The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies
with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture,
culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion
of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities.
AKDN agencies conduct their programmes without regard to faith, origin or
The effectiveness of healthcare management and delivery is closely linked to the availability and quality of nursing. Yet in many places, there is little investment in the in-service support and training of nurses. Without recognition and a clear career path, many nurses leave their countries to take up opportunities overseas. More