Aga Khan Health Services expands healthcare in Afghanistan’s Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces | Aga Khan Health Services at Glance

Kabul, Afghanistan, 17 February 2019 – In a signing ceremony held at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health, the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) took over management of health care facilities in the Bamyan and Badakhshan provinces on a pay-for-performance basis as part of the “Sehatmandi project”.  Paediatric services at the Bamyan Hospital, which AKHS already…

Over 600 Graduate in Afghanistan from University of Central Asia Schools

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) celebrated its third graduation ceremony, recognising 629 learners across six Satellite Learning Centres (SLC) in Afghanistan in September and October 2017. These centres are in Darwaz, Ishkashim, Shughnan and Faizabad, as well as SPCE programmes offered in cooperation with the Aga Khan…

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…

“Badakhshan” in Turkey — Eurasia Net news on 11th Konya International Mystic Music Festival featured the 6-member Badakhshan Ensemble (Tajikistan)

The 11th Konya International Mystic Music Festival featured the 6-member Badakhshan Ensemble (Tajikistan) in a concert of spiritual and traditional music of Badakhshan on the evening of 24 September. The Ensemble’s participation in the Festival comes as part of a long-term relationship between the Aga Khan Music Initiative and the Festival. The Music Initiative was…

Prof. Eric Ormsby’s translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn under the title ‘Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled’ receives World Book Award

IIS (Institute of Ismaili Studies) Publication Receives World Book Award June 2014 Professor Eric Ormsby has received The World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for his translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn under the title Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled. The award, given for works that further an appreciation of…

Agricultural Institute established in Badakhshan — Wadsom com article on Aga Khan Foundation,German Federal Foreign Ministry and Mercy Corps ACTED project

A new agricultural institute building has been inaugurated in the Baharak district of Badakhshan Province. The project was financed by the German Federal Foreign Ministry and implemented by the KfW Development Bank and its partner, the Aga Khan Foundation. It is the first such institute of its kind in Badakhshan at district level. The school…

Illuminating the Roof of the World: Tajikistan Exports Hydroelectricity to Afghan-Badakhshan — Aga Khan Development Network

Khorog, Tajikistan, 2 May 2013 – A newly-constructed power transmission line bringing electricity from Tajikistan to Afghanistan was inaugurated today. The PamirEnergy Company, a project company of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) –  the operator of the hydroelectric power plant – has now begun exporting surplus energy from the cross-border regions of…

Das traditionelle Handwerk Afghanistans — Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung ( In German language only)

By: Mohammad Ali Karimi Reichtum und Vielfalt der afghanischen Kultur zeigen sich am deutlichsten im traditionellen Handwerk des Landes. Teppiche, Filzerzeugnisse, Stickerei und Nadelmalerei machten einst mit ihrer bunten Pracht die afghanischen Basare zu den lebhaftesten Orten auf der Route der Seidenstraße. Heute ist nichts mehr von jener goldenen Zeit geblieben. Dabei könnte gerade das…

Maternal and Child Health in Badakhshan Afghanistan: Progress and Challenges — Huffington Post com Article by Aziz Baig

Badakhshan -a beautiful province of Afghanistan nestled in the lap of Hindu-Kush Mountains is surrounded by gorgeous snow-caped mountains, splendid green valleys, turbulent rivers and fascinating lakes. Badakhshan came in the limelight of both national and international media in 2002, when the Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan discovered that Badakhshan had the highest rate of…

Relief assistance was provided to families of 500 households (3,000 people spread in six administrative centres jamoats) of Murghob district in remote Badakhshan – Relief web News

Summary: CHF 189,270 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,000 beneficiaries (500 families). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged. In addition to the global economic, financial and food crisis, Tajikistan had to face a fuel…

Between Reason and Revelation: Twin Wisdoms Reconciled – New Publication from Institute of Ismaili Studies

I. B. Tauris Publishers in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2012. ISBN (Hardback): 978-1780761329 Synopsis Contents Bibliography Synopsis View Publication page on Google Books This is the first English translation of the last known philosophical work of the great eleventh-century Ismaili thinker, poet, and Fatimid emissary,Nasir-i Khusraw. Appointed from Cairo by command of…

Humanitarian Coordinator’s statement on the Badakhshan avalanche – UN Missions Org News

    Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan expresses sympathy for the families of those killed in the Badakhshan avalanche Humanitarian community addressing needs of those missing; health, food aid and temporary shelter prepositioned for distribution. 9 March 2012: The Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Michael Keating, today expressed sympathy to the families of 50 Afghans who died…

Badakhshan: IOM in the frontline along with FOCUS (Aga Khan Net work) and other partner agencies are delivering relief and rescue assistance to the avalanche-affected population

  9 March 2012 | Kabul, Afghanistan IOM provides life-saving assistance to avalanche-ravaged village in northern Afghanistan – Relief Web International News ***** The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is in the frontline delivering relief and rescue assistance to the avalanche-affected population of Dispay, a small village in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Badakhshan province hit by a…