Kenyan mothers are now more likely to be delivered via caesarean section (CS) compared to three years ago, according to data on payouts made to hospitals as compensation for birth-related services. Aga Khan University Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Chair, Marleen Temmerman, said the number of unnecessary C-sections being conducted in Kenya and across the world is on the rise. Prof Temmerman said the surgical procedure had become a cash cow for some private hospitals. She also accused doctors of complicity, noting that some were reluctant to respond to deliveries at night, opting instead to schedule patients during their preferred hours.
The Serena Hotels and Rawalpindi Golf Club (RGC) hosted the Annual Invitational Golf Tournament at RGC as part of its sports diplomacy initiative marking the resumption of events after a long hiatus due to COVID-19-induced lockdown. CEO of the Serena Hotels (South and Central Asia) Aziz Boolani said it was the first event to be organised after the COVID-19 lockdown period, and many more were being planned. He thanked the RGC and participants for their enthusiastic participation and excellent turnout.
The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam (AKH) has promised to continue enforcing health and safety measures across its facilities to ensure access to and delivery of high-quality patient care and thus contribute to the country’s health sector development. During the commemoration of the World Patient Safety Day under the theme "Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety",Dr Ahmed Jusabani, Medical Director of AKH said: "The overall objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm."
The Canadian newspaper The Toronto Star presents the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. Seven museums are among the finalists which includes the Aga Khan Museum (AKM). The AKM has curated a significant collection of art and cultural artifacts from contemporary and historic Muslim communities around the globe, all under one architecturally forward roof - and it’s the first of its kind in North America.
Researchers at the Aga Khan University’s Medical College East Africa have secured a new grant to investigate the body’s immune response to Covid-19. Researchers will investigate the presence of antibodies, which fight diseases such as Covid-19, in patients and explore how these antibodies evolve over time in 100 Covid-19 patients: 50 of whom have symptoms and another 50 who are asymptomatic.