Pakistan: Initiative launched to train 10 million youth in lifesaving skills

An alliance of public and private healthcare institutions, supported by the Sindh government, has launched the Pakistan Life Savers Programme, PLSP, an initiative to train 10 million Pakistanis in key skills such as CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and bleeding control, at an event at Aga Khan University. KU Medical College Dean Dr Adil Haider, Sindh Secretary…

Princess Zahra inaugurates Aga Khan Hospital Phase II expansion in Dar es Salaam | Video Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam – Phase II

Earlier today, Princess Zahra visited the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam and joined His Excellency Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of Tanzania, to preside over the inauguration of Phase II of its expansion programme. The event was also attended by the Honourable Ummy Ally Mwalimu, Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; Frédéric…

USA: Medicare for All – How Can We Pay for It? — The Real News com | Prof. Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty discuss the findings of a new study by the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst

Prof. Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty discuss the findings of a new study by the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst. The study finds Medicare for All could reduce total healthcare spending by 10 percent, while creating stable access to good care and improving the health of all U.S. residents Contextual Content The Study:…

Nairobi: Governor proposes new Sonko Pumwani Maternity Hospital | Aga Khan University Hospital will provide additional doctors, nurses and support staff, at no cost, for two years

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has announced plans for a “new look” ‘Sonko Pumwani Maternity Hospital and College of Nursing and Midwifery’ that he says will stand next to the troubled facility in Nairobi County. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko with acting county health executive Charles Kerich and other officials during a meeting on the proposed Sonko…

The Lancet Series: Canada’s global leadership on health | Join Aga Khan Foundation the Lancet, and the University of Toronto…

On Friday February 23, 2018, The Lancet, the world’s leading medical journal, published its first-ever Series on Canada. The series examines the country’s health system and global health role, and aims to spark debate about Canada’s legacy and future health leadership for the world. Join Aga Khan Foundation Canada, The Lancet, and the University of…

Aga Khan University has Rs 103 billion annual economic impact in Pakistan

The Aga Khan University announced today the results of a landmark study which found that AKU has an annual economic impact in Pakistan of Rs 103 billion, or US$ 1 billion, supporting 42,000 jobs. The study also reports that AKU’s spending has a multiplier effect, with every rupee of its direct gross value added generating…