A majority of Afghans live in rural areas. For women, the shortage of female healthcare workers is an added burden. A midwife close to the end of her training at the Bamyan Provincial Hospital, Gulbadan reflects on her training and the impact she hopes to have back in her village in Daykundi Province.
As part of its efforts to raise awareness of COVID-19 among disadvantaged and marginalised communities, the Om Habibeh Foundation (OHF) launched radio programmes, pinned posters around villages, and even distributed colouring books donated by UNICEF.
At the inaugural prize-giving ceremony of the Aga Khan Music Awards in March 2019, His Highness the Aga Khan remarked that “in some parts of the world, the words ‘Muslim’ and ‘music’ are not often linked together in the public mind. But they should be”. The film features performances by all inaugural laureates and tributes from music visionaries and cultural leaders such as Kronos Quartet’s David Harrington, BAM’s Joseph Melillo and Juilliard’s Ara Guzelimian, as well as commentary from Fairouz Nishanova, Director of the Programme.