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Mwanza Aga Khan Medical Centre starts free breast cancer checks

The Aga Khan Medical Centre Mwanza will start conducting free breast cancer screening to residents in the region and neighbouring ones starting January next year. This will be a continuation of the similar campaign going on in Dar es Salaam once every month. It will be performed in Mwanza every last Saturday of each month. The centre’s Manager, Ms Waheeda Khatry, told reporters here yesterday … Continue reading Mwanza Aga Khan Medical Centre starts free breast cancer checks

Free Breast Cancer Awareness & Screening Camp at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Free Breast Cancer Awareness & Screening Camp at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Coastweek– The 11th annual Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening camp was held at the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa (AKHM) on 23rd and 24th of October. A multidisciplinary team of pathologists, surgeons, radiologists and nurses from Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) joined the local medical team at AKHM with volunteers from the Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group (BCASG) of AKHM. A total of 797 participants … Continue reading Free Breast Cancer Awareness & Screening Camp at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Medical personnel from AMREF Flying Doctors in Malindi carry Doris Mwangala onto a plane for Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi on Tuesday to undergo surgery to remove a brain tumour. (Image via The Star)

Aga Khan University Hospital’s Neurosurgeon Dr Kuresh & AMREF saves Malindi widow with tumour

BY ALPHONCE GARI, October 29, 2015. Good Samaritans have volunteered to help the woman seeking Sh2.5 million for brain tumour surgery. Amref and a neurosurgeon based at Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, came to the aid of Doris Mwangala after the Star highlighted her story on October 20. Mwangala, a widow with seven children, was airlifted from Malindi to Nairobi on Tuesday and taken to … Continue reading Aga Khan University Hospital’s Neurosurgeon Dr Kuresh & AMREF saves Malindi widow with tumour

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Aga Khan University Hospital treats a record breaking 80,000 patients annually

KARACHI: Director General and Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) Karachi Hans Kedzierski has said that the hospital is serving more than 80,000 patients yearly, adding that no other hospital of 760 beds even in the US or Canada was serving that high number of patients. “Our clinics are serving more than a million patients yearly. We have 1,220 collection points all … Continue reading Aga Khan University Hospital treats a record breaking 80,000 patients annually

Dr. Mustaafa Bapumia, Medical Director at Aga Khan Hospital (Image credit: IPP Media)

Aga Khan University & Aga Khan Hospital expand Post Graduate Medical Education in Tanzania

“The government is working hard to increase the number specialists and we are happy to partner with the ministry to meet this goal,” said Dr. Mustaafa Bapumia, the Medical Director at Aga Khan hospital. Speaking at a press conference yesterday in Dar es Salaam, he said the Aga Khan University (AKU) in partnership with the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam has expanded their … Continue reading Aga Khan University & Aga Khan Hospital expand Post Graduate Medical Education in Tanzania

Ismaili Health Professionals Conference 2015 to feature Stephen Lewis, Mahmoud Eboo, Firoz Rasul

Ismaili Health Professionals Conference 2015 to feature Stephen Lewis, Mahmoud Eboo, Firoz Rasul

The Ismaili Health Professionals Conference will be held at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto on August 21-23. Keynote speakers include: Dr Mahmoud Eboo – Chairman of the Leaders International Forum; and Firoz Rasul – President and CEO of AKU. Registration is now open for the conference. A Gala Dinner at the gorgeous Westin Harbour Castle Hotel will be held on Saturday August 22nd and is open … Continue reading Ismaili Health Professionals Conference 2015 to feature Stephen Lewis, Mahmoud Eboo, Firoz Rasul

Aga Khan University in partnership with March of Dimes: International Conference On Birth Defects And Disabilities

Aga Khan University in partnership with March of Dimes: International Conference On Birth Defects And Disabilities

7th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities in the Developing World – Birth Defects in the Post-MDG Era: Joining Hands for Prevention and Care DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA SERENA HOTEL – September 21 – 24, 2015 Recognizing the need to build capacity in lower-income countries for the prevention of birth defects and preterm birth and care of those affected, the goal of these biennial … Continue reading Aga Khan University in partnership with March of Dimes: International Conference On Birth Defects And Disabilities

The Aga Khan Development Network Projects: A Case Study of Karachi’s Health Service

The Aga Khan Development Network Projects: A Case Study of Karachi’s Health Service

A Research Proposal by Linda Hewitt Prince Shah Karīm Al Ḥussaini known as his Highness Prince Aga Khan IV undemocratically inherited the leadership of Nizārī Ismai’lism, a religious community that belongs to the Shi’a sect. The Aga Khan is the 49th Imam of the Nizārī Isma’ilis and represents an authoritative, unquestionable religious leadership that is built upon his institutional work and ethical vision along with his religious understanding. He is … Continue reading The Aga Khan Development Network Projects: A Case Study of Karachi’s Health Service

Retrospective: His Highness the Aga Khan received the 2001 Archon Award for his efforts in promoting global health care

Retrospective: His Highness the Aga Khan received the 2001 Archon Award for his efforts in promoting global health care

…the Society’s President Patricia Thompson described the Aga Khan as a “remarkable individual who during the course of his distinguished life, continues to leave upon world health, the indelible mark of a world class leader.” Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 June 2001 — His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of one of the largest private networks of healthcare institutions … Continue reading Retrospective: His Highness the Aga Khan received the 2001 Archon Award for his efforts in promoting global health care

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The history of the Aga Khan Health Services

The history of health centres and hospitals established by the AKHS begins with facilities in towns and cities in the colonial period in Kenya and Tanganyika. These institutions underwent further development when these countries gained independence in the 1960s, and are now part of a network of health facilities in East Africa which include clinics, general hospitals, and the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. The … Continue reading The history of the Aga Khan Health Services

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About the Aga Khan Health Services

The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) is one of three agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) that support activities in the field of health, the others being the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), and the Aga Khan University (AKU). It works closely with both of these agencies on planning, training, and resource development and with the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) and the Aga … Continue reading About the Aga Khan Health Services

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Mawlana Hazar Imam established the Aga Khan Health Services to continue the tradition of providing good health care

The medicine of medieval Islamic civilization was primarily derived from Greek medicine, particularly the writing of Hippocrates and Galen. Among the significant contribution of Islamic civilization to medicine was the establishment of the hospital to treat patients and train physicians, although hospices for the sick, the poor, and the travellers had existed since the Byzantine times. Hospitals were established by caliphs, court officials, and wealthy … Continue reading Mawlana Hazar Imam established the Aga Khan Health Services to continue the tradition of providing good health care

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Education in small literacy classes has evolved into an international network of schools of excellence

“Like each of you, personally, the University also remembers its heritage on a day like this. That heritage is rooted in the rich history of Islamic intellectual accomplishment – including the work of my own ancestors in ancient Cairo 1000 years ago, when they founded the Azhar University and the Dar-ul-ilm – the House of Knowledge. This story continued over several centuries, as Muslim centers … Continue reading Education in small literacy classes has evolved into an international network of schools of excellence

Aga Khan Health Services, Nairobi organize a preventive medicine fair

Aga Khan Health Services, Uganda organize a preventive medicine fair

KAMPALA- Residents of Old Kampala and the Asian community living in Kampala on Sunday flocked Aga Khan Primary School to see how healthy food is prepared and also learn how to lead healthy lifestyles. According to Ms Rosalind Parkes, the event coordinator, this was the fifth version of the event which is held after every two years and it brings together catering businesses, healthcare service … Continue reading Aga Khan Health Services, Uganda organize a preventive medicine fair