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Invitation to Apply for Senior Position advertised by AKU, Karachi

Director, Donor Relations and Stewardship,​ Department of Resource Development Aga Khan University, Pakistan This position is responsible for creating meaningful opportunities to engage donors from all “walks of life” and has a significant effect on the University’s ability to recognize and retain current and future donors—which, in turn, affects private giving that enables the University…

Thomas Burkhalter: 'Out of the absurdity of life'

Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum presents Thomas Burkhalter: ‘Out of the absurdity of life’

As part of Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum (6sf) lecture series, Thomas Burkhalter — an ethnomusicologist, music journalist and cultural producer from Bern, Switzerland gave a multimedia presentation titled ‘Out of the Absurdity of Life’ on June 12 in the university’s auditorium. Burkhalter’s presentation comprised music and sounds from all across the world which…

At Aga Khan University Karachi: Thomas Burkhalter from Switzerland speaks about effects of globalisation on music

Aga Khan University Karachi: Thomas Burkhalter speaks about effects of globalisation on music

“Many people think that changes in music brought about by globalisation are negative. They feel that the sounds are not too melodious and reflect a burst of energy and anger, something that is not conventionally associated with the traditional definition of music. In fact, it’s quite the reverse,” said Thomas Burkhalter on Thursday. Burkhalter, who…

SFU summer program explores Muslim cultures

SFU summer program explores Muslim cultures

Say the word “Islam” in Canada and the most familiar images that come to mind are of covered women, bearded men, and perhaps associations with various armed groups around the world, from the Taliban to Boko Haram. These images have been highlighted and repeated until they seem to be not only representative of the world’s…

Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit - Tharani Associates

Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit – Tharani Associates

Healthcare architecture has taken a paradigm shift towards ensuring that patient-care and staff comfort are of paramount and equal importance within the hospital environment. The extension to the Aga Khan Hospital facilities with the additional of the Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit by Tharani Associates lends itself to this  architectural school of…

Aga Khan University in partnership with Rotary - First Graduating Class in Scholarship Program

Aga Khan University in partnership with Rotary – First Graduating Class in Scholarship Program

NAIROBI, Kenya (12 February, 2014) — With more than 50 percent of women in the developing world delivering babies without the assistance of skilled health personnel, Rotary, a global humanitarian service organization; and Aga Khan University (AKU), a private non-denominational university; are together increasing access to trained health professionals for mothers and infants in East…

NEW VIDEO/AUDIO: His Highness the Aga Khan's remarks at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Toronto, Canada)

NEW VIDEO/AUDIO/TEXT: His Highness the Aga Khan’s remarks at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (Toronto, Canada)

Today in Toronto, Canada, at the Summit on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, an initiative of the Canadian Government, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered a short, but dense set of opening remarks as one of the keynote speakers. The Aga Khan highlighted key strategies for success in maternal, newborn and child health, stressing the…

Aga Khan Development Network's Role in Addressing Maternal, Newborn & Child Health spans a Century

Aga Khan Development Network’s Role in Addressing Maternal, Newborn & Child Health spans a Century

Excerpt: The Aga Khan Development Network AKDN has been engaged in MNCH (Maternal, Newborn & Child Health) for nearly a century. The Kharadar maternity home in Karachi, for example, was established on 15 April 1924. Today, the Network’s MNCH activities span 12 countries in Central Asia Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, South Asia Pakistan, India, Sub-Saharan Africa…

Free Canada Cares Concert & Family Day in Toronto - By a coalition of organizations including Aga Khan Foundation Canada

(Free) Canada Cares Concert & Family Day in Toronto – By a coalition of organizations including Aga Khan Foundation Canada

This FREE event is brought to you by a coalition of organizations from the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (CAN-MNCH), including Save the Children, Plan Canada, World Vision, Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Micronutrient Initiative, Grand Challenges Canada, Sick Kids, and the Canadian Red Cross. Thursday, May 29at 3:00pm – 9:00pm in EDT…

Ismailis making a difference for mothers and children

Ismailis making a difference for mothers and children

Excerpt: Providing expectant mothers and newborns the highest quality of care, and giving children the best start in life is part of a value system that Ismaili Muslims have practiced for generations.During the 19th century, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah, the 48th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismailis, guided his community towards a modern approach to…