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Africa: Aga Khan Building Capacity for E. Africa Healthcare Professionals 2019-03-12

Princess Zahra with Prime Minister Majaliwa for Phase 2 of DaresSalaam Hospital   2019-03-09
Source: 
allafrica.com

There is need for capacity building Tanzania health sector to increase the number of healthcare practitioners as well as the quality of medical equipment and facilities as well. Short of increasing and improving the number of healthcare providers, then the country will continue to suffer grave loss of manpower due to pervasiveness of otherwise treatable diseases.

Aga Khan named patron of Prince of Wales's Trust 2019-03-12

His Highness The Aga Khan with the Prince of Wales   2019-03-12
Source: 
outlookindia.com

London, March 13 The Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili sect of Shia Muslims, has been named the Global Founding Patron of the Prince of Wales's charitable trust.

The Aga Khan, who also heads the Aga Khan Development Network, will now support the delivery of the work of The Prince's Trust in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and through local partners in India, Jordan, Pakistan, Malta, Barbados and Greece, the trust said in a statement.

Fred Hutch and Aga Khan University set stage for a global health collaboration 2019-03-11

Princess Salwa Aga Khan and her husband, Prince Rahim, discuss research at the laboratory of Dr. Stanley Riddell during their to
Source: 
Hutch News

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Tuesday formally announced a goal to collaborate on global health programs with Aga Khan University, which operates medical schools and hospitals throughout the developing world.

Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch, and Firoz Rasul, president of Aga Khan University, signed a memorandum of understanding on March 5 outlining their intentions to develop a five-year relationship to advance cancer research and training and help build an improved medical infrastructure.

Tanzania: Allocate Land to Aga Khan, PM Orders Dodoma City Directo 2019-03-11

Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the  Oncology Program at Aga Khan Hospital, DaresSalaam  2009-02-19
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The Citizen, allafrica.com

Dar es Salaam — Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed the Dodoma City Council executive director to allocate land specifically for the Aga Khan Development Networks (AKDN) to invest in a bid to, among other things, help the country achieve universal health coverage.

The Premier issued the directive yesterday during the inauguration of the Sh192-billion worth expanded (Phase II) Aga Khan Hospital building in Dar es Salaam, insisting that the government wanted to keep on working closely with the Network to enhance improvement in various key sectors.

Pfizer partners with AKUH to support needy cancer patients 2019-02-26

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
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fp.brecorder.com

Pfizer Pakistan Ltd (Pfizer) has entered in to a partnership with The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) for self-funded patients and The Patient Behbud Society for AKUH (PBS) to provide access to quality targeted therapy treatment to cancer patients without financial means. Patients suffering from gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), metastatic renal cell carcinoma (MRCC) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNET) will benefit from the partnership. The announcement came during an official signing ceremony held at the University Hospital premises in Karachi.

Majaliwa: We’re confident of performance of Aga Khan Development Network

Princess Zahra Aga Khan attended in Dar es Salaam, the Inauguration of the Phase II of the Aga Khan Hospital  2019-03-09
Source: 
thecitizen.co.tz

Dar es Salaam. The government is confident of the performance of over 100 years of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in economic, social and cultural arenas in Tanzania.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said that said today March 9, 2019 during the inauguration of the Sh192 billion (Phase II) expansion building of the Aga Khan Hospital-Dar es Salaam that the government would continue to work closely with the network to enhance improvement in all key sectors.

AKHS launches critical hospital expansion in mission to advance the delivery of care to 1,000,000 Tanzanians 2019-03-09

The Prime Minister of Tanzania Hon. Kassim Majaliwa and Princess Zahra Aga Khan after the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate t
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akdn.org

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 9 March 2019 - Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), today launched the completion of the second phase of a US$83.5 million (TZS 192 billion) expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, which will enable the institution to serve over one million patients each year.

Paigah Tombs to regain old charm 2019-03-05

View inside the Taramati Tomb at Qutb Shahi Tomb complex | Vinay Madapu
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newindianexpress.com The New Indian Express

By Express News Service

Located in the Phisal Banda suburb of Santosh Nagar, Paigah Tombs are the final resting place of erstwhile Hyderabad State’s nobility -- the Paigahs.

HYDERABAD: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) along with the State government has also taken up the much-needed conservation works at the Paigah Tombs. As of now the documentation works have been started by the AKTC, after which they will take up the actual restoration works.

AGA KHAN FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED IN PORTUGAL

Source: 
Ontario Ismaili May/June 1983

The Aga Khan Foundation, which is involved in the fields of health care, education and rural development, chiefly in Asia and Africa, has now been registered in Portugal, Mowlana Hazar Imam announced during His Silver Jubilee Visit to that country in February, 1983.

The Foundation has branches and affiliates in Kenya, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Britain, Canada and the United States.

The Aga Khan, a jet-setter who mixes business and Islam 2007-07-09

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nytimes.com

NEW YORK — He is a moderate Muslim religious leader and a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. He is also a twice-married jet-setter, and he owns hundreds of racehorses, valuable stud farms, an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia and a lavish estate near Paris.

