In Arua, Uganda, in response to COVID-19 closures the Aga Khan Foundation’s Madrasa Early Childhood Programme is helping to bridge the learning gap for young pre-school age children with dedicated radio programming and home learning packages.
New MRI technology to power insights into newborn health
With new portable MRI technology that can be used at a patient's bedside,...
Thanks to the acquisition of the Hyperfine Swoop MRI, which is US Federal Drug Administration-cleared as part of the MUMTA trial, the Aga Khan University’s Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan can deliver the first-ever insights into how providing nutrition supplements to pregnant women can affect the size and structure of the brains of newborns and infants.
Emergency response volunteers rescue a trekker trapped on Pakistan’s Passu Glacier
The Passu Glacier attracts many local and international tourists every year...
On 19 April 2021, community emergency response volunteers trained by the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat rescued Nazanin Motiee, a young Iranian woman who got lost on an unguided trek of the Passu Glacier in northern Pakistan. These trained volunteers – 6,000 strong – respond to all kinds of emergencies across the country.
mPareshan: Using a mobile app to provide mental health care in rural Sindh
In Pakistan, Lady Health Workers can use a mobile health app during...
In Sindh Province, Pakistan, Lady Health Workers will be equipped with mPareshan, a mobile app that helps them provide mental health services at the doorsteps of rural communities as part of a pilot study launched by researchers from the Aga Khan University.
AKDN continues to prioritise COVID-19 response in India and around the world
In Mumbai, a 97-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 and is discharged...
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a serious public health concern across the globe. International attention has recently focused on the alarming situation in India, even as countries around the world struggle with second and third waves of infection.