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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.
Source: 
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
Source: 
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.

23 January 2020 - Austria: Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan attended a climate initiative Charity Diner. 2020-01-23

Prince Aly Muhammad with his half-sister Princess Theresa at the Hahnenkamm Climate Charity Dinner, Kitzbuehel, Austria  2020-01

Kitzbuehel, Austria January 23, 2020

Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan, son of Prince Karim Aga Khan and his half-sister Princess Theresa of Leiningen during the Schwarznegger climate initiative charity dinner prior to the Hahnenkamm Ski Races (Hahnenkammrennen) at Country Club in Kizbuehel, Austria

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

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Source: 
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,”

A rare interview with the Aga Khan on poverty, climate change, and demystifying Islam 2017-07-11

His Highness the Aga Khan IV. The media-shy spiritual leader, now in his 60th year as Aga Khan.
Source: 
QUARTZ qz.com

His Highness Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, is many things.

“Virtually a one-man state,” as Vanity Fair once put it, he’s the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims and a unique embodiment of the potential for East blending with West. He inherited from his Indian-born grandfather a dynasty that spans the Muslim world, but he is a British citizen, born in Switzerland, raised in Kenya, educated at Harvard, and lives in a French chateau.

Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center hosts Fort Bend Interfaith Community’s Youth Day of Service 2020-01-24

Volunteers gathered for community services projects as part of the the Fort Bend Interfaith Community's second annual Youth Day
Source: 
houston chronicle

The Aga Khan Council for the Southwest United States hosted the Fort Bend Interfaith Community for its second annual Youth Day of Service Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center in Sugar Land. Youth volunteers representing a variety of faiths including Christianity, Islamic and Jewish religious communities among others, gathered for community service activities.

Globeleq's Azito Plant and AKFED Reach Financial Close For 253 MW Expansion 2020-01-22

Source: 
CISION PR Newswire

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Globeleq, the leading independent power producer in sub-Saharan Africa, and IPS (West Africa), a company owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, announced that their subsidiary, Azito Energie SA has reached Financial Close on its 253 MW expansion of the existing Azito gas-fired power plant near
Abidjan.

AKUH, Patients Behbud Society collaborate with pharma firm to financially support cancer patients 2020-01-23

Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
Source: 
thenews.com.pk International The News

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and the Patients Behbud Society for the AKUH (PBS) have entered into a partnership with a pharmaceutical company to provide cancer patients with limited financial means access to targeted therapy treatment.

The partnership was announced during an official signing ceremony held at the university hospital premises in Karachi. Under this partnership, Eli Lilly Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. will support 60 per cent of the cost of Lilly’s medicine for gastric, lung & colorectal cancer of all eligible patients from the AKUH.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at Aga Khan Award for Architecture Ceremony, Solo 1995-11-25

Hazar Imam with Princess Zahra at the 1995 Aga Khan Architecture Awards ceremony in Solo, Indonesia  1995-11-25
Source: 
the.ismaili

Your Royal Highness,
Honourable Minister,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests,

Pakistani healthcare simulation centre becomes South Asia’s first to receive prestigious accreditation

Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) in the Aga Khan University
Source: 
thenews.com.pk The International News

The Aga Khan University’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education, CIME, has become South Asia’s first simulation-based educational institution to be accredited by the US-based Society for Simulation in Healthcare, SSIH.

The university’s CIME was judged to meet the highest standards in simulation-based education by the SSIH, which has accredited over 170 centres in 19 countries around the world. The accreditation means that CIME will join a global community of practice bringing the latest advances in the field to Pakistan.

Double delight for Aga Khan Academy 2020-01-19

On top: Aga Khan Academy team with their trophies.   2020-01-19
Source: 
telanganatoday.com

Hyderabad: Aga Khan Academy bagged a double by winning under-15 girls and under-18 boys titles in the 3rd edition of the School Football League at the Sreenidhi International School on Sunday.

A total of 60 teams participated in the tournament that was played on league basis. Close to 1200 boys and girls competed in the league. ISL team Hyderabad Football Club players Marcelinho, Kamaljit Singh, Adil Khan, Bobo, Matt Kilgallon and Marko Stankovic gave away the trophies to winners.

Aga Khan puts the fate of France’s Château de Chantilly in doubt 2020-01-17

1997 wedding of Princess Zahra was held at the Chateau de Chantilly which was restored to its former glory by the Aga Khan
Source: 
The Sunday Times, UK

One of France’s most renowned châteaux is facing an uncertain future after the Aga Khan announced the dissolution of the organisation he created to save it from ruin.

The spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Shia Muslims said he would wind up the foundation which has restored the Château de Chantilly, about 30 miles northeast of Paris, five years earlier than scheduled.

Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament begins 2020-01-17

Aga Khan Gold Cup Tournament participants
Source: 
www.unb.com.bd

The prestigious Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament began amidst fanfare at the lush green and picturesque Kurmitola Golf Course here on Friday.

Admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, was the chief guest at the opening function in the morning, said a press release.

Mozambique: Palaeontologists discover dinosaurs for the first time -Project funded by AKF 2020-01-17

Source: 
www.macaubusiness.com

Mozambican palaeontologists have discovered and studied dinosaurs for the first time in their country, as part of a cooperation project with the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, involving Portuguese researchers, they said on Thursday.

“For the first time, Mozambican master students conducted research, which resulted in the publication of their first scientific article,” the Portuguese palaeontologist Ricardo Araújo, of the University of Lisbon’s Higher Technical Institute, told Lusa.

Horse racing figures Ruby Walsh and Aga Khan highlight threat from proposed Kildare quarry 2020-01-09

Aga  Khan Stand inaugurated at Curragh, Ireland in 2019
Source: 
The Irish Times

The future of several major stud farms in Co Kildare is under threat from the proposed development of a quarry near Kilcullen, according to leading figures in the horse racing industry.

Former jockey Ruby Walsh and racehorse owner the Aga Khan are among more than 200 locals who have become involved in a row over plans by Kilsaran International to develop a new quarry near their stables.

Pakistan govt. all set to launch Rs500 billion nutrition plan with AKU & AKFC 2020-01-09

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Source: 
www.bolnews.com/

Pakistan is set to launch Rs500 billion program to tackle the consequences of the country’s high burden of stunting and childhood nutrition.

“We develop the largest public sector project in Pakistan’s history focused on human nutrition,” Special Advisor to the PM on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said.

Dr. Zafar Mirza addressed an event in Islamabad regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative.

The event, ‘The Health and Health Related SDGs: Current Status and Opportunities in Pakistan’, jointly organized by the Ministry of National Health Services.

The Shi'i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity

Except for a handful of recent sources, there has been a lack of ample introductory level texts suitable for teaching Shi'ism to undergraduate students. Andrew Newman’s Twelver Shiism: Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722 (Edinburgh U.P., 2013), Farhad Daftary’s A History of Shi6i Islam (I.B.Tauris, 2013) and Najam Haider’s Shi6i Islam: An Introduction (Cambridge U.P., 2014) have begun to fill in this gap. Daftary, and Amyn Sajoo and Shainool Jiwa,have added to this brief list the essays collected in The Shi6' World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity.

The Shi'i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity

Publication Type  Article
Year of Publication  2017
Date Published  2017
Authors  Daftary, Farhad; Sajoo, Amyn B; Jiwa, Shainool
Original Publication  Journal of Islamic Studies (2017) pp. 1 of 5
ISBN/ISSN Number  978–1784534776
Key Words  Twelver Shiism; Shi’i Islam; art; literature; gender; cinema; and music within contemporary global Shi’ism


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