Aga Khan University graduands urged to utilise knowledge to transform society

Graduands at the Aga Khan University’s convocation ceremony in Nairobi were encouraged to use their skills and knowledge to pursue ambitious, far-reaching initiatives that would impact as many lives as possible. Sixty graduates awarded degrees at the convocation in Nairobi In her speech, Chief Guest Professor Collette Suda, Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education,…

Afghanistan: Each year 60,000 Children are treated at French Medical Institute for Children run by Aga Khan University and partners | No patients are denied due to lack of funds

The French Medical Institute for Children treats 60,000 patients each year from all 34 provinces in Afghanistan. The hospital is run by the Aga Khan University in partnership with the Government of France, the French NGO La Chaine de L’Espoir, the Government of Afghanistan and the Aga Khan Development Network. ->>>>><<<<<-

Pakistani nurses and midwives playing crucial role in achieving SDGs — AKU

LR: Prof. Rozina Karmaliani, Mahtab Akbar Rashidi and Prof Afaf Meleis Pakistan now has nurses with the advanced research and clinical skills needed to solve the root causes of poor health, gender inequality and under-development in society, said experts at the International Conference on Nurses and Midwives at the Aga Khan University. Speakers at the…

Aga Khan University convocation: Tackling Pakistan’s complex challenges requires a wide range of skills, says Sindh CM

  2016: In his address to Aga Khan University’s 29th convocation, Chief Guest Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, highlighted the importance of a broad-based, multidisciplinary education in tackling the country’s problems. Speaking to the University’s 383 graduands, Mr Shah said: “We need natural scientists and social scientists, writers and artists, entrepreneurs and public policy…

15 Years of Quality Nursing Education and Healthcare in East Africa — Coast Week com

Coastweek– Deputy Director of Medical Services in the Ministry of Health Dr. Pacifica Onyancha [second left], Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust Managing Director Frank Welvaert [second right], Aga Khan Development Network, Kenya Diplomatic Representative Dr. Azim Lakhani [left] and Al-Karim, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Aga Khan University, officially launched a three-day…

Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence set to help Pakistani doctors, neuroscience researchers and IT experts — Aga Khan University

Dr Ali Minai delivers his keynote speech on the Mind, Brain and Artificial Intelligence. The application of revolutionary computer models to complex problems in neuroscience – the study of the mind, brain and nervous system – is making a range of scientific and medical breakthroughs possible, said experts at the National Health Sciences Research Symposium,…

Introduction of novel robotics, 3D imaging making majority of complex surgeries possible in Pakistan

Dr Masood Umer addressing AKU’s Second Annual Surgical Meeting Surgeons at Pakistan’s leading hospitals are benefiting from the introduction of advanced surgical equipment which is enabling highly precise surgery on the body’s most complicated organs, according to experts at Aga Khan University’s Surgical Innovations for the Developing World conference. The presence of advanced technology means…

Phase 2 construction of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam officially launched

Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Chair of the Aga Khan Health Services Board Executive Committee and Tanzania’s Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Honourable Madam Ummy Ally Mwalimu officially launched Phase 2 construction of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam.AKDN / Zahur Ramji Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 23 August 2016 –Tanzania’s…

State sponsored students to join private universities — Nation co Kenya|President Kenyatta said the move will provide a chance for more students to pursue courses of their choice.

Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul (right) congratulates a student during a graduation ceremony in February 2016. Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Kuccps)has begun placing 10,000 state-sponsored students in private institutions. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  In Summary The CEO said he had asked for four weeks to work…

Innovative app wins top prize at Aga Khan University’s first-ever Hackathon

Four innovative solutions in emergency medicine receive awards  Innovators at Pakistan’s first-ever medical hackathon at the Aga Khan University have proposed new ways of tackling challenges facing Pakistan’s emergency rooms (ER). HistorER, the winning team at the Hackathon, came up with a unique QR (quick response) code system to address a persistent challenge faced by…

President of Pakistan confers awards on two Aga Khan University faculty

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred prestigious awards on two senior professors at the Aga Khan University. Professor Syed Ather Enam, Chair of the Department of Surgery at AKU, has been awarded Pakistan’s third highest civilian award, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, for his work in the field of medicine. Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre…

Training to boost number of cancer specialists — Business Daily Africa com

Chief Radiologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Stanley Rutajunara, explains how the linear accelerator machine is used in cancer treatment. File IN SUMMARY The pact between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a top notch cancer centre is also expected to boost cancer treatment. Another programme sponsored by the East…