In rural settings where quality maternal health care is not within easy reach, a woman’s chance of dying of pregnancy-related causes increases significantly. Having the care and guidance of a trained midwife is crucial to reducing this risk. For this reason, in the remote mountainous areas of Gilgit-Baltistan, the Aga Khan Health Services in Pakistan has been working for several decades to ensure that families have skilled midwives nearby to contribute to healthier pregnancies and safer deliveries.
Eunice Ndirangu: Nurses and midwives making an impact and changing lives
For nearly two decades, the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa (AKU-SONAM EA) has been dedicated to training and educating nurses and midwives in the region. We have consistently provided high-quality programmes to our students, with the overall aim of generating the largest ripple effect of positive impact across the entire East African healthcare landscape – from local communities to government ministries.
Rose Kiwanuka: A trailblazer for palliative care in Uganda
Rose Kiwanuka was very enthusiastic when she enrolled at Nsambya School of Nursing. It had been a long time coming, since primary school, where she had first taken an interest in people’s well-being as Health Prefect.
Rehana Salam: Making waves in public health research
Tai Bano was born and raised in Thingdass, Punial, in Ghizer District, Gilgit-Baltistan. An alumna of the Diamond Jubilee Girls High School in Singal, Tai eventually moved to Karachi to pursue her studies in higher education.