In promoting the sanctity of human life, the Qur'an-e Shariff says that good health, like knowledge, is a divine gift. The family unit nurtures the lives of its members, assisting them in their physical and spiritual endeavours. The wellbeing of individuals, in-turn, contributes to the overall health of the family, and that of society at large.
The VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation recognised the Ismaili community of British Columbia for its support of mental health initiatives and its contribution to the broader provincial community with the 2019 Leadership Award at the Telus Night of a Thousand Stars Gala in Vancouver on 26 October.
"...there is no greater form of preparation for change than education." Mawlana Hazar Imam, Kyrgyzstan, October 2002
Our natural environment constantly changes, due to natural phenomena that have been happening over millions of years. Human activities, however, are causing unfavourable changes within the environment.
On 16 October, Dr Amina Jindani was bestowed with a Professorship by St. George’s, University of London, in honour of her years of service and momentous contribution to the field of medicine. We sat down with Dr Jindani to discuss her childhood decision to become a doctor, her work which has spanned over 40 years in the field of medicine, and her recent award of Professorship.
Mental health is similar to physical health — everybody has it and should take care of it. When we reflect about our health in general, it is important to include the health of our minds as well as the health of our bodies in our thinking, plans, and conversations. On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, 10 October, we reflect on the importance of sound mind and a dignified quality of life.