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The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and its institutional predecessors have had a presence in Tanzania and Zanzibar for more than a century, starting with the establishment of the first Aga Khan Girls School in Zanzibar in 1905. In recognition of AKDN's commitment to the country, an Agreement of Co-operation was signed with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in 1991. The Agreement was subsequently revised and endorsed in 2001, which has enabled the AKDN to contribute significantly to Tanzania's development agenda in the economic, social and cultural spheres. Its work has spanned rural development in Lindi and Mtwara regions, healthcare and nursing education in Dar es Salaam and the restoration of landmark buildings and public spaces in Zanzibar's World Heritage site, Stone Town.


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Tanzanian Health Care Gets Boost from AKU’s New Nursing/Midwifery Training Facility
31 March 2016 - Aga Khan University opened the new home of its School of Nursing and Midwifery in Dar es Salaam today at Salama House. This state-of-the-art facility will educate nursing and midwifery leaders dedicated to saving lives and improving health care for the people of Tanzania.

Aga Khan Extols a Free and Responsible Media while Opening New Printing Plant in Kenya
17 March 2016 - His Highness the Aga Khan today emphasized the importance of reliable and trustworthy media at the opening of the Nation Media Group's new, state-of-the art printing plant in Kenya.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan on the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala
17 December 2015 - Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan Regarding the Creation of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala

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