He has poured money into poorer, neglected parts of the world, often into businesses as basic as making fishnets, plastic bags and matches, while also teaming up with private equity powerhouses like the Blackstone Group on a $750 million hydroelectric system in Uganda.

Aga Khan partners with government to support education 2019-02-24

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and Sports, Mr Alex Kakooza (left), exchanges booklets with the AKDN Amin Mawji
Source: 
Daily Monitor, Uganda

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education and Sports to support core areas of the ministry.

The MoU, signed on Friday at the ministry offices in Kampala, will allow AKDN to offer support in early childhood development, teacher training and development, school management, information and communication technology, curriculum and broader policy engagement.

Speech at the Foundation laying ceremony of Abdul Wahed Moledina School 1962-09-30

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ismaili.net

Never in the history of Mankind has the speed of change been so great. Until some years ago, only the philosophers and astronomers had thought of the other worlds. All our children will have to think of them, for our boys and girls will certainly have the occasion to visit them.

This extraordinary widening of the horizons of mankind is something for which we must prepare our children and if the aim of education is to equip our young generations with the weapons with which to meet the future, then surely your institute is doing the most noble service.

His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan opened a colloquium on the “Present day Students’ Problems” 1960-10-09

Hazar Imam in Lahore, West Pakistan  1960-10-09
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SPEECHES BOOK II PG 45-46 printed by Shia Imami Ismailia for Africa in 1964

{On October 9 1960 His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan opened a colloquium on the “Present day Students’ Problems” sponsored by the Punjab University Students’ Union at Lahore in Pakistan. On that occasion he announced award of 5 post-graduate scholarships for one year study in Europe or the Middle East. Opening the colloquium His Royal Highness said:

Rs 70-lakh US grant for conservation of tombs in Hyderabad 2019-02-22

US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster, visits Qutub Shahi ombs complex in Hyderabad  2019-02-21T
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newindianexpress.com

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster, who was in the city on Thursday, announced a grant of over Rs 70 lakh towards conservation of the 17th-century tombs of Taramati and Premamati, located within the Qutb Shahi tombs complex.

It is the second time that the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant, a US Department of State initiative, is being awarded to the Qutb Shahi tombs.

Aga Khan Museum exhibition celebrates 50th anniversary of first human steps on the moon 2019-02-14

The moon, painting from a Falnama (Book of Omens), India, second half of the 16th century CE. Ink, opaque watercolours, and gold
Source: 
Cision PR Newswire

he Moon: A Voyage Through Time explores wonder, knowledge, and beauty inspired by the moon through the ages

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - The Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 20, 1969, was a transformative event for humanity, yet the moon has captivated cultures since the dawn of civilization. The Moon: A Voyage Through Time is a major new exhibition opening March 9 at the Aga Khan Museum. It pays tribute to our timeless fascination with the moon by exploring how it has inspired spiritual growth, scientific discovery, and artistic creativity.

AKU breaks ground on new research facility 2019-01-27

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The Express Tribune

KARACHI:

Aga Khan University (AKU) held the groundbreaking ceremony of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health (CoEWCH) building on its Stadium Road campus on Saturday.

Mawlana Hazar Imam receives “Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009

Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra and Prince Hussain joined Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Le Nouvel Economiste award ceremony 2009-12-21
Source: 
the.ismaili

Mawlana Hazar Imam received the Prix de l’Entrepreneur philanthropique de l’année 2009 (2009 Philanthropic Entrepreneur of the Year Award) presented to him by Le Nouvel Economiste, at a ceremony held on 17 December at the Cour des Comptes in Paris.

Paris, 17 December 2009 – Mawlana Hazar Imam received the Prix de l'Entrepreneur philanthropique de l'année 2009 (2009 Philanthropic Entrepreneur of the Year Award) presented to him by Le Nouvel Economiste, at a ceremony held at the Cour des Comptes in Paris.

Renovation Of Chihil Sutun Palace Completed 2018-08-22

Chihil Sutun Palace – meaning Forty Columns in English
Source: 
tolonews.com

Wok on renovation of Chihil Sutun Palace – meaning Forty Columns in English – a cultural heritage from the 19th century, has been completed. The palace was built by Abdur Rahman Khan who was Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901.

The palace, that includes a garden and a pavilion, is lying over 60 acres of land in Kabul’s Chihil Sutun area in PD7. It is expected to attract thousands of visitors from Kabul and other provinces of the country.

Aga Khan Foundation channeled $700m of assistance to Afghanistan 2014-08-24

H.H. The Aga Khan IV with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan
Source: 
the khaama press

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) have channeled roughly around $700 million of assistance to Afghanistan since the foundation begun it’s engagement in Afghanistan in 1995.

More than 2.5 million people have benefited from the assistance which mainly focuses on world development health care, education, financial services, mobile telephony and other sectors.

Tomb of Rahim Khan-i-Khanan to be restored

Tomb of Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
Source: 
www.ummid.com

New Delhi: InterGlobe Foundation and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) Tuesday announced they would collaborate to conserve and restore Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khanan's tomb in the capital.
Popularly known as Rahim and immortalized through his dohas's or couplets, Rahim was amongst the most important ministers in Akbar's court. He was one of the Navratnas and continued to serve Salim after his accession to the throne as Emperor Jahangir.


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