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 Health Services in Tanzania and the French Development Agency signed a €300,000 grant to establish infectious diseases units in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza. The grant, according to a joint statement, is expected to enable the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam to adequately respond to pandemics, such as Covid-19 including addressing issues pertaining to inadequate health infrastructure and capacity.
The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Tajikistan has presented medical and emergency response items to the local governments of Khatlon and Sughd to aid ongoing COVID-19 response efforts in these regions. The donations are AKAH’s first official COVID-19 support to the Khatlon and Sughd local governments. The donations come as local institutions and communities in the region are ramping up efforts to curb the spread of the virus.
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.