Kerala, a state on the southern coast of India, faced unprecedented flooding in the month of August 2018 due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. In the aftermath of the calamity, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat India (AKAH) deployed its Disaster Assessment and Response Team (DART) in the days immediately following the flooding.
Celebrating International Day of Rural Women
Babita Devi, a Pashu-Sakhi, administers preventive health care and improved...
“If I had two children and one was a boy and one was a girl, and if I could afford to educate only one, I would have no hesitation in giving the higher education to the girl.” Sultan Mohammed Shah, Aga Khan III (1945)
AKDN dHRC develops and launches Nighedaasht, an mHealth app, in collaboration with AKHS, P
In 2018, AKDN dHRC in collaboration with the Aga Khan Health Service, Pakistan (AKHS, P) developed and launched an mHealth app, Nighedaasht, in remote, rural areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, Pakistan in efforts to improve MNCH outcomes. The app is used by community midwives (CMWs) during community visits and physicians in health facilities.
Digital Health Services implemented in East Africa
Through digital health network in East Africa, the Aga Khan Health Services...
In July 2018, the AKDN dHRC team visited Kenya to implement and initiate digital health services at four sites. The Aga Khan Hospital (AKH), Mombasa was connected as a hub site to three spoke sites, Kilifi Health Centre, Akunda Health Centre and Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa for teleconsultation services in various specialties. Connecting AKH, Mombasa with the Aga Khan Academy for family medicine services marks the first connection established between Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan Academies.