharashtra.
Lauding the efforts of the state government for tribal development, the visiting spiritual leader said he will consider extending support to finish incomplete irrigation projects in Maharashtra and create livelihood opportunities for tribals in remote areas.

‘Government designates 2019 as the year of nurses’ 2019-05-15

AKU School of Nursing and Midwifery celebrates International Midwives’ Day, International Nurses Day. PHOTO: FILE
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The Express Tribune Pakistan Sindh

KARACHI:

The government of Pakistan has designated 2019 as the year of nursing. Recognising their role in promoting universal healthcare and safeguarding women’s rights, the government is working to enhance the role and voices of nurses and midwives in making a health policy. These views were expressed by speakers at the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM) at an event held on Friday in honour of International Midwives’ Day and International Nurses Day. The former is commemorated on May 5 and the latter on May 12 annually across the globe.

Lecture by Imam Aga Sultan Muhammad Shah - The Iran Society

Hafiz and the place of Iranian Culture in the World - Lecture by Imam Aga Sultan Muhammd Shah  1936-11-01

I must thank His Excellency the Iranian Minister, Lord Lamington and the members of the Society for having done me the honour of inviting me tonight to bring before you the importance to the whole world of those spiritual forces that the ancient land of Iran has cherished in her modern history. Before I go further I want to define clearly what I mean by "spiritual forces" – I do not use this term in any question-begging sense.

Prince Aly Khan, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations 1958-08-19

Prince Aly Khan, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, addressing the General Assembly  1958-08-19

General Assembly Continues Middle East Debate
The General Assembly met today to continue the substantive debate of its Third Emergency Special Session.

Among the speakers at this morning's meeting was Prince Aly Khan, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, who is photographed here as he addressed the Assembly.
19 August 1958
United Nations, New York

General Assembly Continues Middle East Debate
The General Assembly met today to continue the substantive debate of its Third Emergency Special Session.

First training for Tajik and Afghan female rescuers starts in Dushanbe under support of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)

Republican Training Center of the Emergencies Committee,
Source: 
Trend News Agency en.trend.az

Within the framework of implementation of a protocol for expansion of cross-border cooperation for disaster preparedness and response to emergency situations between Tajikistan and Afghanistan signed in February 2018, the first training for Tajik and Afghan female rescuers has begun in Dushanbe, according to the Committee on Emergency Situations and Civil Defense under the Government of Tajikistan, reports Trend citing to News.tj

President Museveni, H.H Aga Khan due for the Groundbreaking ceremony of University Hospital

H.H. The Aga Khan is welcomed to State House in Entebbe, Uganda   2017-10-08
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www.mediacentre.go.ug

Monday, May 13, 2019
President Yoweri Museveni has said that he is ready for the ground breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala , Uganda.
The President was yesterday speaking at a meeting he held with the diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network and a senior executive team from the Aga Khan University Mr. Firoz Rasul at State House Entebbe.
In December 2015, President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan laid a brick at the Nakawa site to symbolize the foundation stone-laying for the Aga Khan University Hospital.

Construction of Aga Khan University Hospital commences July 2019

An artistic impression of the new Aga Khan University Hospital. Courtesy photo/ The Agha Khan University Hospital
Source: 
New Vision, www.newvision.co.ug

This comes as great news to Ugandans who have waited for the establishment of the ultra-modern hospital in Kampala as a landmark on Uganda’s healthcare system since 2015.

KAMPALA- The long-awaited construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Uganda is set to start in July, this year. This is according to Linda Nabusayi, the Press Secretary of President Yoweri Museveni.

World’s largest picture wall conserved by WCLA, AKTC

World’s largest picture wall which is located at Lahore Fort has been completed by Walled City of Lahore Authority and AKTC
Source: 
pakistantoday.com.pk

LAHORE: The conservation of the western side of the world’s largest picture wall which is located at Lahore Fort has been completed by Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) in partnership Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), Pakistan Today has learnt.

It is pertinent to mention here that the conservation work was started in January 2018 in which experts from different countries of the world worked.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan during Presentation to the Keys of the City of Porto

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers remarks upon having received the Key to the City of Porto. AKDN / 4See  2019-05-02
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akdn.org

Your Worship the Mayor,
Honourable Guests,

I would like to begin my comments this afternoon by saying how touched I am by the recognition that you have given to me this afternoon.

In my work I look at peoples from all environments — cities, rural urban areas, deserts, industrialised areas — and I look at how people live, and I ask myself, “How can we improve the living conditions of people in all these environments?”

Address by the Mayor of Porto during Presntation of the Keys to the City to Hazar Imam

The Mayor of Porto Mr Rui Moreira addresses the gathering on the occasion of the presentation of the Keys to the City of Porto t
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akdn.org

Your Highness, the Prince Aga Khan,
Prince Amyn Aga Khan,
President of the Porto Municipal Assembly,
Councillors, other elected representatives,
Commander Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal,
All other members of the delegation of His Highness the Aga Khan,
Members of the Parliament of the Consular Corps, civil, military, and the religious authorities,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Your Highness, your presence today in the Porto city is, for us, a moment of joy, not only for us who are here gathered together, but for the city.

Aga Khan Development Network attends International Economic Summit in Russia

H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan, with Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha
Source: 
AKIPress

AKIPRESS.COM - At the invitation of H.E. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of Tatarstan, His Highness the Aga Khan was represented by Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha who led the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) delegation to the 11th International Economic Summit in Kazan from 24 to 26 April 2019.

Uplift of Chitral: AKDN’s contribution lauded

His Highness the Aga Khan welcomed upon arrival at Chitral airport. His Highness pledged to assist the population 2003-12-04
Source: 
fp.brecorder.com Business Recorder

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Samina Saeed has said that the contribution of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in health, education and social development sectors for the backward district of Chitral are second to none.

Speaking on a report of Senate Functional Committee, which was presented in the house after visiting the district, she said that AKDN has done wonders in an area, which was always ignored by respective governments in the past.

Goats Empowering Women in India with help of Aga Khan Foundation 2019-04-26

Pashu-Sakhis  which means “friends of the animals” in Hindi
Source: 
thecsrjournal.in

By Bill Gates
Can goats empower women?
In one of the poorest areas of India, they already are.
This is thanks to a new team of health workers who are training rural women how to gain financial independence by raising healthier goats.

The health workers are goat nurses known as “pashu sakhis,” which means “friends of the animals” in Hindi. Pashu sakhis are all poor women themselves who are given basic training in how to vaccinate, deworm, and provide other preventive care to goats in their community.

So, how does this help empower women?


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