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

Lisbon, Portugal
Source: 
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.
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.

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,”

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.

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.

Tanzania, partners sign 14.8 mln USD deal to improve cancer care 2019-12-17

Signing ceremony held at Ocean Road Cancer Institute
Source: 
xinhuanet.com AFRICA

DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) --Tanzanian government and its two partners, the Aga Khan Health Services and the French Development Agency, on Monday signed a 13.3 million Euros (about 14.8 million U.S. dollars) grant agreement and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve cancer care in the east African nation.

The funding will be run by the Tanzania Comprehensive Cancer Project (TCCP), an innovative public-private project aimed at enhancing cancer care in Tanzania.

Africa’s strength is her people - Aga Khan 2019-12-10

His Highness The Aga Khan  IV
Source: 
The Monitor Uganda

Kampala- The Aga Khan has described Africa as a continent of opportunity and hope.

In a message delivered at the opening session of the Kusi Ideas Festival in Rwanda’s capital Kigali at the weekend, he said Africa’s strength has always been her resilience and innovation even amid challenges.

Shattering Stereotypes With Aga Khan IV and the Ismaili Community 2019-12-05

The Ismaili Centre Toronto, Canada
Source: 
fairobserver.com

The rise of Islamophobia and the increase in hate crimes targeted at Muslims point to the lasting effect of Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis. Twenty-three years after the publication of his book, the image of a “violent and irrational” Muslim continues to plague current policies and society at large.

Plea to repair old, build new Osmania General Hospital 2019-12-04

The Osmania General Hospital building is as old as the Charminar and High Court.
Source: 
Deccan Chronicle

Hyderabad: Build a new hospital building and restore the old building is the demand of alumni of Osmania General Hospital who are to meet in the city for their 4th Global Meet. The demand for a new building has been pending since 2010.

The Osmania General Hospital building is as old as the Charminar and High Court. Restoration of the Charminar and High Court have been carried out by experts while OGH has been left out.

Hyderabad: Tata Trusts presents 3rd edition of ‘Kalapana’ 2019-12-03

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Source: 
telengananews.com

Kalapana 2019 will present the work of two partners – Aga Khan Trust for Culture undertaking the conservation of 10 monuments at the Qutb Shahi Tombs; and Film Heritage Foundation

‘Kalapana’ – a Tata Trusts platform to celebrate the arts, engender dialogue with stakeholders and showcase the works of the Trusts’ partners, returns with its third edition focusing on the theme of conservation, one of the focus areas of the Arts, Crafts and Culture portfolio.

Luciano Bennetton And The Aga Khan Museum Partner Create Cultural Dialogues 2019-11-29

Luciano Benetton, Founder Imago Mundi and Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Chair of the Aga Khan Musem, The Aga ... [+]Marco Pavan
Source: 
forbes.com

What does it mean when you are asked - "where are you from?" This often innocuous question provides information to identify the historical background of a person but, more often than not, also pigeon-holes migrants based on biases and stereotypes.


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