About 60% of people in low-income countries are “food insecure”. In Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, some families eat only one meal a day during the “hungry season”. Since 2005, the Network has helped 80,000 rice farmers to produce crops of better quality, in less time and with less labour. In many areas, crop yields have tripled, and families no longer have to deal with chronic hunger.
October 2018 - Today, over 60 Aga Khan health centres are reaching more than 750,000 people in this area, responding to increasing concerns around high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer, and other non-communicable diseases.
London, United Kingom, 4 October 2018 - If you missed the live webcast, here is the full video of the GCP Annual Pluralism Lecture 2018 delivered by Karen Armstrong including the question and answer session moderated by the BBC’s Lyse Doucet.
London, United Kingdom, 4 October 2018 – Karen Armstrong, the British author, delivered the annual 2018 Global Centre for Pluralism Lecture today at the new Aga Khan Centre. The title of Ms. Armstrong’s lecture was “Compassion or Toleration? Two Approaches to Pluralism”.
A key goal of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is to assist the poorest and most marginalised, especially women and girls, such that they achieve a level of self-reliance and improved quality of life. For the past 40 years that AKF has been working in India, it has sought to support the economic and social empowerment of women.