Hannah Kanani, 6, raises awareness of epilepsy through art – Richmond Review

By Matthew Hoekstra for Richmond Review A six-year-old Richmond girl is using her paintbrush to help create awareness of a hidden disability she first faced as a baby. Hannah Kanani, a Grade 1 student at Quilchena Elementary, was diagnosed with epilepsy two years ago—a disorder characterized by unpredictable seizures. She now takes 15 pills a day…

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 –…