A to Z of food ideas: C is for… Chuqander (Beetroot)

A to Z of food ideas: C is for… Chuqander (Beetroot)

In March of 2014, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre launched a series of articles on simple ideas for popular foods. New entries in this A to Z of different fruits, vegetables and everyday ingredients are being published every two weeks, to build greater awareness of basic nutrition and encourage readers try healthy and easy ideas for…

The Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre – AKDN eHRC

The Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre AKDN eHRC was established in 2011 to support the eHealth needs of the Aga Khan Development Network AKDN health agencies and their partner health institutions governments and non-governmental organizations. AKDN eHRC employs information and communication technologies ICT to support the assessment, development and implementation of eHealth initiatives…

Interventions to Prevent Newborn Deaths: World Renowned Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta of Aga Khan University Leads Lancet Study

Interventions to Prevent Newborn Deaths: World Renowned Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta of Aga Khan University Leads Lancet Study

Progress in newborn survival has been slow, and even more so for reductions in stillbirths. To meet Every Newborn targets of fewer than 12 neonatal deaths and fewer than 12 stillbirths per 1000 births in every country by 2030 will necessitate accelerated scale-up of the most effective care targeting major causes of newborn deaths. We…

World Renowned Dr Bhutta of Aga Khan University receives Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award

World Renowned Dr Bhutta of Aga Khan University receives Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award

Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre for Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University has been selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as the recipient of the prestigious Samuel J. Fomon Nutrition Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in research relating to the nutrition of infants and children.…

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,…