Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania to mark Golden Jubilee - 30 New Outreach Centres - Steps Up Fight Against Cancer, Heart Diseases

Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania to mark Golden Jubilee – 30 New Outreach Centres – Steps Up Fight Against Cancer, Heart Diseases

In a bid to support government efforts in improving health and sending services close to wananchi, the Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania (AKHST) plans to open over 30 outreach centres and as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the hospital will set up free camps for cancer screening, diabetes, blood pressure and kidney ailments. The…

Lisbon Ismaili Centre Portugal

Architect Raj Rewal: Lisbon Ismaili Centre Portugal

The design of Raj Rewal draws inspiration from Islamic philosophy and vocabulary of design assimilates Iberian Peninsula’s architectural traditions and is innovative in terms of contemporary construction technology. It is influenced by morphology of traditional spatial arrangements of courtyards (Allahmbra, Fatehpur Sikri) concept of the paradise garden and Islamic patterns.

Raj Rewal: Of architecture and aroma

Raj Rewal: Of architecture and aroma

As the National Gallery of Modern Art hosts an exhibition of Raj Rewal’s works, the legendary architect talks about smart cities and similarities between Indian food and architecture He is as imposing as his structures and as modest as the values they emanate. Like sandstone, the construction material he is fond of, he has weathered…

Rahman Jamal: Surfing to success in the weird city

Rahman Jamal: Surfing to success in the weird city

National Instruments prides itself on being a bit different, fostering its own ethos that even includes having a 100-year business plan Excerpt: “We often sit one step behind the applications, but making them possible,” says Rahman Jamal, technical and marketing director Europe, another long-serving executive who has two decades’ experience with the company. “Some of…

The Qur’anic Studies Unit of Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Lecture on Islam in Late Antiquity

The Qur’anic Studies Unit of Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Lecture on Islam in Late Antiquity

The Qur’anic Studies Unit at the IIS inaugurated its Book Review Lecture Series with a lecture by Professor Aziz al-Azmeh on 3 February 2014. The lecture was based on Professor Al-Azmeh’s latest book, The Emergence of Islam in Late Antiquity: Allah and His People (Cambridge, 2014). He presented the book as an answer to the…

Football Academy President Altaf Hirani's Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

Football Academy President Altaf Hirani’s Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

All related Altaf Hirani. Street children win global title After narrowly losing the title during the 2010 event staged in South Africa, the Mwanza-based Tanzania street children this time made no mistake to cruise into the podium, winning the 2014 World Cup edition with scintillating 3-1 comprehensive rout over neighbours Burundi in Rio de Janeiro…

Role Canada should play in Afghanistan: Canadian Association of Journalists partnering with Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Role Canada should play in Afghanistan: Canadian Association of Journalists partnering with Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to partner with Aga Khan Foundation Canada to present CBC journalist Mellissa Fung as a keynote speaker at #CAJ14, which runs May 9-10 at the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver. Fung will discuss what role Canada should play in Afghanistan as the fledgling nation develops its own…

Rashid Alam Hunzai & Team: Invention of Solar and Electric Rickshaw

Rashid Alam Hunzai & Team: Invention of Solar/Electric Hybrid Rickshaw

Karachi (April 1) Rashid Alam is a young engineer hailing from Khairabad Raminji Gojal Hunza who recently completed his bachelors in electronics from Iqra University Karachi. His final year project was ‘Solar and Electrical based hybrid rickshaw (solect) hybrid. In contrast to the conventional rickshaw, Solect works only on solar and electrical charging with a…

Amir Kassam presents at the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia

Amir Kassam presents at the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture, Lusaka, Zambia

Amir Kassam is an adviser in sustainable agriculture intensification with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, and Moderator of the FAO-hosted Global Platform for Conservation Agriculture Community of Practice (CA-CoP). He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, UK, where teaches a post-graduate course entitled ‘Rethinking…

Rabia Bana and her team at University of Alberta, placed 3rd out of 24 for 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

Rabia Bana & team at University of Alberta, placed 3rd out of 24 for 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition

In March 2014, the Emory Global Health Institute hosted its ninth Emory Global Health Case Competition and third international competition. The 2014 international competition brought multidisciplinary teams together from 24 universities to develop reorganizational strategies for the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that it meets the emerging health challenges of the 21st century. Teams…

The Big Interview: Salim Jetha - Bringing Pharmacy Together

The Big Interview: Salim Jetha – Bringing Pharmacy Together

From underpaid prescription payments to a fragmented pharmacy profession, the habitually jovial Salim Jetha often finds himself gasping in frustration. The Avicenna chief executive talks exclusively to Neil Trainis… The headquarters of Avicenna, the independent pharmacy support group, is inconspicuous, embedded in a row of shops dotted along a busy high street in south Croydon.…

NanoWisdoms Archive celebrates its third anniversary and publishes a new interview transcript

NanoWisdoms Archive celebrates its third anniversary and publishes a new interview transcript

Three years ago the NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings was given special permission by Aiglemont to publish Mawlana Hazar Imam’s speeches. Today, as we celebrate our third anniversary, we are happy to report that the Archive is thriving thanks to the Jamat’s support. Our third year was, by all measures, a momentous…

San Antonio is hosting its first Aga Khan Foundation Partnership Run and Walk

Mirza Jahani: A global boost for local philanthropy – NYTimes.com

Mirza Jahani, Washington Regarding “Generosity amid want” (Feb. 14): Bina Shah’s opinion article probably surprised many with the scale of Pakistan’s private philanthropy and its culture of “everyday humanitarianism.” I appreciated her mention of the Aga Khan Foundation’s initiatives and the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. We at the Aga Khan Foundation have witnessed this tradition…