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…

Foundation Laying Ceremony for the New Bamyan Provincial Hospital, will be constructed by the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services

Bamyan, Afghanistan, 20 April 2013 – The Foundation Laying Ceremony marking the start of construction of the new Bamyan Provincial Hospital (BPH) was held on 18 April 2013 in Bamyan. The new building, which is a project of the Aga Khan Health Services supported by Canada, is expected to be completed by March 2015. The BPH…

Aga Khan Health Services’ Joining Hands Initiative with Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), gets local support

Mwanza. Local authorities have pledged to support the Aga Khan Health Services’ Joining Hands Initiative, a project that fights to reduce maternal and child mortality in Mwanza and Dodoma regions. Funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the project sensitises e-health technology and mobile health (m-health) as innovations to enhance maternal and child health services.…

Aga Khan Foundation and Shia Imami Ismaili Community of Uganda make a donation at weekend health camp

Most government health facilities do not have toilets designed to meet the needs of expectant mothers and in places where they exist, they are not operational, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health has said. Dr Asuman Lukwago said the challenge is part of the many healthcare problems the ministry is struggling to deal…

Dr Jaffer Dharsee: Heart disease experts forge links with foreign counterparts

Tanzania’s  cardiovascular experts have resorted to forging strategic alliances with their foreign counterparts in a long-term battle against complex threats posed by the disease and related health complications. “It’s not possible to fight these problems single-handedly…we need support from other partners—professionals, governments and health associations,” said Dr Jaffer Dharsee, Director of Medical Health Services of…

Tanzania: Azania Bank Donates Sh5 Million to Breast Cancer Campaign run by Aga Khan Health Services

AZANIA Bank Limited has donated 5m/- to the Aga Khan Health Services in support of this year’s breast cancer awareness drive in the country. Speaking during a handover ceremony at the bank’s headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Azania Bank Director in the Managing Director’s Office (Treasury Management and Business Development) Mr Godwin Seiya, said the…

Big dreams for the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam

Big dreams for the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania (AKHST) has embarked on an ambitious multibillion-shilling expansion programme that will see it offer high-quality medical care and increase its capacity as a teaching institute within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The Aga Khan Hospital, located at the corner of Ocean Road and Ufukoni Road,…

AKDN Institutions Successfully Test Cross-Border Teleconsultation Link

In an effort to expand eHealth services and bring quality healthcare to more people, the Aga Khan Development Network eHealth Resource Centre (AKDN eHRC), the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), Tajikistan and the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC), Kabul have established a new eHealth setup in Khorog, Tajikistan. On Friday, May 25, 2012, the…

Kenya: Aga Khan in an ambitious expansion programme

THE Aga Khan Health Services will open medical centres in various parts of the country under its expansion programme. The expansion strategy aims to provide quality health care services to the communities it serves, according to Nadim Mawji, the chief operating officer. “The move will in the short to medium term develop a cluster of…

AKHSP launches mass awareness campaign against pneumonia | Business Recorder

Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan (AKHSP) launched a mass awareness campaign against pneumonia on Saturday. The three-day exercise that coincides with “World Pneumonia Day,” celebrated every year on November 12 holds particular relevance for children below five years of age. More than 1.5 million children die world-wide due to pneumonia with a vast majority belonging…

Health Dept Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Aga Khan Health Service reach agreement on partnership – CHITRAL NEWS

Chitral — The Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan (AKHS,P) has reached an agreement with the Department of Health Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to provide quality health care services to the community at RHC Mastuj District Chitral. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony was held on November 5, 2011 at Health Secretariat Peshawar. Mr Rahamtullah…

Interview with Dr. Gijs Walraven, Director of the Aga Khan Health Services

Interview with Dr. Gijs Walraven, Director of the Aga Khan Health Services of the Aga Khan Health Services of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Dr. Walraven, talks about AKDN’s work to strengthen health systems through a regional approach to service delivery, human resources, local research capacity, and health financing in the challenging and remote…

New Community Health Boost To Kwale, Kinango And Msambweni | coastweek.com

Coastweek– District Medical Offices of Kwale, Kinango and Msambweni were given motor bikes to facilitate easy transport for health managers responsible for promoting community health initiatives at the village level. These motorbikes were sponsored by the European Commission through a maternal and child health project (Mama Na Mtoto), which is co-funded by Aga Khan Foundation,…

AKU responds to devastating floods in Pakistan

August 19, 2010 Focusing on its strengths in medical care and community health, AKU is dispatching several volunteer teams of doctors and nurses to flood-affected areas across Pakistan, to help address the health care issues being faced by people displaced by the disaster. The University’s employees have also contributed a day’s salary, funds which will…

Chitral flood death toll rises to 13

Saturday, June 26, 2010 – By Our correspondent CHITRAL: The death toll from Thursday’s flash floods rose to 13 as three more bodies were recovered from various areas of Ochusht Gol area Friday. The late-night flood caught people suddenly and destroyed several houses, a mosque and fruit orchards. Bodies of 13 people including five women…

Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS): Community Healthcare Project

The “Social Development Program in Eastern and South-eastern Tajikistan” implemented by AKF in 2002 to 2006 provided accessible and affordable quality service that improved the health status of the residents of GBAO. It affected especially the geographically remote and disadvantaged, women of reproductive age and children under five. Through capacity building, restructuring and strengthening the…