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Inside the plan to build a world class Aga Khan University Hospital in Kenya 2020-03-27

The Aga Khan University Hospital chief executive officer Shawn Bolouki during the interview on March 3, 2020. PHOTO | DIANA NGIL
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businessdailyafrica.com Business Daily

As the Aga Khan University Hospital marks its 60th anniversary this year, it has invested in technology and management systems to enable it meet the changing healthcare needs and retain its position in the club of the few hospitals in Africa to be accredited by world renowned bodies such as the Joint Commission and College of American Pathologists.

Olbia 1962. Il principe Karim in visita al Municipio 1962-01-23

His Highness The Aga Khan meets Mayor Saverio Demichele of Olbia  1962-01-23
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Olbianova Primo Giornale Onlin di Olbia

(translation from Italian)

Speech at the opening of the Rufaiday-al-Islamia

Hazar Imam inaugrauting the Rufaiday Building
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ismaili.net

Chairman of the Board of the Trustees, members of the Board of Trustees, members of the Firashta Family and the Soneri Bank and welcome guests.

This is a singularly important occasion in the history of the Aga Khan University and I would like to share with you right at the beginning of these few comments, a very deep sense of happiness and elation at the way in which the School of Nursing at the Aga Khan University has progressed.

All Jamat Khanas in Ontario closed till further notice 2020-03-13

Ismaili Centre Toronto
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theismaili Ontario

A sad event in our Ismaili history - all Jamat Khanas were announced closed till further notice in Canada and other places in the world due to the pandemic outbreak of CO-VID 19. The official announcement is as below.

Urgent Announcement from the Jamati Institutions for Ontario: All Jamatkhanas in Ontario Jurisdiction are now closed

The Government of Ontario has announced additional steps to limit large gatherings to reduce the risk of infection from the spread of COVID-19.

AKU & Columbia U announce dual master’s degree 2020-03-12

The MoU was signed by Ira Katznelson, Columbia University’s interim provost and Carl Amrhein, AKU’s provost and vice president,
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The Pie News

Columbia University’s Middle East Institute in New York and the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London have signed an agreement at Columbia University to mark the launch of their dual master’s degree.

The unique degree brings together two of the world’s leading universities and gives students the opportunity to study a topic of global significance while based in London and New York.
“At this moment in history, such an endeavour is especially important”

US Ambassador unveils refurbished Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad 2020-03-10

U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster (centre) with US Consul General from Hyderabad Joel Reifman and Aga Khan Trust for C
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Siasat Daily

Hyderabad: The Qutb Shahi Tombs are now sporting a new look after the refurbished tombs of Taramati and Premamati were unveiled on Tuesday by US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster.

The US Consulate General Hyderabad financially patronized the Aga Khan Foundation for the conservation and preservation of two tombs under the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Wiladat Day of Hazrat Ali celebrated 2020-03-10

Image of Hazrat Ali
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thenews.com.pk The News International

A large number of people participated in various programmes and rallies held to celebrate the birth anniversary of Hazrat Ali (RA).

The Jaffria Allience Pakistan organised a majlis at the Nishtar Park. The programme was presided over by Syed Razi Jaffer Naqvi. Provincial local government and information minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sindh Assembly opposition leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi and Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar were among the guests. The programme was moderated by Haider Abbas.

Prince Rahim & Princess Salwa visit Kenya and Tanzania 2020-03-05

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit Serena Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania  2020-03-05

Prince Rahim accompanied by Princess Salwa visited the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa on March 4, 2020. They also visited the Serena Lodge in Arusha on March 5, 2020

Princess Zahra arrives in DaresSalaam 2019-03-08

Princess Zahra at Darkhana Jamat Khana, DaresSalaam, Tanzania  2019-03-08
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ismaili.net

2019, March 8: Princess Zahra Aga Khan has arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (here near Darkhana JK) for the Inauguration of the Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital, tomorrow around 10 AM. Yesterday she had meetings in Nairobi , Kenya at the Aga Khan University Hospital.

MoU signed between Daanish Schools and AKU Examination Board 2020-03-03

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nation.com.pk The Nation

LAHORE - Punjab Daanish Schools and Aga Khan University-Examination Board on Monday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing cooperation for inculcatinag creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, inter personal skills and team work. Punjab Daanish Schools and Centres of Excellence Authority Vice Chairperson Sumaira Ahmad and Manager Academics Seema Hasan Khan and AKU-EB Director Dr Shehzad Jeeva, associate directors Dr Naveed Yousaf and Hanif Sharif attended simple but impressive ceremony.

University of Central Asia and Cambridge to promote new academic partnership 2020-03-02

A landscape in the Naryn province, where the first of UCA's campuses was opened in 2016 Makalu
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varsity.co.uk Varsity

Cambridge will share resources, conduct joint research and exchange resources with the University, which was founded by an international treaty in 2000

The University of Central Asia (UCA) and the University of Cambridge have agreed to partner to promote academic cooperation, collaboration in areas of joint research, student exchange, and to share educational materials.

