Michael Kocher, General Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation, speaks about how responsible stewardship of the environment is central to the Network’s mission to improve the quality of life and well-being of the poorest and most vulnerable in society; and how programmes are shifting to reflect the future goal of carbon neutrality.
AKDN interview with Salman Beg: Cultural heritage and identity in Pakistan
“Pride is important. Losing your history is a catastrophe. It is like a man in the dark. There are no comforting signs of his or her ancestors,” says Salman Beg, former CEO of Aga Khan Cultural Service – Pakistan, about the consequences of losing cultural heritage and the necessity to invest in, preserve and celebrate it.
Khairulnissa Ajani: Pakistan awards first PhD in nursing
Pakistan’s first-ever doctorate in nursing has been awarded by the Aga Khan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery to Ms Khairulnissa Ajani. The School is the first institution in the country to offer bachelor’s, master’s and PhD qualifications in nursing, opening up research, academic and teaching careers in the profession that will lead to better healthcare outcomes for the country.
Rafat Jan: AKU alumna helps raise midwifery standards so that mothers and babies thrive
As we mark International Day of the Midwife today, read about Professor Rafat Jan, Associate Dean of the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery outreach and policy unit in Karachi. She has devoted her career to raising standards in midwifery practice and education, advocating for greater career opportunities for midwives and highlighting that all women have the right to access competent and professional midwifery care in order to ensure that they and their babies thrive
Fawad Akbari: Primary health care and the COVID-19 pandemic
Fawad Akbari, Senior Health Programme Manager at the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, writes about the central role of community health workers and primary healthcare facilities in fighting COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries and ensuring optimised care for all.