An 83-year-old woman became the first patient in Kenya to undergo aortic valve replacement without being put under general anaesthesia — Daily Nation

The two-hour procedure was done at the Aga Khan University Hospital when the patient was fully awake, having only received local anaesthesia (paracetamol) with mild sedation. Valvular heart disease affects many Africans and is commonly related to rheumatic heart disease. A large number of patients require heart surgery to treat the problem. In most cases,…

Video: The Aga Khan Development Network – AKDN in numbers

  Source:The Ismaili 40 years As of 2017, the Aga Khan   Award for Architecture will be 40 years old, making it the oldest major award in the field. AKDN Architecture 9,000 projects Over 9,000 building projects have been documented and are now available on archnet.org.  They range from rural schools to urban water towers, from…

The other side of Islam — By Fabian Dawson on Calgary Herald com

As I began to write this piece, I googled the word “Islam” for a snapshot of news coverage about the only religion that is growing faster than the world’s population. It was only after 10 pages, and about 100 stories, one appeared with a positive tone. The rest, as you can guess, were about terrorism,…

Video: National Geographic Channel’s Worlds Smart Cities: San Diego

National Geographic Channel features San Diego as the only U.S. city in its acclaimed documentary series “World’s Smart Cities”. San Diego was chosen for its strong technology sector, local innovators, green practices, smart public planning and an unparalleled quality of life. Other selection factors included San Diego’s size of population, demographics/cultural diversity, livability, economy and…

USA: Renewables on the Rise — A decade of progress toward a clean energy future

Since 2007, America has made rapid progress toward repowering our economy with clean, renewable energy. Just nine years ago, many key clean energy technologies were limited to niche markets or perceived as too expensive. Today, the rapid adoption of wind and solar power and energy efficiency technologies — along with the emergence of electric vehicles…

Video- Ana La’abah: I am a girl and a football player | Project engaged girls from Jordanian and Syrian backgrounds living in the north of Jordan in football training

Jordan has welcomed over a million Syrian refugees since the beginning of the neighboring conflict. In some instances, this rapid influx has led to tensions between refugees and host communities. As one way to address this while empowering girls at the same time, the project ‘Ana La’abah’ engaged 96 girls from Jordanian and Syrian backgrounds…

“Aaghaz-e-Jubilee”: Gilgit: Key govt officials pay rich tributes to the Aga Khan for his leadership and services — Pamir Times Net

Gilgit: Key officials of the Gilgit-Baltistan government and administration paid rich tributes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan for his leadership and services during an event, “Aaghaz-e-Jubilee”, held as part of the Diamond Jubilee commemoration. Members of the Shia Imami Ismaili sect of Islam are celebrating the 60th year  of their spiritual leader, Shah…

100&Change | The Carter Center Takes Aim at a Big Fish — By Frank Richards

There’s a famous line in the movie “Jaws” – after the stunned sheriff sees the monster shark for the first time, he says to the shark hunter: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Dr. Frank Richards leads the Carter Center’s efforts to eliminate river blindness (also known as onchocerciasis), a parasitic disease transmitted by the…

Google updates Islam-related search results to curb hate speech — IINA News Agency

 Terms such as “jihad,” “Shariah” and “taqiyya” now return mostly reputable explanations of the Islamic concepts Image from Investopedia. California (IINA) – Results for queries about Islam and Muslims on Google have been updated amid public pressure to lessen disinformation from hate groups on the world’s largest search engine. However, activists who have worked to…

Rahman Jamal named Visiting Professor Tongji University Shanghai China

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
Rahman Jamal has been named Visiting Professor for Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) at the CDHAW of the Tongji University Shanghai in China. The Sino-German University of Applied Sciences (Chinesisch-Deutsche Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, CDHAW) is the official Sino-German faculty of the University of Tongji. Rahman was also…

New Release | Part 1 – Devotional Music RoundUp – Collaboration between Aly Sunderji and Sahil Badruddin

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
In celebration of Diamond Jubilee, RoundUp’s Sahil Badruddin and Aly Sunderji have teamed up to bring the Jamat a collection of Devotional Music. Playlists: Devotional Music: The Best of YouTube Playlists will feature a variety of devotional music, including Ginans, Qasidas, Geets, Qawwali, Munaajaats, Ginan Granths, Chogadiyas, Ghazal, Kalaams, Bhajans, and…