Since 2018, programming supported by the Aga Khan Foundation and the Government of Canada has aimed to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of some of the most vulnerable women and adolescent girls in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique, one of the poorest regions in the world.
Kitchen gardens in Upper Egypt empower women and improve children’s diets
Rooftop kitchen gardens in West Aswan, Egypt....
In Upper Egypt, where women have little access to resources or opportunity to work outside the home, the Om Habibeh Foundation – a part of the Aga Khan Foundation – runs a kitchen garden intervention that enables women to grow their food at home, which can significantly improve nutrition for the family, save money and even generate an income from the sale of surplus products.
Renewed efforts needed to address nutrition challenges
Proven nutrition interventions made within the first 1,000 days of life can...
Despite modest progress, maternal and child undernutrition remains a major global health concern, particularly as recent gains may be offset by the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty from the Aga Khan University were amongst the authors who reported on this subject in the latest Series on Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress published by The Lancet on 8 March 2021.
Saving lives in the harsh winters of Afghanistan
A Community Emergency Response Team heads out to clear roads in Zingerya...
It is not easy for an external emergency response team to reach remote villages in northern Afghanistan – a region prone to multiple hazards – so the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat has taught villagers to be self-reliant, training them in emergency response and disaster preparedness procedures to reduce causalities and ensure greater safety and resilience.
Protecting our oceans and marine life: The case of Serena Beach Resort & Spa
For the last 28 years, Serena Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa, Kenya has...
In recognition of the need to change our relationship with nature, and create real and long-lasting positive impact, Serena Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa, Kenya has taken bold actions to protect the ocean and its marine life. This article highlights some of the measures it has implemented towards this end.