Aga Khan Planning & Building Services — By Rural Housing Knowledge Network, India|AKPBS is active on housing, sanitation and many other areas| A short video

Introduction In India, programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) span the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Bihar and address a broad spectrum of development issues ranging from cultural revitalisation to education quality, health care to the development of rural areas. These initiatives include 82 schools and educational centres,…

Uganda – the great transformation from 1986 to 2015 — By Kavuma-Kaggwa| Also Aga Khan suggested the Government with an idea of building a huge hospital at Mengo

One of Uganda’s local magazines has produced a 332- pages wonderful book on Uganda’s great economic transformation from 1986 to 2015. All Ugandans in all sectors of life must read this book. Kavuma-Kaggwa His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni launched it towards the end of April in Mutorere town, Kisoro, South West Uganda. The people of…

Aga Khan Receives India’s Padma Vibhushan Award — AKDN org

His Highness the Aga Khan receiving the Padma Vibhushan Award from President Pranab Mukherjee of India. Photo: AKDN New Delhi, India, 8 April, 2015 –His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, today awarded His Highness the Aga Khan the Padma Vibhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian decorations, for his contributions to social development in…

Landmark Study Underscores Wide-Ranging Benefits of Pesticide-Free Farming — Common Dreams org

‘Significant nutritional differences’ between organic and non-organic foods, shows research Organics may be healthier, study finds. (photo: flickr / cc / Darren Wood) A meta-analysis of 343 previously peer-reviewed studies from all over the world has found that organic crops contain more antioxidants and fewer pesticides than their non-organic counterparts, according to reporting in the…

300 million more children to be vaccinated worldwide: Germany invests roughly 700 million euros a year for de­vel­op­ment co­op­er­a­tion in the health sector

Human right health Silberhorn announces that Germany will host next GAVI pledging conference 300 million more children to be vaccinated worldwide Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment, and Seth Berkley, Chief Executive Officer of the GAVI Alliance (right)Images© BMZ   20.05.2014 | Brussels – Germany is offering…

Video: Aid Groups Meeting in Kenya Promote ‘Clean Cookstoves’

Source:  VOAvideo Indoor air pollution emanating from open fires or leaky cookstoves is the fifth-largest health risk in the developing world, according to the World Health Organization. Massive deforestation caused by households collecting firewood is also a huge problem. The use of so-called “clean cookstoves” – stoves that use clean fuel such as natural gas,…

Preventive steps helped manage dengue in 2011 – Dawn com News

KARACHI, Jan 6: The intensity of the mosquito-borne viral disease, dengue haemorrhagic fever, in 2011 remained almost on a par with what was witnessed across 22 districts of Sindh in 2010, but its financial implications for public healthcare facilities in 2011 remained less, it emerged on Friday. Senior health officials expressed the view that the…

Germany’s ‘PATRIP foundation’ is with cooperation of AKDN and other institutions making progress in building infrastructures at across borders of Pak, Afghan and Tajikistan – KfW Bank News

Wednesday, 14. December 2011 Opportunity for development across borders – more stability for Afghanistan ***** Bridges, markets and health care stations for 1.5 million people Launch of the KfW Pakistan-Afghanistan-Tadzhikistan Regional Integration Programme (PATRIP) KfW Entwicklungsbank and the Federal Foreign Office have for the first time jointly established a foundation which pools funds of different…

Malnourishment among women, children rising in KP, Fata – Dawn com News

The survey found that 58 per cent households didn’t have access to balanced diet nationwide. — Photo by AP PESHAWAR, Nov 29: Malnourishment among women and children has increased in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata over the last decade and therefore, they should be provided with balanced diet for fighting diseases, say the findings of the…

Walk builds communities- By ANI TOROSSIAN at Daily Bruin Los Angeles

UCLA students put on their walking shoes Sunday in Santa Monica to support populations in the developing countries of Asia and Africa at the 17th annual Los Angeles Partnership Walk. The walk is operated by the Aga Khan Foundation, a nonprofit and nondenominational organization founded by the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. The…