A Kenya Hospital Merges Quality and Efficiency with Mission 2017-04-27

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, which has Joint Commission International accreditation, is used as a benchmark by other h
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globalhealth.com

What does it take to become an effective healthcare facility in Africa, where much of the continent is marked by extraordinary needs and limited resources? In a series of profiles, GHCi’s Alex Freedman looks at operations and management strategies at three standout Africa hospitals, in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana. This profile is the first in the series.

Visits of Turkish President & UN Secretary General-a whiff of fresh air with AKRSP

Mawlana Hazar Imam joins children for a group photograph at the Gilgit airport   2017-12-10
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dailytimes.com.pk

Despite Indian claims of having isolated Pakistan, Islamabad continues to receive regular visits by high dignitaries, belying the hollow Indian brag.

Each visit is like a whiff of fresh air, since it addresses different issues and brings laurels for Pakistan. The Royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan in October 2019 raised focus on climate change but equally importantly, it showcased that local communities have tremendous potential to plan and manage their own development, once they are organized and provided access to necessary skills and capital.

Milk processing workshop opened in Naryn by UCA and the Aga Khan Foundation 2020-02-20

From L to R: The milk processing workshop was officially opened by Nurbek Moldokadyrov, Mayor of Naryn town, and Emilbek Alymkul
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AKIPress.com

AKIPRESS.COM - The University of Central Asia and the Aga Khan Foundation established a milk processing workshop at Naryn State University for its new undergraduate programme on “Production Technology and Processing of Agricultural Produce”.

The workshop will provide students with practical experience, help prepare qualified experts in milk-processing in Naryn region, as well as allow for commercial sale, enabling the workshop to become fully self-sustainable, UCA said.

Statement by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, UNHCR, to the 3RD Committee of the U.N. 1967-11-20

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Madam Chairman,
As this is the first time that I am addressing the General Assembly this year, I should like, first of all, to offer you my sincere congratulations on your election and to congratulate the other officers of the Third Committee, the distinguished Vice-Chairman and Rapporteur.
Madam Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, I also wish to say how happy I am to be here in the Third Committee once more.

IFC: Serena Hotels First in Pakistan to be Recognized for Gender Equality Efforts 2020-02-14

Serena Hotel-Islamabad
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webwire.com

Islamabad, Pakistan – WEBWIRE – Friday, February 14, 2020

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced that Serena Hotels Pakistan has become the first Pakistani company to gain certification from Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), the world’s leading independent appraiser of gender equality in business, signifying that the hotel chain is committed to improving opportunities for women.

The Aga Khan and Portugal’s golden real estate market! 2020-01-20

Lisbon, Portugal
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ameinfo.com

The reasons for Portugal’s emergence as the most attractive property market in Western Europe are not hard to fathom
Portugal’s golden visa program has been a spectacular success from Cape Town to Dubai, Karachi to Montreal

The Aga Khan has moved the Imamate’s Secretariat from Aiglemont, France to Lisbon, an event that has stimulated great buying interest

The end of rent controls was the catalyst to attract foreign investors, as well as tax breaks

Nurses and midwives are the heart of healthcare 2020-01-03

Amin Mawji, OBE, is the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network based in Kampala.
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Daily Monitor

“A man who really cares for his patients will soon learn to ask for and appreciate the information of a nurse, who is at once a careful observer and a clear reporter.”

Florence Nightingale’s timeless advice to doctors is as true today as it was when her seminal work “Notes on Nursing” was first published.

Two centuries have now passed since the “lady with the lamp” came into this world to change the face of nursing. Her commitment helped transform nursing from a mostly untrained occupation to a highly skilled medical profession with important responsibilities.

Aga Khan to open modern teaching hospital in Uganda 2020-02-10

Excelled. Students from the Aga Khan University (standing) with the university officials (seated) led by the University Presiden
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Daily Monitor monitor.co.ug

The Aga Khan University (AKU) President, Mr Firoz Rasul, has revealed plans to open up a hospital in Uganda.

The hospital will provide a wide range of international standard medical services in the country.

“The hospital is AKU’s largest capital project in East Africa. It will be a transformative force in the Ugandan healthcare. It will deliver international-quality care in the fields ranging from obstetrics to oncology.

Hunza valley becomes Asia’s first plastic free zone 2020-01-28

hunza-plastic-free.jpg
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Chitral News

Hunza Valley has become Pakistan’s first plastic-free area and district — Malik Amin Aslam.

PTI Govt. is planning to replicate the success of the project in other provinces.
“Hunza district has been declared a plastic-free zone while on the other hand Hunza valley has become the first district in Asia to be plastic-bag free,” said Aslam. “The people of Hunza deserve congratulations for implementing the ban. I hope they will continue cooperating with the administration to keep the city clean and free of plastic bags,”


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