The Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania (AKHS,T) in partnership with the French Development Agency signed a-€300,000 grant agreement to establish infectious diseases units in the hospitals of Dar es Salaam and Mwanza. Speaking at a signing ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Regional CEO of AKHS in East Africa, Mr Sulaiman Shahabuddin, said the grant would enable AKHS to address challenges pertaining to infectious diseases control management.
The Aga Khan Museum offers an ideal way to get our arts and culture fix with all the recommended safety protocols in place. The location is also easily accessible and the grounds include a beautiful oasis park space. As the museum’s doors reopened, it will also offer visitors the chance to explore the new Sanctuary exhibition along with access to the permanent collections. The new exhibition features the works of 36 international contemporary artists representing 22 countries, exploring the theme of Sanctuary and how it relates to immigration in the context of conflict, mass migration, climate change, and economic upheaval.
In mountainous regions with limited agricultural lands, rugged topography, and large gradients, the preservation of agrobiodiversity and an appreciation of traditional knowledge about food systems are essential ingredients of a sustainable future. The University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Institute has therefore begun to engage in food systems research in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
The Aga Khan Museum reopens its door with a slew of new programming and safety measures encouraging visitors to reconnect with art and culture. To celebrate its reopening, the museum is also implementing pay-what-you-can admission until July 26, 2020. Awaiting visitors will be three art exhibitions focused on the human drive to find sanctuary, make connections, and express themselves creatively in the face of upheaval and adversity.
With the world in the grip of a pandemic and almost everything going remote and online, telemedicine has gained more relevance than it ever did in the past. In Pakistan, 450 female doctors provide counselling to Covid-19 patients through Educast. To make the network more efficient, Dr Faisal Mahmood of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi and other renowned infectious disease specialists will soon be training female doctors to provide services through Educast, in a bid to play their part in helping the world to adapt to the changing times amid a pandemic.