The Lancet features Aga Khan Health Services’ Community Midwifery programme

The Lancet features Aga Khan Health Services’ Community Midwifery programme

The 20th December edition of The Lancet published the results of its year end photography competition to highlight important health issues.

Amongst the twelve winners was an image of an appliqué wall hanging made in 2008 by the third group of students to attend the Bamyan Community Midwifery School in central Afghanistan.The Lancet features Aga Khan Health Services’ Community Midwifery programme

Stitches to save lives

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Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be in the Heart of Decision-Making

Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be in the Heart of Decision-Making

Co-authored by Sheetal Sharma. Petra ten Hoope-Bender: Director of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, ICS Integrare I leave you with a heartening quote from His Highness, the Aga Khan, when speaking at the recent maternal and newborn health conference in Toronto to illustrate my confidence that this change is on its way. He said, “In no other development field is the potential leverage for … Continue reading Lancet Series On Midwifery: Women Should Be in the Heart of Decision-Making

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 have systematically reviewed interventions across the continuum of care and … Continue reading Interventions to Prevent Newborn Deaths: World Renowned Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta of Aga Khan University Leads Lancet Study

Profile in The Lancet of AKU's Dr. Anita Zaidi, winner of $1Million Caplow Children's Prize

Profile in The Lancet of AKU’s Dr. Anita Zaidi, winner of $1Million Caplow Children’s Prize

Anita Zaidi: promoting newborn and child health in Pakistan Anita Zaidi was among the first batch of medical students to graduate from Karachi’s Aga Khan University (AKU) in 1988. She was, in fact, given the “Best Medical Graduate Award”. But that’s not what she remembers most about her graduation. It was something the founder and Chancellor of AKU, His Highness the Aga Khan, said at … Continue reading Profile in The Lancet of AKU’s Dr. Anita Zaidi, winner of $1Million Caplow Children’s Prize

Toronto launch of the Lancet Series on Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhea

Toronto launch of the Lancet SeriesThe SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health present the Toronto launch of the Lancet Series on Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhea, held a SickKids Hospital, Toronto, July 31, 2013

Interventions to Address Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhea, presented by: Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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Lancet papers: Maternal and Child Nutrition 2013 launched by Save the Children in collaboration with the Aga Khan University Hospital

Lancet papers: Maternal and Child Nutrition 2013 launched by Save the Children in collaboration with the Aga Khan University HospitalA series of papers from one of the world’s most respected medical journals has called for greater focus on national nutrition programmes and strong integrated health programmes to address malnutrition issues in the country.

The Lancet series “maternal and child nutrition-2013” was launched on Wednesday by Save the Children in collaboration with the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) at a local hotel. Continue reading “Lancet papers: Maternal and Child Nutrition 2013 launched by Save the Children in collaboration with the Aga Khan University Hospital”

The Lancet Series on Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea, led by Aga Khan University, Pakistan

The Lancet Series on Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea, led by Aga Khan University, Pakistan, provides evidence for integrated control efforts for childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea. The first paper assesses the global burden of these two illnesses, comparing and contrasting them, and includes new estimates of severe disease and updated mortality estimates for 2011. Findings from the second paper show that a set of highly cost-effective … Continue reading The Lancet Series on Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea, led by Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Education of health professionals in the 21st century — the Lancet Commission’s report

Zulfiqar Bhutta, PhD Noordin Noormahomed Sheriif Endowed Professor Founding Chair of the Division of Women and Child Health Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan This talk summarizes the genesis and key recommendations of the Lancet Commission on Education for Health Professionals in the 21st Century (2010). Dr. Bhutta will share some thoughts on the issues and challenges that face schools of public health and programs in … Continue reading Education of health professionals in the 21st century — the Lancet Commission’s report

New Lancet Study Proves Reducing Newborn Deaths Achievable, Sustainable

WESTPORT, CT–(Marketwire – January 14, 2011) – A Pakistan-based study to be published Saturday in the Lancet achieved a significant drop in newborn deaths and could be widely applicable in high-mortality countries, Save the Children and other authors said. More than 3 million newborns die annually. Well-known lifesaving interventions remain out of reach for most mothers and newborns in developing countries. The research trial didn’t … Continue reading New Lancet Study Proves Reducing Newborn Deaths Achievable, Sustainable

The unfolding human tragedy in Pakistan – Podcast with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Aga Khan University | TheLancet.com

The health impacts of the catastrophic floods in Pakistan are highlighted in a Podcast and Comment by Professor Zulfi Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Pakistan. As the flood waters recede, the risk of cholera outbreaks and other communicable diseases rise; the priorities for the relief effort are food supplies, clean water, and sanitation, to try and restore basic primary care facilities. Elderly people with chronic diseases … Continue reading The unfolding human tragedy in Pakistan – Podcast with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Aga Khan University | TheLancet.com

What do healthy moms have in common the world over? Babies of the same size, study says

What do healthy moms have in common the world over? Babies of the same size, study says

What do healthy moms have in common the world over? Babies of the same size, study saysExcerpt: “The fact that when mothers are in good health, babies grow in the womb in very similar ways the world over is a tremendously positive message of hope for all women and their families,” says Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, from The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan and the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, who is the Chair of the Steering Committee of this global research team.

With projects already underway such as Maternal Alliance for Mobile Action (MAMA), which telecommunicates healthcare advice to moms and moms to be in countries such as Bangladesh with reduced access but high mobile phone consumption, it’s possible that change could come about quickly in some places.

According to Bhutta, communication is only half the battle, and the real challenge lies in changing the beliefs and habits among health professionals.

“There are implications in terms of the way we think about public health: This is about the health and life chances of future citizens everywhere on the planet,” says Bhutta. “All those who are responsible for health care will have to think about providing the best possible maternal and child health.”

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One in three Pakistani adults overweight

One in three Pakistani adults overweight – New research reveals women putting on more weight than men

One third of adults in Pakistan are overweight or obese, and the gender gap in excess weight is widening, with more women gaining weight than men, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries, published in The Lancet.The study conducted by an international consortium of researchers led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation IHME at the University of Washington … Continue reading One in three Pakistani adults overweight – New research reveals women putting on more weight than men

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

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta of Aga Khan University Pakistan Awarded with World Health Organization Award

Ihsan Doğramacı Family Health Foundation Prize The Foundation was established in 1980 on the initiative of and with funds provided by its founder Professor Ihsan Doğramacı, a paediatrician and child health specialist, who signed the Constitution of WHO for Turkey at the International Health Conference held in New York in 1946. Its purpose is to promote and raise the standard of family health by acknowledging … Continue reading Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta of Aga Khan University Pakistan Awarded with World Health Organization Award

Recognising and combatting the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Via TheIsmaili.org’s Nutrition Centre: According to the United Nations, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were the cause of some 36 million deaths around the world in 2008. That represented an astounding 63 per cent of deaths world-wide that year, making NCDs “responsible for more deaths than all other causes combined.”

Recognising and combatting the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

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Public Radio International’s Interview with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan

Study Points to 10 Key Nutrition Interventions that Could Save the Lives of Children

A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.

Public Radio International's Interview with Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan
PRI’s The World Host Marco Werman speaks with the study’s lead author, Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan.

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