The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has partnered with the Aga Khan Health Services to implement the CathPCI Registry in two hospitals in East Africa. These hospitals are the first in the region to participate in ACC's National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) programme. Clinical data registries, like those that make up ACC's NCDR, are an increasingly important means of tracking and assessing quality of care and outcomes associated with certain populations of patients with heart disease around the world. In the initial phase of this five-year collaboration, two Aga Khan hospitals in Tanzania and Kenya have been selected to participate in the CathPCI Registry.
Baolis (or a water tanks) have been in use in India since ancient times to manage ground water and rain water resources. They are like an inverted multi-storey structure, descending underground to reach water source. As symbol of India’s rich architectural heritage, they have caught attention in recent times, and as a result, many of them have been restored or are in the process of restoration. For instance in New Dehli, the Hazrat Nizamuddin Baoli has been restored to its former glory through the efforts of the Aga Khan Development Network, which restored and developped the baoli as part of their Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative.
Seven beneficiaries of the Aga Khan Academy’s Talent Identification Programme (TIP) are set to begin their tertiary education in various universities across the world. The programme works to identify top 6 students from across Kenya with exceptional intellectual ability and leadership potential. TIP ensures that the students are fully funded for their study at the Academy.
Sardar Ayub, Regional Programme Manager of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) recently inaugurated a project undertaken under the Water and Energy Project (WES) project in Laspur (Pakistan). At the inaugural ceremony, Manzoor Ali Shah, the director of Shandur Utility Company, noted that, because of the untiring and fruitful efforts of the AKRSP, the people of the remote Laspur valley were now receiving uninterrupted electricity.
The Aga Khan Academy Maputo Professional Development Centre is to hold another training course for Mozambican graduates at its facilities in Matola. Selected candidates will receive intensive training in Matola for two weeks next September. The best 12 candidates will be admitted. Subsequent to an intensive two-week training, the top four trainees will be selected to attend a 12-month training course at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, specialising in the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Trainees who successfully complete the entire training programme will have the opportunity to join the faculty at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo.