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Speech by Princess Zahra at the opening of the Cancer Centre in Tanzania 2024-05-02

Princess Zahra Aga Khan   2024-05-02
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Honorable Deputy Prime Minister, Honorable Minister, Cher Ambassador,

It is such a pleasure to be here today.

On behalf of the Aga Khan Health Services and Aga Khan University, it's not often that we get to inaugurate this kind of investment.

I think that Dr. Heiss and my colleagues would all tell you that the overall AKDN health system, whether it's this year, I believe we'll see about 12 million patients around the world, inpatient and outpatient.

We work in about a dozen countries, including Afghanistan, including Pakistan.

New Cancer Care Centre opened at Aga Khan Hospital Dar-es-Salaam 2024-05-02

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Princess Zahra will deliver remarks tomorrow at the inauguration of a Cancer Care Centre at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. Join us live from Tanzania to learn how AKDN is helping to improve the quality of healthcare in East Africa.

Princess Zahra opens New cancer centre in Dar es Salaam 2024-05-02

Princess Zahra opens the state-of-the-art cancer care facility at the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar-es-Salaam  courtesy AKDN Akbar Haki

With longer lifespans comes an increase in cancer rates. Pollutants in air, food and water, and a shift away from protective traditional diets, are also causing higher rates of cancer in East Africa.

Prevention, early disease detection, treatment facilities, trained medical staff and financial assistance are key to saving lives. But countries with limited resources, such as Tanzania, risk missing out on global innovations in cancer treatment.

Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania unveils its first-ever state-of-the-art emergency training center in Dar es Salaam 2024-02-16

Polish Ambassador to Tanzania and delegates from beneficiary hospitals

The Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania unveiled its first-ever state-of-the-art emergency training center in Dar es Salaam, aiming to improve emergency care education and service provision nationwide. The initiative, funded by the Polish government, empowers healthcare professionals and facilities with advanced resources and training, setting new standards in emergency care.

Dodoma, Tanzania Jamat Khana opening 1954-08-18

Dodoma, Tanzania Jamat Khana opening  1954-08-18

Prince Karim and Prince Amyn came to Dodoma in 1954 to perform the opening of the new Jamat Khana. Scout Master Sadrudin Hassanali Sharif is shown holding the flag

AKU students launch environment-focused societies in Tanzania and Pakistan 2023-08-15

AKU Environmental Club

With every passing day, the consequences of climate change and biodiversity loss become ever more apparent. Increasing incidences of extreme weather, natural disasters and disease outbreaks are now becoming the new normal. The most concerning part is that these incidences are not isolated but instead are part of a chain reaction with devastating effects throughout the globe.

Aga Khan supplies Sh641.3 million medical equipment 2023-02-15

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Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan Health Service, Tanzania (AKHS-T), has distributed medical equipment worth Sh641.3 million as part of its Sh1.8 billion project meant to strengthen the country’s emergency healthcare.

The donation is implemented through a project dubbed “Improving Emergency Care in Tanzania” (IMECT), a tripartite project funded by the Polish government through its centre for international aid (PCPM), in conjunction with AKHS-T and the government.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan meets Zanzibar’s tourism and heritage minister in Lisbon 2023-07-27

Princess Zahra Aga Khan receives a gift from Zanzibar's tourism and heritage minister Simai Mohammed Said in Lisbon, Portugal

Zanzibar’s Tourism and Heritage Minister Hon. Simai Mohammed Said has on Thursday,July 27, met Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Diwan of the Ismaili Imamat in Lisbon.

The visit comes on the heels of Princess Zahra’s visit to Zanzibar including the inauguration of a Polyclinic in Zanzibar and Mwanza.

Mr Simai Said was accompanied by Mr. Rahim Bhaloo, Chairman of Zanzibar Commission of Tourism

During the meeting Princess Zahra and her guests discussed a wide range of issue which included the activities and presence of the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network in Zanzibar.

Aga Khan University launches programmes to boost healthcare education in EA 2023-07-21

AKU School of Nursing & Midwifery - DaresSalaam

Dar es Salaam. Aga Khan University (AKU)'s introduction of direct enrollment for Form Six graduates into the nursing degree programme and the launch of the online Masters of Education programme mark a momentous leap in enhancing the education sector in Tanzania and East Africa.

Speaking to The Citizen today July 21, 2023, AKU officials said these initiatives not only create opportunities for individual growth and advancement but also contribute to the overall development of the region by addressing critical shortages in the healthcare and education sectors.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan officially inaugurated The Aga Khan Hospital, Mwanza 2023-04-27

Princess Zahra Aga Khan officially inaugurated The Aga Khan Hospital, Mwanza   2023-04-27

Princess Zahra Aga Khan officially inaugurated The Aga Khan Hospital, Mwanza marking a significant milestone for healthcare in the region. She applauded the significant impact that the unit is making in the delivery of quality healthcare services in the lake region.

New partnership to benefit communities in Tanzania 2023-02-17

AKU Provost Dr Carl Amrhein (right) signs the MoU with Prof Anthony Mshandete, Deputy Vice Chancellor at NM-AIST

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The Aga Khan University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) for the exchange of expertise and collaboration on research, capacity building and institutional development.

Aga Khan building resilience in East Africa’s education 2023-02-02

Head of Cooperation of Canadian High Commission in Tanzania, Helen Fytche speaks during the opening of the 4th regional educatio
The Citizen

Driven by the reality experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and Ebola in Uganda, the institution conducted a study and came up with appropriate ways that can be used by ministries of education to deal with such shocks
Dar es Salaam. Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, has brought together education ministries of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda to deliberate on ways to build strong education systems that will overcome unprecedented disasters such as Covid-19 and Ebola.

Aga Khan Hospital to install Sh12 billion radiation equipment 2023-01-17

Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan Health Institute has signed an agreement with Elekta Company for the procurement and installation of radiation therapy equipment that will better cancer screening and treatment in the country.

The equipment which cost between €4.5 million (Sh10.8 billion) to €5 million (Sh12 billion) will have the capacity to treat 50 to 75 patients within eight working hours.

The agreement, aimed at enabling the institute to acquire one of the world’s most advanced machines, will improve the provision of quality health services to Tanzanians.

3.4 million have received Covid jabs in Dar es Salaam in collaboration with AKDN & EU 2022-11-28

3.4 million have received Covid jabs in Dar es Salaam

The number is above the target, which was set at 3.3 million people, according to regional commissioner Amos Makalla.

Dar es Salaam. Some 3.4 million people in Dar es Salaam have been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to regional commissioner Amos Makalla.

He made the revelation yesterday during a voluntary walk organised by (AKHST) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) with the aim of promoting public awareness of Covid-19 vaccination.

He said the number is above the target, which was set at 3.3 million people.

Tanzania: Micro-Forests Project Launched to Lessen Global Warming Impacts 2022-10-19

Volunteers plant 165 seeds, 200 sampling trees in Dar es Salaam

Volunteers from the Ismaili Community have teamed up with technical staff from the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to establish microforest in Dar es Salaam, an initiative geared to slow down effects of climate change.

The project will also be implemented in 35 secondary schools located in Dar es Salaam, Lindi as well as in Zanzibar.

Tanzania: Aga Khan Hospital Raises Alarm Over NCDs Trend 2022-10-04

Aga Khan Hospital, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)
By James Kamala
The Aga Khan Hospital has raised a red flag over an appalling trend of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) upon learning from patients seeking treatment at the hospital and its allied health centres.

The hospital noted that most patients they attended to were diagnosed with different types of NCDs.

Tanzania: Govt Reaffirms Cooperation With Akdn 2022-07-18


THE government has reaffirmed its commitment to continue working closely with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in all areas of mutual interest.

The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Ambassador Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk expressed the commitment this week when the organisation celebrated the 65th anniversary of the ascension of Aga Khan to the Ismaili Imamat in Dar es Salaam.

AKDN dishes out Sh188 million subsidy to entrepreneurs 2022-05-27

The subsidy is part of a project run jointly by the EU and Aga Khan to encounter the effects of the Covid-19 in the four nations

Mtwara. The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in cooperation with the European Union (EU), has given a Sh188.32 million subsidy to entrepreneurs in Lindi and Mtwara regions in order to help them encounter economic effects brought about by the Covid-19.

The subsidy is part of a project run jointly by the EU and Aga Khan to encounter the effects of the Covid-19 in the four nations of Tanzania, Kenya Uganda and Mozambique.

At least 112 groups with a total of 1,290 members in the regions have benefited from the subsidy.

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