AKU, Pakistan: Collaborating to promote quality midwifery care | Seminar held by the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM)

The School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONAM) brought together policymakers from the Sindh government and private sector experts at a seminar to highlight how a competency-based midwifery programme at the undergraduate level could equip midwives with the clinical skills needed to reduce Pakistan’s alarming maternal mortality ratio (MMR) .​ Government and private sector stakeholders along…

Aga Khan Learning Centre selected for special award — Gulf News com

The Aga Khan Learning Centre (AKELC) is celebrating after it was announced that they had won the National Day Nurseries Association’s International Nursery of the Year Award on June 22 this year in Coventry, England. International Nursery of the Year Award was presented by the National Day Nurseries Association in Coventry, England in June Kelli…

Bangladesh: Aga Khan Foundation honours nurses on International Nurses Day

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Aga Khan Foundation, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), hosted a celebration of International Nurses Day 2017 to honour nurses in Bangladesh for the critical contributions they make to the health and wellbeing of citizens. Prof. Yasmin Amarsi and Mr. Subhash Chandra Sarker along with nurses and officials of…

‘Digital solutions for village teachers in East Africa’ Solar-powered tablets and mobile phone text messaging are one of the source of Improving the quality of teaching

The Aga Khan University (AKU)’s Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has pioneered the use of inexpensive tablet computers to address one of the biggest challenges in African education: how to quickly and cost-effectively improve the quality of teaching. Recognizing the correlation between the quality of teacher education and…

First Class of Nurses Graduates in Faizabad, Afghanistan

Faizabad, Badakhshan, 23 September 2015 – Sixty-one students were awarded the General Nursing Diploma at a graduation ceremony in Faizabad, Badakhshan. Sixty-one students were awarded the General Nursing Diploma at a graduation ceremony in Faizabad, Badakhshan, Afghanistan. Photo: AKU The ceremony marked a milestone: the graduation of the first class of nurses from a programme…

Training nurses to save mothers and babies in East Africa — Rotary org

Rotary scholar Irene Okang’a (second from right) joins classmates at the Aga Khan University graduation ceremony held on the Kenya campus. Okang’a is a neonatal nurse at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. Photo Credit: Jennifer Huxta Josephine Awor doesn’t need statistics to know Uganda struggles to provide adequate health care to expectant mothers and babies….

Rotary, Aga Khan University announce their first graduating class in scholarship program in East Africa — Africa Science News org

Written by Henry Neondo With more than 50 percent of women in the developing world delivering babies without the assistance of skilled health personnel, Rotary, a global humanitarian service organization; and Aga Khan University (AKU), a private non-denominational university; are together increasing access to trained health professionals for mothers and infants in East Africa. The…