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.
“People need help now, they can’t wait” – Land, water and borders along the Silk Road
In cross-border regions of Central Asia that are water and resource poor...
In cross-border regions of Central Asia that are water and resource poor and affected by conflict, the Aga Khan Foundation and its partners implemented a programme that benefitted more than 300,000 people through improved access to and management of irrigation water, drinking water, and grazing lands.
Improving access to safe water for marginalised communities in India
A 33-metre subsurface bund constructed by AKAH recharges groundwater levels...
In the Indian state of Maharashtra, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat is constructing bunds that are promoting natural groundwater recharge, helping communities with scarce resources to access safe water year-round.