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AKU launches special graduate programme for govt health officials 2015-04-14

Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi
Source: 
www.thenews.com.pk The News

Karachi

For the first time in Pakistan, officials of the provincial government working on the district and provincial levels will be able to enrol in a graduate program on health policy and management as part of an initiative to build capacity to ensure better delivery of services.

For this the Sindh government on Monday signed an agreement with the Aga Khan University and John Snow Inc, as part of the strengthening health systems component of the USAID’s maternal and child health program.

50-bed Aga Khan Medical Centre opened in Gilgit 2016-05-26

Princess Zahra and Prince Rahim visit Gilgit and inaugurate health centre    2016-05-25
Source: 
DAWN - Pakistan

KARACHI: Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Prince Rahim Aga Khan inaugurated a 50-bed medical centre in Gilgit on Tuesday.

According to a media release, the Aga Khan Medical Centre was established to provide health care in large underserved areas and to complement the government’s efforts to attain the sustainable development goals in health.

The facility — the Gilgit Centre — would provide high quality diagnostic and secondary health care and connect the Gilgit hub through a digital health network to clinics in Singal, Gupis, Aliabad, Soust, Booni and Garamchashma, it added.

The ideal diplomat? Prince Aly Khan

Prince Aly Khan speaking at the United Nations as Representative for Pakistan
Source: 
Daily Times Pakistan

May 12, 1960, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, Aly Khan, dies in a Paris car accident – ending a promising diplomatic career. Who was Aly Khan and what distinguished him from other diplomats? Moreover, what relevance does he hold today?

PAKISTAN: Aga Khan Development Network and Better Shelter build Covid-19 rapid response centres 2020-06-11

View of the Rapid Response Centre installed at Gilgit Medical Complex. © AKHS
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bettershelter.org

Gilgit, Pakistan, 11 June 2020 – In Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral in Northern Pakistan, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), with support from Better Shelter, are setting up six Covid-19 Rapid Response Centres using prefabricated materials and modular designs. Four of the centres will use shelter units donated by Better Shelter.

AKU among seven global institutes collaborating on new pandemic study 2020-06-04

Photo: AKU
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SAMAA www.samaa.tv

A new grant to spur vital global research into infectious diseases and pandemics has been awarded to the University of Washington (UW) and its partners, including the Aga Khan University, by the US National Institutes of Health’s Centres for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The $8.75 million grant spread over five years will help support UW and collaborators at Rockefeller University in New York City and institutions in Brazil, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa and Taiwan to develop the United World for Antiviral Research Network.

Chitral to get Covid-19 testing facility from The Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan

Covid 19 testing centre in Chitral
Source: 
Dawn

CHITRAL: The Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan, (AKHSP), has planned to set up a testing facility of Covid-19 in Chitral and has started the process of importing the machine and allied equipment.

AKHSP regional head Mirajuddin said this while speaking at a ceremony arranged at the inauguration of 28-bedded Covid-19 Response Centre in Booni, Upper Chitral.

He said that establishing a testing facility had become essential in Chitral as sending a swab sample of a suspected patient to Peshawar entailed heavy expenses.

Sindh Govt, Aga Khan University Joins Hands To Boost COVID-19 Critical Care 2020-04-18

The Sindh government and Aga Khan University (AKU) have entered into a partnership under which the AKU will provide free-of-cost
Source: 
urdupoint.com

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Apr, 2020 ) :The Sindh government and Aga Khan University (AKU) have entered into a partnership under which the AKU will provide free-of-cost training and technical assistance on Covid-19 critical care to healthcare professionals working in the public sector.

Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Secretary Health Sindh Zahid Abbasi , AKU Medical College Dean Dr Adil Haider and AKUH CEO Shagufta Hassan signed MoUs at the Sindh Secretariat here on Friday, a statement said.

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Shalimar Gardens, Lahore for the AKAA Awards

SPEECH AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE FIRST AGA KHAN AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE - 1980-10-23 held at the Shalimar Gardens, Lahore

  1. RIFF Stereo 24kHz 56Kbps (CBR) 29:32 minutes (11.83 MB)

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1960, Rodolfo Usigli with His Royal Highness Karim Aga Khan, spiritual chief of the Ismailis. Embassy of Pakistan, Beirut

Aga Khan University unveils CoronaCheck self-screening app 2020-04-10

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Source: 
The Nation nation.com.pk

The Aga Khan University has launched a new mobile application, ‘CoronaCheck’, enabling people to safely evaluate coronavirus symptoms with an in-home screening tool of the application.

According to an official statement, the app uses an interactive chatbot, driven by artificial intelligence, which allows users to understand their symptoms and recognise whether they may have contracted COVID-19 or not. With the app providing help promptly, it also aims to identify potential coronavirus carriers and limit their risk of transmission.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs 1976-03-12

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audio

Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Let me first say how grateful I am for your invitation to speak to this distinguished audience in Karachi today and for your kind words about my family and about myself.

Perhaps I should begin by defining what I mean by the phrase “Nation States”. First it is the land area or areas over which a single government exercises authority in terms of internal administration and external defense and whose frontiers are recognized, legally or de facto, by other nation states.

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H.H. THE AGA KHAN SPEAKING AT THE LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE AGA KHAN FOUNDATION AND THE AGA KHAN SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTIONS - 1983-03-22

Speech at the opening of the Rufaiday-al-Islamia

Hazar Imam inaugrauting the Rufaiday Building
Source: 
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.

Wiladat Day of Hazrat Ali celebrated 2020-03-10

Image of Hazrat Ali
Source: 
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.

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

Source: 
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.

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
Source: 
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.

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

Serena Hotel-Islamabad
Source: 
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.

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,”

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.


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