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.
The Aga Khan Museum (AKM) in Toronto, Canada, has reopened on 27 June with new safety measures and "a slew of new programming encouraging visitors to reconnect with art and culture in an inspiring, physical-distancing-friendly environment." Awaiting visitors are three art exhibitions focused on the human drive to find sanctuary, make connections, and express themselves creatively in the face of upheaval and adversity, AKM said. The museum has invited art lovers to submit photos and videos which tell "many stories of hope and resilience" to be included in the same exhibition.
On 26 June in Pakistan, the Khyber Health Foundation and the Aga Khan Health Services, Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the improvement of the facilities at the two hospitals in the Chitral district. Regional Minister for Finance and Health, Taimur Salim Jhagra, lauded the public-private partnership in the sector and hoped that would ultimately benefit the people of the Chitral district.
In response to an urgent appeal for medicine from the Central Regional Hospital in Khorog to treat patients suffering from COVID-19, employees of the University of Central Asia have donated medicine and related supplies. In accepting the donation from the COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, the Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital, Saidbek Davlatbekov, spoke about the "timely humanitarian support which will help us save lives."