Sind, Pakistan: Study says customised mobile messages boost vaccine coverage | Voice message “Paigham-e-Sehat”, to parents and caregivers of infants

​Results from a randomised controlled trial spanning over 3,300 households in rural and urban areas of Sindh have highlighted the usefulness of SMS and voice campaigns, targeted at parents and caregivers of infants, in increasing vaccine coverage in underserved areas.  Sindh has one of the lowest rates of routine immunisation in Pakistan with seven out…

Interview with Professor El-Nasir Lalani, Director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at AKU — The Ismaili

The Ismaili is pleased to publish an interview with Dr El-Nasir Lalani, Founding Director and Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Translational Medicine at the Aga Khan University’s Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Professor Lalani discusses the implications of scientific breakthroughs in a rapidly changing world, and the potential of stem cell research to better treat…

Aga Khan University faculty appointed as UNESCO Chair on Youth Leadership

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has appointed Professor. Marleen Temmerman as its Chair on Youth Leadership in Science, Health, Gender and Education. The new role will see Professor ​​​​Temmerman contribute to global policies and development programmes on health and education among youth in line with UNESCO’s priorities and targets under the…

Aga Khan University celebrates partnerships in Lisbon — The Ismaili | Watch video

At a special dinner hosted in Lisbon on 13 April 2019, the Aga Khan University (AKU) celebrated its partnership with Portuguese universities on research and development initiatives. The event was attended by Mawlana Hazar Imam and Princess Zahra. The AKU Board of Trustees welcomed representatives from Portugal’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Higher Education; the…

University of Washington and Aga Khan University sign agreement to further population health, research, service and education — AKDN Org

Seattle, USA, 4 March 2019 – The University of Washington today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aga Khan University to codify partnership activities already underway and to leverage complementary strengths to further expand research, service and education in low- and middle-income countries. The agreement was signed by University of Washington President, Ana Mari…

Uganda: Gov’t hails Aga Khan University’s role in education — NTV Video | Ninety-four students have been awarded degrees in various disciplines

The State Minister for Higher Education John Muyingo has applauded Aga Khan university for the role it has played in offering quality education and contributing to the development of healthcare in Uganda. Muyingo, who was Speaking at the University’s convocation ceremony today in Kampala, said the graduands would be a welcome contribution to the country’s…

GE Healthcare and Aga Khan University Hospital Pakistan Announce Strategic Partnership — Al Bawaba com

GE Healthcare and The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi, Pakistan, announced a strategic partnership to give Pakistan’s leading private quaternary care hospital access to a new range of advanced medical imaging and diagnostic equipment. GE Healthcare and its distributor in Pakistan, Shirazi Trading, have already started installation of the imaging, ultrasound and lifecare…

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Aga Khan University’s 14th convocation ceremony a total of 39 students were conferred degrees: 26 received Master’s degrees in Education while 13 were awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees

Aga Khan University (AKU) graduates challenged to impact their communities — AKDN org Teachers and nurses are crucial to Tanzania’s development. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 6 February 2019 – Aga Khan University (AKU) has affirmed its commitment to continue contributing to Tanzania’s social economic development through the provision of high quality education for teachers and…

Mending kids’ heart: The Aga Khan University Hospital offers help to those without financial means by covering the cost of quality surgical and medical care of children needing hospital procedures

Pakistan shares a statistic with India, China and Indonesia: these four countries are home to half the children born with heart defects worldwide. In Pakistan, a child born with a hole in the heart, known as congenital heart disease (CHD), is now healthier and living longer. But survival depends on how severe the defect is,…