Synergy: AKDN & Hilton Foundation project to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS

Synergy: AKDN & Hilton Foundation project to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS

Children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa will have a chance for a better start in life and a more promising future because of the educational initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. This new partnership, a joint venture between the two organizations, will train community leaders to…

Aga Khan Foundation: Canada and the Fight to Protect all Children from Polio

Aga Khan Foundation: Canada and the Fight to Protect all Children from Polio

April 8, 2014 – Canada and the Fight to Protect all Children from Polio will explore Canada’s sustained leadership supporting eradication efforts in some of the most inaccessible and conflict-affected regions in the world as well as the most difficult challenges ahead.  A keynote address will be delivered by Canada’s Minister of International Development, the…

Introspection needed to promote clinical trial culture

Introspection needed to promote clinical trial culture

KARACHI: Need for genuine “introspection” among the country’s medical community, engaged in clinical trials, vis-à-vis their ethical responsibilities towards unassuming people (subjects) and society was largely felt during a seminar organised by Aga Khan University. Participants mainly comprising healthcare providers and medical researchers at the very onset of the symposium “Clinical Trials in Pakistan –…

Eating the Mediterranean way – NEJM article shows it will help you live -to Savour It All – longer

Eating the Mediterranean way | Savour It All

via Karen Anderson of calgaryfoodtour – Excerpt: This post will examine what the mindful choice to eat in a more Mediterranean fashion might look like for a land-locked Albertan. I’ll also include a few articles that provide the evidence of why this really is a great strategy for living a longer and healthier life. Nutrition…

Heart care: Aga Khan University Hospital opens Cardiology clinic in Hyderabad Pakistan

Heart care: Aga Khan University Hospital opens Cardiology clinic in Hyderabad Pakistan

via – The Express Tribune: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) launched cardiology services at its Maternal and Child Care Center in Hyderabad on Wednesday. According to Dr Khawar Kazmi, the consultant cardiologist and head of cardiology at AKUH, the diagnostic services will include echocardiography (ECHO), exercise tolerance test (ETT), electrocardiogram (ECG) and holter monitoring.…

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Medical Breakthrough at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi: Pioneering Operation To Treat High Blood Pressure

Coastweek — Heart specialists at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi have performed first key-hole operation to treat hypertension in the region. Hypertension (more commonly known as ‘high blood pressure’) is the most important preventable risk factor for premature death worldwide. The new operation which may have the potential to cure hypertension, or high blood pressure,…

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Dr. Alim Nagji: Diabetes, Disclosure and DNR: A Glimpse into the Ethics of Maltese Medical Practice — JPMS

Malta is a picturesque landscape with a cosmopolitan culture that arises from years of intermingling between locals and invading civilizations. From the lesser known giants of prehistory who dotted the landscape with temples to now forgotten deities to the Phoenicians, Turks, French and British conquerors to what is now an independent republic and proud member…

Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa: Annual Survivors Day organised by the Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group

Coastweek — The Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group (BCASG) of the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa celebrated their Annual Survivors Day on Friday 29th October at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel and Spa. They had lots of stimulating activities for the survivors lined up providing a day filled with fun and laughter for the ladies. Breast Cancer…

Aga Khan University Research: ‘Asthma patients to benefit from advancement in inhalers’

Around two million people in Pakistan are affected by asthma which has inflicted children as well who are more vulnerable and suffer most owing to weaker immune system, according to Dr Javaid A. Khan, Professor and Consultant Chest Physician of Aga Khan University and member Medical Technical Option Committee of United Nation Environment Program. Its…

Saving a Generation: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in the Developing World

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), in partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is pleased to announce the 2013 University Seminar Series – an opportunity for students to interact with development practitioners and learn more about key issues and challenges in the field. The series will be held at universities across Canada this fall.…

ScienceDaily: Better community engagement and stronger health systems are needed to tackle polio

Excerpt: In an independently written Essay, Svea Closser and Rashid Jooma from Middlebury College, United States and Aga Khan University, Pakistan highlight the importance of Lady Health Workers in Pakistan who are crucial for the country\’s polio eradication efforts. There are approximately 106,000 Lady Health Workers in Pakistan who in addition to working on polio…