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Since 2002, AKDN has been supporting the establishment of institutions and programmes that help develop an economically dynamic, politically stable and intellectually and culturally vibrant Kyrgyz Republic. Its programmes range from financial institutions that are helping build the nation’s economic infrastructure to support in several districts for the “tradition-bearers” of Kyrgyz music and oral recitation. Its rural development, health and education projects in Alai and Chon Alai districts of the Osh Oblast are implemented through the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP).

Nutrition and Healthy Behaviours

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH

Nutrition and Healthy Behaviours

Primary healthcare measures, such as immunisation, are essential components of community health, but often overall health only improves when the community understands the causes of illness, knows how to avoid them and is open to changing behaviours. Knowledge about the advantages of breastfeeding and the need for vitamin-rich foods are two examples of how awareness campaigns can have a significant impact on overall health. More

 

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Aga Khan Reviews Progress of University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus
03 November 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the University of Central Asia (UCA) today visited the Naryn campus, the first of UCA’s three new undergraduate campuses spread across the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

University of Central Asia to Help Strengthen Good Governance in Afghanistan through Training for District Governors
05 August 2014 - The Government of Afghanistan and the UCA signed a MoU to help strengthen good governance in Afghanistan through UCA’s Local Economic and Community Development (LECD) certificate programme.

Aga Khan Urges Innovative Approaches to Maternal and Child Care, Praises Canada’s Leadership
29 May 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan today praised Canada’s global leadership in efforts to improve maternal, neonatal and child health and stressed the importance of innovative and community-based approaches in meeting the challenge which he described as “one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda.”

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